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Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

4.26 | 2592 ratings

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3 stars This is not a masterpiece!

A decent record, though, delivered by PT for 2007. I got the impression that SW run out of ideas a bit. There is one really fantastic track - the title track - but it makes promises the rest of the album can't keep. Especially the 17 minute suite is a bore IMHO, but for compensation two very good tracks - Sentimental and Way out of here - follow suite. The rest is decent but lacking surprises. All in all the album is a bit foreseeable, which is a pity. For the first time I find Wilson's lyrics more important than the music (I usually don't care much for lyrics). This release is no match for Deadwing or In Absentia, maybe not even for Stupid Dream. Let's sum up the pros and cons: Pro: the lyrics plus one outstanding and two very good songs which add up to 20 minutes. Con: three average songs adding up to 30 minutes. I think this is to much mediocrity for a better rating - 3 stars.

strayfromatlantis | 3/5 |


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