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The Pineapple Thief


Crossover Prog

3.94 | 344 ratings

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5 stars One of the last and, in my opinion, the best (hopefully the best so far) albums.

Actually from this album my acquaintance with TPT began, at that time it was still a fresh release, I even managed to grab Deluxe.

Despite the depressing title, this album does not smell like a desert (and certainly an empty space). In my opinion, this is the pinnacle of the group's creative path, because it included all the facets of the talents of its participants.

But, unlike previous opuses, here the brightness is already evident. The album reflects all the moments of the musicians' creative path: both lyrical and experimental-extreme, heavy. The production has reached an unprecedented level, and the talents of Bruce Soord have increased even more, now he acts as a concept artist who dedicated the album to the disappearance of people from someone's life, loss, alienation. Moreover, the impossibility of keeping the person dear to you in your destiny. The guitar and song component is more and more reminiscent of Pink Floyd of the second half of the 70s, especially Bruce's vocals. Furthermore, by the will of fate, the brilliant drummer Porcupine Tree Gavin Harrison,

who played in the group from 2002 to 2010, joined the group. He enriched the sound with power and sophistication, bringing it to a metallic sheen. In addition, Gavin, with his "heavy hand", is very controllable and never pushes his style to the fore. It sounds like it was "cut out" for a Thief.

The group, as usual, kicks off powerfully.

Then comes the brilliant and unique "No Man's Land", with incredibly beautiful vocal harmonies and guitars, which from the middle just explodes with a kaleidoscope of drums and percussion. A handwriting that cannot be confused with anyone else. Like a reminder of the crossed out destinies left in memories and reddened photographs.

Furthermore, the incredible "That Shore" is an experimental piece, like the other side of TPT's talents. A dark, beautiful and tense thing, like the leitmotif of the whole album. It's not about rock at all, it's basically not much like that. And what is the voice, all the shades of human experiences in one minimalistic track.

Well, and "Final Thing On My Mind". This is the now classic Progressive Rock with all the shades and power it can get.

The rest of the compositions are hardly inferior to the above.

Bruce Soord uses his voice as a reliable tool to convey incredibly beautiful and complex intonations, while remaining a great guitarist.

And the album, perhaps, can be safely added to the golden fund of rock music, which has lifted the group from the underground category into the big stage, and it deserves it.

Furthermore, the edition is equipped with incredible photographs in order to highlight the concept.

Devolvator | 5/5 |


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