Many Jethro Tull albums are borderline concept albums. The songs don’t completely cohere, or form a story. They loosely revolve around a general theme. The theme is often some form of social criticism, but not always. The bitterness against religion and class on Aqualung or Thick As A Brick (which is a concept album), balances out the cheery embrace of country living and the natural world on Songs From the Woods or Heavy Horses. On Too Old To Rock’N'Roll the theme is stated right there in the title. This is the album with Ian Anderson’s thoughts about fame and the effects it has on one’s soul, one’s freedom and one’s creativity. The conclusion seems to be that stardom is not all that great – it’s a crazed institution.