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Porcupine Tree


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4.00 | 1347 ratings

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Obsidian Pigeon
5 stars Porcupine Tree is a band that I know fairly well, and I love nearly all of their discography. This album, though, certainly claims its spot as my favorite of theirs. The new popish sensibilities are quite nicely woven together with some of their proggy and spacey music, creating an interesting blend. There is a great deal of variety on the album, yet there is still some nice cohesiveness to it all as well.

Some tracks soar to some really cool heights. Opener Even Less, Piano Lessons, A Smart Kid, Baby Dream in Cellophane, and closer Stop Swimming are all enjoyable highlights on this album, each creating an interesting tapestry within a wall of sound.

Stupid Dream essentially helped usher in a new age for Porcupine Tree, as they relied less on their space rock influence and gained a more diverse array of influences.

Obsidian Pigeon | 5/5 |


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