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Big Big Train - English Electric (Part Two) CD (album) cover


Big Big Train


Crossover Prog

4.08 | 763 ratings

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3 stars Based on its precursor, my hopes were high for this album. It starts strong with "East Coat Racer" and then "Swan Hunter" but looses steam (pun intended) afterward. Although being fine, this album is not as strong as English Electric Part 1 except for the two first songs. It feels more like leftovers from its wonderful predecessor. The same ingredients are used but the recipe is not as tasty... or maybe it's just because it's too similar to its first part? To me, the next best moment of the album is the sixth song "The Permanent Way" and it is mainly a mix of different parts of the first album. It tells a lot. In conclusion, it's still an enjoyable album, but it's no masterpiece in my mind...

(A month later) I've waited another month before publishing this review, hoping that this was a late-bloomer and that something would click in the meantime but no. I first thought of giving it 4 stars but I even drop my rating to 3 stars, a good album, that's all it is. Force is to admit that I have enjoyed this album much less than others BBT albums.

phillihp | 3/5 |


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