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Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 06:32 pm Posting
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: "Ocean Cloud" -- Marillion
Just because my "current music" is cool.

I know I say this all the time, but the new Marillion album is really good. Life-changing good. Better than it's ever been. "The Invisible Man" may be the best Marillion song ever.

And the band are now (again, first time in 17 years) UK Top 10 stars, with the single "You're Gone" (a jaunty song with drum machines and everything, yet it's about unspeakable loss. Cool.)
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From:periol
Date:April 26th, 2004 04:13 pm (UTC)
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Well, I've made it through the first disc three times, and I absolutely love "Genie". I honestly couldn't say about the rest of the album - I think I need headphones for it. But "Genie" blows my mind.
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From:mrfantasy
Date:April 26th, 2004 06:18 pm (UTC)

Headphones work

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Or a good stereo--it sounds great on my system at home.

Then, as well as "The Invisible Man", I could sell you on "Fanstastic Place" or "Ocean Cloud" as well. I'm certainly happy you like "Genie" although I'm curious as to what specifically about it you latched on to.

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From:periol
Date:April 26th, 2004 09:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Headphones work

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No, I don't mean sound quality I mean listening quality. With headphones I am somewhat forced into meditational listening and I can get a better feel for songs that are 17 minutes long that way.

But I'd love to hear it on your system. Especially "Genie". The lyrics in the song sometimes are a bit inane, but I'm a sucker for that kind of slowly building uplifting rock. I first articulated it with the doves.

Maybe I'll go listen to it on headphones while I work tonight.
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From:periol
Date:May 5th, 2004 01:41 am (UTC)
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Current Music: Marillion - "You're Gone"

This song is great. I'm sitting here in amazement at how much history I hear in these guys. There's a little Radiohead, a little of The Church, a little of The Cure, a little of The Alarm, a little U2, clearly masterful. It's not history in the sense they're copying them, but I think what I'm hearing is the total reshaping of that thematic music in a way that doesn't deny the roots but transcends the nostalgia, in ways The Cure or The Church haven't been able to. I'm really impressed.

But I *still* really like "Genie".