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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.91 | 957 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 for sure

Benefit saw the light in april 1970 and is the third album of this famous band named Jethro Tull. While I prefer the previous effort Stand up, this is almost constructed on same attitude and characteristics as before, but aswell is more rockier the Stand up in places. This is a good JT album, no doubt , but to my ears is less convinceing then anything they release after untill 1982 and less exciting then Stand up. Some excellent pieces like With You There To Help Me and For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me, the rest are also good but not fantastic. The rhytmic section is solid as always on every JT album, but the arrangements suffers little bit of consistency IMO. Aswell this is the first album where appers as guest John Even, keybordist and organist, he will become full time member untill 1980. His contribution to the JT sound is importand, with each album JT sounded more progressive and less bluesy like on first three albums. This hard folk prog album has enough pleasent moments to say that is a fairly good JT album, but to me is not among their excellent albums. 3 stars rounded to 3.5 in places.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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