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MARBLES

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

4.09 | 1079 ratings

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SiberianKhatru
5 stars The best album of the new millennium.

This album hit me on the second listen. And after that it got exponentially better in each listen.

The Invisible Man doesn't start things out well if you are new to the album. In other words, if you aren't willing to sit down and pay attention to this, then please, save it for another time. If you aren't really listening, the first song will pass you by unknowingly. Getting "The Invisible Man" really sets you up for the feel of the whole album. It goes through several changes of mood/tempo. Very interesting melodies along the way.

The four Marbles pieces move the album along, giving it that concept album feel, and improving the flow of things. Sure they could do without them, but I feel it would really take away from the fluidity of things.

Marillion's website offers the sale of a 2 disc album that includes the song "Ocean Cloud". Normally I am skeptical of bonus tracks, but PLEASE for the love of god, get the 2 disc album and hear this song.

"Don't Hurt yourself" is a little more poppy, but without a doubt a highlight of the entire album. I love the acoustic guitar in the track.

With the greatest album of the 21st century, comes "Neverland", the greatest undiscovered piece of the 21st century. The lyrics are romantic, desperate, and thankful. Hogarth pours his soul into this performance, and it's truly legitimate. Rothery contributes chilling guitar parts throughout accompanied by eerie keyboards. Everytime this song reaches the final 1.5 minute closing, I really get mad that this song doesn't go on for even another 5 minutes. My spine continues to shiver on the line "I never land, in neverlaaaaaahaaand."

This album has to be owned. It isn't an option.

SiberianKhatru | 5/5 |

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