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Porcupine Tree


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3.10 | 71 ratings

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1 stars Porcupine Tree - '4 Chord that Made a Million (Single)' 1.5 stars

Out of all the wonderful and decent Porcupine Tree EP's available to a customer, this is probably the worst. Take note that I am rating the one with three tracks, not the title track and the magnificent full version of 'Even Less'.

I liked the title track a lot, it came from one of my favorite albums of all time so any track from 'Lightbulb Sun' thrown on to an EP would make me happy. The two tracks thrown in with it are nothing special at all...a waste of money.

Both of the tracks sound like acoustic b-sides that were not good enough to make an album. 'Disappear' is just a very laid-back track like most of the 'Lightbulb Sun' album. The thing that made these instrumentally 'boring' songs were the dynamics, adding 'exotic' instruments, effects and most importantly, moving vocals. This song lacked all of the above and could have been put out by any pop sensation nowadays by the likes of Fall out Boy and Taking Back Sunday.

'In Formaldehyde' is more the same. Except this time we are given a disgusting treat. Can you imagine Steven Wilson doing a clean 'blues' solo. Good. Stay away from this EP.

For serious collectors only.

Note: This version I am rating DOES NOT contain 'Even Less'.

ProgBagel | 1/5 |


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