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3.39 | 637 ratings

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2 stars I don't understand this mess around this album. I remember the excitement of the fans (especially Polish) when it was realeased and the opinions about this 'best Marillion album ever' so they said. I also remeber that in one of the auditions in Polish Radio 3 the fans voted for 'This Is the 21st Century' as the best Marillion song in all their history. I really couldn't understand the chiose of Polish fans.

The truth is that this album is boring. I admit that another modification of Marillion's music style is a good thing. It means that the musicians are still searching for their way od expresion. But 'Anoraknophobia' is a mistake.

Only first two tracks on this album are worth of listening:'Between You and Me' and 'Quartz'. Especially the second one of these is really great.

Unfortunetly the rest of the album is not that good. 'Map of the World' is not to interesting, it seems that they wrote it to hit the music charts. 'Friut of the Wild Rose' and 'When I Meet God' are played in the same tune and it hard catch which one is which. Heavy played 'Separated Out' is the last good song on this album because the following two ones leave bad feeling after listening of them. 'This is the 21st Century' is played by the same rhythm through all these 11 minutes of the songs and it makes You tired and 'If My Heart...' is too heavy for me.

Patique | 2/5 |


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