The Sky Moves Sideways (studio album) by Porcupine Tree

The Sky Moves Sideways
The Sky Moves Sideways by Porcupine Tree
Year: 1995
Overall rank: 3,015th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 127 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1995 (61st)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (563rd)
Award Best albums of all time (3,015th)
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Porcupine Tree bestography

The Sky Moves Sideways is ranked 7th 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 4,523.

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The Sky Moves Sideways track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.6/100, a mean average of 78.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.4.

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From 03/09/2021 20:33
It's always difficult to get into a PT album and normally it takes a few listens to really appreciate it. But this third album (which is often described as the first real PT album) is fairly immediate. It is too many times repeated that it sounds a lot like Wish You Were Here and partly this is also the case but it's certainly more spacey and it hovers a lot between muzak and real heartfelt music which often excels in great guitar solos and melodies. I listened to the very long two CD version which sounds a bit repetitive after a while but I did like it.
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From 05/27/2017 15:42
The US release is my favourite version of this album. TSMS (Phase One) -> Stars Die -> Moonloop is just such a perfect way to open the record that I don't think I could listen to it any other way.

This album has so many great moments (especially in the title tracks) and I urge any Porcupine Tree fan who hasn't quite gotten into it yet to give it a few more tries. The bit in the middle of Phase Two with the female vocals followed by the guitar solo gets to me every time.
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From 09/30/2016 14:07
Very great album. The sound is fantastic. Guitar solos are epic.
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From 05/13/2012 02:42
Steven Wilson regrets making this album. Why Mr Wilson? Yes it is obviously a tip to Pink Floyd in its layout. But at least it sounds original (compare this with Voyage 34 which is too close to Another Brick in the Wall IMO). And the songs are brilliant. And it got me interested in Pink Floyd. No regrets from me!
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From 01/11/2012 18:33
The Sky Moves Sideways is one of the most essential pieces of experimental and progressive rock ever written. By far the highlight of the album is the epic title track, divided into two phases of nearly twenty minutes. Phase one is lyrically and vocally perfect, and the ambient textures and emotion portray by the piece is second to none. The Moon Touches Your Shoulder continues the unique atmosphere, and Moonloop is a fantastic, liquid spacey trip.
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From 09/14/2011 13:52
Pure. Cosmic. Beauty.

Take Doctor Who, Pink Floyd and Ozric Tentacles and throw them in a blender: this is what you get. Contains some of the most poetic lyrical imagery I've ever heard.
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