Saturday, 13 July 2019

Big Big Train - English Boy Wonders (1997)


The second album from this British band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, guitars, bass, piano, percussion, keyboards and vocals.
Two guest musicians provided flute and vocals.

Big Big Train has become one of the biggest prog rock bands in today's scene and I have decided to find out why. Hence, I am reviewing their albums this year.

I was not impressed by their debut album. Standard neo-prog.

So the band returned again with this album.

The band now gives us seventy minutes plus with a mix of art-rock and neo-prog. The music is pretty standard rock too.

Too much standard rock as the occasional sounding mellotron cannot really hide some very standard and bland music.

There is not a single good song here and this album is a step backwards from their debut album.

This is not a bad album. It is just so dull and bland and has no good songs. Hence, it is a decent album.

2 points

 

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