Misplaced Childhood (studio album) by Marillion

Misplaced Childhood by Marillion
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 589th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 366 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1985 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (89th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (589th)
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-Misplaced ChildhoodScript For A Jester's Tear

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77/100 (from 366 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 76.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.2.

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100/100
From 02/03/2022 16:02
Maybe not the most "elegant" in Marillion dischograpyh, but... who cares, one of my favourite albums ever.
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70/100
From 11/17/2021 00:34
Surprised how much this progressive rock concept album actaully managed to touch me. Stylistically it doesn't set itself apart from other progressive rock acts, but don't let that ruin the fun.
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80/100
From 08/07/2021 11:02
Are the boy on this album cover, the jester on the debut and the guy in the foreground propping up the bar all representations of Fish? Just a thought...

An excellent progressive album from the eighties when Genesis, Yes et al were moving more towards a pop based radio friendly sound although having said that Kayleigh and Lavendar got plenty of air play.

I am a lover of the Fish era and Hogarth Marillion although the last concert was one of the most disappointing I have ever got my hard earned cash out for. Hogarth came on stage so pissed he could hardly string a sentence together, I am not sure if Rothery ever lifted his head to look out at the crowd or the other band members and for the other three it just felt like business as usual. The orchestra crammed at the back of the stage were pretty much drowned out by the band and Hogarth (now a guitarist?) had more guitar changes than Rothery plus an eletrified cricket bat which seemed to serve no purpose whartsoever. I think Marillion has lost their way now, it started with the album FEAR, what a daft concept name for an album. So having got that chip off my shoulder, I think I lean towards the first three Marillion albums as the top of the tree!
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100/100
From 05/23/2020 04:39
My flatmate and I would play this endlessly in the mid-late 80's, usually late on a Friday after having been at the pub! Loud. Sounded brilliant on the large Altec Lansing speakers (poor neighbors)!! An album that is hopefully unarguably (to quote an oft used phrase) where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. So best played all the way through and still sounds great today. Thus my 100 rating
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85/100
From 12/31/2017 01:26
Marillion has managed to create a concept album, where all the songs flow into each other and it all works. Before you know it, you have reached the end of side one (for LP and cassette users), and then with no delay, you play side two.
Brilliant album.
Despite the Steven Wilson remix, the 5.1 version isn't that fantastic for me.
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85/100
From 01/20/2017 15:08
Rarely does a prog band put out an album that reaches the masses, but is still among their best artistically. Marillion accomplishes that unusual feat right here.
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80/100
From 06/12/2016 18:00
Thoroughly enjoyable mid-eighties prog pop/rock album. Misplaced childhood, was a magnificent success for Marillion, and is still one of their best, if not their best album. Featuring the massive hit single, Kayleigh, it also includes, lavender, and the, heart of Lothian singles. It's still a great listen today.
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From 11/04/2015 20:55
The first three studio albums with Fish on vocals were all favourites, Marillion were (temporarily) a favourite band of mine, this was quite different to their first two albums and my introduction to concept albums.
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