Roots to Branches
First Appeared at The Music Box, April 1997, Volume 4, #4
Written by John Metzger
Gone are the days when Jethro Tull would churn out albums that would turn the music world upside-down. Instead, the band has settled in to produce mediocre efforts that coincide with huge, though largely uninspired, tours on which its performs very little of its new material. Perhaps knowing this, the group doesn't really put its heart and soul into the recording process like it once did. The ensemble's latest effort Roots to Branches has received guarded praise from some critical circles. The truth of the matter, however, is that the collection falls short of 1989's Rock Island, and it doesn't even come close to the last outstanding release by Jethro Tull: 1977's Songs from the Wood. ½
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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