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Porcupine Tree

 

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4.17 | 306 ratings

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Doc_Mao
5 stars Finally I got it!!! I have to say that I'm always been attracted by PT, but only in the last 2-3 years I finally get complete familiarity with the complete PT discography, and only lately I was able to find this compilation. Let me say that I find it really fantastic!!!

We start this long and comfortable voyage with the outstanding beauty of "Buying New Soul", which IMO reflects and contains a lot of the elements that PT's music has dimostrated from begin to this moment. We can find spacey keyboards, sweet and warm acoustic guitars and the classic and well-known Wilson's voice.

"Access Denied", at the begin remind me a little of "Piano Lessons", and it's a catchy and funny song intro. From there to the end the alternative two way, funny and introspective sides of the song, enrich this little treasure.

"Cure For Optimism" it's definitive another great psychedelic song in the vein PT has always loved to make.

The cello sound at the beginning of "Untitled", it's IMO one of the most intense moment in the PT discography. The rest of the song is simply a mastepiece. Maitland drumming it's really fantastic and it's very involving. At last the Wilson's soloing make you rest without breath. And you slowly begin again to breath with the last superbe notes.

"Disappear" it's a good acoustic song, that was a prelude to what we could listen to the album "IN ABSENTIA" with the fantastic "Trains".

The tribal atmosphere you encounter with "Ambulance Chasing" it's something you can't expect but you're very pleased to. After this second great drumming moment by Mr. Maitland, the song turn into a more deep and profound ambient in which you can't have nothing else to do than enjoy the emotions that Mr. Wilson gentle offers to you with his guitar. You risk to enter in a deep spiral drag by the powerful Mr. Edwin!!!

After the great song we've just listen, "In Formaldehyde" risk to make us remain in front of it. This song it's a really good song, even if can't really have any possibilities with the powerfull emotions we had with the previous songs.

I always loved the song "Even Less", from the first moment I listen to "Stupid Dream" and in this new and longer version I possibly love it more and more.

The last track "Oceans Have No Memory" is a sweet and melancholy song that give a good end to a really exciting album.

At the end, this album it's IMO a real masterpiece in the PT discography. We cannot consider this like a collection of B-side, but a real greta PORCUPINE TREE album. An essential for PT fan and a great addition to any collection of good music!!!

Doc_Mao | 5/5 |

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