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4.23 | 2028 ratings

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4 stars Marillion's first and probably most influential album with a taste of the things to come!

The first thing I react to while listening to the album is Fish! He is all over the place and actually steals the show from the rest of the band during the first two songs. It's not until the third track, The Web, that my attention finally could switch to the instrumental section. The music up to this point complete top notch material but it shifts into a lower gear with Garden Party. I know that it's considered a great classic among the fans but for me it's easily to weakest link of the bunch.

Luckily Chelsea Monday is a return to for thanks to some of the strongest lyrics that Fish has ever written. The melancholic feel of the lyrics combined with the music transfers those feeling over to the listener and it's a perfect mood to be in leading up to the album's concluding track. Forgotten Sons is the final track and the only one where both the music and vocals get an even amount of attention from me.

In conclusion: I find the jumping back and fore very tiring but because of the great material, the album still manages to rate quite highly in my collection, but not enough for me to recommend it to everyone.

***** star songs: Script For A Jester's Tears (8:39) He Knows You Know (5:22) Forgotten Sons (8:21)

**** star songs: The Web (8:48) Garden Party (7:15) Chelsea Monday (8:16)

Total Rating: 4,48

Rune2000 | 4/5 |


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