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Question: What did you think of Stupid Dream?
5 stars - Top banana - 6 (42.9%)
4 stars - Worth repeating - 4 (28.6%)
3 stars - Pretty good - 4 (28.6%)
2 stars - Ho hum - 0 (0%)
1 star - Bit pants, really - 0 (0%)
0 stars - Bobbins - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 14

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Author Topic: W/C 16th January 2012 - Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream  (Read 26952 times)
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« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2012, 03:11:13 PM »

The Incident has yet to grab me in the way that Stupid Dream has.
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« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2012, 03:19:22 PM »

It has it's moments, but there's a lot of filler on The Incident. And it's very dreary.
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« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2012, 03:23:11 PM »

I was very interested to see Bert's comment, because I think The Incident very much points back to the Stupid Dream era.
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« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2012, 03:25:43 PM »

(Hmmm...maybe Henry Cow next week...)
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« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2012, 04:25:15 PM »

This is going to interesting. It's not a PT album I've heard so I'm looking forward to giving it a spin.
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« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2012, 05:07:42 PM »

I didn't like the early Delirium stuff too much, and the recent albums have left me cold, but this actually sounds quite enjoyable. I need another listen.
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« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2012, 07:39:55 PM »

Hmmm - I'm tempted by the CD/DVD-A combo from HMV, but I'll be sensible and listen to it first - I have not got on with a lot of PT's more recent stuff, although I liked The Incident (although nowhere near as much as Grace For Drowning).

i think you'll be fine with this if you like GfD and The Incident.
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« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2012, 07:56:20 PM »

Sorry - I put this under Dame miserable indie music.  It's ok, definitely does not sound dated but just not upbeat enough for me.
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« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2012, 08:43:49 AM »

Hadn't listened to the album as a whole in a while so enjoyed listening to it again last night, gave it a 4 in the vote above as I think they have better albums that are more worthy of being top banana Smiley

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« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2012, 09:51:19 AM »

Possibly the first PT album that I have almost 'enjoyed'. Previously they'd all come across as dreary stodge.
It looks as if I may have some investigation of this era PT to do.
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« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2012, 12:07:27 PM »

The thing about PT is they have very obvious phases in both their sound and style. It's something I find quite interesting as there aren't many bands out there who have such noticeable differences in their musical strata. Genesis and Radiohead are the only two that really spring to mind that come close in that particular respect.
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« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2012, 12:15:19 PM »

I always used to think Rush did their albums in threes, with a live album inbetween each stage.
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« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2012, 12:47:00 PM »

Hadn't listened to the album as a whole in a while so enjoyed listening to it again last night, gave it a 4 in the vote above as I think they have better albums that are more worthy of being top banana Smiley

Ditto. "Even Less" is a fave, I really, really like the (trademark?) synth lead that morphs into noise on the held notes. Barbieri uses that a lot on Deadwing which is definitely my fave PT album for loads of different reasons.

Listened to SD again last night and realised that I do not know it as well as I thought I did. So for now it's 4 stars.

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« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2012, 12:58:40 PM »

Listened to SD again last night and realised that I do not know it as well as I thought I did.
And that is what this whole thing is about  Smiley
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« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2012, 01:16:06 PM »

I always used to think Rush did their albums in threes, with a live album inbetween each stage.

In that case, I can see why you became a lawyer rather than a mathematician then James  Grin


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