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Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

4.11 | 2070 ratings

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2 stars Please understand my confusion. Am I listening to KEANE here, or a so-called Prog band?

I've listened to this solidly for two weeks now and I guess that I just don't 'get it'. Everyone seems to rave about PT, and yet I don't seem to see what all the fuss is about. I hear 'Pop' interspersed with heavy rock. That's the deal right? Well, in theory that's an interesting concept, but in reality I'm not sure that it really works.

Steven Wilson is obviously a very competent sound engineer, as a surplus of sound effects proves. I can't fault the production. It's simply the aesthetics.

The great Mozart was able to meld together completely different pieces of music seamlessly, so that it sounded as one whole. I'm not that keen on Mozart's music either, but I appreciate and can see his genius.

PT, or Steven Wilson are full of ideas, but maybe too many to make it a cohesive theme or product.

I can see how after this bands like Muse creep in under the category of Prog. 'Fraid not boys. Not for me anyway. Maybe it's a 'generation gap' thing, and yet looking at the Progarchives top 100 albums this wouldn't get a sniff. It's just not serious or moody enough.

Yes, the 'hard' bit in 'Arriving somewhere' will get you going. But that's rock, not Prog. The hard bit in 'This is no rehearsal' (from the album 'Stupid dream') got me going too.

Sorry everybody, but I guess that this isn't my cup of tea.

sussexbowler | 2/5 |


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