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4.23 | 1970 ratings

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4 stars Fish era Marillion is quite possibly the most underrated band around here. Sure, at times (mostly on Script For A Jester's Tear) they sound like Genesis all over again, but on Misplaced Childhood, they really come out of their shell. This album has been receiving a lot of play by me lately, as I've come completely fascinated with the lyrics.

Pseudo silk kimono is a moody track that is a classic intro and a perfect introduction to Kayleigh. 8/10

Kayleigh is a sad song about broken relationships. It is very singable and you can really feel Fish's pain about all the bitter ends he has brought about. 9/10

Lavender is the love song that Fish always wanted to write but couldn't find a way to word it. It is actually based on a child's song. Very very good. 9/10

Bitter Suite is once again a very good song, in style with everything that we've heard so far on the album. It's an extremely poetic song, some of Fish's best lyrics. 8/10

Heart Of Lothian is without a doubt the first major highlight of the album. But for it really to be a highlight you have listen to everything up to it. The sudden contrast is beautiful and it builds wonderfully. 10/10

After the only silence in the entire record, we are treated to a new Marillion. The second side of this record rocks much harder than anything that Marillion has done before.

Waterhole is another nice intro. Same idea as Pseudo Silk but rocks harder and is tougher musically. 8/10

To me Lords of The Backstage is just a continuation of the introduction, just a build up to what is the masterpiece of the album: Blind Curve. Just listen to it, you'll understand. 10/10

Childhood's end is a song about the child inside us all and how it has to show itself sometime. A very nice addition to the album. 7/10

White Feather is a nice wrap up to the album, and is worth the time to listen to the final song on this masterpiece. 8/10

This album is classic, and very highly recomended.

proghairfunk | 4/5 |


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