Eddie Roy MalthouseThis Marillion fan of 36 years is stunned to the point of tears how good this album is. True progressive rock that grows and grows with every listen. Stunning and moving truly great music. I love Marillion and always have!!!1 day ago · 13
Michael William SabolAfter listening through it, I said it kinda sounds like "Brave" but more progressive.Then I saw what the band posted about it and they said it sounds like "Brave" and really powerful. Sounds like a match to me. Can't wait for the Kez show in November.2 days ago · 8
Andy GassonI've played FEAR start to finish 4 times today. Can't seem to stop listening to it. No band can stop me in my tracks like Marillion. It should not be possible for them to keep delivering the goods but somehow they do. Unbelievable how good this album is.17 hours ago · 2
Walter Locht"White Paper" is a beautiful and surprising chord-changes master class with so great melodies on top. Very impressive! (And I even haven't gotten into the lyrics yet!) Thank you so much for being still around and with all that atention to detail as always!2 days ago · 1
Ymerej KcocnahListened to this album 6 times already and still can't move on. Fantastic album and the best output since Marbles. 10/10.....put that in perspective Wish you Where Here and Grace under Pressure are probably my only 10/10 albums. Boys you never get boring and it's a pleasure to have heard your music. Thank you.......best £27 I have spent in my hobby called music.1 hour ago
Joe MotzI've been listening for a few days to the download, but my disc arrived today in the post. It's playing at this very moment, but it's too early to pin down any favorites. That said, I do like the whole of "The Leavers" & "The New Kings" quite a bit. This is an album that is going to take me some time to take in and understand, but so far I'm digging it quite a bit.1 day ago · 2
John PantosHave listened through 7-8 times now since it arrived Friday. Much like Brave, it's growing on me a bit more every time and the songs are already planting their melodies in my mind. I seldom listen to entire albums these day, but am really enjoying this work. Cannot wait til end of October (and maybe springtime!)1 day ago · 1
Marc VuijkI am waiting for my cd to arrive in the post so i have to do with listening to spotify on my jbl 3 wich is a good sound but marillion deserves my normal speakers. So far i love the leavers and the new kings and eldorado as well but i must say i am not to fond of "living in fear"
I want to like it but its not working for me at the moment.
I have to wait for my cd to arrive and listen to it properly.
My alltime marillion songs remain " the invisible man and this strange engine" but the new kings could be up there, who knows😃
And to the other people who still say marillion isnt as good as with fish, its a stupid comment cause H took marillion in a different direction, further than Fish ever would have been able to go.
Don't get me wrong"script for a jesters tear " is amazing and so is Fugazi but "marbles, afraid of sunlight and brave are right up there. Even albums like "this strange engine and anorakphobia " are amazing and very strong albums.
For me Marillion with H is magical while marillion with fish was good but limited!!!!1 day ago · 1
Gert van BruggenFinally had the time to listen, in the car. Not the best circumstances, but I already know this is a masterpiece and I can't wait until the weekend to enjoy it the way it should be done: alone and with no lights on. Unmatched quality and worth the long wait!12 hours ago
Alan WilliamsA truly great album, and I have only played it once. Once again the lyrics mean so much and describes what going on in our world today. I would recommend you go out & get this Album, you won't be dissapointed.22 hours ago
Wendy KentLike others my reaction was that it sounds a bit like Brave, which sadly is not an album I like. However it is much lighter and much more understandable. Can't wait for Aylesbury in November.2 days ago
Pippa BeechPlayed it twice now but not had time to sit and listen properly to the lyrics. my first thought was classic Marillion and i like what I've heard. i'm looking forward to it growing on me before i see you in Manchester.2 days ago
Andy LewisIt's amazing what their albums do each time you listen to them. On first listen I thought where's Steve Rothery gone. But then on the next few listens he came through loud and clear. There's so many layers to the tracks I wouldn't know where to start. It's very much in the same vain as brave. White paper is this albums sky above the rain. So much light and shade throughout. A brilliant album. Looking forward to hearing them live.1 day ago
Stefan KuhlmannA gentle behemoth of an album. Each song an ever moving beast of soundscapes and melodies. Prog as prog should be. A fucking masterpiece goddammit! Thank you Marillion.1 day ago
Paul WilliamsThe whole album from start to finish is just a work of art 18 albums in and they have still got it ,probably stronger than ever ,hope this brings more people into the Marillion family. Xx17 hours ago
Todd Thomas DarkSo much music is a snack. Marillion always delivers a feast. A gorgeous, thought-provoking, heart-wrenching feast. Serving after serving prepared by master chefs. I'm enjoying digging in.1 day ago
Jake BeachI'm sure people who are saying it isn't any good and it's boring are just being negative for the sake of it. Or they need there ears tested.1 day ago · 1
Nick SamsonFirst listen of anything for me is a background sound. First impression was good. Now need to sit down with no distractions and have a closer listen 😆2 days ago · 1
Paul CharlesGot mine in Long Island today. A new Marillion album is like a fine wine. You have to open it up and let it breathe for a while. Was not impressed on the first listen but then got more and more into it as I spun it again. Still need a few more listens. Hope all of you enjoy it.1 day ago
Rich FaulknerStunning stunning stunning. Beautifully melodic. Comfortably the best since marbles certainly one of their best. I'm about 5 listens in and it is getting better and better.1 day ago · 1
Valeri DimitrovSo Marillion , your F.E.A.R album was the leading news discussed for half an hour here , in Bulgaria , prime weekend noon time , on the airwaves of our Bulgarian National Radio. Congratulations !3 days ago · 7
Roy Dickinsonnot been much of a fan since the Fish days but I am intrigued, I'll give it a shot !5 days ago · 6
Bryn Roberts"Fucking cracking" Bryn from North Yorkshire :-)5 days ago · 8
Alan KilbyOne listen so far and feels like one of the best Marillion albums ever. Fabulous music and truly intense and thoughtful lyrics...real poetry. Congratulations to the band and everyone involved...you have totally nailed it!5 days ago · 26
José SchaapBeing a fan since 1988 and all those years i still wonder why this music grabs me. Got Fear in today and as always i said great album after listening it once, now ive to say after listening it 5 times.. its an amazing album and the music still hits me straight in the heart! Just say: play it loud with the lights off 😄 thanks guys for this album! See you in December, can't wait!5 days ago · 15
Dirk BelitzSuch an amazing album guys! Another one of the best you ever did! Standing in line with 'brave' and 'marbles' ... couldn't say what's best ... and there's no need to anyway ... a big THANK YOU for this georgious piece of art, for decades of music that takes my heart and mind to another world and for your continuity in producing sounds and musical genius like ... I don't know ... is there any other band comparable to MARILLION??? 😉
Love and peace to all of you ❤4 days ago · 2
Derek DruryHave spent much of today listening to the new album. Stunning. From the first note to the last it is yet another brilliant production. Cannot wait to see it live in December. It will be a great way to celebrate my 50th.3 days ago · 1
John CurlewisMarillion. FEAR. Congratulations chaps, the best album from anybody in a very long time. I am now fully behind you guys again, sorry for being away too long.5 days ago · 6
Rick CarrGreat album and well worth the wait. I've only listened to it once so far and looking forward to countless listens over the next few weeks. BUT where is my name in the list of people who pre-ordered and helped fund the project???? I've looked and looked but can't find it anywhere.5 days ago · 1
Anaïs P-Bayart BulsaraWhy do every of my favorite bands make an album in the same time ? It’s longer to wait then... and more expensive... but anyway, glad to see you come back, and I look forward to seeing you on december !!4 days ago · 1
Stephen BinghamWell it's a very solid album from start to finish, very consistent, but I think I'll refrain from any further comment, apart from saying it pisses all over the much overrated patchwork quilt that is Marbles, until I've bedded in with it a bit more.4 days ago · 1
Roger MoonThis is certainly not 'easy listening', but if you give it a chance to express itself, the music will take you to depths that only a brilliant band such as Marillion can achieve. Spine tingling stuff!!🙂4 days ago · 3
Sally WrightStunning. Living in Fear fave at the moment, but all lyrically brilliant thought provoking, with the usual fantastic Marillion musical tones. Loving it, hope more people REALLY listen to it. x4 days ago · 1
Jérôme AmbrosI've listened it thoroughly several times.. Just beautiful voice and music, sensitive, true... One of my All Time favourite ones,from Steve 's Era with Marbles, Season's End and This Strange Engine...57 minutes ago
Paul GaylerMine has arrived in the post today. These reviews, added to the bands own sincere thoughts already expressed, whet my appetite even more. Hey it's Marillion it gonna be good! 😊🎼4 days ago · 1
Thomas WardSo much of Marillion's music is about expectation: the bit that comes before the bit after, and this is full of that. It always rewards repeated listens, and this is no different. Special stuff.5 days ago · 2
Michael G HaynesI'm in the middle of my first listen right now and I am definitely digging the new album. Not sure where I'd 'rank'it. I'm not even sure it's possible for me to rank their body of work anymore. I just wish I could have splurged for a signed deluxe cd package this time - I think it's the first time since Anoraknophobia I didn't do go deluxe.3 days ago
Victor Carranza SalasEvery release I tend to think you cannot go furrher in music but you do; you have never let me down and never will. True compliments for a great piece of work that has thrilled me to the bones. Thank you.4 days ago
Dennis GlaaskerThis album is incredible. Sometimes I pitty with Steve hogart...about 30 years with Marillion and people still all the talking about Fish.. I must admit.. I am guilty too. I recall going to Ahoy Rotterdam late 80s to see the Seasons End Tour, and when i heard a group of young girls screaming 'Hogey Hogey' I was pretty much sure Marillion would go the wrong turn, as I also found songs like 'Hooks in You' too poppy that time. But I have been proven wrong. This album rocks and has a beautiful atmosphere that fans of all ages will recognize and love.2 days ago
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsCurrently in the middle of this! Oh, and a mention for Paddy McAloon for inspirational words in the credits. He lives half a mile from me! :)5 days ago · 1
Andrew StewartJust played it through for the first time, and I know it's not immediate, which really means it will be outstanding by the 5th listen.
Genius.5 days ago · 2
Peter RankI am a fan since "Script For A Jesters Tear" and this Album I have ordered and paid last year on Sep 2nd. And even though Pledgemusic says they have shipped the Album on Sep 16th, I have not received anything yet, although they had promised (also here on FB) that everyone will have his copy latest on 23rd of Sep. Ok, I live in Germany, but even to here, British Mail (or whatever shipping Service)should not need more than 5 labour days. Also I have no idea whether Pledgemusic is trustworthy or not, anyway, only a Download Link via Mail is not worth € 45,00😞 though the music is gorgeous, I am disappointed...3 days ago
Paulo NettoAnsioso para escutar esse mais novo álbum do Marillion. Deve ser um espetáculo, como todos os outros. Seu som nos faz sonhar e nos transpor para mundos distantes, além da nossa consciência!4 days ago · 1
Julio Castro MolinareI would say the best of the last 10 years. I miss more "Vapour Trails in the Sky" style songs on Marillion Albums... But it is a very good album2 days ago
Tony McCormickFirst play..since it dropped through my letter box at tea time...I can tell me and this album are going to be friends for life.....awesome so far...its biting me already.4 days ago · 1
Pop and rock Marillion: Fear review – prog veterans' best album in 20 years 5 / 5 stars (earMUSIC) A late-career renaissance … Marillion. Photograph: Freddy Billqvist Tim Hall Thursday 22 September 2016 17.45 EDT Last modified on Thursday 22 September 2016 17.48 EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitte...
Kari KappesLove the old stuff too! My daughter is named Kayleigh after your song.. her dad was from Liverpool.. loved your music.. he passed 3 years ago. Strange spelling in the us for Kayleigh... she'll always have a memory of your band:) She turned 19 today 💕5 days ago · 29
Tobbe LindqvistEnjoying the record right now, first time (except TNK...).
I'm a bit blown away here, so I really don't know what to say about it...
But so far: 👍👍👍👍👍 out of five! This will be a mile stone!5 days ago · 7
Pascal ZorencGreat sound, beautiful text and fabulous arrangement. I am listening it for four hours and it's a masterpiece like they've said. This remembers me of old times but also the new times. It is Marillion, simple the best music for me. It makes my live complete. Thanks for this album boys. THE BEST ALBUM EVER " FEAR"👍😀😀😀😀😀5 days ago · 2
Stephen SciclunaDespite loving both incarnations of the band, I cannot imagine the band still in productive existence if the change did not take place. The band with H evolved and moved forward with each release. Their career is a continuum with each album building on the previous one without doing the same thing twice. Being progressive also means this - pushing the envelope to new limits. From Marbles onwards the band is in full flight lyrically and musically. Sounds that can't be made and Fear show a band at its best. It is no easy feat to improve on these. But then I said the same thing after each album from Marbles onwards. Kudos.5 days ago · 1
Jonas WagnerGentlemen, heartfelt congratulatios on this remarkable recognition of the freshest and most innovative "we have been around for ever" band... ! Rothers' recent interview gave a perfect idea of your feelings and motivations. 2016 seem to be YOUR year as a band. Hope to see you soon again (Wertheim was last...) and to get my signed copy today. I can hardly wait any longer... Take care and enjoy! - Mathias5 days ago
Kris EmmerssonAh crap ! 60 seconds into "Jumble of Days" Rothery has just blown everything else out of the window. "Leavers" is blowing my head in at the moment. This is a band on fire, lyrically and musically. What a great album !4 days ago · 1
David YoungPlaying through for the second time and I have to agree with previous sentiments that this is probably my favourite album yet. Partly the musicality, but reading through the lyrics at the same time, what strong songs these are individually but collectively pure synergy. Well worth the wait. Many thanks.4 days ago · 1
Andrew BeeneListening to the download right now. Haven't yet completed the whole listen though. Vapour Trails In The Sky is really good in my opinion.5 days ago · 2
Lisa DonaldsonWell done Tim Hall. Good to have a marillion/fish fan of long-standing getting such considered reviews in the Guardian music at last.5 days ago
Paul StaceyWow! Only listened to the first 1/3 so far and it's very, very good... I was almost tempted to sit in the work car park and be late into the office just so I could finish it!! :D5 days ago · 1
Edi KivimaeThis is beautiful sad-sad beautiful _Kari Kappes_ as your story..for me: The song - Kayleigh is the one I was painting my home with and I will get married in two years in September..:)3 days ago
Michel CayaI had pre-ordered it. I really enjoyed the four parts of "the new kings" and can't wait to listen to the rest of the album tomorrow.5 days ago · 1
Chris WellsteadListening now going to bed with the headphones on need to have a second go, complexd! but sounding good can't wait to hear it live in December.4 days ago
Ray CluneOn my 2nd spin now.
1st play kind of washed over me, but my god the emotion in this recording...there's more that binds us than divides us...5 days ago · 1
Mark MohideJust goes to show if you just keep persisting long enough in what you believe in you are going to be appreciated! Strive On...Marillion...Strive On! :)5 days ago
Francis MatthewsWaiting till I get my hands on the vinyl before giving this a first listen. Ordered the ultimate edition, been delayed for a couple of weeks 😳5 days ago · 4
Marcus HammarströmThis is Marillions best since Afraid of Sunlight. Definitely!5 days ago · 2
Jean-Philippe ElprezThird review of FEAR I read and third review that says it's the best Marillion in 20 years. Can't wait !5 days ago · 2
Peter RobinsonGood to hear positive reaction to the new CD. Will be buying today.5 days ago · 2
Bill Gonzalez JrWow. Got my download. Should have the physical copy pretty darn quick. Looking forward to absorbing all tonight. Love these guys!5 days ago · 1
Martin Collardit's not their best album in the last 20 years. Sounds that can be made was a little bit better5 days ago · 2
Tom WardCan't wait to get this album and see you guys in Chicago!👍5 days ago · 1
David Andrew JonesListening to it as I type - deserved review on the first listen. The jobs a good one!!! :)5 days ago · 1
John Moncrieff AitkenProbably the best album (only listened to El Dorado and The New Kings so far) since Brave 1994
Dawn Aitken and I are having a Marillion night Friday night - expect some posts 🍺5 days ago · 2
David K SmithBest mainstream media review of a new Marillion album in 30 years. Great to see you getting some of the recognition you deserve.5 days ago · 1