I wasn't wowed right away that's for sure. Paranoia and fear abounds in most PT albums I've heard since the brilliant Stupid Dream. But it lacks of personality. But only a FEW measures. Later, the music changes its pace and becomes acoustic, giving way to "My Ashes", a symphonic ballad with pleasant melodies. We know in ourselves that Blank Planet is a mess and yet we couldn't stop ourselves from allowing another generation to fall prey to the same crap. Please to the latest version and try again. This album came to me, right after I completed my 1,000th review at this site, altogether with Steve Hackett's "Wild Orchids" well, I know, I'm quite late in ordering this CD. Dialogue has been replaced by the ravings of mind gangsters. Best tracks: every song of the album is a classic, both lyrically and musically. It has some of the BEST production I've ever heard by Steven Wilson himself , the music again is absolutely outstanding and uniquely addicting, and the lyrics can be dark but always have a purpose. This album deals with the troubled youth in today's world.
Boundaries not set by concrete and bars--boundaries are set by neighborhoods and bars. The lyrics wouldn't sound out of place on a Fugazi album, honestly. Conclusion: "Fear of a Blank Planet" is the best Porcupine Tree album I've heard... The soloing has been cut down extensively from deadwing, but is much better on this album! An excellent addition to your library. Peart "Any escape might help to smooth the unattractive truth. Posted Tuesday, August 21, 2007 Review 134033 What can we say more? Does Steve Wilson anything to do with Steve Hackett? It's maybe even more cohesionated, proggier, and it has the perfect balance between the strong guitars of the last band's period and the symphonic and classic prog elements.
Wilson sings - almost speaks - with utmost quietude, just like in "Deadwing". Boundaries not set by concrete and bars--boundaries are set by neighborhoods and bars. You definitely won't regret it. The keyboards on the start of this and the end of the title track are almost Floydian, but when Wilson launches into the chorus, backed up by wonderfully arranged strings, you know you are in the company of genius. Here Gavin utilizes just his toms and high hat in the beginning, creating space for Colin Edwin's underrated bass playing to act as the glue holding the song together. The album kicks off with the catchy FEAR OF A BLANK PLANET or the commercial song on this album. The song takes a dramatic change towards the end where things get melancholic and slowed down.
I just read in the newspaper the other day that, especially British youth has become very bored with their lives and thus spend their time drinking, having sex, doing drugs, being violent and so on and so forth. In the years following his death, Pac was ready-made for Internet godhood: His life was fully documented and rife with street intrigue, conspiracy theories, and a massive collection of songs, video, the works—a fully scripted multimedia docudrama. I remember endless days with no structure, roaming the fields behind our neighborhood with friends and exploring. And there's music with substance. Other than that, I'm quite pleased with everything else; the lyrics, the segues, the structures, the instrumentation, the vocals, etc. And with the injection of metal sounds, as it has been doing more recently, the band stretch a proper canvas on which they paint gloomy colors that represent the choosen theme. The chorus is catchy, and the music remains pensive. Sleep Together A- Recommended for everyone except people who don't enjoy Porcupine Tree's music.
Wilson is my friend, just like the ball with Tom Hanks' character in the movie "Castaway". Some measures sound like straight progressive-metal I won't dare mention who they remind me off, I would be crucified. I'm afraid this one's going to overshadow it anyway so it's probably a good thing I had to put in a mail order. Who doesn't sit there waiting for the next song to start? Wish I Never 4. If you do not feel having your album on our site is beneficial to you, then we will not post it. So, I for one like the concept, think it works and give Mr.
Tales of pale, depressed mediacted kids sitting in front of a TV, or an X-Box, not really taking anything in, just existing. It makes me believe,that there will be a new golden progressive rock era after the 70s. I know as a musician it's fun to get loud and heavy sometimes. And there's music with substance. Before I break out the Welbutrane, I understand clearly it's all part of a marketing package. We know in ourselves that Blank Planet is a mess and yet we couldn't stop ourselves from allowing another generation to fall prey to the same crap. As many have gone into details about each and every song and note in this album, I won't, I will keep it more on the surface. Second, while much of STEVEN WILSON's lyrical beauty remains, the album is structured to feature riffs and percussion. All the drugs that seem to take out the humanity in us, which make we forgot that the most beautiful is not what is seen, but indeed what it is felt.