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Porcupine Tree


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3.83 | 1168 ratings

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4 stars Porcupine Tree has been one of those bands where I thought they were one of these weird prog bands that were highly overratted. That all changed when I got In Absentia and really enjoyed and made me realize that hey maybe they are worth something. Finally i've been able to get The Sky Moves Sideways, Stupid Dream, Lightbulb Sun, and Deadwing and been loving every bit of those. Howeve I wasn't too sure about Signify as i've put this on hold for a long time cause i wasn't sure if it would move like the other albums have. It took me some time as i've read reviews where it was boring ambiet stuff to other reviews saying it was one of their finest. So of course i just ignored the reviews and got it anyway and to be honest it didn't really hit me off at first cause there is alot of ambiet stuff going on in this album....probably even more ambiet than Pink Floyd. But I kept giving it another try and about the third listen it did sink in as i wouldn't say its there best but its not bad. Apparantly people say this is PT first proper album since the is the first time Steven Wilson isn't playing most of the songs by himself as each member displays his talent in each song. The music was a bit different for me as i've been used to their more heavier side from albums like Lightbulb Sun and In Absentia. However The Sky Moves Sideways did have some ambience in there sound but it still had some very rockin moments in alot of the songs. Signify is a bit different as it has the ambience of the last album but its more an album on its own as it has alot of sound effects combining that with some soft jazz and some softer rock. However though there are some tracks like Dark Matter and the title track that still show that rocky edge that PT has always had since the band was made. But in other words like i said its not there best but i kinda like it the way the songs work it has this very nice relaxing tone to it which is something you need to have in music from time to time. But the band does a great job with Steven Wilson's relaxing vocals and amazing guitar skills, Richard Barberi's aggressive keyboards, Colin Edwin's smooth bass licks, and Chris Maitland's tight and creative drumming. It makes me really glad that on this album PT has been albe to bring out the vocal harmonies once again as that has been a high point for me in all there albums but anyway if you wanna stretch your PT collection then go ahead give this thing a shot.
Progdrummer05 | 4/5 |


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