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RAINGODS WITH ZIPPOS

Fish

 

Neo-Prog

3.72 | 193 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
3 stars A return to form

Out of all of Fish's solo albums, Raingods With Zippos is the most even and consistent one. It might not contain any truly great songs like the respective title tracks from Vigil In The Wilderness Of Mirrors and Internal Exile, but it also does not hold any embarrassing numbers like the weakest ones from those same albums. Also Suits and the previous Sunsets On Empire had some very weak tracks. Many fans hold up Sunsets On Empire as something of a comeback for Fish, but personally I don't think so. I didn't much like the sound of that album. It was too close to Alternative Rock and too far away from Prog.

The present album is clearly progressive, though not very similar to his previous solo albums (nor to Marillion, for that matter). It has a somewhat broader set of musical elements.

Recommended, but hardly essential

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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