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3 stars Surprisingly good!

I heard some terrible things about "Somewhere Else". I've never been much excited about H's MARILLION (except for "Seasons End"), but recently discovered "Afraid of Sunlight" has shortly become my favourite of the week! So I decided to give "Somewhere Else" a chance ;)

Don't sure if MARILLION really needs these hit singles and high positions in Top-100. I heard about their ambitious efforts, and I must admit, first half of the album works very well for me. Memorable hooks, cool tunes, modern sound (this COLDPLAY vibe in "See it like a Baby"), even ROCK in "Most Toys"! Unfortunately after seeing the pals who make such a nice modern music any teenager would think like "would these fat oldies serve as a role-model for me? Hell no, I choose Eminem!". Then MARILLION suddenly loses IT, and side B sounds bleak and boring (my favourite word for H's era ;) ). Only few songs, few bits from them touch me...but even though, it all equals 3 stars in my book - surprisingly good and enjoyable album as for H's post-"Brave" MARILLION. Do I need to check "Marbles"? Guess so...

Prog-jester | 3/5 |


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