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LIGHTBULB SUN

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

4.01 | 1072 ratings

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obiter
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3 stars I suppose one of the best feelings about being into prog is that bands push the norms (or asthe US puts it the envelope) a little bit. it makes it difficult to describe the music by analogy.

This is a really fine album. It's beautifully put together. Crafted. Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth is a MUST LISTEN TO song. It's almost pointless to describe it. How do you describe Topographic Oceans, Broon's Bane, Shine On, Afroclonk?

There are some tremendous tracks which your non-pog friends will love: Four Chords. Shesmovedon, The Rest Will Flow. Hatesong reminds me of the cool groove of Slave Called Shiver in Stupid Dream. Mmmm nice, High Five as Bhorat would say.

it's odd but "Where We Would Be" maps the change in prog. Gone is the postiive Golf Girl of Caravan and Yes I've Seen All Good People. THis is an interesting contrast. Listen to PT and then play yes or canterbury and there's a similarity in musicianship and approach but the sentiment seems (at least to me) vastly different.

Russai on Ice is a fairly banal self-pitying piece of tripe: give me a break. Deal with it. I obviously would have been a rubbish therapist. if you want deeply moving dark and emotional listen to Mozart's Requiem.

Then we have the happy disney club anthem "Feel so Low". For pity's sake! With uplifting lines like "I hate every minute ... You make me feel so low Thanks". Where's Britney??

So Lightbulb Sun on its own ... 2.5 stars (of which 2.49 stars are for Last Chance) . Ah but if you get the one with the bonus disk you also get Pure Narcotic & Piano Lessons. Quite frankly with Last Chance .... this scrapes it up to 4 stars.

obiter | 3/5 |

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