So I’ve been investing most of my day at my workstation allowing me to listen to lots of Steven Wilson, Pineapple Thief, and some Porcupine Tree. Please take my opinion as just that. We all have our likes and dislikes. What I experience when listening to music like this is perfection at the expense of musicality. I hear layer upon layer, excellent sonics, precision execution and a common prog vocal style. I can imagine myself seeing them live and being blown away sonically but…I not sure I’d be tapping my toes all that much. I often struggle to find music in this genera that “sticks” with me. When I listen to the likes of Radiohead, Sparklehorse, Alt-j, Six By Seven, etc., they too are perfectionists but to me, their music has soul, emotion, creativity, uniqueness, and it’s timeless.
Go ahead. Tell me I don’t know shit! I can handle it.