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Porcupine Tree: The Incident.

Kenny D

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First off, for the record, I am a real PT fan.

This CD does not do anything for me. I think there are two songs that got my attention, after that, I felt the CD was not as inspired as their other stuff.

How do the rest of you PT fans feel about this one?
 
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Bleak

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I hated it at the start. It grew on me.

Now, a few months afterward, I think it's a pretty good album. Definitely not their best, though.
 

TNJ

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I like it.

'In Absentia' will always be my fave CD of theirs.

Their live DVD is awesome as well!


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jayjerry

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First off, for the record, I am a real PT fan.

This CD does not do anything for me. I think there are two songs of that got my attention, after that, I felt the CD was not as inspired as their other stuff.

How do the rest of you PT fans feel about this one?
Huge PT fan here as well. I am not really into the Incident either. I have tried to like it but it just is not doing anything for me. I was not that wild about Fear of a Blank Planet either. Having said that I listen to a lot of PT tree. I love everything starting with Signify through Deadwing.
 

Kenny D

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Huge PT fan here as well. I am not really into the Incident either. I have tried to like it but it just is not doing anything for me. I was not that wild about Fear of a Blank Planet either. Having said that I listen to a lot of PT tree. I love everything starting with Signify through Deadwing.
I really like Fear of a Blank Planet.

I know that sometimes music will grow on me but am having a hard time sitting through this one.
 

trickness

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It's not an "instant gratification" record, unlike FOABP or Lightbulb Sun or In Absentia. I didn't dig it at first, I also kept skipping forward looking for a tune to grab onto, and it didn't happen.

But then I had an 8 hour drive to do, at nighttime. I listened straight thru, and paid attention, and the songs sunk down into my memory. Riffs I hadn't noticed before really leaped out at me, and the melodies clicked. I listened to the album like 4 times that night, and over the next month I probably listened to it 100 times, I was obsessed with it.

I realized the last time I got this into an album this way was when I first discovered Yes, Floyd, and Zeppelin. When I didn't have cynical notions about music, when my tastes hadn't evolved, when I'd pore over album covers and memorize every detail.

I think The Incident is like a flashback to an older time, when we put on an album and listened to it as a whole thing. The whole iTunes way of listening is great, but it makes for a short attention span, and this album just doesn't come across well in that environment. I have all of PT's stuff, including a lot of really rare stuff, and I'm surprised to say The Incident is my favorite album, and I think it's PT's greatest creative achievement. Every time I listen to it, I pick up something new, some new drum fill, or keyboard part, that I hadn't heard before. That's how music used to be made.

Put on some headphones, turn off the lights and your cell phone, and listen to "Time Flies", and then see if you still think it's uninspired. You need to give this record time before it reveals itself.
 

ZenFly06

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I didn't glom onto Fear of a Blank Planet at first...in fact I only recently "got it". The new one is not a grabber and it isn't meant to be. It is a 55 minute song cycle ..listening to it in that spirit, it works very well. I also like the 4 'other' included songs quite a bit.

That said, my favorite PT song is "Drown with me" ...never figured out why it wasn't included on In Absentia or even Deadwing. If you haven't done so, make sure you check out "Stupid Dream" and "Lightbulb Sun"...
 

Subhuman

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This one has not grabbed me like there other albums have but like others have stated, sometimes you have to let it sink in.
Actually, some of my favorite albums are the ones that had to be listened too several times.
 

severinsteel

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I am pretty familiar with their entire catalog and from experience I know it takes a while to digest their stuff. But I do like it a lot.
 

brooksrocco

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I hate to agree, but I do.

the record sounds rushed. A lot of the same ideas appear on Steven's solo record Insurgentes, and are much more developed and exciting..

honestly, ever since PT went metal, I've become far more interested in Steven's other projects, Bass Communion + No-Man, et al.

Can you guys recommend some PT albums for those of us who are unfamiliar with them? Cheers!
If you're into rock, In Absentia or Stupid Dream.

If you're into sounds and experimentation, Signify (my #1) or The Sky Moves Sideways.

and if you can find it, Recordings, a collection of B-sides and extended mixes, my favorite Porcupine Tree listen.
 

Jumbo Fuzz

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Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of the last two PT albums.

However, as someone mentioned above, Wilson's solo album (that also came out this year) is pretty good.

Though, I'm not sure why the solo tag was needed...
 

fataxeman

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I'm in the "waiting for it to grab me" camp but I've only given it a couple of listens. I guess Deadwing would have to be my favorite.

Another poster mentioned something about it not faring too well via an iPod presentation. I'm sure I'm in the minority but being old school (age 51) I do not play the shuffle game. It drives me nuts not knowing who the song is by and its too dangerous checking it while driving. Plus I grew up listening to albums and want to keep it that way.
 




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