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AFRAID OF SUNLIGHT

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

3.78 | 461 ratings

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The Prognaut
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3 stars This is the kind of album you will get to love and yet you will get to hate too. Through "Afraid of Sunlight" we can perceive that at the time Steve HOGARTH wrote most of the lyrics for this album (John HELMER wrote some of them too), he could've been in the middle of a feelings crossroad and got himself caught in the eye of the hurricane, and that we can confirm in such cheesy yet irreverent lyrics in songs such as "Beautiful", "Beyond You" and "Afraid of Sunlight" itself. That you can explain, but I think the rest of this record is plagued of vague "cutting edge" musical experiments beyond what we could've expected from Steve back then when he gave the prog world fine, polished works like "Season's End" or "Holidays In Eden".

This is one of a kind album, one of those MARILLION records you can completely dedicate to a chick you're endlessly in love with or it could be useful to give it to listen to a friend that's got nothing to do with prog rock and stereotype this genre whatsoever and never want to listen to anything related to it again.

To sum it up, listen to this album at your own risk whether you're a MARILLION fan so you can understand the real meaning and intention of its creation in the depths of it, or not, so you can realize that progressive rock could be ungrateful and inexplicable sometimes but you never gotta give up listening to it. Corny, outrageous, unpredictable, boring, outstanding, French speaking preludes to "Beautiful" and last but not least important, cover photography by Paul COX.

The Prognaut | 3/5 |

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