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Marillion - Clutching At Straws CD (album) cover





4.14 | 1224 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars As I had almost discarded this one away for the major concept was not easily graspable and the much shorter and more conventional tracks and other dumb reasons a yougster can think of. I was asked repeatedly to give a second chance and after many tries I finally had to agree that this one is a good Marillion album, but no more. But I do like the album better than Misplaced Childhood and Fugazi (simply too metallic).

In some strange sort of way, the artwork sleeve depicts well the musical change of this album and give a good idea of the content, the Jester is on its way out and the Drummer Boy (it was sensed to be taking over from the Jester as the main artwork figure) is also absent. Marillion was leaving chilhood and moving towards adult age.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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