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Porcupine Tree


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3.99 | 1371 ratings

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4 stars What an excellent album, full of surprising and original, other than very fresh sounding. With this album PT start to go a different way, towards a new sound, which will be improved in their following album "Lightbulb Sun" , and completed in " In Absentia". "Stupid Dream" however still sounds very spacy sometimes ( the brief title track, or " Don't Hate Me"), a typical characteristic of the band.

Many songs are great, some are excellent, some are just good; I would like to mention " Piano Lessons", that has a great kick to it and a great melody, very catchy. It is generally an underrated song, don't understand why. "Even less", is quite opposite: it's a bit overrated, and I'm not crazy about some parts of the song, but it's still pretty good. Also, there's the fresh sounding and original " A Slave Called Shiver", "Stranger By the minute", which was also released as a single, the excellent instrumental piece " Tinto Brass"; let's not forget about the mysterious " Baby Dream In a Cellophane", and the even better " This Is No Rehersal", another unbelievably catchy song.

Anyway, an excellent album, worth the listen.

EatThatPhonebook | 4/5 |


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