Prog Report Ranking – Porcupine Tree Albums

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A ranking of Porcupine Tree studio albums.

6. The Incident (2009) – While still very strong, the group’s final album was a bit mixed when compared to the run of amazing albums that preceded it. Disc 1 featuring “The Incident” has some great moments but the second disc of 4 tracks might even contain the better tracks.


5. Stupid Dream (1999) – The first album to feature a majority of tracks with vocals. There are more commercial tracks and very Pink Floydian songs. For many fans, this is their favorite album and you can’t really argue with any from here on out. Songs like “Even Less”, “Pure Narcotic” and “Stranger by the Minute” are still great.


4. Lightbulb Sun (2000) – The growth in the band was beginning to really show here with epic tracks like “Russia On Iced” and the darker “Hatesong”. “Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled” retained some of the strangeness of the earlier work.



  • Where’s Recordings? I know it was made up of B sides and previously unreleased
    material but IMO it’s a brilliant album, Buying New Soul and the full
    version of Even Less are awesome.

  • I will always love Signify because that was the first album where I became aware of PT. It is amazing because depending on what mood I am in there is always an album selection, from the brilliant The Sky Moves Sideways for mellow and In Absentia for some hard rock. To pick a favorite is impossible. I like them all for their own reasons. I do have to say that his solo Hand.Connot.Erase concert was the best concert I have ever seen, and that includes Pink Floyd with Roger Waters. I have 5th row tickets to see him again in November. Lucky me…

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