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Porcupine Tree - On The Sunday Of Life..... CD (album) cover


Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

3.02 | 780 ratings

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Equality 7-2521
2 stars Like much debut material, On The Sunday of Life... comes off a bit directionless and naive. In fact, for the first few listens it will probably sound like little more than a bunch of high school musicians banging on instruments in their garage with a tape recorder running. The style expressed here, excluding some instances, sounds nothing like what we would later hear from the band, even if the spacey tendencies are present.

Particular moments of this album are simply sublime, however those moments linger too long without any change or embellishment, so the record comes off very repetitive/monotonous at times. Most of the songs are complete throwaways especially the spoken word narrations with sparse instrumentation. In reality, this album only contains two full, complete, good songs, Radioactive Toy and Nine Cats. However, the former even outstays its welcome by about a minute, and both songs are available in much better versions to be released later in the band's lifespan.

Equality 7-2521 | 2/5 |


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