Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream


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Release date: March 1999
Style: Progressive rock

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Disc I [CD]
01. Even Less
02. Piano Lessons
03. Stupid Dream
04. Pure Narcotic
05. Slave Called Shiver
06. Don't Hate Me
07. This Is No Rehearsal
08. Baby Dream In Cellophane
09. Stranger By The Minute
10. A Smart Kid
11. Tinto Brass
12. Stop Swimming

Disc II [DVD Audio] [2006 Re-release bonus]
01. Even Less
02. Piano Lessons
03. Stupid Dream
04. Pure Narcotic
05. Slave Called Shiver
06. Don't Hate Me
07. This Is No Rehearsal
08. Baby Dream In Cellophane
09. Stranger By The Minute
10. A Smart Kid
11. Tinto Brass
12. Stop Swimming
13. Ambulance Chasing
14. Even Less [Full version]
+ Piano Lessons [video]
+ Lyrics
+ Photogallery

Additional info
KScope / Snapper CD SMACD813

The revamped 2006 edition of the album features new stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes, and completely new artwork. The DVDA additionally includes bonus 5.1 tracks, the stereo mix in higher resolution 24bit audio, the video for Piano Lessons, and a photo gallery. The 2 LP vinyl also uses the new stereo mix, as well as including the 2 bonus tracks in stereo.

Guest review by
Spyroid
Rating:
8.0
Most albums of Porcupine Tree focus on being some kind of entity, with a theme, a concept, a red thread through the whole disc. Even if this album has a quite certain "style", I think of Stupid Dream as a collection of good songs more than an album. When a band writes an album with a concept, the album often becomes like a story were no chapters can be left out, and therefore all songs feel important. In other cases, like with 'Stupid Dream', there will almost unavoidably be fillers and tracks that you don't like as much as others - but also favourites. I normally don't find fillers on Porcupine Tree albums but here I can find at least three tracks that aren't interesting at all. Still the album also contains some of my favourite Porcupine Tree songs.

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published 13.06.2008 | Comments (5)

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03.03.2012 - 15:03
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
A very interesting transition in sound between this and 'Signify'. Here the songs are much more accessible, yet 'Signify' still had some coherent songs at least. It's just that 'Stupid Dream' is where the band realised they could use a lot more than just psychedelic passages lasting for nor more than a minute. Not that 'Signify' is a bad album, because it isn't-it's just that 'Stupid Dream' is where it all came together for the band, and they haven't looked back since. There is a lot to be discovered here; the instrumental and fast-paced 'tinto brass', the powerful opener 'Even Less' and even a song that could be regarded as one hell of a good single: 'Piano Lessons'. With the exception of the title track (why it is only half a minute long I will never know), this album is pretty damn good.
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03.03.2012 - 16:35
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
This is where I start digging Porcupine Tree. I just cannot get into that psychedelic stuff
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27.11.2012 - 17:14
Rating: 10
Gopherhawk
A SMART KID one of the bleakest songs out there.
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Follow your heart, not trends.
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24.05.2015 - 02:14
Rating: 10
indexqwest
A master piece
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