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The Incident

11 Sep 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan 2009
  • Release Date: 1 Jan 2009
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 2009 Porcupine Tree Issued under license from Porcupine Tree to The All Blacks B.V. Roadrunner Records is a registered trademark of The All Blacks B.V.
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  • Total Length: 1:15:55
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  • ASIN: B002NYC9BO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,053 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Rik P on 14 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
When the album was released, my first listen made me wonder whether there were a few errors in the concept, but rather than rush to review like some did here during September, I decided to give 'The Incident' several listens before reaching a judgement. Is it my favourite PT album? No, but it is brilliant when you've given it time and picked out all of the nuances.

A 55 minute concept track is ambitious and does it really hang together seamlessly? Not sure, but as a collection of pieces, the Wilson genius is all there. We have tracks that take you back to the likes of Lightbulb Sun and Stupid Dream and a continuation of the flirtation with metal riffs. 'Time Flies' is an homage to Pink Floyd and 'I Drive the Hearse' is a beautiful and subtle ending to 'The Incident'. CD2 consists of 4 tracks that were produced as part of the writing process and for me, 'Flicker' and 'Remember Me Lover' are the stand out pieces there.

OK, I'll be honest, I'm a PT fanatic and have been since they released Signify. If you are a fan of serious rock music then Porcupine Tree and their founder, Steven Wilson are vitally important to the ongoing life and success of the genre. They need our ongoing support and interest and they are phenomenal live. Take the PT journey, it's a fulfilling one for fans of serious rock music.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Kevin O'Keefe TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Oct 2009
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As a long-time fan of Porcupine Tree (and other Steven Wilson side projects) I was becoming increasingly frustrated with the Tree's more recent 'progression' (most notably the heavier sound that became more prevalent from Lightbulb Sun onward). Porcupine Tree fans tend to fall into two broad camps: those that prefer the older, more Floydian and trippy vibe of their early-to-mid period or those who welcomed and have enjoyed their move into heavier rock territory. I fall squarely into the former category and - I am delighted to report - it looks like my patience has paid off (at least in part, which I will come to shortly).

Don't get me wrong; PT never fully 'lost the musical plot' with their last few albums: there are fantastic and transcendent cuts of elegiac power to be found on their more recent offerings ('Arriving Somewhere But Not Here' & 'My Ashes' for example) but sometimes these gems were marooned in a sea of more harsh material and I found they suffered as a result. Hence I have long been waiting (well 'hoping' actually) for an album that would go back to their old 'formula' of perhaps more simplistic yet ultimately more rewarding longer musical excursions. Which finally brings me to my specific thoughts on this album (phew!):

Let me firstly start with the negative by saying that the song-cycle 'The Incident' (which constitutes all of CD1) didn't work for me as a concept.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marc Van Kerschaver on 1 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
In 2002 In Absentia was the first PT album I heard and I was blown away. Ever since I got everything I could lay my hands on and discovered a band with a range as wide as a star system. Steven Wilson is an absolute genius but it's not all gold the man touches (I'm not that fond of No Man for example...). With PT however he strikes the mother lode every single time.
The anticipation after In Absentia, Deadwing and Fear of a Blank Planet was high though. Could they really deliver another album as good as its predecessor? The answer is yes, but...there is a but. The Incident is `different' from the latter three. PT digs back in their older work and mixes the more psychedelic soundscapes from The Sky Moves Sideways and Up the Downstair with the harder rocksound of Absentia, Deadwing and Planet. With that they create a new sound and it almost seems like you hear a new band. I must admit I wasn't that enthusiastic when I first heard The Incident and I can very well imagine when this is the first PT you hear it can raise an eyebrow or two. But after a few sessions the music, the beautiful lyrics, the dark atmosphere Steven Wilson excels in...it all kicks in...without mercy.
CD 1 holds fourteen wonderfully woven songs about everyday `incidents', from a car crash to neighbours from hell, from first love to lost friendship. This fifty-five minute piece belongs, to my opinion', to their best work. CD2 has only four songs but again from the highest quality. The whole takes you on a seventy-five minute trip with not a single weak moment.
I'm quite critical when it comes to music and I'm not afraid to be negative even about my most favorite bands but in the sad landscape of (mostly commercial) contemporary music, Porcupine Tree is a real gem, four musicians making music that surprises, enchants and excites every time, again and again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. GREENWOOD on 14 Oct 2009
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The Incident cycle is brilliant, working both as one song and 14 independant tracks (for most of them at least). The second disc of tracks is also fantastic, with Bonnie the Cat being a highlight of the album.
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