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Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

3.04 | 974 ratings

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Isaac Peretz
1 stars An average rating of three stars? That's ridiculously high. I mean, it's not terrible or unpleasant to listen but it's seriously one of the most boring and uninteresting albums I have heard in my life, it's miles away from what Steven Wilson would do later on in terms of quality and creativity.

I don't even know how to describe this album. Is it even an album? I don't think I can even call it an album, it's more like a College music project. Structureless, unbalanced, uninteresting and overall just uninspired. It's like Steven Wilson grabbed a bunch of demos and smashed them into one 77-minute album even though they don't fit at all.

I *think* (inside asterisks because, again, it's incredibly structureless) it's psychedelic rock. But the mood of the album changes with almost every single track which is very disorienting and messy. Linton Samuel Dawson, for example, sounds like if Rush made disco music and it doesn't fit at all with the mood of the rest of the album, although to be honest it's hard to say it even got a mood at all.

I'm seriously forced to give this a one star rating. In fact, I have no idea how you could possibly give this work more than two stars to be honest. Seriously, go listen to 2000-2009 Porcupine Tree.

Isaac Peretz | 1/5 |


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