Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing
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SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2013


4424 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


14849 Comments


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

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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 24th 2013


20676 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.

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BigPleb
April 24th 2013


36666 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

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

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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 24th 2013


20676 Comments


Agreed hard.

BigPleb
April 24th 2013


36666 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

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

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 24th 2013


20676 Comments


Done :]

DamnVanne
April 24th 2013


1781 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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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 24th 2013


20676 Comments




Atari
Contributing Reviewer
April 24th 2013


19756 Comments


dude....

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YoYoMancuso
April 24th 2013


11081 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

prog blasphemy right there


also if anything is impressive on this album it's the rhythm section

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
April 24th 2013


19756 Comments


clive jones is a great sax/flute player as well

OmairSh
April 24th 2013


11061 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

SW seems tired and out of fresh ideas

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Tyrael
April 24th 2013


20877 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Damn potsy

I thought you didnt like Wilson's work

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Tyrael
April 24th 2013


20877 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Have you heard The Sky Moves Sideways yet?

LilLioness
April 24th 2013


2496 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wilson worships The Bends and Pink Floyd and King Crimson and plenty other prog acts I have never heard of. I don't really mind it, though.

NightmareCinema16
September 4th 2013


2016 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

This is still an impressive homage to 70s prog. Because, unfortunately, not much in 2013 has sounded very good, excluding a few good albums.

Antonius
October 3rd 2013


228 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Great review, but nevertheless a bit long. I agree on most of the things you've mentioned and I've only heard the album once but repetitive listening will be followed that's for sure.

"The songs themselves are very engaging, but that kind of instant transparency will only be known by fans of progressive rock."
Indeed, only true lovers of the genre can understand and absorb what Wilson does here. And in all honest I'm glad for being able to enjoy such an album

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KILL
October 3rd 2013


71795 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

lol

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DrHouseSchuldiner
October 3rd 2013


5643 Comments


Aoty [333]



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