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3.97 | 1248 ratings

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5 stars This is a great second album by the best (IMO) neo-prog band that ever excisted. The music is captivating, melodys swirl through each other, brilliant lyrics brought with dramatic flair and heart-felt emotions that just grasps me by the throat. Individually I don't rate the instrumentalist all too high, but together they create a full tapastry of emotions, colours and shades that wroughts it's way into your soul.

1. Assassing (7:02) Dark keyboards, and passionate pointy drum and bass play with melodic gothic overtones create a template for some of Fish's finest lyrical outings. It's a song about the power of the spoken word. (Apocalyptic alphabeth, Syllabels of slaughter, venemous verbs) Apparently the lyrics are about Fish's effort to (succesfully) remove Mick Pointer in favour of a more dynamic drummer. (providing your Nemesis on the sacrificial altar to succes)

2. Punch and Judy (3:21) A song about commitment (the horrors of married life). Great synth keyboards-guitar interplay, with pulsing bass and drum. A very powerfull heavy song. 3. Jig saw (6:50) Another love gone wrong lyric, with sensitive keyboards and a great guitar solo by Steve Rothery 4. Emerald lies (5:09) Frenetic drums, cynical powerfull deliverance of the vocal line with great changing melodies througout.

5. She Chameleon (6:53) A song about casual sex and empty romance with groupies (vinyl whores). Great swirling keyboard solo and a dark hypnothising atmosphere (brought lightly) 6. Incubus (8:30) Great subtle keyboards powerfull rhythm section, awsome guitarsolo, brilliant lyrics, and a great voice, with a very heavy strong final. Just fabulous.

7. Fugazi (8:13) The titel track from the album and Marillions best song ever (IMO) Great mood and melodie changes. No words can describe what this song does to you while listening. A musical journey an-sich.

Summarising; Fugazi is a MUST-HAVE album, great brilliant lyrics, well sung, good structured songs with dynamic interwoven melodielines, that keep surprising with each listening. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

tuxon | 5/5 |


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