Sunday, October 3, 2010
Album Reviews For Jethro Tull's 'Aqualung' and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken'
I've recently joined blogcritics.org in order to spread my snarky, but devilishly charismatic, curmudgeonliness further across the tediously tepid World Wide Web. After all, the crabbed and constipated Internet is need of an expository enema -- or perhaps a peripatetic pimp slap upside the blogoshpere. In either case, I will be doing long-form album reviews over there, essays on this blog and shorter reviews on RateYourMusic.com .
I will be strictly reviewing albums I deem important to their genres or music in general over at blogcritics.org, in a series entitled Dark Elf Essential Performances (or, if you prefer snazzy acronyms, DEEP). The series will touch on a wide range of music (rock, country, jazz, classical, blues, etc.), with the defining factors being the uniqueness, the virtuosity, the excellence of the concept or thematic continuity, and the compositional excellence of the recordings -- all the things that make these sublime albums worthwhile for you to listen to, even if you have been living the life of an ascetic ensconced in a hermetic cell within a desert monastic community and have yet to hear them. Consider it an ascetic emetic.So, without further ado, the first two reviews for you:
Jethro Tull -- Aqualung
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band -- Will the Circle Be Unbroken