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Porcupine Tree


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4.19 | 358 ratings

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Tristan Mulders
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4 stars Porcupine Tree - Recordings

Can you believe this? These are 'mere' b-sides?! I always knew Porcupine Tree was a b-sides production facility, but this compilation is of the same high qualitative standard as their critically acclaimed "Lightbulb Sun" and "Stupid Dream" albums!!

Most of the songs included here have not been re-released in any sort of way since 2001 and many people, including myself, are hoping that this currently out of print release will be re-issued as a sort of bonus disc to the re-issue of its currently also out of print companion piece "Lightbulb Sun".

With the exception of the lengthened version of the "Stupid Dream" song Even less, the songs included here are all new creations. These songs are heavily rooted in psychedelic music with the aspect more on creating a dreamy atmosphere with these songs, than desperately trying to rock out; a side of the band that we've grown to see more often as the years went (Not trying to sound to negative about the heavier side of the band, I just happen to like their more ambient side as much as their metal side).

If you are a listener of (Porcupine Tree's) music who, like I, likes his music rather dreamlike, with a certain amount of improvisation and a solid composition, than you'll find this album highly satisfactionary!

Tristan Mulders | 4/5 |


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