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Porcupine Tree


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3.67 | 1513 ratings

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4 stars It's the best album ever in progressive rock, no it's a piece of crap. It's a dessert topping and a floor wax?

Well, when confronted with many extreme options, the truth often lies somewhere in the middle, which means that The Incident is a really good dessert topping prog rock floor wax piece of crap.

If you like all of Porcupine Tree's releases, this one won't disappoint you. PT is one of those bands where I have to get the new release as soon as it's out. It was released six days before I had an incident of my own and it will now be indelibly identified with this period in my life. It also doesn't hurt that Mr. Wilson is of my generation. The album theme seems to be about the angst that us folks born around that time are experiencing in these days much as Fear Of A Blank Planet and Nil Recurring is about the angst of the current generation of teenagers.

Musically speaking, there is no change in direction here and PT is known for a few. This can be a good thing or a bad thing for some. I'd also like to add that I do appreciate getting the main album and the EP in one set at the start, unlike FOABP/NR, which were fine as separate things.

On an interesting side note, I was looking at the CD and saw my face reflected in the hard plastic cover the same time I was seeing the hand with the face behind it. I don't know if this was intentional, but it's a nice package.

Slartibartfast | 4/5 |


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