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    Porcupine Tree

    My other favourite prog band at the moment is Porcupine Tree.

    Boy, they are amazing, I highly recommend them.

    "Blackest Eyes" is my fave PT song

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    Thanks Cherry.
    I will need to check out Porcupine Tree. Which album of theirs would you recommend?
    I see they have many albums out!

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    In Absentia and deadwing are my 2 faves.

    Amazing songs on both those albums

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    Hey, this is my current favorite prog band, I must say (just look at my avatar).

    I have their complete discography and like them all, but if I had to chose a top 5 favorites, I think they would be these greats (In chronological order):

    - The Sky Moves Sideways
    - Signify
    - Stupid Dream
    - Lightbulb Sun
    - In Absentia

    Five genuine masterpieces!!

    I'm quite surprised to find so few people who also enjoy this band here, judging by the few replies to this topic...

    Cheers,
    Demetrio.

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    Well, the thread is a year old and probably there were less people around back then. Excellent band, in my all-time top 5 prog bands.

    Best albums:
    1. In absentia
    2. The sky moves sideways
    3. Deadwing
    4. Lightbulb sun

    Best songs:
    1. The sky moves sideways
    2. Heartattack in a layby
    3. Lazarus
    4. Blackest eyes
    5. Arriving somewhere

    The other projects of Steve Wilson are also well worth exploring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    Best songs:
    1. The sky moves sideways
    2. Heartattack in a layby
    3. Lazarus
    4. Blackest eyes
    5. Arriving somewhere
    Yeah, all these songs are brilliant and among my favorites as well. Some other personal favorites are: "Radioactive Toy" (from their debut release, On the Sunday of Life), "Russia on Ice" (from Lightbulb Sun), "Don't Hate Me" (from Stupid Dream), "Gravity Eyelids" (from In Absentia) and "Anesthetize" (from their latest effort, Fear of a Blank Planet).


    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    The other projects of Steve Wilson are also well worth exploring.
    Indeed. NO-MAN and BLACKFIELD especially (even though I.E.M. and Bass Communion are also awesome).

    NO-MAN's Flowermouth, for example, is a geuine masterpiece. It features, among other guests, the presence of King Crimson guitarrist Robert Fripp, and his guitar solo on the first track, "Angel Gets Caught in the Beauty Trap", is something wonderful.

    Kind regards,
    Demetrio.

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    I`ve listened to some Porcupine Tree songs and definitely liked what I heard. Maybe it`s time for me to revisit this band`s music more thoroughly.
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
    ''The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.'' - Michael Jackson


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    Quote Originally Posted by rojo View Post
    I've listened to some Porcupine Tree songs and definitely liked what I heard.
    Welcome to the Tree!!

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    Saw them live at The Carling Academy with Robert Fripp supporting,great gig, great band,great night.Deadwing was my introduction to them and is still my favorite.

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    Just listening to one of Steven Wilson's side projects: Together we are stranger by No Man. What gorgeous music. I don't think there is any rock musician (with the exception of Peter Gabriel) that I rate higher than him.

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    Deliberately didn't listen to it and just ordered it from Amazon,cannot wait! just like Christmas.

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    Oh, I love Porcupine Tree! I'd say that In Absentia and Signify are my favorite PT albums, but it's hard to choose. Their song "Drown with Me" used to be set as my alarm's wake-up song.

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    I only have Deadwing to go by, but I love this album and it gets repeated and regular listening from me. Great "New Prog"
    Music is made to transform the states of the soul, for an hour or an instant (J. Alain)

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    In absentia is an absolute must for you then.

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    I think In Absentia is great. I have the 2-disc re-release of Signify and found that harder to get into, but I also like it.

    I own Deadwing and Fear of a Blank Planet, but haven't listened to them and am looking forward to it very much. I really like what Steven Wilson does. I kind of wish I would have picked up his earlier CDs when they were more readily available, though I suppose I shouldn't have a hard time ordering online if I really want them.

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