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LESS IS MORE

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

2.78 | 388 ratings

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Marty McFly
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3 stars Looks like two newcomer prog reviewers (but experienced ones in life'n'prog) already drowned this album, so another newcomer (myself) have quite strange. Unfortunately, I started to realize why they're doing this very quickly. I know just Marillion's first, so nothing from Hogarth's era. So, I should be describing by now, but still, there's not much to be said. If you happen to know Gazpacho's "Night" album, you'll be home. If you like it, you'll like LIM too (stupid saying after all). Very acoustic, based on emotions, more than progression.

And I am confused (I am all the time, I enjoy it a lot and am used to live with it, but you know what I mean, this music confuses me even more). I don't know if it was meant as experiment, to try new directions in their music, but this is far from being neo-prog. That's nothing strange, we (as "us") were expecting it. But this is ubiquitous. And, after what he's presenting in Transatlantic, nobody is also going to be surprised by how much space Pete is given. I like it, clear bass line to be heard (I have weird keen taste in bass).

3(+), it's not disaster, it's not even close to being absolutely terrible, stupid and non-prog at all. It's more like something else than everyone was expecting. This is why I rate with 3- stars. Lower ratings are reserved for terrible things (uninteresting - 2 stars and ugly - 1-star)

Marty McFly | 3/5 |

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