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Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull

Even if their long career stalled at the start of the ‘70s, Jethro Tull would still go down in rock history for one crucial thing: They proved that the flute could be a killer rock ‘n’ roll instrument. Frontman Ian Anderson has wielded the instrument – a favorite among middle-school-band girls and wandering minstrels for almost a thousand years – like a madman onstage, aggressively blowing solos usually reserved for guitars or saxophones. But paired with the band’s era-spanning brand of prog-folk music – expertly displayed on 1971’s breakthrough ‘Aqualung’ album – the flute has become a weapon of mass destruction in Anderson’s hands. Despite the many lineup changes the band has gone through over the years, Jethro Tull’s records have rarely diverted from their ambitious paths. The group infamously won the first-ever Hard Rock/Metal Grammy in 1989, which isn’t as farfetched as detractors claim.

Jethro Tull Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Jethro Tull Albums Ranked Worst to Best

We're counting down all of Jethro Tull's albums, from the worst to the best.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

45 Years Ago: Jethro Tull Release Their Breakthrough Masterpiece, ‘Aqualung’

Jethro Tull already had made three albums when 'Aqualung' was released in March 1971.

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Chrysalis/Warner Bros.
Chrysalis/Warner Bros.

Jethro Tull to Release ‘Aqualung’ Box Set

A two-CD. two-DVD set commemorating Jethro Tull's 'Aqualung' will be released on April 22.

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Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Martin Barre Talks About Jethro Tull Memories, New Music and More: Exclusive Interview

Jethro Tull played their last concert in 2011, when main songwriter Ian Anderson retired the band and moved forward under his own name and a revamped lineup.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The Story of Jethro Tull’s ‘War Child,’ a Stripped-Down Response to Critics

Jethro Tull's seventh album, 1974's 'War Child,' was born during a particularly awkward transitional period.

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Rhino

Jethro Tull’s ‘Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die!’ to Get Expanded Reissue

The new expanded edition of Jethro Tull's 'Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!' will include an alternate version of the 1976 album.

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Chrysalis
Chrysalis

40 Years Ago: Jethro Tull Completes Classic ‘Minstrel in the Gallery’ Despite Many Distractions

'Minstrel in the Gallery' is one of Jethro Tull's most cohesive records. They just had to get off the beach long enough to finish it.

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Chrysalis

35 Years Ago: Jethro Tull Enter ’80s With the Synth-Heavy ‘A’

Ian Anderson brought a re-tooled Jethro Tull into a new decade on Aug. 29, 1980 with 'A.'

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Reprise
Reprise

How Jethro Tull Found Their Sound on ‘Stand Up’

Ian Anderson began to assert himself on 'Stand Up,' and Jethro Tull as we know it was born.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

How Jethro Tull Reached a Pivotal Period With Their Third Album, ‘Benefit’

Jethro Tull's career-defining fourth LP, Aqualung, wouldn’t arrive until March 1971, at which point it would almost overshadow its predecessor, the underrated Benefit.

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