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Big Big Train


Crossover Prog

4.17 | 962 ratings

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3 stars Given the reviews this has gotten thus far, I took the plunge and gave this, my first First Big Big Train disc a listen.

While not by any means a bad disc, I am obviously missing the attraction that many others find. The music is melodic, pleasant and well constructed. To my ears Big Big Train as evidenced by this disc has a distinct neo-prog feel. Ultimately, however, I find the music to feel highly derivative and at best elicits an emotion of indifference in me -- not bad, so I don't hate it, but also not something I fell in love with. I find little new here; it leans too heavily on the sounds of Genesis and Marillion. The latter, particularly in the vocals. In the end, this is what I ultimately object to in this offering, there is nothing new here. The music opens my ears to nothing new, but is the pleasant afterglow of music you've known and loved in the past.

In the end, this is a disc for fans only. If you are looking for music that sounds like Genesis or Marillion I would recommend listening to Genesis or Marillon. Rating 2.5 out 5 rounded up to 3.

tboyd1802 | 3/5 |


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