Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing
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BigPleb
April 24th 2013


42168 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

What a huge claim, but ok.

DrHouseSchuldiner
April 24th 2013


5643 Comments


The Incident yaa ....others hmmm .... may be theyre pretty equal to me tbh but well opinions : )

zakalwe
April 24th 2013


11605 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I love this and it still continues to get better. Can't beat the title track.

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DrHouseSchuldiner
April 24th 2013


5643 Comments


Agreed hard

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 24th 2013


23625 Comments


his solo stuff shits all over the last 5 PT albums at least


I can probably agree with that (based purely on GFD as I haven't given this a proper listen yet). Although I do have a soft spot for Deadwing, the only post-Stupid Dream PT album I really enjoy and that's mainly because of Arriving Somehwere.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2013


4474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.2

I must be the only one who finds the title track to be the weakest track here (not that it's bad, it's a good song, just not as entertaining as the others in my opinion). Luminol, The Watchmaker, and Holy Drinker are the three main tracks I go for on this one.

BigPleb
April 24th 2013


42168 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Lightbulb Sun is great too.



IA is brilliant, Deadwing is p good, FOABP is p snooze and The Incident is hard zzzzzzz.

DrHouseSchuldiner
April 24th 2013


5643 Comments


Well i dig all of those tracks hard....i believe this or GFD are his best altho cant rly decide which one i love more...

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2013


4474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.2

I think Steve has written some of his best songs on his solo albums, but I think the Porcupine Tree albums are still equally great as a whole.



Kind of like comparing Frank Zappa's works with the Mothers. Though I think Hot Rats is his greatest accomplishment, his albums with The Mothers still rule.

Keyblade
April 24th 2013


16659 Comments


so do i JT. deadwing is one of my fav PT but it's not even close to GFD. maybe on par with this tho

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BigPleb
April 24th 2013


42168 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

PT's and Wilson's orchestration is great.



I've just never been able to get into his voice, his music in general oozes emotion instrumentally but his voice feels kinda emotionless and detracts from the music at times.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 24th 2013


23625 Comments


I wasn't a huge fan of GFD tbh but I found it a lot more interesting than a lot of recent PT albums even if it did drag somewhat.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2013


4474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.2

I wasn't a huge fan of GFD tbh but I found it more interesting than a lot of recent PT albums even if it did drag somewhat.




That's my exact thought, Jamie.

Keyblade
April 24th 2013


16659 Comments


it would've been perfect if it didn't have the messy Raider II

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 24th 2013


23625 Comments


The ideas present in his solo material seem a lot more interesting than on any of the last 5 PT albums that's for sure.

BigPleb
April 24th 2013


42168 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

PT's early work just feels more complete and doesn't drag like some of their recent material.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 24th 2013


23625 Comments


Agreed hard.

BigPleb
April 24th 2013


42168 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Hey JT, could you shoutbox me some prog recs dude?

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 24th 2013


23625 Comments


Done :]

DamnVanne
April 24th 2013


2030 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The best parts of this album are Theo Travi's flute/sax sections. That guy is the even greater than Ian Anderson.



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