Porcupine Tree

Porcupine Tree

English progressive rock band founded in 1987 by Steven Wilson in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

Originally a pseudonym for solo recordings by Steven Wilson, Colin Edwin, Chris Maitland & Richard Barbieri joined the band in 1993 and the band stayed that way until 2002, when Chris Maitland left the group, and Gavin Harrison replaced him.

Porcupine Tree Discography


none Porcupine Tree Tarquin's Seaweed Farm (Album) No Man's Land (3) none UK 1989 Sell This Version
DELC0003 Porcupine Tree The Nostalgia Factory(Cass, Album) Delerium Records DELC0003 UK 1991 Sell This Version
DELECLP008D Porcupine Tree On The Sunday Of Life... (Album) Delerium Records DELECLP008D UK 1992 Sell This Version
DELEC CD 020 Porcupine Tree Up The Downstair (Album, EP) Delerium Records DELEC CD 020 UK 1993 Sell This Version
DELEC PROMO CASS 5 Porcupine Tree Spiral Circus (Album) Delerium Records DELEC PROMO CASS 5 UK 1994 Sell This Version
DELEC CD / LP 028, DELEC CD 028, DELEC LP 028 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways (Album, Single) Delerium Records, Delerium Records DELEC CD / LP 028, DELEC CD 028, DELEC LP 028 UK 1994 Sell This Version
PRM039 Porcupine Tree Signify (Album) Delerium Records PRM039 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
DelecCD067 Porcupine Tree Coma Divine (Album) Delerium Records DelecCD067 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DELEC PROMO CASS 10 Porcupine Tree Insignificance(Cass, Promo) Delerium Records DELEC PROMO CASS 10 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CHR 003 Porcupine Tree Metanoia (Album) Chromatic Records CHR 003 UK 1998 Sell This Version
128132 Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream (Album) KScope, KScope 128132 US 1999 Sell This Version
SMACD827 Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun (Album) Kscope SMACD827 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SMACD840p Porcupine Tree Recordings (Album) Kscope SMACD840p UK 2001 Sell This Version
7567 93163-2 Porcupine Tree In Absentia (Album, Comp) Lava 7567 93163-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
Transmission 1.2 Porcupine Tree XM (Album) Transmission Recordings, Lava Transmission 1.2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
PRCD 301170 Porcupine Tree Futile Lava PRCD 301170 US 2003 Sell This Version
Transmission 2.1 Porcupine Tree Warszawa (Album) Transmission Recordings Transmission 2.1 UK 2004 Sell This Version
4670001546829 Porcupine Tree Deadwing (Album) Lava 4670001546829 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
Transmission 4.1 Porcupine Tree XMII(CD, Album) Transmission Recordings, Lava Transmission 4.1 UK 2005 Sell This Version
PTDWNLD 001 Porcupine Tree Rockpalast Porcupine Tree Download Store PTDWNLD 001 UK 2006
RR 8011-5 Porcupine Tree Fear Of A Blank Planet (Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8011-5 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
DGR1706 Porcupine Tree Fear Of A Blank Planet(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records DGR1706 South Africa 2007 Sell This Version
Transmission 7.1 Porcupine Tree We Lost The Skyline (Album) Transmission Recordings Transmission 7.1 UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Porcupine Tree The Incident (Album) Roadrunner Records none UK 2009 Sell This Version
Transmission 10.1 Porcupine Tree Ilosaarirock(CD, Ltd) Transmission Recordings Transmission 10.1 UK 2009 Sell This Version

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March 18, 2016
Perhaps the most criminally under-appreciated band of all time? Tags such as 'prog rock' do this band a huge disservice; their music is extremely accessible and is only progressive when it needs to be. The band know the importance of strong melodies and song-craft over instrumental 'wankery' and is often just as much pop, heavy rock or psychedelic as it is 'progressive rock'. I honestly believe that Steven Wilson is one of Britain's finest songwriters of all time.


October 24, 2015
Not one single little sound is out of place in Porcupine Tree's records. Steven Wilson is a master of sound and emotion, putting every bit of work together exactly how it should be. He can make you feel however he wants. Porcupine Tree's entire discography is a magnum opus, even albums from back when it was only him and lots of DIY studio equipment. He knows how to carve the perfect music with the materials at his disposal.

Now, accented by Gavin Harrison's amazing drumming talent, Colin Edwin's everpresent bass, and Richard Barbieri's immersive soundscapes, Wilson's guitar and lyrical talent are only amplified further, bringing Porcupine Tree to a new level of amazing.


October 13, 2015
One of the greatest bands in the progressive and psychedelic rock. Steven Wilson is in his perfectionism responsible for the overwhelming musical pieces full of emotive singing, which functioned as an outlet for his negative feelings. The complex song structures and the concept albums brought the band to the highest levels within the progressive rock.

For the top 10 albums of the band : http://www.platendraaier.nl/toplijsten/top-10-de-beste-albums-van-porcupine-tree/


April 20, 2009
Forget or leave aside all other progressive-rock bands like Dream Theater and such. Porcupine Tree is the most fulfilling band i have heard. If you check out their "Arriving Somewhere" DVD, you see that these guys are the most prominent band ever in the genre that also have nailed the 5.1 sound perfectly that pisses all over other concert releases.
The geeky but genius Steven Wilson is a brilliant songwriter who worked hard to lift the band up and forward. And the result has been astounding.
Porcupine Tree is also Britain's music industry best kept secret.

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