Danny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3535 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2288 times:
"Have you lost touch with Marillion over the years and want to see what we're up to? Or have you just heard the buzz and want to check out what it's all about? Well now you can get a sample of our latest album absolutely FREE. "
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8557 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2269 times:
I'm a big fan of Marillion (leaning slightly towards the post-Fish era, Hogarth is a way better singer), but the better they get at viral marketing, the more boring their music gets. Marbles is dull, see also: Anoraknaphobia, Marillion.com, This Strange Engine etc. Brave is one of the best albums of all time (and Thom Yorke of Radiohead would agree with you) and Afraid Of Sunlight is awesome too (the title track especially - wow) but since then they've been treading water in way over-familiar territory. Marbles is a step too far, I'm officially bailing out - I saw a gig on the tour and was pretty bored. It's all the same midtempo sludge. I'll always have plenty of time for their back catalouge but they need to reinvent themselves.
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Danny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3535 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2253 times:
Few things I agree with and few I disagree.
No doubt "Brave" was one of their best albums ever and "Radiation" and "dotcom" were the worst.
But I think you are really missing the point about "Marbles" It's a genius album in my opinion. Although like "Brave" it is one of these that you need to listen a couple of times to understand it and love it. Give it a second try!