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STUPID DREAM

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

3.98 | 976 ratings

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Gatot
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5 stars Oh man . whenever I got tired with what I do during the day, I play "Even Less" or "Don't Hate Me" and it's magically all bad things, all grievances, all problems with my clients or colleagues are gone man .Anyleszzz ..that's the true power of prog music man. I mean it! You can solve your problems by listening excellent music like this album without having to worry about facing the problem itself. No no no .. I'm not suggesting you to run away from your problems as these are not the things that all good management or leadership books (Stephen Covey, Warren Bennis, Pouzes and Kosner, Jack Welch - not Chris Welch!, or even classic authors like Dale Carnegie or Napoleon Hill) have taught us: "face the problem, my dear readers!". What I mean to say here is that . take a deep journey inside yourself and cool it down, take a rest, enjoy the music, play it LOUD!, sip your capuccino, turns off all your lights, close your eyes - let the music guides and brings you to the other world. And the next day: Jump out of bed as soon as you hear the alarm clock! You may also find it useful spending five minutes each morning saying to yourself : "Every day in every way I am getting better and better". Perhaps it is a good idea to start a new day with the right frame of mind." (sleeve note of Radiohead OK Computer). Yeah, face the problem the next day with a new frame of mind. That's what we call it as paradigm shift! Yeah .. music can help you to do so. If it can't, repeat it again: over and over .

No one would argue that "Even Less" (7:11) is a great track by any dimension. Name it: simplicity, great melody, great sounds, great flow, great singing - all are there man! Plus .. I like at the end of the track there is female voice counting numbers. So powerful and so rewarding! "Piano Lessons" (4:21) is a simple and nice song with psychedelic style. "Pure Narcotic" (5:02) represents what truly Porcupine Tree sound is. "Slave Called Shiver" (4:41) has great bass lines combined with nice and simple piano touch. If you happen to listen "Don't Hate Me" (8:30), please do let me know any weak point of this track. I can not identify. It's a perfect track and it gives great nuances of wonderfully crafted music.

Is it wise to give a masterpiece rating for a less complex album like this one? Why not!

Progressively yours, GW

Gatot | 5/5 |

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