Steven Wilson (founder of Porcupine Tree)

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Legal name: Steven John Wilson

Also performs as: Bass Communion, I.E.M.


Steven John Wilson (born 3 November 1967) is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre. Currently a solo artist, he became known as the founder, lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the band Porcupine Tree, as well as being a member of several other bands. He has also worked with artists such as Opeth, King Crimson, Pendulum, Jethro Tull, XTC, Yes, Marillion, Orphaned Land, OSI, Fish, and Anathema.

Wilson is a self-taught producer, audio engineer, guitar and keyboard player, playing other instruments as needed, including bass guitar, autoharp, hammered dulcimer and flute.

His music has received widespread acclaim. He has been nominated four times for the Grammy Awards, twice with Porcupine Tree, with his collaborative band Storm Corrosion and as a soloist on one occasion. In 2015, he received three awards at the London Progressive Music Awards for his services to the world of progressive rock music and crowned "the king of prog rock".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Insurgentes Steven Wilson 5 7
2011 Grace for Drowning Steven Wilson 4.5 5
2013 The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories) Steven Wilson 4.5 7
2015 Hand. Cannot. Erase. Steven Wilson 4 8

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Unreleased Electronic Music, Volume 1 Steven Wilson 1
2010 Cover Version Steven Wilson 4
2010 Tape Experiments 1985-86 Steven Wilson 2
2015 Sampler Steven Wilson 1
2015 Transience Steven Wilson 3

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Catalogue / Preserve / Amass Steven Wilson 2
2012 Get All You Deserve Steven Wilson 4

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 NSRGNTS RMXS Steven Wilson 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Cover Version Steven Wilson 1
2004 Cover Version II Steven Wilson 4 1
2005 Cover Version III Steven Wilson 1
2006 Cover Version IV Steven Wilson 1
2008 Cover Version V Steven Wilson 1
2009 Harmony Korine Steven Wilson 2
2010 Cover Version VI Steven Wilson 1
2010 Vapour Trail Lullaby Steven Wilson 1
2011 Stoneage Dinosaurs / Fear Steven Wilson / Oceansize 1
2011 Postcard Steven Wilson 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Drive Home Steven Wilson 2
2016 4 ½ Steven Wilson 5

Other + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Insurgentes (the movie) Steven Wilson 1

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