Porcupine Tree In Absentia
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Angmar
April 21st 2007


2689 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Stevo it goes for 68 minutes


I was referring to the song o_O

Yazz_Flute
June 1st 2007


18787 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

got this album today, my first from PT. I figured i might as well try listening to a non metal band, so i decided with PT, since they have had great reccomendations and that Steven Wilson helped prodce Opeth.

I'm so far thinkng that this is pretty great album, that will most likely grow on me with time. Blackest Eyes, Trains, Gravity Eyelids, Prodigal, and the creator has a mastertape are my favoritwes currently, wedding nails is great too.

I'm having my confirmation this sunday, and will probably get lots of money then, i want to get deadwing and FOABP from PT next, any other suggestions from PT though if they don't have those albums?

Digging: Finch (US) - Say Hello to Sunshine

Yazz_Flute
June 1st 2007


18787 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

And Steve Wilson did the chorus on Bleak, the "devious movements in your eyes," then mikael did the echo part, then wilson did the next line, followed by akerfeldt, then they both sand the rest of the chorus i believe.

SynGates
June 1st 2007


2467 Comments


those are the only three i have heard by them but they are all great. blackest eyes is a classic song.

Yazz_Flute
June 3rd 2007


18787 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Heartattack in a laybvy is starting to grow on me, that's got to be one of the most beautiful song ever. Trains is my favorite overall though.

IvortheEngineDriver
September 7th 2007


164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Dude...you put my review to shame. Although, mine is really fanboyish...I was the first person to write about PT on this site so I can hold that one up high

Oh well, I did write it back in early 04...sue me :P

botb
November 17th 2007


9689 Comments


Yep, this is Porcupine Tree at their best.

Sound
December 2nd 2007


3902 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

[quote=reviewer]Trains is despite its clear Oasis overtones a very catchy and solid track overall[/quote]

Don't hear any such overtones.

Still good review.

Edit: I take it back, there are, but only minimal

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KritikalMotion
December 11th 2007


2261 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Porc' are amazing.

This and deadwing speshly.

Blackest Eyes is my fav.

Digging: Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World

Geedrummer
December 11th 2007


607 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

their latest four albums are their strongest and the ep nil reccuring . cant wait for the next, although it will probs be ages

LostViking
January 1st 2008


79 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

An album that achieves "rarified air status" Is there because it is one of my all-time favorite albums. Evidence of Steven Wilson's immaculate sense of melody. PT's earlier material will always hold a special place in my musical heart. SMS and Signify.

Sound
January 12th 2008


3902 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The vocal harmonies ending 'Trains' and 'Heartattack in a Layby' get me every time, especially the former.

As for the rest of the album, the track I like the least is probably 'Prodigal', which is still a very solid song.

Gotta love the heavier moments such as 'Wedding Nails', 'The Creator Has a Mastertape' and 'Strip the Soul' (has a very Stone Temple Pilots grungy feel in the choruses).

I'm torn between a 4.5 to 5 as with all the PT records I own as of now.

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BattleOfSerenity
January 17th 2008


186 Comments


Trains is the PERFECT song.

I will review this next week or summin.

Confessed2005
January 17th 2008


3314 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You better bitch.

Altmer
January 17th 2008


5652 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Trains is one of the best songs ever.

FixYourFace
January 23rd 2008


21 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album took me awhile to get into it, but after a few listens I fell in love with this album. Blackest Eyes is a brilliant album opener and then followed by my favorite song of all time 'Trains'. Every time I listen to this album I love it more and more.

Rickabobaloey
January 31st 2008


2 Comments


I'm a new Porcupine Tree fan, with last years release of 'Fear of a Blank Planet'. So I was deciding which album to get next and after reading this wondrous review, I have decided that In Absentia will be my next Porcupine Tree album.

jjenndy
January 31st 2008


15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Trains
that song is so good, it sends chills down my spine every time I listen to it. It's probably my favorite of their's if not one of my favorite songs in general.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2008


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I didn't think I'd like this but...damn.

Yazz_Flute
February 3rd 2008


18787 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I gave this another listen, haven't since August.

I liked it much more than I remember liking it before, though I still don't care much for Collapse the Light Into Earth. Almost as good as Deadwing.

I really need to get Stupid Dream, I've only had In Absentia, Deadwing, and FOABP for like 6 months...need more PT.



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