The Incident - Porcupine Tree
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 2 out of 36

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  1. Aug 5, 2011
    8
    The follow-up to "fear of a blank planet" by Steven Wilson's prog. rock/metal band porcupine tree is a very good album although it isn't as brilliant as the aforementioned album. For me, the best song is "time flies".
  2. Dec 22, 2011
    7
    Sorry Porcupine Tree, I didn't really get it. Sure, for the most part it's great, but it can get boring. The biggest disappointment however is the sound quality, something of which Porcupine Tree has always been excellent at, I don't know, it just sounded a little muffled.
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72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. That said, unlike early proggers who favored meandering instrumental doodling over succinct songwriting, Porcupine Tree always favor the importance of memorable songs over flashy solos, which certainly makes the group one of the top modern-day prog rock bands.
  2. The Incident is an incident in music that must be acknowledged.
  3. Stellar 12-minute opus 'Time Flies' teems with Pink Floydesque arrangements and moving lyrics, while 'Octane Twisted' offers up massive guitar riffage that you can bang your head to.