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3.41 | 352 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars It's his debut and you can clearly hear it. It's also my debut into his work (you know, I've tried to be little bit systematical, when trying to grasp all these prog records, intentionally). I know this album for about 16 months now and since, I've listened to it for many times (about 120x) . And after hyped time when I was listening almost nothing else, I moved further and started to listen more of his work, while not so many of his first one (you know, taking few months of rest, balancing it all) and now, I can easily listen to this album and take it as masterpiece. Yes, your eyes aren't fooling you, I'm thinking about this as a perfect album.

While not so crafted like 010101 and Equation, it's good from another reason. It's album everyone can listen to (I remember it's instant catcher, THE gave me quite a rough deal of pain while trying to get into it). I first intended this to be my first review here on PA and in this case, this would result in about 2000 words about how and why this music is so great, pointing out all these positives. Well, just imagine them here (ehm). For example great melodicity. Having all these strong melodies and still maintaining these strong prog metal elements, it's not easy task to do. Another one is story for example, those who know me also knows that I'm always attracted by strong story element, so I especially like concept album (they are mostly worth of admiration). And also theme of this record, combination of sci-fi/ fantasy. Usual in his work, but brand new here in 1995.

5(+), with every part of every song on its right place (except intro track, which is quite dull and boring and last minute of The Banishment - you know why) making together unique experience. This is progress, try to get it like that.

Especially when almost every of these tunes here are easily to remember. This is nothing you'll soon forget.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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