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Porcupine Tree


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4.02 | 1542 ratings

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4 stars The 2000 issue of LIGHTBULB SUN was good, maybe even very good. However: I'm desperately awaiting their 2006/2007? re-issue also being remixed in multi channel 5.1 This has to become PT's definitive version of the album as the band initially intended it to be! A similar re-issue from the STUPID DREAM album has been issued in 2006. If you don't have this album yet I would certainly advise you wait a bit and get the 2006/2007? re-issue as PT's 5.1 mixes are simply astonishing. You should play it on a DVD- A player, but it is also playable in Dolby Digital or dts, making it enjoyable on almost any surround home theatre set. PORCUPINE TREE has won several awards for their multi channel album mixes and this one proves that they really take this very seriously and put a lot of effort in it.

So what makes LIGHTBULB SUN worth while? Well, even if it only had the track RUSSIA ON ICE on it I would already have bought the album! To me this track is a great example of what PORCUPINE TREE really is. Initially the song is heading in a certain direction and you'll already like it. Then, suddenly it kicks off in a completely different direction, something you would not expect and I love it! Why does a song have to consist out of a verse followed by a second verse followed by the chorus? F*ck musical rules! As an artist you can do with your music whatever you want. You could call it musical freedom or call it whatever you want, the result is mind blowing!

Other favourite tracks of mine are the title track, Shesmovedon, Last Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled and Hatesong.

This album is as good as STUPID DREAM and therefore also deserves at least a 4 star rating!

evenless | 4/5 |


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