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4.23 | 1951 ratings

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3 stars Fish's overly dramatic vocals do absolutely nothing for me.

The lyrics are interesting, and the singing is good at some times, just plain silly at other times.

The instruments take turns being interesting and proggy, then cheesy and typically 80's pop.

The album is deffinately worth listening to. There are enough of interesting parts to the songs that I would recommend getting this album. The singer, Fish, is a very silly version of Peter Gabriel. Thats the best way to describe him.

Gabriel was very dramatic and theatric. Fish takes that and pumps the drama with stereroids. If your a fan of that style of singing, then you will love Fish. There are plenty of people that really enjoy it, but I can't find any pleasure in it.

The song He Knows, You Know is great instrumentally. The vocals are very strange with oddly placed emphasis, some words drawn out and then ending abruptly with an AHH thats a much higher pitch. The saving grace of this song is the fantastic music behind the vocals.

If your a fan of dramatic vocalists such as Peter Gabriel or Peter Hammill you will love Fish. If your not, then I would be wary of this album. I can't say "don't get this album if you dont like Fish's singing" because the instrumental sections are really good.

I can only recommend listening to the song Script for a Jester's Tears. You can stream it on the site for free. The rest of the album is along the same lines. If you like the title track, you will like the rest of the album. If you don't like it, chances are you wont like the album.

weaverinhisweb | 3/5 |


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