Script For A Jester's Tear (studio album) by Marillion

Script For A Jester's Tear
Script For A Jester's Tear by Marillion
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 1,016th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 200 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1983 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (147th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,016th)
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Marillion bestography

Script For A Jester's Tear is ranked 2nd best out of 34 albums by Marillion on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Marillion is Misplaced Childhood which is ranked number 640 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,982.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 200 votes)
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5 days ago fabm0  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,29861/100
 
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08/26/2020 18:01 Foxforce5  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 18380/100
 
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08/16/2020 17:11 sssvnnn  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5,21068/100
 
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07/19/2020 11:45 CelticBhoy  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 32471/100
 
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07/19/2020 01:38 msublette  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 52282/100

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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.8/100, a mean average of 75.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.6.

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90/100
From 09/07/2019 18:41
In my opinion there are two Marillion's and they are both quite different yet I like them both in equal measure for different reasons. The early Fish led era was as progressive as early Genesis and this album in particular is a prog masterpiece that seems to slip under the radar of most prog album reviews. The title track and 'Forgotten Sons' are up there with 'Watcher Of The Skies' and 'Suppers Ready'. The album artwork is equally up there with some of the top prog album covers of all time so on this basis, coupled with the musicianship, lyrics and vocals, my score can be nothing other than high!
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From 08/22/2019 14:27
100/100

Who more agree this is the best marillion album?
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80/100
From 05/12/2018 11:19
In the contrary to most opinions, I feel that Fish era Marillion have their right to be considered apart from Genesis. TBH I enjoy them more. This album, their debut, may not be as even as their follow ups but it has some fantastic guitar and keyboard riffs and Fish's vocals are as smart and bombastic as always. The title track should be considered an all-time rock classic.
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85/100
From 08/04/2016 21:53
The first band I ever saw live (Real to Reel tour) so I have a real soft spot for Fish led Marillion. Excellent and accomplished debut with six strong tracks. Obviously influenced by early Genesis but bettered by Fugazi, IMO, but only just.
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95/100
From 12/24/2015 00:15
Brooding and pulsating, with vivid, heart-pumping imagery.
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95/100
From 08/27/2015 16:49
Great album, amazingly deep and meaningful songs, ambiance created and fish voice is scary good. Genesis would be proud of his little brother :)
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From 11/09/2013 18:12
If the 1970-1975 Genesis lineup would have remained intact and evolved, this is what they would have sounded like in 1983. Vocalist Fish is an original, however one cannot help but recall Peter Gabriel. Too bad 70s prog-rock did not sustain full momentum into the 1980s. This might have been one of many quality 80s prog-rock albums instead of one of a few.
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Best Albums of 1983
1. Murmur by R.E.M.
2. Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes
3. Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order
4. War by U2
5. Synchronicity by The Police
6. Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits
7. Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads
8. Kill 'Em All by Metallica
9. Let's Dance by David Bowie
10. The Final Cut by Pink Floyd
11. Script Of The Bridge by The Chameleons
12. Pyromania by Def Leppard
13. Script For A Jester's Tear by Marillion
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16. The Hurting by Tears For Fears
17. Piece Of Mind by Iron Maiden
18. Eliminator by ZZ Top
19. Clics Modernos by Charly García
20. Holy Diver by Dio
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