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Porcupine Tree


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3.67 | 1521 ratings

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4 stars Yesterday finally arrived my copy of "The Incident", the new album of PT and I may add probably one of the best releases for this Year. Did not know what to expect, especially after the great solo effort of their front man SW last year, but so far and after a single spin of both CDs I am truly impress, the quality oft he production is top notch as usual, more so now with this new format presentation, that SW is doing with the Deluxe Edition. Now, regarding the music: Definitively a concept album that will require several listens to digest (that is always good on a prog concept album I think..), more acoustic with SW guitar exploring new boundaries; everybody is in top form and is the best IMHO PT has sound in years, I would say since "The Sky../Signify years". Probably the highlights are the amazing drumming of Gavin Harrison that flow effortless thru the entire album; I had the chance to see PT in concert 2 years ago with my daughter in Baltimore and this guy was incredible (and I am not a drummer fan by any means!). Not a follow up of "FOABP", a new direction and I love it, since stands by itself and you cannot draw comparisons with anything done before! Of course, the highlights' tracks are the one clocking more than 5' but the one that stands alone in my opinion is "Time Flies" which has a Floydian aftertaste and as I read a homage to "Animals" which I agree!! However, you have to listen the album on its entirely rather than each individual track. I would rate this album so far 3.5 stars and I will round to 4!. Maybe more with further listens, will see. In any event this is a highly recommended Album for Progressive Music fans anywhere. Prog-heads will not be disappointed.

Prognut | 4/5 |


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