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THE SKY MOVES SIDEWAYS

Porcupine Tree

 

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4.06 | 1268 ratings

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Obsidian Pigeon
3 stars As much as I love Wish You Were Here/Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree, I cannot really find myself enjoying this album as much as I hoped. For me, Porcupine Tree's really amazing material comes from Stupid Dream onward, with quite a few outstanding tracks coming from the period before then. Perhaps the Radiohead (a band I like, but don't listen to often) influence was simply the cherry on top of Porcupine Tree's sound for me.

Here, the music and melodies just don't seem as strong as they are on Wish You Were Here. While the entirety of Wish You Were Here may be a bit to digest for the average rock listener, it still contained fantastic melodies, transitions, and instrumentals that solidified it as an incredible album. As good as Steven Wilson is at songwriting, The Sky Moves Sideways just doesn't really cut it, for me at least.

That's not to say that I don't find some of this album particularly outstanding. Tracks such as the first part of the The Sky Moves Sideways and The Moon Touches Your Shoulder are particularly great. But as a whole, I just can't enjoy this album as much as I would have liked.

Obsidian Pigeon | 3/5 |

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