The Incident (studio album) by Porcupine Tree

The Incident
The Incident by Porcupine Tree
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-09-14
Overall rank: 3,749th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 146 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2009 (69th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (717th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,749th)
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Porcupine Tree bestography

The Incident is ranked 8th best out of 31 albums by Porcupine Tree on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Porcupine Tree is Fear Of A Blank Planet which is ranked number 434 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,533.

Porcupine Tree album bestography « Higher ranked (3,014th) This album (3,749th) Lower ranked (6,204th) »
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The Incident track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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77/100 (from 146 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 77.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.4.

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75/100
From 03/24/2015 19:30
Maybe because I had heard their previous albums and was waiting for the release of something big, I found this album generally mediocre at first (except for Time Flies). However, it has been a grower and, though it isn't as good as their previous album, it has some good moments inside that "55 minute song" (and some dull moments too).
This has been their last album to date, now Wilson is foucsing on his solo work, which is valuable too.
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70/100
From 01/20/2014 13:57
It doesn't hold a candle to any of the 6 classic albums that came before it. Personally, I think the ep at the end is the best part (although Time Flies is pretty great)
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From 11/07/2013 00:38
Time Flies is the real standout point. Must say the "55 minute song" idea does work well for me. I'd like to be off to get some toast 10 minutes in.
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From 10/24/2013 20:24
It's one 55-minute long song (or song cycle, if you prefer, since the 14 parts do all have names). The format makes it a little daunting, but it's the same great mix of psychedelic and prog rock, and moves effortlessly between acoustic and metal.
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70/100
From 05/14/2012 21:47
Porcupine Tree weakest album in recent times. The biggest issue I have with the album is not necessarily the songs but the way they have been put together. It starts off well but into tracks 3 and 4 - it sounds like Steven Wilson is singing live to an audience a medley of his past hits that he doesn't have time to play the full length version. The medley is definitely more cohesive after Time Flies. I Drive The Hearse is also a highlight. The second disc to me is a much better effort although Flickr sounds a lot like a part in Anaesthetise. Steven is obviously starting to run out of ideas and I support him in his decision to retire Porcupine Tree.
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95/100
From 08/06/2011 04:49
Although Porcupine Tree is top-notch and features hooky melodies anyone can bob their head to, they aren’t afraid to embark on the grandiose compositions that can turn off mainstream listeners – the centerpiece of …Blank Planet was a 17-minute song called “Anesthetize” (very inspires in Radiohead, but improved. It would be my Radiohead's favourite song. And now they brought us a piece of 55 minutes divided in 15 parts, making their best job, inspired on Pink Floyd King Crimson and Radiohead. Their music is much better now in my point of view. I love this album. It's comforting Porcupine Tree has never dumbed down its sound in order to appeal to the masses. They didn't stop in the beautiful melodies of "in absentia", they went over just good but easier music. If anything, they’ve become more esoteric, and yet the masses keeping jumping on the bandwagon. Good thing, too – PT deserves every bit of success it gets, and it gets every time even better!
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65/100
From 09/17/2010 02:11
This album deserves credit for some of its artistic and powerful songs such as Black Dahlia and Octane Twisted,though the numerousness of the tracks may cause some songs to be overlooked.i suggest to hear them at least more than 2times!
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