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HAPPINESS IS THE ROAD

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

3.36 | 420 ratings

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LSDisease
1 stars I'm not the one who says "Marillion with Hogarth suck". Many people don't like his voice and many were saying that when he joined Marillion music of the band became shallow. I still love Seasons End, Holidays In Eden and Brave. Even some later albums are good to my ears if played not too often (Radiation, Anoraknophobia, Somewhere Else). But this time they really fell into something that smells bad. I can live with the fact Marillion are not rock band anymore. I can understand they want to experiment a bit. But when I heard Happiness Is The Road I was about to ask: what's that? To record 2 CD's album you have to have many ideas and enough time to complete work. Let me see Somewhere Else was released in 2007 and this 'masterpiece' so short after that? 2 CD's? It couldn't work trust me. Of course it's impossible to take it at one spin. You have to get drunk first and skip couple of parts of this torture. This is certainly one of the most boring releases I've ever heard. Don't expect songs or any interesting ideas. This is kind of wall of subtle sound that scratches your ears with psychedelic nonsense and Steve Hogarth sings like he was about to die from exhaustion. This isn't music to me. This is wall of sound. I read some reviews of this release and I see there are people who really like this album. So it means they like wall of sound. Each to his/her own taste. If you don't want to die from boreness don't even touch this record.
LSDisease | 1/5 |

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