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SIGNIFY

Porcupine Tree

 

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3.81 | 865 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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4 stars Another deeply enchanting early PT album featuring a more mature-- less indulgent-- approach and a much stronger blend of styles and sounds than on "Sky Moves Sideways". As a whole these songs a much shorter, focusing on neither the band's classic psychedelic soundscapes nor their more "song-oriented" style of later albums-- "Signify" is very liminal, and might upset many fans because of it.

Those coming from the more recent, metal-ish releases will probably not like "Signify" (which is too bad): it is laid-back, generally slow tempo, and doesn't have a lot to grab on to in regards to hooks. Moreover, the psychedelic sound is more ambient than ever, and doesn't have as much depth as on the praised "Sky Moves Sideways".

However, after being consumed many times, I can say that this album is exceptionally beautiful in its simplicity, making the contrasts between the "songs" the and "air" much more interesting. Songs like "Waiting" rate amongst the band's all-time greats, and are much, much classier than their newest releases. Not to be missed.

Songwriting: 4 Instrumental Performances: 3 Lyrics/Vocals: 3 Style/Emotion/Replay: 5

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |

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