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Porcupine Tree


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4.07 | 1081 ratings

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3 stars "The Sky Moves Sideways" is the most Floydian influenced piece of work that I have heard from a band(other than Floyd that is...)and I mean that in a positive way. While the album has some very strong tracks it also tends to be a little short on musical ideas and instead takes several main themes and draws them out into longer space jams which border at times on being ambient music. The title track( I prefer the longer version on the bonus disk) with it's trance like snare drum used very effectively, is a wonderful song full of ambience and feelings of disorientation and alienation. Of course there are three editions of the title track totalling almost seventy minutes when added up. With "Moonloop" which I feel is the weakest of the tracks at a little over 17 minutes, it really excels with the "coda" which is the next four minutes of the song and the last four minutes of the song, which is a shame because it is the most interesting part. That leaves three other proper tunes on the album and of those both" Dislocated Day" and "Stars Die" are excellent. In fact "Stars Die" in my opinion is a classic Porcupine Tree tune. Overall two stellar tracks on this one and a must buy for Porcupine Tree fans but not an essential buy for the Progressive Rock collection
madgo2 | 3/5 |


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