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Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

4.26 | 2619 ratings

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3 stars What does it mean when PT gets heavier as it ages? The former master of PINK FLOYD imitation and prog revivalist has now decided to try to carve his own sound. With drummer extraordinaire Gavin Harrison, and seasoned keyboard master, Richard Barbieri, he has a great foundation to build upon.

This is the most universally acclaimed PT album has never quite grabbed me. The production is amazing but the dynamics are all over the place and the melodies are sometimes blotted out by the instrumental play--or they're just plain boring. While I appreciate Steven's efforts and creative drive, most of the songs and dynamics on this album do more to bore or alienate me. I find myself only going back to three songs: "Trains" (10/10), "Blackest Eyes" (10/10), and ".3" (9/10). 'nuff said.

BrufordFreak | 3/5 |


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