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Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun (10/10) - Great Britain - 2000

Genre: Progressive Rock
Label: KScope/Snapper
Playing time: 56:07
Band homepage: Porcupine Tree

Tracklist:

  1. Lightbulb Sun
  2. How Is Your Life Today ?
  3. Four Chords That Made A Million
  4. Shesmovedon
  5. Last Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled
  6. The Rest Will Flow
  7. Hatesong
  8. Where We Would Be
  9. Russia On Ice
  10. Feel So Low
Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun
This is it! Finally, the virtual masterstroke of genius every PORCUPINE TREE-fan knew they were capable of creating. Featuring a brilliant synthesis of all the best elements of their previous efforts, while straining away all the dross, what we get is nothing less than a beautiful, mouth-watering slab of delectable prime Porc.

"LBS" displays much of the song-oriented approach of "Stupid Dream", but, unlike "SD", with the pristine conceptual flow and experimental prowess radiantly intact. Every song on here is an unadulterated gem, so I won't even bother to cover the highlights. But, to give you a fair idea of the material, think "Wish You Here"-era PINK FLOYD meets "Sgt. Pepper"'s-era BEATLES meets pastoral Space-Pop meets tripped-out Psych-Metal meets celestial chamber music (?). Uh, whatever...

Words fail me. Just get it!

BTW, a recent interview with Mikael Åkerfeldt reveals that he's heard the demo for the next PORCUPINE TREE-album, and it's apparently going to be much darker and more experimental, and with a pronounced OPETH-influence!

Can't wait!

Eric Thompson



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