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« Reply #15 on: Apr 9th, 2016, 12:22pm »

I have to agree that using F--- in an album title is pretty lame, its an insult to everyone's intelligence and shows a complete lack of imagination. Not that I will be buying the album anyway since Marillion for me these days are the most boring (ex) prog band on the planet - just my opinion of course! grin
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« Reply #16 on: Apr 9th, 2016, 1:42pm »

on Apr 9th, 2016, 12:22pm, DREAMER wrote:
I have to agree that using F--- in an album title is pretty lame, its an insult to everyone's intelligence and shows a complete lack of imagination. Not that I will be buying the album anyway since Marillion for me these days are the most boring (ex) prog band on the planet - just my opinion of course! grin


I tend to agree with this, the title would be more suited to a Guns N Roses album. Nevertheless, it's the band's choice. I wonder what people would say if Genesis reformed and released an album with a similar title? However, I won't write off the album till I've heard it somewhere. It might be very good. I have to admit though that their last few releases have left me cold. For me, their last good album was Marbles, and since then they've done nothing that's really interested me, which is a shame, considering their ability and talent. That's just my opinion however and others might think their last few albums have been their best ever. All down to personal taste, as usual. wink
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« Reply #17 on: Apr 11th, 2016, 04:28am »

Marillion have got very clever at marketing. They were the first to think of fan financed releases, always give that bit extra, always do something to get people's attention. I think they knew that the album title would once again get loads of free publicity and get people talking about the album, so it doesn't just go under the radar being called FEAR. Not a great fan of the use of the word, but rather than seeing it as lame I think they are very clever. Already many will know the album is coming out, who otherwise would not give a monkey's nuts, and are talking about Marillion again. Will I buy it? Probably, I love the band. Would I be able to have it laying around for my kids to listen to? Not quite so sure. But I think they know exactly what they are doing.
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« Reply #18 on: Apr 11th, 2016, 08:58am »

on Apr 11th, 2016, 04:28am, proginrev wrote:
Marillion have got very clever at marketing. They were the first to think of fan financed releases, always give that bit extra, always do something to get people's attention. I think they knew that the album title would once again get loads of free publicity and get people talking about the album, so it doesn't just go under the radar being called FEAR. Not a great fan of the use of the word, but rather than seeing it as lame I think they are very clever. Already many will know the album is coming out, who otherwise would not give a monkey's nuts, and are talking about Marillion again. Will I buy it? Probably, I love the band. Would I be able to have it laying around for my kids to listen to? Not quite so sure. But I think they know exactly what they are doing.


Quite the opposite for me. I've been losing interest in Marillion for years now. This might just be the last nail in the coffin. Not interested in hearing the album. If the title is uninspiring, the music probably follows suit. Just my opinion.
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« Reply #19 on: Apr 11th, 2016, 11:44am »

on Apr 11th, 2016, 08:58am, CountingOutTime wrote:
If the title is uninspiring, the music probably follows suit.

Load of rubbish. An album's title has nothing to do with how good the music is. I am absolutely fine with the title F.E.A.R. and I am expecting another great album from the band, something darker and heavier hopefully. The fact that the not-that-offensive title has easily offended the fans shows how Marillion know what they are doing and are treading new, challenging, non-politically correct ground. The title was not intended to shock people but to show the seriousness of the work. I'm sure that soon enough these offended fans will get over it. It's just a word.
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« Reply #20 on: Apr 11th, 2016, 2:16pm »

on Apr 11th, 2016, 11:44am, NoSonOfVine wrote:
Load of rubbish. An album's title has nothing to do with how good the music is. I am absolutely fine with the title F.E.A.R. and I am expecting another great album from the band, something darker and heavier hopefully. The fact that the not-that-offensive title has easily offended the fans shows how Marillion know what they are doing and are treading new, challenging, non-politically correct ground. The title was not intended to shock people but to show the seriousness of the work. I'm sure that soon enough these offended fans will get over it. It's just a word.


Sorry you consider my opinion rubbish, NSOV. The title doesn't shock people, it offends people.
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« Reply #21 on: Apr 11th, 2016, 4:25pm »

on Apr 11th, 2016, 2:16pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Sorry you consider my opinion rubbish, NSOV. The title doesn't shock people, it offends people.

It's not your opinion of the album's title that I think is rubbish. It's the idea of an album having a weak name meaning there's an increased chance of the music being poor that I think is going too far. I mean, The Yes Album is a pretty lazy and uninspired album title but the music of the album is very good. That is one of many examples of good albums with not good names I can give.
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« Reply #22 on: Apr 11th, 2016, 4:35pm »

on Apr 11th, 2016, 4:25pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
It's not your opinion of the album's title that I think is rubbish. It's the idea of an album having a weak name meaning there's an increased chance of the music being poor that I think is going too far. I mean, The Yes Album is a pretty lazy and uninspired album title but the music of the album is very good. That is one of many examples of good albums with not good names I can give.


For me, it comes down to this - if something offends me, I really don't care to pursue it further. The Yes album title doesn't offend me. It's no big deal; who knows, the Marillion album might be their best ever. I'm mostly a Fish-era fan. As Chessman stated, it all boils down to personal taste.
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« Reply #23 on: Apr 11th, 2016, 7:52pm »

I agree that the title puts me off too. I would expect a punk band led by testosterone-fueled 19 year olds to have this title, not a well established veteran prog band known for moving lyrics and artistic poetry. But, as mentioned earlier, to each their own.

The band seem to be more political as well. No doubt this title reflects the current unstable political environment worldwide. Just hope it's not a "let's cram our views down your throat" movement like other bands have recently fallen into.
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« Reply #24 on: Apr 12th, 2016, 6:21pm »

My two cents... I may check out the album because I liked much of the music on their last one, but I agree that the title is crude and unnecessarily provocative.
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« Reply #25 on: Apr 15th, 2016, 12:27pm »

I've actually had a bit of a think about this album name, and I am starting to agree with those against it. I'm still buying this album of course, but I'm starting to feel as though the name could have been improved. undecided At the time I found out about it, I shrugged, and when people got upset I defended the name, but now I'm thinking "Actually, that's a rather lousy name". It doesn't feel like a Marillion album name. They could have picked a dark name for the album without resorting to the F-word. In fact, just the word Fear would have been fine... like Brave. cool
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« Reply #26 on: Apr 15th, 2016, 12:42pm »

on Apr 15th, 2016, 12:27pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
I've actually had a bit of a think about this album name, and I am starting to agree with those against it. I'm still buying this album of course, but I'm starting to feel as though the name could have been improved. undecided At the time I found out about it, I shrugged, and when people got upset I defended the name, but now I'm thinking "Actually, that's a rather lousy name". It doesn't feel like a Marillion album name. They could have picked a dark name for the album without resorting to the F-word. In fact, just the word Fear would have been fine... like Brave. cool


It seems like they didn't try too hard to come up with a title that would interest Marillion fans. They resorted to the lowest common denominator, which may be fine for other bands, but I certainly wouldn't have included Marillion in that bunch.
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« Reply #27 on: Sep 12th, 2016, 1:23pm »

only eleven days to wait.....
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« Reply #28 on: Sep 12th, 2016, 4:46pm »

on Sep 12th, 2016, 1:23pm, slowdancer wrote:
only eleven days to wait.....


It's already been rated in the prog/archives site before the release. Not sure why?
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« Reply #29 on: Sep 13th, 2016, 5:20pm »

In my personal opinion, curse words have been so overused over the past decades, I think the words have simply lost offensiveness and meaning to some people. Also, here in the United States, in many areas, everyone is very polite and something as trivial and common to some might be near-taboo to others.

That's just my opinion.

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