Listened to Aqualung

Listened Aqualung — Jethro Tull | from

Aqualung is the fourth studio album by the rock band Jethro Tull, released in 1971.

According to, I haven’t listened to this entire album since before I joined in 2007 (closest is in 2020 I listened to two-thirds of it). Not surprising then that I think of this album as two great songs and two good songs surrounded by a bunch of junk.

I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy most of the album today. (Still a few duds IMO.) I get periodic reminders like this that my tastes have changed (and grown) a lot since college, and it’s worth giving albums I disliked in college another shot.

I was surprised to see the song Aqualung wasn’t a single from this. That opening riff — hell yeah. Crank it.

I am not a flute fan usually but I love how enthusiastic Anderson is, when sometimes you hear his heavy breathing or almost overtone singing as he’s playing.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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