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Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by Pitiless Wanderer, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. EricT

    EricT Don't you ever get...

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    I agree with that.

    Sleep Together is kinda lame, lyrically and musically.

    Album could have been better without it.
     
  2. Corsnor

    Corsnor Insignificant, am I ?

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    MY thought exactly. Although it would fit well on deadwing or something.
     
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    derek Grey Eminence

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    Having listened to it now, I'm distinctly underwhelmed.
     
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    I'd prefer it as a b-side or something. I'm still really enjoying the album even with that track...
     
  5. EricT

    EricT Don't you ever get...

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    From what I understand there is only 1 b-side. The one Fripp refers to as being recorded but dropped at the last minute. Guess SW thought it didn't fit with the album's concept in any way or something.

    Hope it comes out though.
     
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    Where did you order yours from? I havent been able to find it anywhere so far.
     
  7. EricT

    EricT Don't you ever get...

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    Its not out in the US yet. I preordered mine from the UK, and they sent em out early, so I actually got mine close to the UK release date.

    Should be out on the 24th here, I think.
     
  8. En Vind Av Sorg

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    Yea I cant seem to find any imports that arent listed as pre-order anywhere. I thought the Euro release date was May, but I guess thats wrong. April 24 is pretty soon, maybe I'll just wait.
     
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    I was trying to find this to order yesterday, but the 24th is soon enough I guess.
     
  10. EricT

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    Haha, I thought it was the 12th.

    I got mine WAAAAY EARLY.

    Then again, since the retail leaked from the UK a few days before I got mine, that means that some companies totally fucked up and sent it out early.
     
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    I'm speechless...maybe their best cd yet if that's even possible! I get some crazy imagery from this cd.
     
  13. PlatypusJesus

    PlatypusJesus A Dead Sun Serenity

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    Honestly, I'm shocked. I just listened to it, and I expected to find an apology for Deadwing in the booklet. This is precisely what that album should have been: good. Definitely not their best, but a huge step up from Deadwing.
     
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    deadwing may not be as good as the 3 cd prior to it but it's still a great cd.
     
  15. naboo

    naboo Just Ask The Axis

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    Wow, so far I think it's one of, if not, their best. The only thing I'm worried about is it getting boring though. That's what tends to happen to albums I fall in love with right away.
     
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    Deadwing was a step in a more commerical direction (for whatever worth that even means today), but it's a good record. This new ones is also good, but I was pretty stunned by how bland it is at points.

    In Absentia still remains the peak, for me.
     
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    naboo Just Ask The Axis

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    See, I thought In Absentia was bland in many parts while FOABP and Deadwing were much more interesting. Trains is the only really amazing song on that CD I think.

    Voyage 34 is the best though ha. At least the first part.
     
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    I still see the trio of Stupid Dream, Lightbulb Sun, and In Absentia as their peak. Signify is also up there, since it takes their earlier, Pink Floyd material and makes it their own instead of a direct copy. As for Deadwing, besides Shallow and Lazarus, I wasn't really bothered by the more commercial direction. However, I found the album to be a terrible bore. The songs have some interesting sounds, but taken as a whole, I don't think any of them offer much besides sleep. It's a decent album, but I expect far more from Porcupine Tree, and Deadwing just can't live up to my expectations. However, with Fear of a Blank Planet, I think that they truly discovered how to bring together elements from their entire history into a very entertaining whole and a fresh whole.
     
  19. Chromatose

    Chromatose Squid pro quo

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    Having finally listened to the new album, I am in agreement with this. However, unlike your thoughts of In Absentia being a peak, I am more of the opinion that it marks the beginning of the downfall that progressed onto Deadwing. Part of it reeks of an "emptiness" that is all over Deadwing, and I just can't shake it when I listen. Although In Absentia does contain some spectacular moments, I just can't regard it on the level everyone else considers it, at this juncture.
     
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    My Ashes should have been a blackfield song.
     

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