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#1
Not sure if this is the right place for this, but anyway...
I heard them for the first time a few days ago and was really impressed, I've downloaded a few tracks and will be getting In Absentia soon. The fact that they've been labeled prog might turn some people off, but the songwriting is great and Steve Wilson's vocals are just awesome. Great musicianship too, and while they do have some stereotypical 12 minute prog epics I much prefer the shorter songs that I've heard. Blackest Eyes, Trains, and Sound of Muzak are awesome.

Anyone else like them?
#2
I've also recently found out about them, and I really like them
lol the fact that they've been labelled prog may in fact turn some people off but it can also make some people give them a chance, and to speak the truth they are mostly prog except for some tracks in wich tehy vary the musica they play...
Anyway I recommende them
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#3
go to waaf.com and go to the In-Studio Tunes on the left- find them- there's Sound Of Muzak and Lazarus acoustic- they're wonderful
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I've also recently found out about them, and I really like them
lol the fact that they've been labelled prog may in fact turn some people off but it can also make some people give them a chance, and to speak the truth they are mostly prog except for some tracks in wich tehy vary the musica they play...
Anyway I recommende them


Well, from what I've heard they're more Pink Floyd prog than "Let's throw as many weird time signatures as we can into this song" prog. Which is the stereotype a lot of people have when they think about prog, and luckily there are no 3 minute synth solos in the songs I've heard.
#8
They're an amazing band. I've got four or five albums from them and I could quite happily listen to them end on end (but I don't).
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#9
^No...Porcupine Tree is Progressive.

Pink Floyd isn't progressive, at least I haven't heard any prog in them. They're 100% classic (if psychodelic) rock.

Porcupine Tree is all progressive goodness.

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#10
Porcupine Tree is teh pwnzzz!

seriously I love this band to death, and lyrically their's is some of the finest stuff I've seen... ever...
a lotta people complained about their shift to a heavier sound in their more recent albums like "In Absentia" and "Deadwing", but I think that they still incorporated their best musical elements from their older albums into a different framework. Great ****ing band, god bless Steve Wilson.
#11
I've heard about this band I'm really into prog metal at the moment, wanting to get into more earlier prog as well....I suppose "In Abstentia" and "Deadwing" are good places to start? I hear those albums mentioned the most.
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#13
^Interesting, I'll try to check those out. Thanks.
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#16
Love PT, I saw them two weeks ago (third time this year..) and they were awesome, they're real good when performing live.

And check out some songs from their whole back catalogue, beautiful music.

I want the dvd to come out, I'm sure it will be worth buying, does anyone have some information about the setlist?
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I've heard about this band I'm really into prog metal at the moment, wanting to get into more earlier prog as well....I suppose "In Abstentia" and "Deadwing" are good places to start? I hear those albums mentioned the most.


Personally I wouldn't recommend 'Deadwing'. It's a decent album, but in comparison to 'Stupid dream', 'in absentia' and 'lightbulb sun' it's really quite poor.
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#18
^Thanks, I managed to get a few tracks off In Abstentia and I quite liked them, inspired me to try to get more stuff from them. I really like their sound, quite cool. Different then stuff I'm normally into but I could really get into this stuff.
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#19
I love PT, I don't know why they haven't gained more commercial success. They're amazingly talented and their music is very accessible.
#21
I just downloaded a bunch, and i must say, i ****in love it.

Thank you, all of you, for turning me on to them.


btw, any specific songs you guys can reccomend?
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#23
Trains is brilliant, just an amazing song. Sound of Muzak and Blackest Eyes are great too. I haven't heard much of their stuff either, I'll be getting an album as soon as I have the money.
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Trains is brilliant, just an amazing song. Sound of Muzak and Blackest Eyes are great too. I haven't heard much of their stuff either, I'll be getting an album as soon as I have the money.


Man, I LOVE trains. Definitely my favorite song off of In Absentia.

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#26
Are there any other bands that sound like PT, because IMO Porcupine Tree are absolutely brilliant
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The fact that they've been labeled prog might turn some people off,...


Doesn't for me. I've heard about Porcupine Tree on the Progforum before, I might check them out.
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#31
awesome. fav songs are


Trains
lazarus
blackest eyes
chloroform
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#32
I ab-so-****ing-lutely love PT. They're ****in awesome to listen to. They're one of the few bands that I listen to that chicks dont have a problem with (its pretty hard trying to get your ****in groove on when you've got a tech death metal band in the background, lol.)
#33
Excellent band

I have Deadwing and In Absentia

I have heard Lightbulb Sun

Yeah, I'm a bit of a PT n00b
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They're one of the few bands that I listen to that chicks dont have a problem with (its pretty hard trying to get your ****in groove on when you've got a tech death metal band in the background, lol.)


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What are the best songs off Deadwing?


Deadwing
Arriving Somewhere, But Not Here
Mellotron Scratch

or, if you're more of a metal fan than a prog fan
Open Car
Shallow