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Old 03-19-2012, 05:10 AM
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One of the modern "prog" bands that I totally enjoy. Still need to see them live and I am also digging John Wesley's solo music.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:10 AM
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Fear Of A Blank Planet did it for me. In my top 5 albums. But I love all the four modern era albums and the two live DVDs. Never gotten as much into the earlier stuff, personally.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:12 AM
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Get his latest "Grace for Drowning" and you won't think that anymore. Brilliant brilliant album.
Agreed. Not an easy first listen but once you get comfy with it it will blow you away.

Again, Wilson is a genius IMO.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:04 AM
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Got In Absentia about 5 years ago and loved it. Not sure why it took so long but I've finally expanded my collection to add Deadwing, Fear of a Blank Planet, Lightbulb Sun, Signify, Recordings, The Sky Moves Sideways, and both of Wilson's solo records.

Been listening to them all non stop now for the past few weeks. Easily my favorite band of the last 20 years by a very wide margin.

Steven Wilson is a genius IMO.
Agreed. The Incident, Up The Downstair and Stupid Dream are all definitely worth having too IMO. Also make sure you get the Anesthatize and Arriving Somewhere... DVDs. Oh, and the Nil Recurring EP. Haha. Steven Wilson puts out so much stuff it's hard to keep up!

I agree that Steven Wilson is a genius. He's one of the torchbearers who still makes "records" the way they used to be (and should be IMO) made. As a single piece of art that is thought out in every respect. Music, production, theme, artwork, everything. The music has to be experienced through headphones or studio monitors to be appreciated fully. The listener has to actually dedicate themselves to the listening experience or risk missing a lot of the production elements. However it is also very enjoyable for it's melodies and hooks and can be great background music too.

I love everything Porcupine Tree has done personally. The only thing I really skip is the very earliest Tarquin's Seaweed Farm/Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscapes stuff. Voyage 34 is where they found their footing and to me they haven't let up since. I started with In Absentia as well and then worked my way backwards. Some of the stuff took a little while to grow on me but now I like it all for various moods. Sometimes I want to hear the early stuff, sometimes the spacey stuff, sometimes the later stuff. That's what makes them so great for me.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:11 AM
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Coma Divine is a superb Live Album. It was recorded on the Signify tour and covers a range of their stuff up to that point. (which is typically a bit more prog than In Absentia, Deadwing etc). But it's brilliantly recorded and gets close to 'Strangers in the Night' and 'Waiting for Columbus' in the great live ablum charts IMO.

For some reason 'Fear of a Black Planet' doesn't really do it for me, but the rest of their recent albums I think are excellent (including The Indident).
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:41 AM
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One of the modern "prog" bands that I totally enjoy. Still need to see them live and I am also digging John Wesley's solo music.

A plus 1 for the John Wesley solo stuff, he's a great songwriter.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:45 AM
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Another fan here. I cant wait to hear Storm Corrosion, the collaboration between Steve Wilson and Mikael Akerfeldt releasing sometime this spring.
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Another fan here. I cant wait to hear Storm Corrosion, the collaboration between Steve Wilson and Mikael Akerfeldt releasing sometime this spring.
Yes! I am very excited for this since they are my two favorite current songwriters.

Steven Wilson just does it right in every way possible IMO. Fear of a Blank Planet is like today's heavier Dark Side in a sense. Just a full masterpiece.
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Got In Absentia about 5 years ago and loved it. Not sure why it took so long but I've finally expanded my collection to add Deadwing, Fear of a Blank Planet, Lightbulb Sun, Signify, Recordings, The Sky Moves Sideways, and both of Wilson's solo records.

Been listening to them all non stop now for the past few weeks. Easily my favorite band of the last 20 years by a very wide margin.

Steven Wilson is a genius IMO.

Do you have the Live DVD recorded in Chicago?
It's called, 'Arriving Somewhere'...HIGHLY recommended.

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Old 03-19-2012, 10:03 AM
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Just a killer, killer band. I had never listened to them up until a couple months ago when someone posted a vid in this forum. I've since dig into their whole catalog. I like them a lot.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:05 AM
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Do you have the Live DVD recorded in Chicago?
It's called, 'Arriving Somewhere'...HIGHLY recommended.

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I have one on order from Amazon but it's the BluRay recorded in Europe I believe.
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The drummer in my Zeppelin project's production company filmed that DVD.
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One thing I'm really digging about these guys is that although you can immediately tell it's them, each of the albums has a unique vibe to it. There's a definite undercurrent that flows through all of the songs on each album. Listened to Lightbulb Sun yesterday and now Signify today and it's becoming more and more evident the more familiar I'm getting with their stuff.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:36 PM
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Not a hardcore fan, but I definitely like some of their earlier stuff and have great respect for SW.

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:37 PM
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My absolutely favorite band.

It's hard to pin point what it is that makes me want to listen to them. I guess, in a way, it's like classical music without it being classical music.....yeah! That sounds weird, I know. There is a depth, complexity and density to the songs/albums that I just don't notice with other music I listen to.
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