Up The Downstair (studio album) by Porcupine Tree

Up The Downstair by Porcupine Tree
Year: 1993
Overall rank: 4,683rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 77 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1993 (84th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (826th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,683rd)
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Porcupine Tree bestography

Up The Downstair is ranked 9th best out of 34 albums by Porcupine Tree on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Porcupine Tree is Fear Of A Blank Planet which is ranked number 419 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,524.

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76/100 (from 77 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 9% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.7/100, a mean average of 75.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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75/100
From 03/19/2022 11:02
Overlooked 'modern' progressive album. Not Beautiful Anymore and Always Never are the standouts.
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From 01/14/2022 15:41
Always Never is a great track, but I didn't find the rest of the album to be that special.
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From 10/06/2021 14:50
This might honestly be my favourite album of all time
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From 01/19/2019 13:29
Worth owning for Burning Sky alone.
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From 09/30/2016 14:04
Everything by Porcupine Tree is genial.
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From 06/09/2015 23:00
Really underrated album. One of the best psychedelic rock albums. It reminds me a lot of Pink Floyd
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From 05/14/2012 11:37
Psychedelic rock at its best. A great mix of vocal and instrumental tracks. Favourite tracks are: Synesthesia, Always Never, Not Beautiful Anymore. This release (recorded with real drums) also comes with the bonus ep Stairways Infinities - containing the tracks that didn't make it - All winners in my view.
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