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Fear of a Blank Planet

… makes Rolling Stone’s ‘50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time’

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For their ninth studio recording, British art-rockers Porcupine Tree created a concept album based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel Lunar Park, with lyrics that addressed how the adolescent protagonist battled his bipolar and attention-deficit disorders with a regimen of prescription drugs and Internet overstimulation. The music used sprawling vocal melodies, atmospheric guitars and drums that tumbled through chaotic passages to echo the main character’s manic-depressive states. Porcupine color their songs with chiming prog, serrated Nineties alt-rock and blaring hard-rock power chords, enlisting the help of Robert Fripp, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and ex-Japan keyboardist Richard Barbieri. J.W.

Well deserved - as are many others of Wilson’s works - stunned to see that Kansas even made to to the list - but they did … so maybe the list isn’t perfect ?

[ Source : Rolling Stone ]

   


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