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Big Big Train


Crossover Prog

4.04 | 102 ratings

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3 stars Obsolete now, with EE Full-Power.

The Make Some Noise EP came out after the first two EE volumes. It mixes together selected tracks from EE1 and EE2 with four new songs: "Make Some Noise", "Seen Better Days", "Edgelands", and "The Lovers". Of these, there is only one real gem, "Seen Better Days". The others are somewhat blah (while some really like the song "Make Some Nosie", it falls flat for me) and even on the new full-power version of EE, those other three are (for me) the weakest tunes. I guess at the time, they had these four new songs and wanted to present them as somehow part of the EE concept. Not sure why they didn't just make a third EE volume using these and other new songs. In the end, they created the double-CD 'full-power' version of EE, mixing these four new tunes with the two original volumes of EE, while moving around some of the tracks for balance. Because the full-power version is generally available, there is really no reason to pick up this EP, even really for completists (the version of "Keeper of Abbeys" here is a slightly different one, the "branch line edition" version, but I don't find it anything special or worth searching out) . In terms of song quality, this EP is a mix of a couple of greats, but mostly just OK tracks. On its musical merits, I give it 7.0 out of 10 on my 10-point scale, which translates to 3 PA stars. But really, just get the full-power EE.

Walkscore | 3/5 |


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