Grace for Drowning

Steven Wilson - Grace for Drowning
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2011 Ratings: #290 / 997
User Score
Based on 65 ratings
2011 Ratings: #59
Liked by 3 people
September 26, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kscope / Label
Steven Wilson / Producer
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Its long and it feels long.
Beautiful, heavy and haunting.
On his second solo record, Steven Wilson shakes off the hard progressive rock sound that he had in his band Porcupine Tree almost completely and opts for something different. On this double album, Wilson takes the listener on a fantastical journey through a piano dominated soundscape of gentle and calming music, with moments of intensity along the nearly hour and a half trip. The album begins beautifully, and it keeps getting better, with the final two tracks, the epic 23 minute long ... read more
I'm a bit conflicted on this one. On one hand, it is a new path for Steven Wilson, this album resembles Porcupine Tree much, much less and definitely seems more of a solo project for Wilson. On the other hand, that isn't exactly great either. Despite the similarities to Porcupine Tree, I really liked his solo debut, however, this album just felt like it dragged too long, with a lot of songs failing to have something noteworthy, and this is coming from someone who is a devoted fan of progressive ... read more
A long and atmospheric journey through sound as Steven Wilson constructs long and cinematic pieces that make for very interesting listens.

Best Track: Sectarian
Worst Track: Raider Prelude
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Track List

  1. Grace for Drowning
  2. Sectarian
  3. Deform to Form a Star
  4. No Part of Me
  5. Postcard
  6. Raider Prelude
  7. Remainder the Black Dog
  8. Belle de Jour
  9. Index
  10. Track One
  11. Raider II
  12. Like Dust I Have Cleared from My Eye
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Added on: March 1, 2014