Monday, April 21, 2008

Album of the Day

Somewhere Else, by Marillion (2007): After the rousing success of Marbles, it was probably inevitable that the follow up would come up short. Still, Somewhere Else took a lot of abuse when it came out last year, probably more than it deserves. It certainly comes up short, but it's hardly unlistenable. If anything, it seems a bit like Marillion on autopilot. Everything that makes them great is there, but just not in sufficient volume. Very few tunes maintain a high quality the whole way through (the title track and "The Wound"), but they almost all have redeeming value. Except "Most Toys," which just sucks.

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