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4.0 out of 5 stars
Good, but not the best, 26 July 2002
It seemed as if this was the most likely step for Porcupine Tree to take after Signify. Signify was more sing along than previous albums and in Stupid Dream this has been taken a step further. Don't get me wrong you won't hear a "wonder wall" but I personally prefer some of the more instrumental creations from PT. This said I think Stupid Dream is a superb album along with Lightbulb sun - if you like one you will definitely like the other. The supposedly ironic cover back fires slightly as Stupid Dream is possibly an attempt to appeal to a broader audience, maybe the band do dream of bigger things. People often compare PT to Pink Floyd, I can see why - Porcupine Tree write an album not a collection of songs with a hit at track 1 and another at track 7. So if you like to really listen to music rather than just putting something on then give it a go.