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Porcupine Tree


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Conor Fynes
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3 stars 'Four Chords That Made A Million' - Porcupine Tree (Single)

This is a charming song from 'Lightbulb Sun,' and seemingly perfect for a single. Ironically enough, the song revolves around the shallowness of the music industry and record labels, so I can't imagine any executive would take kindly to the tongue-in-cheek criticism that Steven Wilson gives with this song. Tipping the hat to the likes of psychedelic pioneers like the Beatles, the song is all about being catchy and playfully trippy. Reminiscent of any poppy song from the late '60s, 'Four Chords' is upbeat but doesn't wear thin after only a few listens, like most songs of it's ilk. If only for the great production and psych-raga trippiness, 'Four Chords That Made A Million' is a great choice of single, and a song to hopefully get more people into this wonderful band.

The other 'b-sides' will be familiar to people who have given 'Recordings' a listen. Neither of these two tracks really stand out to me, but they both work well to reinforce the main attraction here. Of these however, the atmospheric 'In Formaldehyde' beats its acoustic counterpart by a fair bit in my books.

A good single from a great album.

Conor Fynes | 3/5 |


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