Stupid Dream is when Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree found all of the right ingredients to make an incredible album. Many moods can be found on here from solemn, almost depressing songs to more upbeat and carefree ones. There are a lot of psychedelic influences to be heard and they play an integral role in creating some of the soundscapes and feelings found in each song. The variety on here is great as no two songs sound alike yet they all somehow manage to have the same feel as if they all belong on the same disc. It's very hard to find a fault in this album, especially for fans of progressive and/or psychedelic rock.
My favourite Porcupine Tree album. Right at the start of their commercial breakout, this band crafted a masterful album that evolves with each listen. I could hear this album and see it each time from a fresh perspective. A truly masterful bridging of the gaps between prog rock and more experimental stylings.
This is the album that started it all. For me at least. One Christmas, my uncle got me a CD, this CD. I hadn't heard of the band was was in a crappy metalcore stage. When I started listening, I got so into it, I couldn't stop listening. Later, my uncle gave me their entire discography. Although this isn't Porcupine Tree's best, it still shows as a milestone in their discography.