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MISPLACED CHILDHOOD

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

4.24 | 1441 ratings

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4 stars Misplaced Childhood is a concept album by Marillion, and maybe the most popular Neo-Prog album ever. Musically speaking, this is very "80s". Cheesy and melodic. I think this album is something like a new wave progressive rock. If you are looking for an album full of technical passages, you are not looking for this.

Some people say Misplaced Childhood is another Genesis Clone. I refuse. Even Fish trying to look like Peter Gabriel, Marillion is absolutely NOT a Genesis clone. Their music is very simple and easy listening. Actually, their songs are leaded by feeling, despising the complexity and exhibitionism, and focusing on the poetic side, covering themes like love, regret and inner struggles. This is not bad. But very different than symphonic progressive rock. Got it?

The album sound is nostalgic. The keys and guitar deep solos is a quest to make you think of your own past while Fish sings about his childhood concept. The album didn't fail, I mean, the songwriting reaches the goal. But as a Neo-Prog album, this record (mainly the suites) is full of 'ups and downs'. I must say this album has no mistake from Pseudo Silk Kimono (the great album opening, following the hit Kayleigh, wich came from the same atmospheric background) til Lavender (the third track, short but intense).

A great soundtrack to your midlife crisis.

VOTOMS | 4/5 |

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