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Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

3.98 | 1093 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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4 stars A brilliant synthesis of accessible and artistic sounds make "Stupid Dream"-- honestly-- one of the most enjoyable albums around. There really is something for everyone here, and I often "Stupid Dream" as an introduction to the world of contemporary progressive music for just that reason; Wilson and company slither between, around, through, and inside a dozen different genres, and-- with the band's fine playing and songwriting talents-- create an album which is very easy to fall in love with.

From the big, bombast of the proggish "Even Less", to the trip-pop melodies of "Piano Lessons" and "Pure Narcotic", the delightfully insidious grooves of "Slave Called Shiver", or the melancholy atmosphere of "Don't Hate Me", the first half of this album alone constitutes some of Porcupine Tree's most interesting and enjoyable work. The second half is of slightly lower quality, but by this point the listener will likely be so captivated by every note the band is playing to notice.

Highly recommended, and a perfect place to begin one's musical journey with this amazing band.

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

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |


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