Marillion
Sounds That Can't Be Made


4.0
excellent

Review

by kual21 USER (16 Reviews)
April 2nd, 2013 | 40 replies | 2,545 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: It's a "must-listen" album for the fans and true admirers of the band. For those who don't like the band's persona, I wouldn't recommend the entire album but at least three or four tracks.

3 of 4 thought this review was well written

Sounds That Can't Be Made is a release from late 2012 from the British Marillion. Ever since Steve "h" Hogarth's entrance in the band, Marillion presented a very different personality compared to what they presented with Fish. I read once in a magazine or in the Internet that if Coldplay had released an album like this, the album would already sold out all over the world. I agree with the sentence, Marillion are put aside when it comes to selling albums, but I also think it's their own fault. Their material is not commercial at all, mainly ever since Hogarth's entrance in the band. They are definitely more artistic, but the big problem is that all the songs have a very deep meaning and don't go straight to the point.

In this album, the British natives return with a typical Marillion' album: very artistic, deep, meaningful and very very lenghty. I like the band now but I enjoyed them much more in the Fish-era, they were much more progressive, direct and straightforward with their music than they are now. The album itself covers all type of favourite subjects for Marillion like war, love, reflection, thought and life. Sounds That Can't Be Made starts with the very real and emotional "Gaza", the track is a 17-minute epic track with different tempos and different degrees of intensity. There are three different songs with more than ten minutes of length time: "Gaza", "Montreal" and "The Sky Above The Rain". The title track is one of my favorites, "Sound That Can't Be Made" is one of the shortest tracks in the album and one of the most difficult to interpret, it may have different meanings and several interpretations. It's very well produced, like all the albums of the group, the band always kept a great sense of regard in that field. The band's performance is perfect for this album, great voice by Steve "h" Hogarth, great guitar moments by Steve Rothery and great instrumental union of the bass, drums and keyboards.

Although I have a few critics of the style of playing and composing of the band, I admire their talent. The band is one of the few that like to give the fans their money worth and like to play what they want and not what is commercially accepted. They compose what they love and never sold out to some type of radio audience. "Gaza", "Sounds That Can't Be Made", "Power" and "Montreal" are my favourite tracks. It's a "must-listen" album for the fans and true admirers of the band. For those who don't like the band's persona, I wouldn't recommend the entire album but at least three or four tracks.



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ViperAces
April 2nd 2013



12394 Comments


sounds interesting

TheNotrap
April 2nd 2013



8035 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Album has really interesting moments.
I read the review later.


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CaptainDooRight
April 2nd 2013



28812 Comments


Pos'd

small correction in the summary - three 'or' four tracks

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Mad.
April 2nd 2013



3695 Comments


Finally a review for this. Try and make the summary different to the last sentence though.

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kual21
April 2nd 2013



17 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks for the warning. Corrections made

greets,
kual21 (aka AndMetalForAll)

Jethro42
April 2nd 2013



12391 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think I'll take a chance on this album even if I'm more fond of the Fish era. After all, they have so many great songs throughout their discography. And I was sold with your Coldplay's reference (not really a fan, just got the image). Excellent review.

Scoot
April 3rd 2013



17726 Comments


great band, so underrated

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
April 12th 2014



15906 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

wish they'd never made these sounds, this is like being bludgeoned to death by a pillow, no inspiration at all

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KILL
April 12th 2014



71372 Comments


should i listen to marbles martin

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menawati
Contributing Reviewer
April 12th 2014



15906 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Marbles is ok for a post fish album

KILL
April 12th 2014



71372 Comments


its like their highest rated album on rym lol

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
April 12th 2014



15906 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

higher than the fish ones ? thats crazy its not even as good as Brave and way off the first 4

MrSirLordGentleman
April 12th 2014



4272 Comments


Please excuse me, I never meant to break your heart.
So sorry I never meant to break your heart

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KILL
April 12th 2014



71372 Comments


higher than script and fugazi yea lol

sounds like they lost their marbles! haha! hahahaha!!!!!!

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
April 12th 2014



15906 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

kayleigh became the most popular girl baby name in UK that year bcos of that damn song

KILL
April 12th 2014



71372 Comments


piss off lord this is h country

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
April 12th 2014



15906 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

honestly have you heard this, they got no ideas left at all

MrSirLordGentleman
April 12th 2014



4272 Comments


You really have high expectations for a XXI century release of an old band?

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
April 12th 2014



15906 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

why not, some still pull it off after decades

KILL
April 12th 2014



71372 Comments


ha i havent

and yea rush showed all these bitches whats up



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