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Porcupine Tree


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5 stars The biggest stardom of contemporary progressive music

Porcupine Tree have established themselves as the most popular contemporary progressive rock band. This is not accidentally. They have their own style and their own conception of making music. They are trademark everyone have to conform with. Their newest album - The Incident, again shows their late mature style of playing and composing. Playing - because as a musicians they show real virtuosity and professionalism in making the production; composing - because Steven Wilson's songwriting is absolutely unique and impossible to be made by some else. Moreover, he makes some huge mistakes in earlier career with a lot of boring repetitions in his compositions. Now everything is estimated ideally.

Porcupine Tree's unique style have attracted a lot of fans of experimental, psychedelic and space music, including a lot of Pink Floyd's fans. Porcupine Tree is truely the seccessor of Pink Floyd, because they are the only one band to use the same conception of making music as Pink Floyd. Of course, in The Incident we can hear harder tunes, typical for the band. However, these harder tunes are again estimated perfectly for the most necessary moments of the album, where they followed the conception of the album.

What about the album? The Incident is a concept album about the life and some philosophical problems around it. The structure of the album is really innovative and the production of the album is perfect. Without being flawless, this album shows the genius of Steve Wilson. As I said this album is not flawless and some of its flaws can be feeled from the first time you hear the album. The most important flaw is in the fifth song - Drawing the Line, which is a middle class alternative song. Everything else on the album is highly impressive. The Incident is a mixture of psychedelic, space, crossover and metal music, combined in typical PT's style. Gavin Harrison is highly impressive on the album. I think his style on The Incident is perfect and adds some more intense sound. Probably the best progressive drummer now. The best moments on the album are The Blind House, Time Flies (in Animals' style), Octane Twisted, I Drive the Hearse and Remember Me Lover. The other songs are mostly links between these main moments. All these make The Incident one of the best PT albums and one of the best albums of 2009. 4,5 stars.

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