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Porcupine Tree


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3.04 | 974 ratings

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2 stars hmmm a compilation

PT as a truly prog band. out there. testing the limits. getting it wrong. getting it right. some of it probably better received by the trekkies out there. Although listening to a message from a self destrucitng turnip I'd reckon Hitch Hikers Guide was more appropriate.

Radioactive toy has lots of Floyd overtones, undertones and in-betweeny tones.

LSD is bizarre and weird. Funny that.

The start of Swallows proabably gives a better window into where PT may go than any other track. Hindsight is great. The middle and end descend into that sort of weirdness that can end in either genius or smelly nappies. Well ... it ain't genius. No Luck with rabbits is worse.

Begonia Seduction Scene.Sounds like a grade 3 guitar piece. God how I hated grade 3. Oh and It will rain for a million years. That's how long you should wait before hearing this album. Although having listened to Third Eye Surfer you may think that 1 million years is too soon.

The Long Silnce sounds like The Buggles.

To me there are two ways of approaching this album. Either as an insight into the early years of one of the greatest contenporary prog bands in which case it's a 4-5 star album, or as compilation of a band in its very formative stages in which case it is a 1-2 star.

Have to be honest. I've got all their stuff and this is by far the least listened to.

good luck if you get this one

obiter | 2/5 |


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