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LIGHTBULB SUN

Porcupine Tree

 

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4.02 | 1505 ratings

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evantate09
4 stars I know this record is hated on by many Porcupine Tree fans, who state that it was aimed too much at the mainstream. I, however, love this album. I think it contains some of the best Porcupine Tree songs. Aside from How Was Your Life Today and Four Chords that Made a Million, every song on this album is both beautiful, classic Porcupine Tree. Shesmovedon has some great harmonies and one of the best guitar solos Wilson's ever done. Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth is also a great track that has some really interesting guitar stuff. Rest Will Flow is hands down the most beautiful happy song that Wilson has written. (I know that category is pretty slim when it comes to this band's generally depressing demeanor, but still...). Hatesong is really cool, too; I especially like the bassline. Its got some very interesting time signatures in it, as well. Where We Would Be is just gorgeous, and that guitar solo has such a weird tone to it that I absolutely love. Russia On Ice definitely has to be the best track on the album. Porcupine Tree has a knack for creating 10+ minute tracks that never get boring. Every piece of this track has a purpose, and it positively rocks. The album ends with Feels So Low, which I think is the most beautiful sad song that Wilson has ever written. Hearing a handful of these songs on the live album Warszawa really gave me even more respect for this album, too. I would have given this album five stars if they had just left How Was Your Life today off of the record. I highly recommend that you give this album a chance without any preconceived notion of what Porcupine Tree should sound like.
evantate09 | 4/5 |

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