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BRAVE

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

3.97 | 715 ratings

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Evolver
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Crossover & JazzRock/Fusion Teams
2 stars I really don't get this band. Early on in their career, the keyboardist in my band would rave about these guys. We even played a cover of one of their songs. But to me they were, at the time, an imitation of the lesser moments of the best years of Genesis. I suppose you could have worse aspirations. Then thier singer left. I'm surprised their drummer didn't move into the role.

The music, for the most part, went downhill after the departure of Fish. But not so far down as Genesis. The majority of the songs on this album I would not classify as prog. It's more like arena rock. Well done arena rock, with some fair keyboard sections occasionally, but really nothing more. And Steve Hogarth's voice is oddly reminiscent of Supertramp's Roger Hodgson. Not that that's a bad thing.

The only exception is Goodbye To All That. At twelve and a half minutes, this piece actually has some inventive and interesting sections. But it doesn't save the album.

Evolver | 2/5 |

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