11 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his fifth solo record, the prolific Steven Wilson builds a monumentally lush collection inspired by his ‘70s and ‘80s art-pop heroes, like Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel. Wilson’s cinematic ambition pays off in spades: The title track’s mystical grooves ease you into the album’s layered sound, and Israeli singer Ninet Tayeb provides a showstopping performance amid cosmic pop atmospheres on “Pariah.” Steady yourself for the guitar solo of “Refuge”—it’s an epic shred over the song’s spacey crescendo.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

On his fifth solo record, the prolific Steven Wilson builds a monumentally lush collection inspired by his ‘70s and ‘80s art-pop heroes, like Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel. Wilson’s cinematic ambition pays off in spades: The title track’s mystical grooves ease you into the album’s layered sound, and Israeli singer Ninet Tayeb provides a showstopping performance amid cosmic pop atmospheres on “Pariah.” Steady yourself for the guitar solo of “Refuge”—it’s an epic shred over the song’s spacey crescendo.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
118 Ratings
118 Ratings
Prog Fan 2112 ,

Eric

I can honestly say that I could listen to anything that Steven Wilson has a hand in and I wouldn't be disappointed...his work as a solo artist, Porcupine Tree, everything. After purchasing Pariah, that statement is further cemented. Steven Wilson is one of those rare artists whose craft makes you forget everything else going on in the world today. Yes, the music and lyrics could be about social issues, but something about it just takes you to another place.

thebum45 ,

Wondefull

I read these bad reviews and just don't get it. Or you guys don't get it. If you want the same thing over and over again than don't buy it. I love the guy since no two albums are alike. That's what makes this guy great. You can't pigeon hole him. But who wants that. Not me.

Music yes ,

I am enjoying this

I enjoy music, I like being transported to another time and place. I also don't want to buy the same album over and over. If you like PCs In Abstentia, listen to it. I love that album, but I don't want to buy it again wrapped up in a different package. This music is great. It is not Porcupine Tree. It is not Hand.Cannot. Erase. Robert Fripp explains it well.

In Robert Fripp's opinion, once "progressive rock" ceased to cover new ground – becoming a set of conventions to be repeated and imitated – the genre's premise had ceased to be "progressive".

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