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Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet CD (album) cover


Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

4.25 | 2365 ratings

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5 stars Okay, so. This is my first review, and I've selected this to be my first review because it has meant so much to me. But that's another story.

Fear Of A Blank Planet (10/10) I remember sitting in my bedroom late at night the first time I listened to this. The typing in the beginning came on. My ears pricked up. Then the guitar came in to welcome me to this beautiful piece of artwork. The song progresses forward and builds up only to collapse (in a musically mellifluous manner) as one would imagine the subject of the song doing. It's a piece that gets right into you, but you accept it as you. (Sorry for the cheesiness, but) You become one with the piece.

My Ashes (9/10) And it leads you forward into My Ashes. A wondrous song. It floats you through. It brings you on its wings only to let you back down into Anesthetize.

Anesthetize (11/10) My favorite song out of any song ever created. This piece will blow your mind and then blow all the little pieces of your mind. The music video does that times infinity. It is amn epic that would take me much longer to describe than to listen to the song. I had the pleasure of seeing part two of this piece live. I will never forget them opening up and me freaking out. Anyways, Anesthetize, I love you.

Sentimental (10/10) A beautiful piano in this one. The vocals are touching, and support the piece with extreme power.

Way Out Of Here (10/10) Many people will put this down as the worst song of the album, however I find it a crucial point of the album. The ambience may seem to stretch on for much too long, but this is only because it needs the time to build up to one of the hardest riffs I've ever heard. The foundation of this song is incredible, as well as the more visible parts.

Sleep Together (10/10) Never have I seen a song that completes an album so well. The lyrics are sharp and emotionless, and lead into a spiral of instrumental, with Steven Wilson's vocals acting as an instrument more than a voice for the majority of the piece. The climax is the most amazing orchestral sound that has ever graced my ears. It leaves me wanting more. Not because it lacks anything, but because it is perfect. It is the epitome of awesomeness (for lack of a better word). Listen to it. You'll know exactly what I'm talking about.

Overall: One of the best albums of all time, if not the best. Buy it, and buy it now.

PorcupineThief | 5/5 |


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