Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing
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1drummer
February 24th 2013


328 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah he definitely is, but at the same time that isn't his limitation. With countless other projects, like No-man and Pig that aren't necessarily prog, but still focus on the artistic aspects of the sound. I didn't take it as an insult towards him, more of a depiction that he only loves prog, so he only makes prog. Great review though. I'm pretty sure I'll like this a lot.

YankeeDudel
February 24th 2013


9328 Comments


Yea I knew thats what you meant Paper. But prog bands were still very much trying to appeal. Pink Floyd was as artsy as you can be and they were kinda big. They werent trying to appeal to the masses but they obviously appealed to enough. Same with Steve Wilson.

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MikeC26
February 24th 2013


3233 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

absolutely awesome album

MO
February 24th 2013


19324 Comments


cool, I'm giving a listen to the watchmaker, great stuff

Spag
February 24th 2013


1866 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

it's a 44444444444444

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SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
February 24th 2013


4466 Comments

Album Rating: 4.2

But prog bands were still very much trying to appeal. Pink Floyd was as artsy as you can be and they were kinda big. They werent trying to appeal to the masses but they obviously appealed to enough.




You're right. I mean prog, is an acquired taste to some, but there's a lot of genius that goes into the music besides experimental tendencies. Like you said, Pink Floyd is able to create a good balance of art and accessibility- that's close to impossible for some. There are bands like King Crimson that really dont give a fuck about appeal, yet they're loved by many. But in reality, music taste is really an 'eye of the beholder' kind of thing.



YankeeDudel
February 24th 2013


9328 Comments


Yea its not easy to be experimental, progressive, artsy, or whatever other buzz words and still make it "catchy" enough to get into.

MikeC26
February 24th 2013


3233 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is way more entertaining than heritage imo

Zamora
February 24th 2013


259 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is so better than Heritage, Grace For Drowning and Storm Corrosion.

MikeC26
February 24th 2013


3233 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Agreed so much mang. Best SW in years

Zamora
February 24th 2013


259 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Best SW in years (2)



Best SW since Fear Of A Blank Planet

YoYoMancuso
February 24th 2013


11339 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

holy shit you got staff? I miss a lot around here when i go out of town.



anyway awesome review, i need to listen to this again.

ianjulian
February 24th 2013


637 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

70s prog



Gard3n
February 24th 2013


307 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Storm Corrosion is better than GfD, Heritage and this. Without a doubt. The first two tracks and the last are 6/5.

MikeC26
February 25th 2013


3233 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah that video rules

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
February 25th 2013


4466 Comments

Album Rating: 4.2

I want to learn the bass parts to "Luminol". It's got such a groove to it.

Keyblade
February 25th 2013


15770 Comments


i don't see why people are comparing this to Heritage...y'all do know that Opeth and PT are separate bands right?

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MikeC26
February 25th 2013


3233 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

they are certainly comparable, especially since Mike and Steve have been working together for the last 10 years or so.

Keyblade
February 25th 2013


15770 Comments


yea and this is even more comparable to the countless 70's prog albums yet i don't see people saying "this is better than Red but not as good as Moonmadness"

MikeC26
February 25th 2013


3233 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

because obviously those albums were released a long time ago. you're not being reasonable here at all.



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