Sunday, April 20, 2008

Album of Last Friday

Afraid of Sunlight, by Marillion (1995): This was the first Marillion album I bought when it was new. I wasn't really familiar with the Hogarth era at the time and, aside from the title track and "King," the album failed to make any impression on me. Not enough going on. It wasn't until later, when I really immersed myself in the album, that it started to grow on me. Yeah, I could do without "Beautiful," but other than that, I wouldn't toss any other tune out the door. In fact, the run from "Afraid of Sunrise" through to the end of "King" is about as good as Marillion gets, from either era. A minor classic, not as epic as Brave or Marbles.

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