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Porcupine Tree


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4.11 | 1981 ratings

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That's what separates "Voyage 34" from "Shallow". And I far much prefer the former. There has been some times now that "PT" shifted in a more aggressive music. They are getting closer to "Riverside" than their their Floydian inspiration of their debut. Pick up whatever you prefer.

I like "PT" but only moderately. Even if most of their albums are good ones, I have never been able to distinguish a masterpiece amongst any of their many releases I have been reviewing. And this one is no exception. All these five stars ratings form those die- hard fans...Rather astonishing. Totally overrated IMHHO. Just a listen to "Mellotron Scratch" will confirm this feeling. Useless and booooooring.

Even if I might sound old-fashioned, their earlier days pleased me more. And since I belong to the "No More Heroes" generation, there is no way for me to praise a band blindly. Even not "Genesis", "Yes" nor "Floyd". So, you can imagine that I will be even more critical for "PT". and actually, even if they did change their style since "On The Sunday Of Life", I can hardly find a substantial and positive evolution in their music.

It's about the same old story as far as their latest albums are concerned. Of course there will be some good moments out here. But not too many. "The Start Of Something Beautiful" and "Deadwing". And only partially "Arriving Somewhere". "Glass Arm Shattering" will feature a more spacey atmosphere and also belongs to the songs I like.

This band is more appealing to me while they are playing live. So, I will give them a try next month while they will be on stage in Brussels. But this won't change my mind about this album. Just average. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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