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Porcupine Tree


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3.04 | 974 ratings

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The Crow
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2 stars The beginning of this Steve Wilson's project called Porcupine Tree was a compilation of different ideas, songs and demos from the late 80's and beginning 90's under the name On the Sunday of Life... And it's a really irregular compilation.

This could be a good album, but the amount of silly and tasteless tracks included on it spoil part of the work... Some great tracks like Radioactive Toy and The Nostalgia Factory, they lose part of their bright when we hear them together with nonesenses like Linton Samuel Davison, Third Eye Surfer, No Luck With Rabbits... Ok, I love the psichodelic touch that Steve Wilson gives to every Porcupine Tree's release, but in this album this psichodelic elements are not really good used, and sometimes the lack of quality on them make this album a little dull to listen to... There's is too much rubbish here, in my humble opinion.

Excellent Songs: The Nostaliga Factory, Radioactive Toy and The Long Silence.

Good Songs: Jupiter Island, Nine Cats, and It will rain for a Million Years.

Listenable Songs: Footprints, And the Swallows dance above the Sun, Queen Quotes Crowley and Begonia Seduction Scene.

The rest is easily forgettable...

Conclusion: I think that only 6 really good tracks between 18 are not enough... But I have to say some tracks like Radioactive Toy and The Long Silence are great, and they give a good idea about the music that Steve Wilson would make along the years with Porcupine Tree. So this album is interesting for Porcupine Tree's fans. The rest will not find an special interesting album here... Although I think some tracks of this album are a must for progressive rock with psichodelic influences's lovers.

My rating: **1/2

The Crow | 2/5 |


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