Music fans have been blessed this year with some truly amazing music. That being said...we can't ignore this wonderful and long awaited release. It is like a rare butterfly who has finally decided to settle on your finger. Many groups have done their fair share of the blues; however this is far more 'Murky Red'. You will surelyu have your own opinions regarding your favorite tracks and which songs sound like so and so. Have at it my friends. I prefer to enjoy and share my general thoughts. It would be unfair and unlike me to label 'Red' with a genre. It is too diverse to label it with a sub-genre. The album is brilliantly laid out....so do make time to listen, Once you start...I believe you will find it difficult to stop.It's like listening to your favorite artist for the first time. It will leave you absolutely mesmerized and wanting more. This reviewer sincerely hopes to get an encore (album) from 'Red'. From the musicianship to the production and the creativity...I find it difficult to find any fault. After four listens all I'vw accomplished is noticing that my favorite track keeps changing. These musicians give all their heart. It's right out their for all to see. This is what music and art are all about. Sharing and expressing one's self! You can hear their joy through the pain. It is magnificent to fell goose bumps when something moves you. The tasteful voclas add just the perfect amount of description and soul. The bass makes me wondeer..."how can I top that". The song writing is very well thought out (although for all I know they did it without any effort which wouldn't surprise me). All of these musicians deserve proper credit. I will tell you that I hear hints of some of my favorite bands (old and new). Whether they are an intentional homage or just what I think remains a mystery. I like mysteries! Please fell free to discuss this amongst yourselves over some coffe or whatever you may fancy with your tunes. This album flows together like classic Floyd in the sense that the changes mid-track and betwwen tracks are stunning and seamless. From dark to light and from mellow to 'stand up and shout'. This is must have material and I want my copy signed ASAP! Please just come to it with an open mind and a really good headphones. You will be giving yourself the best holiday present of the year! Thank you 'Murksters'! Stef Flaming,Tom Kockelmans,Patrick DuJardin,Joery Masson,Yolanda Flaming and Marie Vancamp.