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UP THE DOWNSTAIR

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

3.92 | 725 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Porcupine Tree returns with the difficult second album. An album that sets them away on their path to stardom.

Steven Wilson cleaned out some cobwebs and overbloated spiders their debut was full of and got them selves a new sound. A much fresher sound. It is obvious that both King Crimson and Pink Floyd is a big inspiration here. Steven Wilson is by all means our generation's Robert Fripp. No wonder they get on so well together and that Steven Wilson has been let loose on remastering of old King Crimson albums. Just listen to this album.....

Up The Downstair is miles more commercial and accessible than any KC album. But the richness in details is still a common theme though. Up The Downstair is a Psychedelic/Space Rock through and through though. Through and through with a large slant of Britpop and 1960s British space rock. Wilson & Co is drawing a lot from The Beatles.

This album is good throughout. My big problem is the lack of any great song and hence my lack of stars for the local star gazers to explore. But this is still an album well worth checking out.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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