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MAKE SOME NOISE

Big Big Train

 

Crossover Prog

4.05 | 84 ratings

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snelling
4 stars This music is just fantastic. Full of so much emotion and beauty, with subtleties all over the place, the latest ep offering, 'Make Some Noise' is superb. The 'ep' (the length of a vinyl lp) begins with the title track, which sounds like Big Big Train gone commercial. Its good for what it is, but a far cry from the depth of the two real standouts, 'Seen Better Days', and 'Curator of Butterflies'. I don't know why, but the first time I heard the latter, as the closing track from English Electric Vol. 2, I thought it was kind of nice, but nothing special. Now that albums opener, 'East Coast Racer' on the other hand WAS special, and still is, but 'A Curator of Butterflies'? Not really. But hearing the 'branch line edition' here, it, after a few listens, has blossomed to become one of my favorite songs. Ever. Yes, it really is that good, with more passion in a single line than many will produce over the length of an entire cd. And the passion builds throughout the entire piece. It is the perfect autumn anthem. It has become personal. Also, the album includes some of the finest tunes from EE1 and 2, such as the charming, 'Uncle Jack' (love it when the lady sings, 'honeysuckle') and the gorgeous 'Swan Hunter'. 2 more new tracks, the piano based instrumental, 'Edgelands' and 'The Lovers', are both lovely as well. I will also say this is one of the most well performed collection of songs I've heard as well, with fantastic piano rolls, guitars, strings, horns, and such, all weaving and blending into a magnificent sort of art. A type of art that not everyone understands, but those that do cannot possibly imagine how anyone can't. And so, I find this to be among the greatest collection of songs I've heard in ages. The perfect autumn anthem.
snelling | 4/5 |

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