I've been a fan of Marillion since 1986 so it was with great pleasure that I got to review their new studio album, Somewhere Else. One thing I noticed upon listening to the album was that it seems somewhat misplaced and sounds almost like it could have been done in between Marbles and Anoraknophobia. That being said, I thoroughly enjoy the music and feel it's one of their better overall albums.
Somewhere Else is the mellowest Marillion album since Brave but they do add some power on some tracks with some nice solos, some crunchy guitar without over doing it. The flow on the album prevented me from pressing the skip button, unlike a few albums ago. My favorites off Somewhere Else are the title track, "Voice From The Past" And "Last Century For Man".
Others may disagree but I would say this is one of the better Hogarth helmed Marillion albums and joins the ranks of Brave, .Com & Marbles as my favorites of this era. If you enjoyed these albums then you will need to add Somewhere Else to your Marillion collection immediately!
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on June 22nd, 2007