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Porcupine Tree


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3.85 | 1364 ratings

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4 stars This is what I was expecting... what a great album...

Porcupine Tree is a band that I don't get what is so great about, until now. This album is one of the lowest rated on PA and I do find it very interesting to listen to, besides that seems like there's a lot of emotions and intensity within the music. In comparison with In Absentia or Deadwing, this particular album is way more interesting, less catchy, maybe but it's a lot better to enjoy.

First, I feel that Wilson &Co. made a wonderful job in developing a moody atmosphere and recurring to a lot of samples to set a mood. The catchy riffs and the acoustic tunes are great as well and the music in general is a lot more interesting, maybe the vibe, maybe the emotion, but this album is a lot more interesting that all their work they do after this one. Maybe the album is a little dispersed. There are many ideas pulling in different directions, not like The Incident, which is plain boring and one dimensional. This album has its unexpected moments and seems to have different approaches.

Second, I do believe that the band was way more inspired back on those days, because I found their recent albums a little boring and unemotional at all, but this album it's a hidden jewel. It's not that different though. You will find the regular PT, but a little more oriented to sampling and space rock more than the heavy rock orientation they took later on. On in on, this is a good album to enjoy, especially in a cloudy rainy day as today is here in my Country. I don't think it's a corner stone of Prog or Space rock, but is good enough to enjoy.

I do recommend this album for any music lover, and for rock-ambience-space rock lovers. This is the album of Porcupine Tree to get. Progressive? Yes, a little more than the rest of their music, but not that significant. 4 stars. Great album. Enjoy it!

jampa17 | 4/5 |


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