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MISPLACED CHILDHOOD

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

4.24 | 1483 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars What is there to be added to the rest of the reviews about one of the monsters of the prog world ?

This album sold many millions copies and propelled this band to the top of the rock tree for a while. It also left a legacy. So what can I add ?

Not much.

This album is a real treat from the beginning to the end. I consider this a concept album and one of the best concept albums we have ever seen too. Songs like..... well, there is hardly a weak song here. But Kayleigh and Lavender is the uber-classics from this album. The two signature songs from this album.

The strenghts are many and it deserves the position as one of the better prog albums of all time. The album that really brought prog to everyone's attention again after the punk scene had come, slayed the prog scene and disappeared again. My only gripe is that I feel this album is too slick and to sugary. It does not have this darkness and dept the following album Clutching At Straws have. An album I rate higher than this album. But I would still include Misplaced Childhood in my alltime top 50 chart.

In short; close to perfect but not perfect.

4.75 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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