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    Posted: July 10 2017 at 06:44
Appreciation/praise only please. If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't even bother posting here. I'm sure there are plenty of other threads on other parts of the forum for you.

I can't get enough of The Same Asylum As Before! Such a gloriously catchy chorus! I'd like it to be August 18th now, please!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mlkpad14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2017 at 09:33
Me too. Pariah is out of this world!

Steven Wilson is an awesome musician; he has explored a lot of territory, and he is a workaholic! No drug either...

Good music isn't dead, it just isn't on radio. Good art is being made, but you don't go to any museums or hang with the right people.

And if you aren't really looking, what do you expect to find?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2017 at 15:35
Looks like a nice fellow.

Musicien superbe.

Could use a little more humour in his music, though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2017 at 21:26
I got to know Steven Wilson / Porcupine Tree by the time of Grace for Drowning. I had heard about him (them) for a good while already, but hadn't got any albums yet. So Grace for Drowning was having such great critics and all, considering it the new great prog masterpiece to rival the 70's ones. However, I did get that one and really liked it a lot... it sounded like the way modern prog should sound at the time (even though it had many good retro elements). Next I got the live Porcupine Tree "Coma Divine", which happened to be available at the store I usually visit, and had read some good reviews at the time too. I really loved it, and from there I got all the Gavin Harrison era Porcupine Tree albums, and later on the previous Steven Wilson one. Later on, I got The Raven at the time it was relesed, and loved it too. So far, my favourite Steven Wilson / Porcupine Tree album is The Raven, and my favourite Porcupine Tree album is Coma Divine (it seems I do need to get some other of the pre-Gavin Harrison era albums too, though I have the feeling they sound more pop and less ambient than Coma Divine).
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^ You must get Stupid Dream, Lightbulb Sun and Recordings (psych-pop). Essential stuff imho and probably my very favorites from him/them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2017 at 20:47
Yeah... I think Recordings is the one that I was more interested in, though I had the impression that one was a limited edition and didn't go for it in time. I haven't looked for it to see if it's still available. I was also interested in "The Sky Moves Sideways", since I really loved that song from Coma Divine, and would be interested in having the complete version (though perhaps this shorter one has got the best of the song, such as "Thick as a Brick" on Live Bursting Out). However, my very favourite PT songs are "The Sky Moves Sideways" itself and "Radioactive Toy" (both I know from their Coma Divine versions), and "Russia on Ice" (that one I know from the Warzawa version).
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Recordings has been re-issued in 2010, I think.

Sky Moves is definitely a top 3.

Stupid Dream is their best.

You might also want to check out Metanoia: improvisations from the Signify sessions with a strong Crimson vibe. That one's pretty cool.

Have fun.



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Oh well, it seems I'll have to come back into a Porcupine Tree buying period in order to get the last albums I'm missing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2017 at 12:52
Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

^ You must get Stupid Dream, Lightbulb Sun and Recordings (psych-pop). Essential stuff imho and probably my very favorites from him/them.

Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun are very good 'psych prog pop rock'......
too many adjectives..?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blaqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2017 at 15:51

I'm not familiar with most of Porcupine Tree or his solo career, however, my favorite songs by him are definitely Holy Drinker and The Raven that Refused to Sing.

BTW, I like the catchy Permanating too, his latest pop endeavour. Don't bash me..Ouch




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2017 at 18:37
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

^ You must get Stupid Dream, Lightbulb Sun and Recordings (psych-pop). Essential stuff imho and probably my very favorites from him/them.


Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun are very good 'psych prog pop rock'......
too many adjectives..?
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PPPR.

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