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Porcupine Tree


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4.02 | 1525 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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5 stars A musical odyssey of melancholy delights and uplifting power which, in my opinion, remains one of the band's finest releases. All the pieces which make Porcupine Tree unique shine here more brightly than almost anywhere else.

The songwriting is first rate, with a masterful blend of styles, dynamics, and emotions for the listener to enjoy, while the group's playing reaches new levels of virtuosity-- albeit through the subtle veneer of incredibly smooth and approachable sounds. Wilson's voice is positively seraphic, and his guitar work is phenomenal; his solo on "Shesmovedon" might just be his best ever, and I assure will absolutely lift the listener off their feet. The lengthier songs, "Hate Song" and "Russia on Ice" are refined and classy, while the ballads soar with catchy emotion. The very straightforward "Four Chords That Made a Million" takes some flak for sounding very bland-- but to those who get the sarcasm will find it quite fun.

I never grow bored of listening to this album, and I highly recommend it to any even slightly interested in Porcupine Tree's music-- it has tons of variety and songs which will make connections with the audience unlike anything else out there.

Songwriting: 5 Instrumental Performances: 5 Lyrics/Vocals: 4 Style/Emotion/Replay: 5

Prog Leviathan | 5/5 |


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