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Porcupine Tree


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4.11 | 1954 ratings

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5 stars I can imagine how split PT fans are on this record. I would like to set one thing straight however, THIS WAS NOT INTENDED TO BE TOO PROGRESSIVE. It's a movie soundtrack. Deadwing is a screenplay written by Wilson and some other dude. So don't fret guys, there is plenty this record has to offer. However, in contrast to that plenty there is also an absence of interesting tracks.

Deadwing. This song caught my attention from the getgo and it never let go of it. This is a very interesting track. The short keyboard intro displays recurring themes in the album. One being trains. You can the sound of a train throughout the whole record. This might hint at something in the story. This song I feel is very bass driven. The drums are fantastic and basically the song is very well executed. With a guitar solo from Adrian Belew! (8/10)

Shallow. Hmm...I didn't click alll too well with this song. I found it to be the complete opposite of progressive. With the exception of an interesting chorus, this song blows. (6/10)

Lazarus, a beautiful little song I can't get enough of. It's so emotional and the piano playing is wonderful. I can't really elaborate on it too much, it's so short. Also note the sound of a train passing by at the end of the song. (9/10)

Halo, also a very bass driven song. It also didn't get to me all that much. It's not good, but it's not bad. (7/10)

Arriving Somewhere But Not Here, is the best song on the record. Hands down. Easily the best song of their career. With Floyd popping at every corner and a guitar solo by Akerfeldt. This song is full of energy and genuine prog. (10/10)

Mellotron Scratch, I must say, had me at first. I thought it was going be an ambient interesting prog piece. But it became what sounds like todays top 200 bilboard chart. Suck. (4/10)

Open Car! Now this sounds promising! I thought it was also going to become a prog piece with that intricately timed guitar riff. But then it became Shallow. Suck. (4/10)

The Start Of Something Beautiful. Woah, I was not expecting anything else good after the last two songs. But this song is a return to the old PT. Full of ambient music and interesting drum riffs. Very nice. (9/10)

Glass Arm Shattering? More like lame song muting. I'm sorry, but this song just does nothing at all for anything. It just sucks. (1/10)

There is a bonus track at the end of the spacing 4 minutes of silence in Glass Arm. It's a cover of shesmovedon from Lightbulb Sun. The song is still good, but I can't count it as a track.

Overall this album is mostly lame background music. Not really prog. But again, it was never intended to be. This album is just background music, because Wilson is working on making this into a movie. So keep your eyes out for it. Watch the ratings for this record shoot up when it comes out.

EDIT: I'd like to say, with time this album has immensely grown on me. It is absolutely and postively one of my favorite records of all time. It flows magnificently and the music makes me want to cry. I actually did cry last night while I was listening to Glass Arm Shattering. 5 stars all the way.

Treasure | 5/5 |


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