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MISPLACED CHILDHOOD

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

4.25 | 2078 ratings

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cynthiasmallet
5 stars My favourite Marillion release, "Misplaced Childhood" is a delightful album dripping with concept. I honestly don't think there is a song on this album that I wouldn't describe as fantastic (apart from maybe "White Feather", but only because I think it ruins the feel of the album), so I shall only describe the tracks that are truly exceptional. The first stunner, is the hit single "Keyleigh", which stand not just as one of Marillion's finest, but as one of the greatest British pop songs of the 1980's. This track leads beautifully into the emotional pop single "Lavender", which in turn breaks majestically into the incredible "Bitter Suite", a nine minute sub-epic which contaisn an exceptional reprise of "Lavender", helping with the concept album feel. The best short song on the album is the tribal sounding "Waterhole/Espresso Bongo" which is followed by "Lords of The Backstage" and then the albums true epic "Blind Curve", which once again fleshes out Fish's morbid fascination with depression and addiction. The penultimate track of the album "Childhood's end?" really brings the album to a close, with a feeling of tear stained happines that touches me everytime. An exceptional album, definitely one of my top 5. 5 stars.
cynthiasmallet | 5/5 |

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