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Fear Of A Blank Planet (album) by Porcupine Tree

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Fear Of A Blank Planet
Fear Of A Blank Planet by Porcupine Tree (2007)
Release date: 2007-04-13
Overall rank: 408th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 451 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 2007 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (78th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (408th)

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Fear Of A Blank Planet is ranked as the best album by Porcupine Tree.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickFear Of A Blank Planet
 89/100 (115 votes)
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2.My Ashes
 86/100 (101 votes)
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3.Track pickAnesthetize
 90/100 (141 votes)
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5.Way Out Of Here
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6.Sleep Together
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From leMonk
I agree with the fact that the music of Porcupine Tree (PT), brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and writer Steve Wilson, is defined as neo prog rock, although it still feels like such a definition is unable to capture the brilliance that typifies PT. More than Muse or Radiohead, PT compiles dark and hypnotic riffs, but does not deviate too far from classical and extremely solid songwriting. The accessibility of melodies bathing in melancholy makes "Fear of a Blank Planet" (2007) a record that stretches the line of the previous releases, even though the songs are heavier and slower here and there. For a good and complete understanding I can recommend reading "Lunar Park" by Bret Easton Ellis. The lyrics of the songs are based on that book. Wilson is not unique in his reflections on an alienated and bored youth and the emptiness that dominates today's Western society ("I'm totally bored, but I can't switch off" from "Anesthetize"). Technology no longer only offers solutions, but it encourages and promotes continuous use. But that’s exactly how technology undermines the social foundation of humanity and the emotional life of individual people. More and more people avoid public life and feel safe in their darkened room. What is worse: it does not look like people are revolting to straighten out what is currently completely out of balance. People can no longer detach themselves from the existential crisis with which they struggle day in and day out. They are driven to supermarkets like zombies, are effortlessly manipulated and exploited, but don’t seem to give a damn. No critical note. The use of drugs is also discussed. It’s easy to see the this and previous theme are connected. Young people turn away from a society in which they can hardly survive and flee in escapism through the use of drugs. They deny the outside world and don't even bother to find a reason to exist anymore.
Because of the effects and a daring choice of instruments (the basis of "Sleep Together" is a great synth riff) this is in no way a mainstream album. The rich, atmospheric carpets of sound (keyboard player Richard Barbieri of the legendary band Japan) are interspersed with bombastic dynamics. Also striking are the arrangements for strings (London Session Orchestra) that on "Sleep Together" are reminiscent of "I am the Walrus" of the Beatles.
In short: "Fear" is a very balanced and well-balanced album without weak moments. Wilson's vocals are good and, above all, very believable. All songs blend together almost unnoticed and are relatively long. Excellent arrangements and pretty good twists in the structure of the songs make “Fear” unmistakably a highly recommended piece of art.
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This has a huge influence on me, thanks Porcupine Tree. Best album they've ever made.
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80/100
The songs on this album deal with neurobehavioral developmental disorders common in 21st Century teenagers such as bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder.
When asked why he wanted to touch on these challenging and serious topics, songwriter Steven Wilson replied "***k off, can't you see I'm busy on my f****** PlayStation?!?"
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This record put them under the radar of young people and has good stuff but I think is not at the same level than In Absentia or even The Incident
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From jhuik
A band (and artist) with a lot of great albums. Worth debating that this is really their best. But who cares, it is great.
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Predetermined prejudice if I've ever seen it.
Average track rating: 86
Average album rating: 79

Stop blindly hating on this music and actually develop a REAL opinion on it for once. This has been happening far too often to albums that definitely deserve better than this.
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From LedZep
Fantastic modern prog!
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From jhuik
Ordinarily, Steve Wilson just makes great melodic prog rock. Often, like here, he makes truly classic music.
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Epic Dark-Prog-Rock from Porcupine Tree that is fantastic from start to finish. Songs can be lengthy but all if it fits and is necessary.

This band should be more popular than they are.
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