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In Absentia (album) by Porcupine Tree

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In Absentia
In Absentia by Porcupine Tree (2002)
Overall rank: 480th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 443 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 2002 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (93rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (480th)

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Porcupine Tree bestography

In Absentia is ranked 2nd 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 412 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,455.

Porcupine Tree album bestography « Higher ranked (412th) This album (480th) Lower ranked (640th) »
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Very happy to have personally discovered this band/Steven Wilson just fairly recently thanks to this website. Not very happy that it took this long and I'm quite disappointed that no one had turned me on to them before.
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From Brad1770
Try as I might I just couldn't get into 2000's 'Lightbulb Sun' bar 1 or 2 tracks . Unperturbed I've had a crack at 2002's 'In Absentia' and I'm pleased to report I enjoyed this quite a bit even if it did sadly remind me of Dream Theatre in parts

I definitely appreciated the more uptempo moments in "Trains" , "Wedding Nails" , "The Creator Has a Mastertape" and "Strip The Soul". Having said that slow piano closer "Collapse The Light Into Earth" is just about the album highlight ending things on an absolute high

Unfortunately its far from a perfect album with Prog Tracks "Lips Of Ashes" , "Gravity Eyelids" and "Prodigal" lacking punch and could easily have been left off

Neo-Prog at its finest

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One of my favourite albums of Steven Wilson Band. "Blackest Eyes" and "Trains" two of the best songs of the band. Superb.
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This was the first Porcupine Tree album I bought. And I think that might be the reason why it's still my favourite. It's an album that demonstrates the full range of progressive music that Porcupine Tree has become famous for.
From Steven Wilson's guitar work (e.g. Trains) to Richard Barbieri's atmospheric keyboards (e.g. .3) I think that this is the best album to listen to if you are new to Porcupine Tree.
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From Impzz
Wow, where has this album been my whole life.
This was a band my friends always talked about in the early 2k's but I never gave a chance.
over 10 years later I listened to this album finally and I am blown away.
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Nice groove Gavin! Definitely one of my favourite drummer!
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Porcupine Tree makes great music-making seem so effortless.
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Equal mix of the finest song craftsmanship and ambient-soaked interludes. A lush, lengthy train voyage to the end of summer.
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The best musical depiction of the descent into madness of a serial killer. Especially love .3 and the chromatic melody in Wedding Nails is whacked. Genius.
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Somehow, after 3 years of listening to Porcupine Tree, I just realized how amazing the song Prodigal is. That one song brings the entire album together into one cohesive thing, instead of just an excellent collection of tracks. Blows my mind. I'm starting to think this might be better than Deadwing.

Not to mention, the b-sides are just as good as the album tracks. Drown With Me is an absolute classic. Awesome stuff.
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