InObscuria Podcast

Ep. 79: Grave Mistake: MARILLION Shoulda Been Huge!!! 00-09

Episode Summary

This week we give you the 12th installment of an ongoing series called “Grave Mistakes: They Shoulda Been Huge!!!”. This is the finale of our 4-part series featuring the neo-prog innovators: MARILLION! Since this band has such a massive catalog and breadth of releases, we’ve been focusing on their discography one decade at a time. If you are from the US and have heard of them, more than likely you are familiar with their 80s output that we covered in Ep. 75. That’s not what you are going to get here. This happens to be Robert’s favorite era as the band continued to expand its palette of colors and textures. Does Kevin agree? Does Robert care?

Episode Notes

This episode is obviously rooted firmly in our Should Have Been category. Marillion is a band that has amassed an amazing catalog of successful yet cult band-ish albums that are nerdy cool, with deep lyrics, but with a keen sense of humor. Kevin refers to them as the English Rush, but this is an amazing group all on their own. We think they SHOULDA BEEN HUGE!!! We hope you’ve been enjoying this journey with us as we’ve covered this band’s material from the 80s, 90s, 10s, and finally the 00s!

Songs this week include:

  1. “Quartz” from Anoraknophobia (2000)
  2. “Drilling Holes” from Marbles (2004)
  3. “The Wound” from Somewhere Else (2007)
  4. “Half Empty Jam” from Happiness Is The Road – Volume 1: Essence (2008)
  5. “Whatever Is Wrong With You” from Happiness Is The Road – Volume 2: The Hard Shoulder (2008)
  6. “This Is The 21st Century” from Less Is More (2009)

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