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The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 4.7k votes 657 voters 8.1k views

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Jethro Tull is one of the best classic rock bands. They originally came on the scene as a blues rock band, but transitioned to progressive rock throughout their career, while relaseing a series of awesome hard rock albums. Perhaps some could even be considered the best albums of all time. Here, you'll find a complete list of the best Jethro Tull albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Jethro Tull discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Jethro Tull albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Jethro Tull singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Jethro Tull album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Jethro Tull album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Jethro Tull album of all time?" or "What are the top Jethro Tull albums?" then this list will answer your questions. With albums ranging from Aqualung to The Jethro Tull Christmas Album, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list of popular Jethro Tull albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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1
Aqualung is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1971); Tracks: Wond’ring Aloud, Cheap Day Return & My God

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Hard rock, Folk rock

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2
Thick as a Brick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1972); Tracks: Thick as a Brick, Part 1 & Thick as a Brick

Producer: Ian Anderson

Length (mins): 00:43:44

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Hard rock, Folk rock, Art rock, Concept album

3
Songs From the Wood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1977); Tracks: Ring Out, Solstice Bells & The Whistler

Length (mins): 00:41:44

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Folk rock

4
Benefit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1970); Tracks: Play in Time, Teacher & Son

Producer: Ian Anderson

Length (mins): 00:43:11

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Hard rock

5
Minstrel in the Gallery ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1975); Tracks: Grace, Minstrel in the Gallery & One White Duck / 0¹⁰ = Nothing at All

Length (mins): 00:45:12

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Hard rock, Folk rock

6
Heavy Horses is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1978); Tracks: No Lullaby, ...and the Mouse Police Never Sleeps & Weathercock

Producer: Ian Anderson

Length (mins): 00:42:42

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Folk rock

7
Stand Up is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1969); Tracks: Reasons for Waiting, Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square & Back to the Family

Producer: Ian Anderson, Terry Ellis

Length (mins): 00:37:57

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Hard rock, Folk rock, Art rock

8
A Passion Play is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1973); Tracks: A Passion Play, Part 2 & A Passion Play

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Hard rock, Art rock

9
Stormwatch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1979); Tracks: Dark Ages, Warm Sporran & Dun Ringill

Length (mins): 00:45:37

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Hard rock, Folk rock

10
Living in the Past is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
bri-gri added By Manix (2013); Tracks: Rave Fantasy, Riprize & Rise Up Over
11
Crest of a Knave is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1987); Tracks: Mountain Men, Said She Was a Dancer & Jump Start

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Heavy metal, Rock music, Hard rock

12
Broadsword and the Beast... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1982); Tracks: Flying Colours, Broadsword & Slow Marching Band

Producer: Paul Samwell-Smith

Length (mins): 00:38:19

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Heavy metal, Rock music, Hard rock, Folk rock, + more

13
Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1976); Tracks: Big Dipper, Taxi Grab & Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die

Producer: Ian Anderson

Length (mins): 00:42:27

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Hard rock, Folk rock, Pop rock

14
Roots to Branches is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1995); Tracks: Out of the Noise, Dangerous Veils & Valley

Length (mins): 01:00:06

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Hard rock, Folk rock, World music

15
A is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1980); Tracks: Crossfire, The Pine Marten's Jig & Uniform

Length (mins): 00:42:48

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Synthpop, Electronic rock, Art rock, + more

16
This Was is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1968); Tracks: Cat’s Squirrel, Serenade to a Cuckoo & Some Day the Sun Won’t Shine for You

Producer: Jethro Tull, Terry Ellis

Length (mins): 00:37:07

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Jazz fusion, British blues

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17
The Jethro Tull Christma... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (2003); Tracks: Birthday Card at Christmas, Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow & A Winter Snowscape

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Hard rock

18
20 Years of Jethro Tull ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
19
Nightcap: the Unreleased... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
20
Catfish Rising is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1991); Tracks: Sleeping With the Dog, This Is Not Love & Sparrow on the Schoolyard Wall

Producer: Jethro Tull

Length (mins): 01:00:24

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock

21
J-Tull Dot Com is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1999); Tracks: El Niño, Wicked Windows & Bends Like a Willow

Producer: Ian Anderson

Length (mins): 01:00:23

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Hard rock, Folk rock, World music

22
Rock Island is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1989); Tracks: Strange Avenues, Another Christmas Song & Big Riff and Mando

Producer: Jethro Tull

Length (mins): 00:50:35

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Hard rock

23
Under Wraps is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time
By Jethro Tull (1984); Tracks: Under Wraps #1, Paparazzi & European Legacy

Genres (Music): Rock music, Synthpop, Electronic rock, Art rock, Electronic music