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#41 treeduck

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:09 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 21 August 2017 - 03:03 PM, said:

Listened to it over the weekend and wasn't impressed. I'll give it another listen or 2 before making up my mind, but I'm not expecting much change.
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:45 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 21 August 2017 - 03:09 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 21 August 2017 - 03:03 PM, said:

Listened to it over the weekend and wasn't impressed. I'll give it another listen or 2 before making up my mind, but I'm not expecting much change.
Not heavy metal enough for you??
I don't even expect metal from him anymore and that's okay. I liked his stuff up to this point, but not digging this, as of now, especially that Bollywood dancing crap. That's easily the worst song on the album imo.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:38 PM

Not wild about track 6, but loving it otherwise!

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:30 AM

Track 6 ---  I dig it.  It's different for SW, for sure, but it makes sense in the context of the whole record.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 11:57 AM

Love this. It's his closest to latter day PT, how anyone thinks this is pop(nothing wrong with that, btw) is beyond me. Permanating is just a catchy tune.

Anyway, he's done it again.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:07 PM

View PostHatchetaxe&saw, on 22 August 2017 - 11:57 AM, said:

Love this. It's his closest to latter day PT, how anyone thinks this is pop(nothing wrong with that, btw) is beyond me. Permanating is just a catchy tune.

Anyway, he's done it again.

I often wonder if he said that (the "pop" thing) just to rile people up.

Then again, a lot of the "pop" I love from the 70s is a mix of rock and hooks. And even a song like Permanating qualifies.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:17 PM

Just got it...about to give it a spin now

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 02:18 PM

His best album in his solo career. The closest we'll get to PT

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 02:36 PM

After plenty of listens it's now archived. Doesn't blow the hair back like other SW albums. Good music non the less. Waiting for tour now. Hope he doesn't play the entire album live. That would suck eggs. Listened to some of the deluxe tunes with the demos. Painful listens. It's nice he puts it out tho. He's still the man. The song to the bone is fav off album

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 02:41 PM

View PostNate2112, on 24 August 2017 - 02:18 PM, said:

His best album in his solo career. The closest we'll get to PT
Maybe the earliest PT when he was basically experimenting but it's nothing like the Signify/Stupid Dream/Lightbulb Sun stuff and it's even more different than In Absentia/Deadwing. Not even close, to my ears.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 02:41 PM

The deluxe edition makes for a nice $100 coffee table book.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 06:47 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 24 August 2017 - 02:41 PM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 24 August 2017 - 02:18 PM, said:

His best album in his solo career. The closest we'll get to PT
Maybe the earliest PT when he was basically experimenting but it's nothing like the Signify/Stupid Dream/Lightbulb Sun stuff and it's even more different than In Absentia/Deadwing. Not even close, to my ears.

That's what I meant. Early PT is always MILES better than anything else, and that includes his later PT albums. It went downhill from In Absentia

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 12:22 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 21 August 2017 - 03:09 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 21 August 2017 - 03:03 PM, said:

Listened to it over the weekend and wasn't impressed. I'll give it another listen or 2 before making up my mind, but I'm not expecting much change.
Not heavy metal enough for you??

The few tracks I have heard released on Apple Music suck my ass.

Very disappointed.

I would rather see BLACKFIELD tour than another boring Wilson Tour.

Bring back Porcupine Tree for God's sake!

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:26 AM

I dig it.  Probably my favorite of his solo work.  It kisses Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun eras a bit in terms of style and form.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 11:45 AM

View PostNate2112, on 24 August 2017 - 06:47 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 24 August 2017 - 02:41 PM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 24 August 2017 - 02:18 PM, said:

His best album in his solo career. The closest we'll get to PT
Maybe the earliest PT when he was basically experimenting but it's nothing like the Signify/Stupid Dream/Lightbulb Sun stuff and it's even more different than In Absentia/Deadwing. Not even close, to my ears.

That's what I meant. Early PT is always MILES better than anything else, and that includes his later PT albums. It went downhill from In Absentia
That's one opinion.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 12:16 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 25 August 2017 - 11:45 AM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 24 August 2017 - 06:47 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 24 August 2017 - 02:41 PM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 24 August 2017 - 02:18 PM, said:

His best album in his solo career. The closest we'll get to PT
Maybe the earliest PT when he was basically experimenting but it's nothing like the Signify/Stupid Dream/Lightbulb Sun stuff and it's even more different than In Absentia/Deadwing. Not even close, to my ears.

That's what I meant. Early PT is always MILES better than anything else, and that includes his later PT albums. It went downhill from In Absentia
That's one opinion.

Not mine either.  :rage:

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 02:04 PM

View PostNate2112, on 24 August 2017 - 06:47 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 24 August 2017 - 02:41 PM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 24 August 2017 - 02:18 PM, said:

His best album in his solo career. The closest we'll get to PT
Maybe the earliest PT when he was basically experimenting but it's nothing like the Signify/Stupid Dream/Lightbulb Sun stuff and it's even more different than In Absentia/Deadwing. Not even close, to my ears.

That's what I meant. Early PT is always MILES better than anything else, and that includes his later PT albums. It went downhill from In Absentia

I don't know about that. In Absentia and Deadwing, combined, are better than Fear of a Blank Planet and The Incident. I still hold the years of 1993-2002 as being the peak years for Porcupine Tree.

After listening to this new album about six or seven times since release...I can't really put it in any category. There's definitely some catchy stuff, but there's also a lot of what sounds like recycled ideas from Insurgentes and Grace for Drowning. My reaction to this is actually similar to Grace for Drowning. That album took me a good seven or eight months to fully appreciate as a work of art. As far as To The Bone ranks, it'll take a while for me to appreciate it.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 02:13 PM

View PostMystic Slipperman, on 22 August 2017 - 10:30 AM, said:

Track 6 ---  I dig it.  It's different for SW, for sure, but it makes sense in the context of the whole record.
I really don't see how it makes much sense in the context of he album. It's actually a bit jarring right after a song like Refuge. It feels a bit awkwardly placed.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:01 PM

I'm not crazy about Permanating, I think, because I'm not really fond of Wilson's falsetto . . . and it also sounds like it belongs on some Disney movie soundtrack.  But the rest of the album . . . man!

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:07 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 25 August 2017 - 03:01 PM, said:

I'm not crazy about Permanating, I think, because I'm not really fond of Wilson's falsetto . . .

That's my biggest gripe with the song (and perhaps the entire album).  But if you step back and listen to the song, without attaching the artist to it, for a pop song it's pretty good.




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