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Porcupine Tree


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4.24 | 2023 ratings

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3 stars Uneven and overrated album.

I cant really understand why this album is tagged as an progressive album when its just a standard pop/rock record. It starts off good with Blackest Eyes, Trains and Lips of Ashes. All good melodic rock songs. Then there is The Sound of Muzak that really sounds like Muzak, you know, then kind of music you hear in elevators and on Clear Channel approved radio stations.

It gets better with the next track Gravity Eyelids. It builds up from quiet and harmonic tunes that speeds up to its climax in the end. The best part is from 4:30 and to the end.

Porcupine Tree makes beautiful melodic poprock tracks and its the slow songs thats their best, but its not very complex. They craft lovely melodies, but some times I think there is to much Auto Tune and Pro Tools involved that makes it sound a lill to generic.

If you like good melodies and harmonic production you cant go wrong with this album. To bad its a bit uneven and the bad tracks destroy a good album.

It gets 3 stars from me. Middle of the road.

Kid.A | 3/5 |


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