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Porcupine Tree


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4.19 | 358 ratings

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5 stars RECORDINGS is a remarkable album! This album came about from songs that supposedly weren't good enough to fit on STUPID DREAM or LIGHTBULB SUN. Maybe that's why there was only a limited run of 20,000 copies of this album, because it were "just B-sides". RIGHT!

Fact is that this album is so good that other bands could only dream about making it. How did they pull this off?! Some people say that if you had bought all their singles and EP's in this era you wouldn't need to bother buying RECORDINGS, since you would already have all the tracks, but I disagree.

The track listing of this album is remarkable and to me the album as a whole is even that good that I would definitely take it with me to a deserted island if I could only bring 10 albums with me. And if I could only bring 1 this would probably be it! To me this is my favourite PORCUPINE TREE album, maybe even my all time favourite album.

Highlights of this album: BUYING NEW SOUL, this song is about selling your soul to the devil (maybe that's how Steven Wilson and band got up with such an excellent album?) and buying new soul at the start of every year. AMBULANCE CHASING and the full length version of EVEN LESS. Especially the drum part after 7 minutes or so (at the point where the short version ends) is astonishing.

Once again: this is my favourite PT album! Hence: 5 stars well deserved!

evenless | 5/5 |


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