Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jun 6, 2013
    Sad, weird, beautiful, fiercesome; music to move and excite. [Apr 2013, p.97]
  2. Feb 27, 2013
    This album shows Wilson to be one of modern rock's most cunning and soulful protagonists.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 27, 2013
    A remarkable record that should easily the "best of 2013" list in most music goers. Steven Wilson has truly outdone himself here. Highly recommend it!
  2. Apr 27, 2013
    There must be something really amazing (and great for music) if this is not the best album of 2013. Themed (ghosts) album, almost classic progressive compositions (most of the tracks with multiple "movements" and so), extraordinary performances (great musicians), but most important: this album is made with intelligence, soulfulness and love for music by Wilson & Co. If you can, try the HD/Blu-Ray version. My personal favorite: The Watchmaker. Full Review »
  3. Mar 14, 2013
    Steven Wilson a creative genius. he's so prolifically talented I just listen in awe... between his solo work and Porcupine Tree exploits howvis he not a household name? It is no surprise that he has created another master work. Pure genius. Full Review »