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Babel or Sigh No More?,
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This review is from: Babel (Audio CD)
If you liked Sigh No More you will love this. Especially as it sounds like the same tunes with only the lyrics changed. Way too similar for me. On a second listen you will discover that there are substantial differences; the tunes may sound familiar but they lack what made the first album special. There is little here to make you want to come back for more. I'll keep listening to it - my view may change. But for the minute this is something of a disappointment.
Edited after several listens - well, do I like the album any more? Short answer is yes; although I still feel there are a lot of similarities to Sigh No More. But, and it's a big but; there is nothing to dislike about the album as a whole. No song do I want to skip past, and I keep wanting to listen again. There are some stand out tracks - most notably the title track Babel, Whispers in the Dark, Hopeless Wanderer. Lover of the Light is a total triumph. The bonus tracks are also some of the stand out moments Where Are You now and For Those Below are superb.
So - it gets way better with future listens. In fact I've gone from 3 stars and increased to 4.
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Initial post: 1 Oct 2012 10:45:01 BDT
Eugene Victor Tooms says:
Keep listening. Then update your review.
Posted on 2 Oct 2012 21:43:38 BDT
Jennifer Russell says:
I completely agree! For me, there are about 4 stand out tracks that carry the album (hopeless wander being one of the them). Otherwise there are so many songs where the actual music seems practically identical to songs from the first album with the only difference being the way the weak lyrics are being sung . Luckily, I loved sigh no more and Marcus' voice so ill keep listening to the album but I am disappointed with it after waiting for such a long time for a follow up. I think my general feeling about the whole thing is 'could do better'.
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