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UP THE DOWNSTAIR

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

3.92 | 718 ratings

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frenchie
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3 stars Porcupine Tree are a band that never really clicked with me. At times they sound like a progressive band, other times they sound like an alternative rock band that somehow never reached fame like Radiohead have. This is one of the earliest works from this band that I own and i see a big Pink Floyd inspiration here. The production isn't as good as on other albums, yet it still has the signature PT sound (which happens to vary from album to album).

This album has some interesting moments, but i never really managed to be wowed by anything on this album. The guitar work, vocals and production are all very good and i love Steve Wilson's contribution to Opeth albums later in his career, however this album failed to really hook me into the band, though there is great potential here. There are 3 or 4 really good tracks on this album but nothing very memorable. Interesting, yet gets boring quickly.

frenchie | 3/5 |

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