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Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet

8.9 | 865 votes |
Release date: 24 April 2007
Style: Progressive rock, Progressive metal


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01. Fear Of A Blank Planet
02. My Ashes
03. Anesthetize [feat. Alex Lifeson]
04. Sentimental
05. Way Out Of Here [feat. Robert Fripp]
06. Sleep Together

01. Fear Of A Blank Planet
02. My Ashes
03. Anesthetize
04. Sentimental
05. Way Out Of Here
06. Sleep Together
07. Nil Recurring
08. Normal
09. Cheating The Polygraph
10. What Happens Now?
+ Blank Planet [video]
+ Fear Of A Blank Planet [video]
+ Anesthetize [video]

Top 20 albums of 2007: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 50

Additional info
Label: 2007 Roadrunner (Europe) / Atlantic Records (USA) / WHD (Japan) [The special box set edition also includes a 40 page booklet]

- Special Edition: April 2007 Roadrunner (Europe) / Atlantic Records (USA) / WHD (Japan)
- 2LP edition: September 2007 ToneFloat TF40 (contains all 4 tracks from the Nil Recurring mini album. Available in 2 editions - standard double LP in gatefold sleeve, and special limited edition of 1,000 copies with additional poster, booklet and slipcase)
- DVDA edition: October 2007 Transmission 6.1 (A special limited edition audiophile 5.1 surround sound version featuring the 5.1 mix of the album in advanced resolution/MLP lossless 5.1 surround, DTS 5.1 digital surround sound, and 24 bit stereo, as well as all 4 tracks from the Nil Recurring mini album in surround sound. The disc also includes three video works directed by Lasse Hoile: a special Blank Planet Introduction short film, the uncensored version of the Fear of a Blank Planet promo video, and the full length 17 minute film for Anesthetize as seen during the band's live shows)

Staff review by
Dream Taster
Some artists are too good to be ignored. Porcupine Tree's architect Steven Wilson is one of them. After a long and fruitful career built on a crystalline guitar sound and atmospheric melodies, Steven influenced Opeth and helped them to record the distinctive "Damnation" album. Ever since, his name is on every metalhead's lips despite being more of a rock artist. Porcupine Tree's 2005 offering, "Deadwing", was nothing short of a masterpiece and "Fear of a Blank Planet" follows in the same footsteps.

published 15.07.2007 | Comments (51)

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22.02.2020 - 12:51
always right
Oh shit it's really good why isn't this streaming I don't wanna buy CDs anymore I just want to be depressed
You are the hammer, I am the nail
building a house in the fire on the hill
22.09.2020 - 16:41
Rating: 8

I really don't get the hype around this band. This is a good album, sure, but in the top 50?
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