Porcupine Tree

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Porcupine Tree are an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music. However, by 1993, Wilson desired to work in a band environment, and so brought on frequent collaborators Richard Barbieri on keyboards, Colin Edwin on bass guitar and Chris Maitland on drums as permanent band members. With Wilson still in charge of guitar and lead vocals, this would remain the lineup until 2001, when the band recruited Gavin Harrison to replace Maitland on drums.

Porcupine Tree's early sound evokes a style of psychedelic rock comparable to that of progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Upon signing with Kscope record label in the late 1990s, the band approached a more mainstream alternative rock sound. By the early 2000s, the band signed to a major record label and shifted their sound again, this time in a more progressive metal direction.

After the release and tour in support of their tenth studio album, The Incident, the band became inactive as Wilson began to focus on his solo career. While not formally broken up, they also have no particular reformation plans beyond "someday", with members all working on separate projects, and Wilson committing himself to his solo work through most of 2015.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1991 On the Sunday of Life… 3 5
1993 Up the Downstair 5 7
1995 The Sky Moves Sideways 9
1996 Signify 4.65 7
1999 Stupid Dream 4 4
2000 Lightbulb Sun 5 5
2002 In Absentia 4.35 7
2005 Deadwing 4.35 7
2007 Fear of a Blank Planet 4 8
2009 The Incident 4.35 9

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1994 Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape Compilation 3
2000 Voyage 34: The Complete Trip Compilation 4
2001 Recordings Compilation 3
2002 Stars Die: The Delerium Years '91-97 Compilation 3

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1993 Spiral Circus Live 2
1997 Coma Divine Live 5 7
2003 XM Live 2
2004 Warszawa Live 3
2005 XMII Live 1
2006 Rockpalast Live 1
2006 Arriving Somewhere… Live 2
2008 We Lost the Skyline Live 1
2009 Ilosaarirock Live 1
2010 Anesthetize Live 2
2010 Atlanta Live 1
2012 Octane Twisted Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1996 Waiting 2
1999 Piano Lessons 1
1999 Stranger by the Minute 1
1999 Pure Narcotic 1
2000 4 Chords That Made a Million 3
2000 Shesmovedon 3
2005 Lazarus 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
1992 Voyage 34 3
1994 Moonloop EP 2
1995 Staircase Infinities 1
2003 Futile 2
2007 Nil Recurring 4

Other

Year Title Rating Releases
1989 Tarquin's Seaweed Farm 2 1
1990 Love, Death & Mussolini E.P. 2
1991 The Nostalgia Factory 1
1998 Metanoia 4
2001 Transmission IV 3

Other + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2010 2010-01: Acoustic Session Live 1

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