Friday, February 05, 2010

Kayleigh

In many respects, Marillion filled the gap that Genesis left in the symphonic rock scene. Although all of their albums with Fish as lead singer are great, that special sparkle which marked the mid-seventies Genesis albums never quite appeared in Marillions work though, even in their best albums like Script for a jesters tear and Misplaced childhood. On the other hand, that latter album did produce the song which is a strong contender for the title 'best hit single ever'. Kayleigh is the ultimate rock love song. Strong melody, perfect instrumentation, Fish' awesome vocals, and good lyrics to boot. Great video as well.
Art Rock score: 10/10 (brilliant masterpiece, one of 200 best songs of all time)

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