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Porcupine Tree


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3.66 | 1446 ratings

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2 stars To buy this album for me was a disillusion. Trapped by the great Fear of a blank planet, The incident has nothing to do which what I was expected. As many times happens, maybe the conceptual thing limited the creativity of the songwriters, especially of Steve Wilson.

The first CD tries to be an unique long track of almost 60 minutes tracked in fourteen songs. Eight of these songs are of less than three minutes, an in my opinion are just fillers or bridges. The longer tracks are mainly vocally driven and the musical sustention only in a few times has the typical heavy side of Porcupine Tree, and in general terms sounds uninspired. The tracks Drawing the line, Time flies and I drive the hearse are the ones that catch my attention. Time flies is a deliberate emulation of the Pink Floyd epic Dogs. Is not bad but lacks of diversity.

The second CD is a short one with only four songs that sum a bit more than twenty minutes. Here we have not the concept thing, but everything continues in the same way, uninspired and a bit annoying. Bonni the cat is mainly instrumental with guitars riffs but nothing special. Balck dahlia is a ballad and Remember me lover another ballad with a heavy interlude. This last song is rather good.

As another difference with their others albums, here Steve Wilson share the songwriting with the other musicians in many tracks. For my tastes, that seems not to be an improvement, unless in this album. Hope that in the next one the band recover its creativity.

genbanks | 2/5 |


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