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3.15 | 36 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars I like good songs about nature. But it's mostly folk, which, although good style, is different from prog in many ways. I don't want to blame folk here, because I also listen it from time to time, but prog is more, well, progressive. So, to move on, when I heard The Dear Hunter and their nature themed songs, I was pleased. Now I hear something tagged as Neo-prog, but this records has a lot from prog folk inside. The spirit, this nature theme. But in overall it's neo I suppose.

Lyrics are very poetic, music interestingly mysterious. Don't expect death metal guys, this is nature's celebration with everything softer Neo-prog can offer. Muted synthetizers, nothing as strong as on (for example) first Marillion record. Strange how this album came in my mind with second track. 3:25 to be precise.

And yet another feeling of today's 5-star mood came in my mind. There should be something which would be preventing me from giving the highest rating. Every time I'm gave 55555, I feel little bit ashamed (only a very little bit, almost unmeasureable) and feel also need to explain my decision (this, in contrary, is strong).

This album flows extremely easily. But the rest, tracks 3 and more ambient, quiet and not so rock at all. Well, four stars will be just fine for it. Exactly four by my opinion.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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