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Big Big Train


Crossover Prog

4.21 | 1113 ratings

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Ian McGregor
5 stars One could argue that this is the best neo-prog band, just becuse of this album. Not only is it the proof that progressive rock is not dead, it also proves that it's healthy and happy! Big Big Train's first English Electric is a marvel! It features some amazing keyboard and guitar work, the drums aren't left behind at all, and the main vocalist sounds like Phil Collin's lost brother!

The album doesn't have any ten minute songs, instead it has eight solid and considerably short songs. For sure, there's no weak tracks. They all stand out in some way or another. Of course, there's some stand outs. Judas Unrepentant has to be one of my favorite prog rock tracks of this millenium! Incredibly charming and inspired, and with a great sense of speed that keeps you hooked all along. A Boy In Darkness has a wonderful verse and the solo section at the middle is truly phenomenal! One of my favorite Big Big Train tracks for sure.

Every track is great in its own way and it's a very solid release. It's with no doubt, Big Big Train's best album. Five Stars!

Ian McGregor | 5/5 |


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