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Old 07-02-2009, 08:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think it's a solid review. The Porcupine Tree tracks I like are REALLY REALLY good but every album does have filler on and Blackest Eyes is bland boring alt rock that could be written by a multitude of bands.
I love Blackest Eyes, I think it is a really cool song and was one of the first I heard from Porcupine Tree. In fact, this was the first album I ever acquired and think it deserves much more credit than this review gives.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Nobody likes Collapse the Light Into Earth? I think it's a really beautiful track and a really great finishing song. Beautiful way to cap off the album.
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:39 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I love Blackest Eyes, I think it is a really cool song and was one of the first I heard from Porcupine Tree. In fact, this was the first album I ever acquired and think it deserves much more credit than this review gives.
I heard Deadwing first so that's by far my favourite but I think that Wilson is such a great songwriter that he sometimes spreads himself too thin over his many projects and the odd banal track creeps into PT's music. I just don't think that Blackest Eyes is dynamic enough and doesn't quite fit on the album personally.
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:39 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I quite like In Absentia even if it tapers off towards the end. And this is a good review, although I disagree with some of it. For one, I looove Wedding Nails - it's just so heavy, tight and crunchy. And I feel .3 is one of the best on the album - the layers upon layers give it an understated beauty.

Have you heard Drown With Me which is on the bonus disc as well as the Futile EP? Talk about a pop masterpiece - sad yet uplifting.

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I heard Deadwing first so that's by far my favourite but I think that Wilson is such a great songwriter that he sometimes spreads himself too thin over his many projects and the odd banal track creeps into PT's music. I just don't think that Blackest Eyes is dynamic enough and doesn't quite fit on the album personally.
Steven Wilson thinks that Blackest Eyes is the track which encapsulates the whole album.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I actually like "Blackest Eyes" quite a bit except for the one dubious lyric I mentioned in the review. It's straightforward but hardly banal, with a beautiful mix of light and heavy instrumentation, a catchy melody, and some great syncopated rock riffing. It's when Wilson writes heavy songs that lack that melodic and rhythmic power that he becomes dull. IMO
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:23 PM   #16 (permalink)
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What to say?
I understand opinions of reviewer but... this is my loved band so I have different feelings. Just feelings. When I think about it, I know reviewer has some true but for me music are mostly my own emotions.

This band is for me something what I always needed but didn't know about them. I found them 6 months ago and was amazed. And it's still neverending fascination. Why? I didn't expect I will find some band that will be combination of so many styles and mixture of pop and metal. That's what I really like - catchy (for somebody cheesy) melodies and some heavy parts together.

I love In Absentia, I love Blackest Eyes, Gravity Eyelids, Heartattack in a Layby and Collapse the Light Into Earth.
Blackest Eyes is example of heavy riffs and catchy melodies together - perfect combination for me. I don't have troubles with lyrics "It's so erotic when your make up runs."
Gravity Eyelids is between my top 5 songs of Porcupine Tree. The slow start of song is so erotic and instrumental part so good.
Drown with me from bonus disc is also great song. Not yet between my loved but... there is something very attractive.
Somehow I don't understand why everybody is so amazed by Trains. Yes, this song is great but I don't know... I miss there something. I think for example 3. is much more better...

In Absentia is great but number one will be probably still album Deadwing.


Did you see MySpace of Steven Wilson? steven wilson on MySpace
He has there very very long list of influences... Between them for example ABBA, Opeth, Underworld, Pink Floyd, Dδlek, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Alanis Morissette. Than when you know this list, it's not so surprising - Porcupine Tree music is mixture of all these influences
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:16 AM   #17 (permalink)
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A friend of them recommended I give them a listening, but I have to say I found them to be a bit too metal for my tastes (i'm sure many here would disagree though)
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:24 AM   #18 (permalink)
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A friend of them recommended I give them a listening, but I have to say I found them to be a bit too metal for my tastes (i'm sure many here would disagree though)
Yes, they are metal little bit after 2000. But they weren't always.
Try albums Lightbulb sun and Stupid Dream, maybe you will like it more.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:14 AM   #19 (permalink)
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voyage 34, yellow hedgrow dreamscape and the sky moves sideways are my favrite albums of ptree, but i do love them all, the track radioactive toy pure genius imo wadaya mean no good albums all the way through? to me he (steven wilson) sort of brought back the idea of concept albums that i think was lost to a certain degree in the eight's im not saying that there wernt any go albums back then i was probly drinkin to em at the time but ptree is a fantastic band, i have always said to myself that if i won the lottery i would bring ptree and iem over to play everything in there cataloge,
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