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FEAR OF A BLANK PLANET

Porcupine Tree

 

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Porcupine Tree - Fear of A Blank Planet

Simple music full of ornaments.

Come on, time for rebellion, a statement in opposition to a whole community thought. I'll tell you why. Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson are the most overrated artists from the progressive rock history. I'm an ecletic multi-instrumentist musician who listen to the most technical rock to the more noisy jazz and electronic ridiculous stuff. And as a musician, Steven Wilson is totally what I'm not. His songwriting is made of the most easy chords, and most of his songs could be played in power chords with an acoustic guitar, but the recording quality is superb, the arrangements are amazing. It's like an enemy thought. I don't give a flock to the recording or mastery quality, since most of my favorite musical geniuses never had any chance to record other stuff than poor cassete tapes at home. Even some friends into radio pop enjoyed Porcupine Tree. The guy obviously focus on the background and I keep digging him because I enjoy the concept behind his works, and most of the albums really carries a masterpiece track, as my favorite, Deadwing (from Deadwing, of course, also the only PT album I could rate more than 3 stars). That track is marvelous! But what about this album? There's some forgettable - even if you're enjoying at the moment, totally cliche - crossover metal/pop rock decorated with spacey keys, synth, mellotron, whatever, as a little fanservice for prog fans like him. Somewhat interesting concept about the children of our generation or something like that, probably taken from Lunar Park. Really? Does it really deserves to be on top charts? I would prefer some Radiohead there. Anyway, I'm sorry if I'm hurting anyone's feeling, including Steven Wilson, because I feel some sympathy for him, I don't know why, and I will always give him another chance.

VOTOMS | 2/5 |

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