Misplaced Childhood (studio album) by Marillion
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Misplaced Childhood is ranked as the best album by Marillion.
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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 77.2/100, a mean average of 76.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.8.
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This was my initial introduction to Marillion. It took me quite a while to warm to it. I found it started a bit too AOR pop for my liking which threw me, but once the prog rock solidifies it flows perfectly. It does segue really well.
Grew on me nicely. Decent album
This album flows beautifully from track to track making it feel seamless and like it is a complete experience for the listener. The group then add on top a consistent concept that they stick to the whole way through which only adds to the cohesiveness. We are also treated to some outstanding instrumental performances on here with the guitar solos being sensational whenever they come up. However, I don't think the performances are as good or the songs as consistent as on some of their other releases. While the concept is one of the best things about this album it also can cause a few issues as they feel a little restrained for me at times and not as free as they could be. Despite this, the record is extremely unique and the experience it creates is a special one that many albums can't provide. It also has some amazing tracks like Kayleigh and Lavender which draw me back to this record so I can love the music all over again. Overall, this is a must listen album both for how much fun it is but also because of its quality as it is an elite level record.
This is well-done progressive rock album, story is good and their playing is on point too, but this is nothing groundbreaking or innovative, they sound similar to Yes and 70s Genesis, but they did it over 10 years before and I would say better.
Bela história, boa viagem sonora.
Maybe not the most "elegant" in Marillion dischograpyh, but... who cares, one of my favourite albums ever.
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.
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!
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
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.
Despite the Steven Wilson remix, the 5.1 version isn't that fantastic for me.
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