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4.10 | 1083 ratings

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2 stars As usual, there will be several releases for this album. Single CD (with different bonus tracks according the continent you are buying this stuff), and the two CD 's version which I am reviewing here.

Unfortunately, this one lasts for about hundred minutes...of mostly dull music. Hogarth should really get the leading role as "The Supernatural Anaesthetist". He is so emotionless, so flat (his vocal ability I mean), so boring !

The problem is that if you think that you'd better listen to the short version of this album, you'll probably miss the best of the two CD release (do you follow me ?).

There are a few good tracks on "Marbles" : "Genie" and "Fantastic Place" are my favorite songs. "Ocean Cloud" has some excellent moments as well; mostly a great guitar break from Rothery. I really wouldn' like to even think one second how poor would Marillion Mark II sound without him being on board.

One average song as well : "The Only Unforgivable Thing". If only Marillion Mark II would have release a forty minutes album, it would have been a good one. But like some other bands (like TFK, Cast etc.), they will feel like adding lots of useless numbers. But releasing ultra-long albums doesn't mean they are better ones. What a pity they do not understand this easy concep !

I really got a hard time while listening to this "work". Fortunately, I am getting closer to the daunting task of reviewing their official studio career. Two stars for "Marbles".

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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