This album is kind of on it's own. One could say it could've been better by editing the really raw spots, but that's what makes this album so great in my opinion. It's simply Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick. An album that's raw as hell, yet couldn't feel more complete.
My favorite aspect of the album is that it feels like it was made on a weekend. By a couple of guys bored and high in a dump of a house back in the 70's with instruments. They wrote a long peom, made a newspaper for the album, feautred the poem(main lyric) as the main article and strung a bunch of loose musical compostions together to form it. Simple, raw, yet a great idea that works and feels complete.
If you collect Tull albums this is a must. It's raw, yet fun to listen to and play along with. Even if you get the album and you dislike the rawness, you'll agree that it suits perfectly the way it is for what it is. So buy it and prepare to wonder, what the hell were they doing, and why does something this raw feel so complete? My answer to my question is, it's simply Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick.