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Porcupine Tree

The Incident  Hear it Now

RS: 4of 5 Stars

2009

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"I was born in '67/The year of Sgt. Pepper and Are You Experienced?": Steven Wilson, singer-founder of this defiantly progressive-rock British band, puts his ideals up front in "Time Flies," the propulsive, grand-jangle heart of The Incident. He is as good as his reach. The title suite on this two-CD set is the Tree's finest hour: a mounting drama of memoir and real-news trauma, animated with slicing guitars, ghost-song electronics, mile-high harmonies and smart pop bait. The action is rich in classicism — add King Crimson and early Genesis to Wilson's list of high standards, which all come with renewed life.



DAVID FRICKE

(Posted: Sep 28, 2009)

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