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FEAR OF A BLANK PLANET

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

4.25 | 2514 ratings

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dima_olkov
5 stars Incredible album. Just got it yesterday and have already listened to it five or six times.

Have to say that I'm not a Porcupine Tree fan and this is particulary true for their later works although I really enjoyed "The Sky Moves Sideways". So what do we have here?

1. Fantastic sound production. If you play it loud (I use headphones) it sounds ethereal. Rhythm section sounds great - tight and intensive. Guitars, keyboards and effects - as usual (thank you, Mr. Wilson)

2. Great songwriting. Album highlights - title track, My Ashes (simply beautiful), Anesthetize - cannot find words to describe how great this track is, you have to listen to it by yourself, Sleep Together ends an album in a great way with orchestral type of outro. Let downs: none

3. Compared to "In Abesntia" which I thought was a bit long and inconsistent, this album is of an exact right length and does not bore at all. You even left to ask for more when it ends.

4. Nice guest appearances from Lifeson and Fripp. Lifeson solo is very impressive

In overall, a great album. Even if you did not like Porcupine Tree before, I really suggest you to grab this one. Five stars.

dima_olkov | 5/5 |

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