Saturday, 5 October 2019

Big Big Train - English Electric Part Two (2013)

The eight album from this British band.

The band is a quintet with a lineup of guitars, flute, keyboards, drums, bass, synths, piano, percussion, marimba, mellotron, mandolin, banjo, accordion, organ and vocals.

The band had also help from numerous other musicians who provided keyboards, synths, woodwinds, strings, double bass and vocals.

The band is going from strength to strength on their albums. Their last one, English Electric Part One, was really good.

I was looking forward to this album. Really looking forward to sink my teeth and review this album.

Seventy minutes of music is what we get here.

Neo-prog is the basis here and they also touches into symphonic prog now and then. On this album though, not that often.

The sound here is really, really big. A lot of instruments is fighting for their space. Thankfully, the vocals of David Longdon wins out. His vocals is pretty much the only constant on this album.

There is too much blandness on this album on songs that are not great. The music is mid-paced and not remarkable. It is also leaning towards rock at times.

This is still a good album. But it is not as good as their previous albums.

3 points

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