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LESS IS MORE

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

2.78 | 388 ratings

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snobb
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2 stars Three weeks are gone from the day of release of new Marillion studio album, and - just four members reviews on PA? No collaborators are interested at all?

Can you imagine this situation around 25 yrs ago? New Marillion studio release with no interest from fans at all? So, world is different now, and the band is different as well.

I've never been a big band's fun, but I like their first 3 albums. Their later work ( both together with myriads of clones, named all together as "neo-prog" - I hope the history will delete this name and that terrible boring music as well, as it happened with disco- shmisco) was more and more repetetive and boring.

So, believe me , I returned to Marillion music just right now. There are two reasons - acoustic studio album was released and the band will have a concert in my town at November 10,2009 ( as a part of "Less=More" World Tour). So, I decided to give them one more chance ( at least-in my eyes).

From very first sounds album looks interesting - nice melody, down tempo song, very acoustic sound, but filled enough with drums,keyboards and acoustic guitar, pleasant voice. Second and even third songs are still attractive, but more and more you feel as you're listening to one of brit-pop band ( Starsailor (Hogarth's voice is a bit similar), Radiohead,etc). And later things go downside: each song,taken separately is pleasant enough, but there in fact no difference between songs at all! Believe me - at all!!!

All songs is absolutely the same down tempo rhythm ( even near to balad!), same sweety- sad simple melody, same vocal line. Even arrangements are not too different during all the album. OK, I understand, that it is something as "Unplugged" analog, so possibilities for music and arrangements are limited. But there should be difference in melodies and rhythms and tempos, at least!

After some songs you become boring and just waiting for some changes in album's songs flow. But nothing happens till the very end.

So, do you think I am going to pay 30 euros for cheapest ticket and listen Marillion soon? No way! And the album is good for collectors only.

snobb | 2/5 |

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