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MARBLES

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

4.11 | 786 ratings

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Fido73
5 stars In 1988 i was a big Marillion fan but... FISH left :( Big dissapointement. "Seasons End" came out and as soon that i heard "Hooks In You" it was more like the "Hooks" of that song came through my body and made a big hole in my hart. WHAT ON EARTH MARILLION HAVE DONE!!!! Who is that Hogarth guy anyway???? But i gave them a chance and i whent to the "Seasons End" show. Completely blown away by the band and especially Hogarth, i brought the "Seasons End" album. Except for "Hooks in You" every songs on the album where good, especially "Easter". 8 album later, i'm still in love with their music and, Steve Hogarth has matured way better than FISH who, in my unble opinion, lost his voice.

When "Anoraknophobia" came out i through that was it, the best recording they have made with Hogarth. But no!!! "Marbles" came out!!! WHAT AN ALBUM!!! For me "Marbles" is the masterpiece of the whole Marillion cathalog!!! Forget "Script", "Fugazi" or "Misplaced", this is it!!

The first CD starts off with the incredible 13min "The Invisible Man" and to left us 54min later completely out off words, mouth open. "Ocean Clouds", may be the best song Marillion have ever written, the only others songs it may compete with is "Fantastic Place", "Neverland" on disc two or "Afraid of Sunlight" from the album of the same name.

If you think you've heard everything there is on the first CD, you are completely wrong!!!

With, "The Damage", "Don't Hurt Yourself", "You're Gone", "Angelina", "Drilling Holes" and "Neverland", CD two is as strong, if not stronger than CD one!!!

Am I the only one who think that "Don't Hurt Yourself" is a great song with a great hook? Anyway, i prefer that one to "Your Gone". I'm still looking for the pop song in the album, and i can't find one. So if you think "Your Gone" or "Don't Hurt Yourself" is pop, you should listen to the last couple of Genesis album, "Invisible Touch" is pop, not "Don't Hurt Youself". I think the word pop is used to easely on "Progarchives.com".

So, 5 stars well deserve from a band that never stop to impress me with changing the formula on every album whithout denying it's origin. Keep up the good work.

Can't wait for the next one, with the hope i will be able to write another 5 stars review ;)

Fido73 | 5/5 |

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