Marillion
Afraid of Sunlight


4.5
superb

Review

by Torontonian USER (3 Reviews)
June 24th, 2014 | 9 replies


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist


Marillion seems to be a band that most prog rock fans seem to have mixed opinions on. Most think that Marillion was a fantastic band during the Fish era and then afterwards just drifted into mediocrity with their new frontman Steve Hogarth. I highly disagree with the latter statement.

There is no questioning the fact that the fish era was much more important and consistent musically. But saying that Hogarth didn't release any incredible albums with Marillion is simply not true. Afraid of Sunlight is one of those albums that is just an extraordinary emotional roller-coaster throughout the entire album. Mark Kelly(Keyboards) and Steve Rothery(Lead Guitar) do some of their best work ever on this album. There's really not much else to say about it, its a rather simple album but filled with raw beauty at every corner.

All tracks are fantastic especially the album closer "King" i can proudly say that it is one of the few tracks that i have cried listening to in my life due to raw beauty.


Recommend this album to any prog fans, as well as to any open minded music listeners.
Other Great Hogarth era albums: "Brave"(My personal favorite), "Seasons End", and "Marbles"


Last Note: i realize that my writing skills are not great, But i just tried to state the truth. and please don't let them at all hinder your enjoyment of this record. This is the first review for this album which is a big surprise to me(also my first ever review), hopefully someone else can write a better review for it eventually.


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BMDrummer
June 23rd 2014


14480 Comments


I will be as kind as I possibly can in offering criticism for this review. First and foremost, way too short, and not really any info about the album itself, more just the band history etc. Second, try not to say things like "my personal favorite" or "I highly disagree", it just comes off as unprofessional. And finally, if you're not confident when writing reviews, read some more around the site, and then write and structure one according to that manner, which is what I eventually did. I will not pos or neg this review, but just get better at you craft if you want to continue reviewing. :]

manosg
Staff Reviewer
June 24th 2014


11554 Comments


Agreed with BMD. I won't neg either but this is hardly a review considering the length combined with the volume of information you are (not) providing. I'm not against short reviews if you can describe the album in a few lines. I'd suggest you took a look at a couple of staff reviews.

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Torontonian
June 24th 2014


2687 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i know it sucks haha. but this album needed a review.

Torontonian
June 24th 2014


2687 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks for the feedback anyway, ill try and edit the review to make it better.

menawati
June 24th 2014


16587 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nothing wrong with doing a short review Torontian.

But this reads like you were doing a straightforward introduction/middle/ending sort of review but forgot the middle bit.



If you want to do a small 1 or 2 paragraph thing you got no room to do all that stuff about Fish era.

sonictheplumber
June 24th 2014


10370 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

good record but this should've probably been a soundoff

Torontonian
November 12th 2014


2687 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I forgot how goreous this album is. Still cratching my head as to who gave this a pos though....

Ianman
May 22nd 2016


22 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The only Hogarth release ive really connected with and only one i would re buy if i had to replace my collection . Takes a while to get going but is worth the wait

bloc
July 6th 2017


54725 Comments


This is pretty boring

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