What does it sound like?:
Common Ground, the new album by Big Big Train, will win Album of the Year at The Prog Awards, (Frost*’s Day & Age will be a close second,) and should be a contender for that title at The Classic Rock Awards too. Yes, it is that good, and I am that confident. It is their best since 2012’s English Electric (Pts 1&2), despite the 4 albums since then all being of the highest quality.
The album starts with three (sit down, BBT fans, in case you fall down with shock,) up tempo songs. The Strangest Times will be a terrific show-opener, and is singer David Longdon’s take on what we have all been going through since March 2020. This is followed by a Nick d’Virgilio song, All The Love We Can Give. The song works perfectly, has a huge chorus and will be a big live hit, I’m sure. The third ‘rocker’ is Greg Spawton’s Black With Ink, a more familiar narrative for regular listeners, as it delves into the city of Alexandria, during Roman times. This will be another live favourite which features Nick, Rikard, and new live member, Carly Bryant on » Continue Reading.