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UP THE DOWNSTAIR

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

3.92 | 707 ratings

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voliveira
3 stars 6/10

The second album by Porcupine Tree (and fortunately the latter as a simple project solo by Wilson) is certainly a big step forward from their debut ugly and confusing, but is still far from doing justice to the band's name. In fact there are highlights relevant here - Always Never was one of the first songs I've heard of the PT and continues to be one of my favorites, and Synesthesia, Fadeway, the title track and Burning Sky are worthy of note - but the potential of Up the Downstair is wasted with a bunch of short tracks and absolutely unnecessary that really do nothing for me. And of course, the album does not have the strength to stand, in our psychedelic moments, either in the passages ambient / electronic. In fact this is not an album as good as I expected. But yes, this is certainly a treat before the crap by Wilson before and with more evidence of what will come later.

voliveira | 3/5 |

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