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PostSubject: In Absentia - Porcupine Tree (2003)   Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:56 pm

Even though I'm fairly new to the whole Porcupine Tree experience (less than a year), I've gotten to the point where there music seems to fit my state of mind better than any other band.

In Absentia (2003) is my favorite album of theirs (at this point) and I would have to say it's one of the greatest albums of the past decade. There are more truly memorable songs and melodies on this one record than most bands manage in a career. Is that boastful? Probably. Is is accurate? At least to me it is.

Songs like "The Sound of Muzak", "Gravity Eyelids", "Lips Of Ashes", "Blackest Eyes" & "Strip The soul" reach levels of complexity without ever sacrificing the song for chops...basically every so-called progressive band in the world needs to study this album.

Now,the description above could basically sum up about any album in their collection, but this one just seems to be on a plane far ABOVE what most groupls are capable of.
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PostSubject: Re: In Absentia - Porcupine Tree (2003)   Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:25 pm

*crickets*

Anybody else even heard this album? It's brilliant.
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PostSubject: Re: In Absentia - Porcupine Tree (2003)   Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:32 am

I don't have this album yet, but I'm pretty sure I've heard some songs from it from the cdr comp that my brother-in-law hooked me up with. I may have even heard a song or 2 from it when I saw these guys live, but I just don't know the song titles.

It's on my list of "gets"
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PostSubject: Re: In Absentia - Porcupine Tree (2003)   Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:22 pm

MetalGuy71 wrote:
I don't have this album yet, but I'm pretty sure I've heard some songs from it from the cdr comp that my brother-in-law hooked me up with. I may have even heard a song or 2 from it when I saw these guys live, but I just don't know the song titles.

It's on my list of "gets"

On sale at Amazon for $10.99

http://www.amazon.com/Absentia-Porcupine-Tree/dp/B00006IU73/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1265214086&sr=8-1
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PostSubject: Re: In Absentia - Porcupine Tree (2003)   Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:15 pm

Man, you talk about this band alot Detuned. Evy told me about them, but I havent looked into em really. Maybe I will pick this album up next paycheck.
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PostSubject: Re: In Absentia - Porcupine Tree (2003)   Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:12 am

Stender wrote:
Man, you talk about this band alot Detuned.

lol! Sorry about that, I'm fucking obsessed.
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PostSubject: Re: In Absentia - Porcupine Tree (2003)   Fri May 07, 2010 3:15 pm

Good record, but I prefer Signify...
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PostSubject: Re: In Absentia - Porcupine Tree (2003)   Sat May 08, 2010 12:22 am

I really like Signify, but I think the band improved a great deal once Gavin joined. I do enjoy all their albums though, not a single one I haven't liked.

I guess my top 3 at this point would be:

1. In Absentia
2. Fear Of A Blank Planet
3. Stupid Dream
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PostSubject: Re: In Absentia - Porcupine Tree (2003)   Sat May 08, 2010 8:40 pm

My 2 faves are still Signify and Lightbulb Sun...I just really love those 2 all the way through...

BTW, PT and Bigelf played my area last Wednesday night and I could not go.... Mad
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PostSubject: Re: In Absentia - Porcupine Tree (2003)   Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:07 am

This will be my next PT acquisition...
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PostSubject: Re: In Absentia - Porcupine Tree (2003)   Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:54 am

the Futile EP is from the same sessions.

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PostSubject: Re: In Absentia - Porcupine Tree (2003)   Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:21 am

Then I chose the right one to follow Futile, that has become one of my all-time fave EPs.
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PostSubject: Re: In Absentia - Porcupine Tree (2003)   Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:56 pm

What a coincidence...I have this album in work with me this week. Played it thru a few times yesterday with my big, comfy headphones on to drown out my co-workers babble.
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