"I think I've forgotten how to sleep, And I'm not the only one"

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Misplaced Childhood (album) by Marillion 

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Misplaced Childhood
Misplaced Childhood by Marillion (1985)
Overall rank: 621st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 274 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1985 (9th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (92nd)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (621st)

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Misplaced Childhood is ranked as the best album by Marillion.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 274 votes)
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80/100
10/13/2018 20:17
80/100
 
70/100
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85/100
From stevengnz 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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From Fischman 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 garycottier 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 crimson 05/05/2016 05:49
A genesis ripoff IMO.
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70/100
From sethmadsen 04/17/2016 22:47
I get a little bit of a Pink Floyd vibe when I hear this album... childhood stuff, electronic music, style of singing, etc. But just not as good.
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85/100
From Rich150 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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From patip1 06/13/2014 23:20
Some lush production and dramatic moments add up to a very good album if this is your thing - really like the first three songs.
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From leslie32 05/10/2014 14:34
a beautifully crafted album tracing lead singer Fish's personal experiences as he grew up into being a fully fledged rock star and the band with him. Love this album from start to finish.
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25/100
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From Maucat 03/29/2014 14:16
Marillion reach their heights with this album
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