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THE DIFFERENCE MACHINE

Big Big Train

 

Crossover Prog

3.61 | 269 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars The difference machine from 2007 found BBT in a more confident zone about their possibilities in song writting and in manner of composing, but with all that I didn't find the originality music offers here. To my ears this is the most experimental album they ever done so far, living in places that neo/crossover prog to a more eclectic sound. Some well known guest musicians featuring here like Trewavas from Marillion , Meros from Spock's Beard and as for the first time a new drumer no one else then great Nick D'Virgilio who will become permanet member from now on. The music as I said is quite eclectic this time, but manage to pull some great guitar parts and a very good voice , again from Filkins his last album with BBT until he become solo one two years later. Pick Up If You're There is the highlight for me from this album, a 14 min little epic with all ingredints a prog album must have, the rest are more or less intresting but far from being labeled as masterpiece, at least for me. Again, long album, maybe to long, but in the end BBT manage to have another worthy album in their catalogue, for me 3 stars nothing more nothing less and is my least fav BBT album.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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