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Porcupine Tree


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3.98 | 1092 ratings

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5 stars 9/10

If Signify suggested that Porcupine Tree was willing to introduce new elements to their music, Stupid Dream is the definitive confirmation. Although the sound experimental / psychedelic has not been widely abandoned (in fact it has always been rooted in the overall sound of the band) this is an album with a greater focus on short songs and more commercial appeal.

This is pop and not prog? No, no way. As I stated in my review of Signify this band knows how to make good and accessible music and Stupid Dream is proof of that. This is one of the best albums of the band and is actually very catchy. Be nice for songs such as Pure Narcotic and Stranger by the Minute or by more complex songs like Don´t Hate Me (perhaps the most progressive song of album) and the instrumental Tinto Brass (a great song, considering it has the name of a porn director Italian) this is an album that really worth listening to. The only disposable moment here is the title track, an ordinary 30-second interlude that actually serves as a bridge between Piano Lessons and Pure Narcotic - but it's nothing that can affect the strength of this album as a whole.

Another thing worthy of note is that there are some passages that show here in this album (even slightly) the character of the heavier band, which will be explored further ahead on In Absentia. And face it, Porcupine Tree is even better when joining the progressive metal to its eclectic sound!

5 stars!

voliveira | 5/5 |


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