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THE UNDERFALL YARD

Big Big Train

 

Crossover Prog

4.17 | 537 ratings

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EatThatPhonebook
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4 stars 7/10

Autumnal Beauty.

(Quick Review)

Big Big Train's eight album, "The Underfall Yard", presents more surprises than the previous album of theirs, "The Difference Machine". The band has kept the same level of complexity in their music, with some major differences: the songwriting skills have increased ten-fold, the structuring of the songs has noticeably improved, and the production sounds much more sophisticated, and puts all of the instruments perfectly in balance. It's a modern Symphonic Prog album with great flow, and the songs manage to not disappoint in their task of maintaining the listener's attention throughout the entire time. "Master James Of Saint George", " Last Train", and especially the epic twenty two minutes of the closing title- track, are worthy of being remembered as some of the highest moments of modern-day Progressive Rock, for their perfect mix between catchiness and complexity. "Winchester Diver" however is another story, feeling completely useless and not being in the slightest bit worth listening to. Perhaps without that track, the album would have turned out to be a near-masterpiece.

EatThatPhonebook | 4/5 |

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