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LIGHTBULB SUN

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

4.02 | 1523 ratings

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Viscera
4 stars An overall good album with diversity.

With some resemblence with Porcupine Tree's previous album, Stupid Dream, this album brings multiple styles of songs that both hit and miss.

1. Lightbulb Sun. This song gives us an insight to their next masterful album In Absentia. Starts off slow and quiet, with simplistic drum and an acoustic guitar, eventually leading into bass work and the electric guitar introduction. No fancy musicianship going on here, a cookie cutter guitar solo and repetitive drumming. (7/10)

2. How is Your Life Today? My least favorite song on Lightbulb Sun. With simplistic piano melodys and vocals being the only thing going on this track. Lyrics leave you disappointed. (4/10)

3. Four Chords that Made a Million. Another weak track, though it may appeal to fans new to PT. Having a poppy style to it. Not much to say about this track but.. mreh. (5/10)

4. Shesmovedon. One of my all time favorite songs by PT. With one of my favoite guitar solos Wilson does at the end, satisfying harmonies and sing-a-long lyrics.(8/10)

5. Last Chance to Evacuate Earth. A cool track, with acoustic guitar dominating most of the instrumentals of this song, with a country twan twist on it. With bits and pieces of interesting audio samples.(6.5/10)

6. The Rest Will Flow. Another acoustic sounding track, accompanied with some string instruments towards the second-half of the song. Easy to listen to, being the second shortest song filled with classic PT vocals.(7/10)

7. Hatesong. Second longest song on the is album. Edwin's bass work being the star of the song. Though the rest of the song isnt too special, it never appealed to me naturally.(6.5/10)

8. Where Would We Be. The first of two "downer" songs on Lightbulb Sun, and you get this impression right away and it last for the rest of the track. The guitars in the song sound slurred and well..sad. I enjoy the vocals on the song quite alot though.(7/10)

9. Russia on Ice. Another fav of mine. Being the longest song on the track, ticking in at 13:04. With a spacey almost silent intro it the song builds to the chorus with the use of a string section where again they are incorporated with harmonys. After that the strings seem to flow with the song eventually leading to metal guitar chords and tons of cymbals. (8/10)

10. Feel So Low. The second of two obvious downer songs on the album. Overall nice to listen to.(7/10)

Altogether i give Lightbulb Sun a barely 4 out of stars. Will apeal to both new and old PT fans, showing off the different genres and styles they usually incorporate.

Viscera | 4/5 |

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