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4.09 | 1079 ratings

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2 stars Note: I give 2 (actually 2.5) stars to the shortened marbles edition (12 tracks), not to the original double c.d.

I probably had a false approach to this album; The only two songs I had heard from the Hogarth era were "Beautiful" and "The Great Escape", which are both very powerful and moving masterpieces, so I guess I expected the same kind of energetic music from marbles. It took me a while even to get into the first track. I listened to "The Invisible Man" every night for a while but managed be lulled asleep several times by this slowly evolving song. I'm not fond of the way Steve Hogarth sings on the album. The slowly moving music mixed with his sensitive voice contributes to my disliking the album. It's not like I hate all the tracks. Some of the better moments are reflected on "Angelina" and "Neverland", but none of the tracks really move me.

ProgKirk | 2/5 |


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