Lightbulb Sun (studio album) by Porcupine Tree

Lightbulb Sun by Porcupine Tree
Year: 2000
Overall rank: 1,757th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 203 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2000 (35th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (305th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,757th)
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Porcupine Tree bestography

Lightbulb Sun is ranked 5th best out of 32 albums by Porcupine Tree on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Porcupine Tree is Fear Of A Blank Planet which is ranked number 431 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,560.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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81/100 (from 203 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.3/100, a mean average of 80.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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95/100
From 04/22/2018 21:48
My favourite Steven Wilson work. Every song is fantastic, usually I don't think he's a lyrical genius but the lyrics here are great, the whole album flows so smoothly... Also my favourite Steven Wilson track, Lightbulb Sun, starts this whole masterpiece. Yes, that's really my favourite.
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From 01/30/2018 19:02
I know that SW does not like this record but is my favourite album. Great melodies and his best guitar solo, "Shemovesdown"
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45/100
From 12/16/2017 09:36
not much excited me here except Russia On Ice which is far and away the best track here.
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80/100
From 02/26/2017 00:00
I've been digging into Steven Wilson's back catalogue and enjoying every minute of every hour. This is unique again and immensely enjoyable. Four Chords is downright catchy! You have to love Rest Will Flow, too. And that title track, too - wow! I think I love this as much as any PT album. Damn it's good! Tracks 1 through 7 can go head to head with any album ever.
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95/100
From 01/24/2017 20:02
These tracks independently would be 90/100, but when together they make an album 95/100, it is unbelievable that this album is not among the 500 best of all time.
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From 07/04/2013 22:47
The last half of the album is superior to the first half, and MAN it takes you through a journey. Russia On Ice and Hatesong are key tracks.
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85/100
From 08/30/2012 03:52
The title/lead-off track is simply incredible.
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From 05/13/2012 02:59
This album has some absolute highlights - She's Moved On (probably my favourite PT track), Hatesong and From Russia With Ice, but unfortunately there are a couple of fillers on this album - the acoustic laden tracks of Where Would We Be and Rest Will Flow.
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65/100
From 09/17/2010 02:58
I do like this album,although i believe it's far away from Porcupine Tree greatest works,but of course there are some master songs in it that you should not easily miss!
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