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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