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Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

4.10 | 1860 ratings

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A great album. This album focuses more in heaviness contrasting with mellow passages (especially on epics like the title track, Arriving Somewhere But Not Here, and Start of Something Beautiful), and unfortunately the gorgeous vocal harmonies of In Absentia are lacking in quantity and quality in this release. The contrasts are also present one song from the other (The alt-rock heaviness of Shallow with The piano ballad called Lazarus). There are also short tracks that differ from the typical Porcupine tree song (like Halo and Open Car), which unfortunately for the latter is not very enjoyable. The title track and Start of Something Beautiful are similar in structure in the way that its structure differs from the normal pop song, and takes many turns and changes every couple of minutes. Mellotron Scratch is a successful track that has its an excellent moment at the end of it (PT vocal harmonies in a Neal Morse Way!). Glass Arm Shattering is a typical mellow Porcupine tree song, and the big epic of the album is one of the best and most mature songs I've heard from the band. It combines all the musical qualities found in each album to form a majestic psychedelic/rock trip. I think Arriving Somewhere But Not Here is the ultimate Porcupine Tree song.

Song Ratings:

1). Deadwing 8.5/10 2). Shallow 6.5/10 3). Lazarus 6/10 4). Halo 6.5.5/10 5). Arriving Somewhere But Not Here 9.5/10 6). Mellotron Scratch 8/10 7). Open Car 4.5/10 8). The Start Of Something Beautiful 8/10 9). Glass Arm Shattering 5.5/10

My Grade : B-

Zitro | 4/5 |


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