Porcupine Tree Deadwing

Info about Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
Artist Porcupine Tree
Year 2005
Release Date
26. Apr 2005
Type
Studio Album
Play Time 59:40
Added by Mike 16 years ago
Importance Essential release
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8.5 x49
English/British Spacey Prog Rock/Metal
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45 users rate this album 7.0 or better, four users rate it lower. 28 users think it is prog, two users think it is merely related to prog and two users think that it's not prog. show details
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Review by Time_Signature 11 years ago <Permalink>
9.4
Spacey Prog Rock
Do you like 90s style alternative rock? Do you like 70s and 00s progressive rock? Do you like genre-transgression? Do you like innovativity? Do you like dynamicity? Are you afraid of Opeth? If your answer to all of these questions is affirmative, then "Dead Wing" by Porcupine Tree is the way to go. It's a really good alt/prog rock album with nothing but strong songs on it, offering both entertainment and food for thought.
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Comment by king_volta 14 years ago
8.6
Prog Rock
a very nice album despite some more "alternative" leaning tracks...
Review by OpenMind 14 years ago <Permalink>
9.0
Spacey Neo Prog Rock/Metal
Porcupine Tree have always been pigeonholed with the modern prog movement, but the reality is that they're both a riff-addicted metal band and a troupe obsessed with rich harmonies and memorable refrains. Take the grinding guitar work of "Shallow" which dukes it out with frontman Steven Wilson's undeniably melodic chorus before easing into the delicate, beautifully crafted "Lazarus." Few bands exhibit this kind of depth, be it the dreamy, Pink Floyd-inspired hallucination "Halo" or the Queensryche echoes of "Open Car." If the 12-minute sonic meander known as "Arriving Somewhere but Not Here" is as head-trippy as rock music gets anymore, it is reassuring to know that this Tree is still growing. Ideal for headphones, Deadwing -- despite its title -- takes flight nonetheless.
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Review by Mike 16 years ago <Permalink>
8.8
Eclectic Prog Rock
This is a nice "progish" album. It is not a prog masterpiece, because you have to put it in relation to In Absentia and Lightbulb Sun. But it's definitely quite sophisticated, yet easy to listen to, never get's boring, and the melodies really grow on you pretty fast.

I can understand why some people call this alternative, as it has an alternative touch. But Porcupine Tree has always been difficult to describe, a quality that's not uncommon for prog artists. I'd say that this is a good starting point to get to know Porcupine Tree, if you don't mind a rough edge towards prog metal or alternative.

People looking for the Floyd centric mellow records which Porcupine Tree are famous for should go for Sky Moves Sideways or Voyage 34, Deadwing is considerably more heavy.
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