Signify (studio album) by Porcupine Tree

Signify
Signify by Porcupine Tree
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 2,258th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 157 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1996 (45th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (420th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,258th)
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Signify, PORCUPINE TREE Special Edition
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 9h 34m 15s
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PORCUPINE TREE - Signify - 2 CD - Import - Near Mint - Includes Slip Cover
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Time left: 1d 9h 2m 16s
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PORCUPINE TREE - Signify - 2 CD - Special Edition - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED**
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Porcupine Tree bestography

Signify is ranked 6th 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 4,526.

Porcupine Tree album bestography « Higher ranked (1,743rd) This album (2,258th) Lower ranked (3,015th) »
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  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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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 157 votes)
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05/30/2021 15:44 Banner  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,51279/100
 
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02/20/2021 17:37 djnizzi  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,89080/100

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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 78.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.

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70/100
From 05/30/2019 03:33
This album contains what I think is PT's best song, Dark Matter. However I rarely go through listening to the whole thing because there's a lot of waiting (pun intended) through some very weird tracks to get there. I don't think it's a bad album at all, in fact it's pretty good (7/10) and original, but if all tracks had a similar vibe to Dark Matter it would be way better.
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From 01/19/2019 13:28
An overlooked early classic from the definitive band of the new millennium. Signify, Waiting, Sever, and Dark Matter are all worth checking out.
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From 03/03/2017 19:07
It's early PT... to me it's too heavily instrumental, still, better than a lot of other stuff out there. Like other prog, though, it is a bit overindulgent. Maybe you disagree.
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65/100
From 06/02/2013 02:46
Pretty alright but gets a bit tedious toward the end. Several tracks have a tendency to open rather slow but gain momentum as they go along. Not sure whether I like that or not.
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85/100
From 11/25/2012 14:53
One of my favourite Porcupine Tree albums. Awesome.
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From 11/25/2012 13:59
A pretty fantastic Porcupine Tree album. It was the start for the 5 masterpieces to come. Tracks like Waiting - Phase One and Dark Matter are among my favourites by the band.
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90/100
From 11/06/2012 13:54
This albums is significantly underrated, only god knows why.
I agree with Squish when he is saying that this album was meant to be a better OK Computer.
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From 05/14/2012 22:06
To be played at night time. As the intro says, sit back and relax. Wonderful! Favourites are: Signify, Waiting, Sever, Idiot Prayer and Dark Matter.
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From 01/20/2011 15:39
This album needs and deserves commenting on! So here's what I've written about it on my chart: In my opinion, this is everything OK Computer is made out to be and more - a reflection on our primal human nature and its dislocation in a modern industrialized world. The album features beautiful soundscapes and a chilly atmosphere as it traverses genres and unravels a brilliant collection of songs from my very favourite band of all time.

...listen to it!
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