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My first Porcupine Tree download
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 27/08/2010 15:39:45
My first Porcupine Tree download, found this while i was browsing around, i have music going back to the 60's but somehow these guys have passed me by. this is a fantastic cd, played in my car all the time, not a bad track, look forward to downloading some of the older music as well
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a great album from a great band
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 20/08/2010 15:58:26
for anyone who hasnt heard PT bfore i would seriously recomend listening to this album
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 10/01/2010 13:30:44
This album really is amazing. Having seen them live in Glasgow in december I can't stop playing it. I've even bought tickets to the extra gig they announced in London at the royal albert hall. If it's worth driving 800 miles round trip to see a band they must be good!
There's definitely more than hints of floyd. Time Flies is very Dogs, but to the point where I think perhaps it's intended as a tip of the hat to Floyd. Gavin Harrison on drums is truly spectacular and is surely one of the best drummers ever.
The strength of this album lies in the contrasts. There are very melodic pieces, but also very thrashy ones and Porcupine Trees trick as always is to merge the 2 seemlessly to great effect.
Another great album from Steven Wilson and co.... buy it!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Guitartom on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 13/12/2009 21:00:14
Different but still the best. The only thing better is seeing it live.
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Keep the secret
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 25/11/2009 00:01:05
I too was at the Leeds gig and love the album and the band. Perhaps we should all play it down. I'm going to the Manchester Academy gig in December and want to keep on seeing them in venues of this size. The way they are going they could end up becoming really big and then it's goodbye Academy hello MEN
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Porcupine Tree Are Back!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 28/10/2009 16:49:12
From the first time I heard Porcupine Tree I loved them, they were a mellow blend of rock and their attention to musical detail was great. I bought this album as soon as it came out and I have not been disappointed with it at all, very thoughtful and very Floyd like and a must have for all rock fans!
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Genius Musician Strikes Again
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 16/10/2009 15:06:54
Steven Wilson is undoubtably one of the greatest musicians working today. The fact that he is not better known is a crime; though the mainstream is hardly the place for someone like him. On this, PT's tenth album, Wilson has outdone himself yet again. The album is rich in tones and emotions, with the usual combination of metallic riffs, soaring melodies and progressive rock flourishes.
As usual, the standout ingredient is Gavin Harrison, whose matchless drumming elevates the music even further. Probably the best drummer in rock today, his combination of tasteful and restrained with mental, jaw-dropping, time-signature defying playing is a joy to behold.
Each listen is geniunely more and more rewarding, with the ability to absorb the listener fully. Listen without distraction. Plus the bonus tracks are even better than the album tracks! Crazy good value for money!
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A Superb Dark Rock Concept Album - Brilliant
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 10/10/2009 19:20:52
Having had this CD for a few weeks it really has dilated and what I thought was good offering has become spectacular. The story told is very dark and in parts disturbing with music delivering such presence and conviction. How such a dark theme can be delivered with such melody is just so typical of porcupne tree. The first CD sets off like a claymore with a tremendous wall of sound that then takes you through stories reflecting the dark side of the world we now live with different styles/sounds/speeds all of which just flow effortlessly. The first Album based on 1 complex piece really works and you could think that that second CD is thereafter fillers... how wrong. Black Dalia and Remember me lover would be the peaks of an album in their own right.
Having also experienced this album played live at Leeds on the incident tour I have been taken to yet another level as the album played live is just beyond words. This band really are the real deal and the quality of this band and album cannot be praised enough. An absolute breathe of fresh air from polished (and more important still very focused and uncompromising) musicians.
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It's not one of their best...but it's still pretty good.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 08/10/2009 20:33:41
The Incident comprises one long, 55-minute song, broken up into 14 acts, as well as a second CD for songs exempt from the main theme. Starting off with a heavy three-pronged guitar strike, The Incident immediately catches the listener by surprise. Worries about listener attention breaking during this impressive length of music are all-but dispersed upon listening to Porcupine Tree's latest, with varying shifts of mood, melody and heavy/gentle moments. Unfortunately, The Incident lacks any stand-out tracks, and the nature of the 55-minute song means that tender 5-minute ballads are replaced by short instrumental reprises. Whilst lacking anything utterly essential to listen to, The Incident is pleasant enough, but difficult to recommend. It's not an instantly accessible album, and it seems that in crafting an apparent masterpiece, Porcupine Tree have forgotten some of their hauntingly innovative progressive roots in favour of a less memorable sound.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Cudpug on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Great... a grower
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 02/10/2009 11:41:31
I think its great. I do agree there are hints of Pink Floyd's Animals in places but well worth the money. As for "marpic" pretentious or what
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: JMNutt on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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