Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Q Magazine
    60
    A dramatic, wide-screen, expertly executed, even genuinely executed thrilling rock record worthy of an audience way beyond nu-prog’s regular constituency. [Apr 2007]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 83
  2. Negative: 6 out of 83
  1. Aug 6, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This album opens up with a gripping, catchy song that uses several different musical melodies. It retains its interest throughout the song in a very Radioheadesque fashion in terms of musical techniques used.
    After that it breaks into My Ashes, possibly one of the most poignant pieces I have ever heard. It continues onto the angsty Anesthetize and then finishes with some of the most beautiful and creative music I have ever heard. All in all, even if you come from a place that requires something new every song, this album will satisfy you. It also has some of Porcupine Tree's most beautiful melodies.
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  2. Nov 25, 2010
    10
    One of my new favorite bands because of this album, it's awesome. This is an easy 10 and is better than their most recent album IMO. If youOne of my new favorite bands because of this album, it's awesome. This is an easy 10 and is better than their most recent album IMO. If you like this, I recommend In Absentia or Deadwing. Full Review »
  3. Mar 20, 2017
    10
    This is one of the great albums ever made. Every song just nails it. If you consider your self a music lover this is an album you cannot notThis is one of the great albums ever made. Every song just nails it. If you consider your self a music lover this is an album you cannot not listen to. Full Review »