Closure / Continuation

Porcupine Tree - Closure / Continuation
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2022 Ratings: #280 / 394
User Score
Based on 65 ratings
2022 Ratings: #77
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Metal Injection

Closure/Continuation is best thought of as a wonderful factory of nostalgia that will delight all who've been eagerly awaiting it.

80
Record Collector

Over a tight 48 minutes, C/C weds a reinvigorated affirmation of band identity to expansive energies, all to confident effect: “The sum of all, of new and old,” as Wilson’s lyrics put it.

80
The Arts Desk

As its title hints, Closure/Continuation sounds like a work in progress.

80
Sputnikmusic
A reunion almost too good to be true makes for a lovely comeback album with a faint glow of nostalgia that showcases the band’s unique style.
70
AllMusic

A welcome new entry in PT's catalog, it reveals in fits and starts that the band have plenty left to say -- just what that is remains elusive and unclear on this wide-ranging return.

60
Slant Magazine
Its weaker moments suggest a group that’s struggling to find something new to say, both thematically and musically. But when the band stretches out and explores their full dynamic range, capturing the dystopian overtones wafting through Wilson’s lyrics, they’re still capable of reaching cathartic heights.
60
PopMatters
Porcupine Tree still have something to say. It’s just not clear what that is yet.
60
The Guardian

After a 12-year hiatus, the trio return with an inquisitive, unpredictable set that finds their experimental side intact.

Doofy
NR

13 years of waiting and you get Petey Cici

Wave hello Petey Cici 👋

NR

treblafreeman
83

Imo Porcupine Tree went through 3 phases.

1. Wannabe Pink Floyd (Good)
2. Alt-rock (Their best imo)
3. Prog rock with a bit of prog metal here and there (their overrated one)

And ofc they are back with their latest phase, but...
I just think Steven isn't made for heavier stuff at all, sometimes he does good (Foabp), but it's usually kinda meh (Deadwing).
It's far from being as good as Foabp, but it's definitely a lot better than Deadwing.
Love how present the bass is.
Harridan is too long ... read more

Schmedess
66

I’ve never been a Porcupine Tree guy. I love progressive rock, but really only when it has edge (ex. The Mars Volta). This band has always represented what I don’t like about the modern elements of the genre. It’s not bad ever, but certainly not my vibe. C/C has its great instrumental moments, Steven Wilson’s voice is nice sometimes. I mostly enjoy the more lavish moments, especially when they are tinged with some great keyboard/synthesizer work. The closer PT gets to ... read more

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Track List

1Harridan
8:07
87
2Of The New Day
4:43
82
3Rats Return
5:40
83
4Dignity
8:22
89
5Herd Culling
7:03
73
6Walk The Plank
4:27
67
7Chimera's Wreck
9:39
81
Total Length: 48 minutes
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Added on: November 1, 2021