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Prog Leviathan
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4 stars I had limited expectations of this album, following the amazing "Marbles", and I am so very relieved that I was proven wrong-- "Somewhere Else" is the only Marillion album that could ever hope to follow-up such a masterpiece... and, in it's own way, actually come close to matching it. "Somewhere Else" is excellent!

Trimming things down a bit, the band has created an outstanding set of songs with the similar tone/style which made "Marbles" what it was. Their playing is so professional and natural that every note oozes emotion, in a laid-back, thinking-adult manner. The songs are-- of course-- a mixture of the uplifting and saddening, with h and Rothery delivering some of their best melodies ever. Guitar solos, which are few but stellar, are very simple and powerful, and fit nicely in the textural framework created by the rhythm section. Kelly creates some of his best atmospheres ever, and I was especially impressed by the drumming of the often overlooked Ian Mosely.

But, no Marillion review would be complete without talking about h's vocals, which cut to the core like none other. His performances are just getting better and better, and I am far from embarrassed to say that I am moved regularly by his singing.

"Somewhere Else" stands by the band's best (honestly!), and is perfect for new comers and lone-time fans alike.

Songwriting: 4 Instrumental Performances: 3 Lyrics/Vocals: 4 Style/Emotion/Replay: 4

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |


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