ARTIST:

MARILLION

(UNITED KINGDOM)
TITLE:

ANORAKNOPHOBIA

(2001)
LABEL:

AUTOPRODUCTION

GENRE:

ROCK

TAGS:
Melancholic
"Far from the progressive rock of its beginnings, Marillion offers us with "Anoraknophobia" a sophisticated album while being accessible, beautiful and melancholic."
YATH (09.12.2003)  
5/5
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Does Marillion still perform progressive rock? Maybe not... It doesn't really matter, as long as the music remains good. And it must be mentioned that with "Anoraknophobia", we are satisfied: the music is excellent. From the first to the last track, we are feeling light and delighted. A real demonstration of the power of music.

From the first notes of 'Between You And Me', and especially at the time of the chorus, we can feel ourselves growing wings, the body is relaxed and we can take off. Going to heaven. This title represents quite well the rest of the album, light but sophisticated, beautiful and romantic but always a little melancholic.

On the technical level, there is nothing to complain about, each of the musicians brings his own touch of sensitivity and inventiveness to create this quite fabulous entity. No song is to be dismissed, each of these compositions is one of the meshes of the net capturing the ears of those who will try the experience "Anoraknophobia".

Let us also note this very present electronic side which brings a touch of modernity well felt. Marillion lives in its time but without losing an ounce of the life that characterizes his music. One even thinks of Radiohead at times. Who has ever said that prog musicians are narrow-minded? The tracks "She's Got A Map Of The World", "The Fruit Of The Wild Rose" and "This is The 21st Century" are absolutely irresistible while the naive romanticism of "If My Heart Were a Ball It Would Roll Uphill" will not leave anyone indifferent.

"Anoraknophobia" is a sophisticated yet accessible, beautiful and melancholic album. All music lovers should listen to it more than carefully. The most attentive among you will notice that the prog side is well and truly present. The icing on the cake.


More informations on http://www.marillion.com/





TRACK LISTING:
01. Between You And Me
02. Quartz
03. Map Of The World
04. When I Met God
05. The Fruit Of The Wild Rose
06. Separated Out
07. This Is The 21st Century
08. If My Heart Were A Ball It Would Roll Uphill

LINEUP:
Ian Mosley: Batterie
Mark Kelly: Claviers
Pete Trewavas: Basse
Steve Hogarth: Chant
Steven Rothery: Guitares
   
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