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Porcupine Tree


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4.26 | 2619 ratings

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4 stars This album marked my introduction to Porcupine Tree!

Back in the day it was often considered to be the crown achievement of the band's new era/second era which began with Stupid Dream. Although the material here is of great quality I never really enjoyed this release as much as Deadwing due to the excessive playtime this album entails. I'm usually able to play this album all the way to Gravity Eyelids but once that track begins with its hypnotic flow I almost fall asleep. It's definitely wasn't the best placement of this type of composition since it makes the rest of the material difficult to digesting in one go.

The second half of the album features another great set of compositions and Collapse The Light Into Earth is probably the best conclusion an album of this caliber could ever wish for. Overall In Absentia is a great introduction to Porcupine Tree and an excellent addition to any progressive rock music collection!

***** star songs: Blackest Eyes (4:23) Trains (5:56) Wedding Nails (6:33) Collapse The Light Into Earth (5:52)

**** star songs: Lips Of Ashes (4:39) The Sound Of Muzak (4:59) Prodigal (5:32) .3 (5:25) The Creator Has A Mastertape (5:21) Heartattack In A Layby (4:15) Strip The Soul (7:21)

*** star songs: Gravity Eyelids (7:56)

Total Rating: 4,22

Rune2000 | 4/5 |


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