Thursday 21 January 2021

Marillion - (1999)

The 11th album from this English band.

The band is a quintet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, piano, keyboards and vocals.

The band had help from two guest musicians who provided saxophone and trumpet.

The band were still a going project, operating on their own after EMI went under. And so did the rest of the music business too. It went under and new structures were established.

Marillion is both pioneers and survivors in the new world of music.

Something this album alludes to. This is a new world indeed.

The music this time is a mix of neo-prog and rock. There is some indie rock here too.

There are a couple of good songs here and some not so good songs on this one hour long album. It is not one of their strongest albums. It is indeed one album on the bottom half of their discography. 

The quality is simply not here and the music is too wishy washy at times.

The end result is an album somewhere between decent and good. It is still well worth checking out.

2.5 points




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