The Incident

Porcupine Tree - The Incident
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2009 Ratings: #410 / 857
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Based on 49 ratings
2009 Ratings: #137
September 14, 2009 / Release Date
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Roadrunner / Victor / Label
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I was pretty disappointed with this one. Not only was this a huge two disc album, but also the project released from the band before they broke up. My biggest problem with The Incident is also my biggest problem with so many other double albums. It is wildly inconsistent, and while it totally has high points, there are so many really boring tracks. There are a lot of short songs/ interludes on here that just throw off the album more then help it feel complete.

Favorite Tracks: "I Drive ... read more
Their last full-lenght LP showed how much out of connection they were in their final moments, despite not being officialy broken-up. Even though The Incident aimed to be another ambitious, double-disc concept album, Steven Wilson and co. couldn't make it as exciting and eventful as it was supposed to be, as the side A is undeniably repetitive and often uninteresting, with the exception of very few tracks, like Time Flies or I Drive the Hearse. The whole Incident suite doesn't even make much ... read more
The Incident is an odd album, while it has a great concept: looking at life and how blasé its end can be, referred to as an "Incident" whether it's a crash or something more sinister. The problem with the album is it's drawn out far too long, the concept might work for 30 mins or so, but it feels stretched when going on for an hour.
Still, it's Porcupine Tree and there's enough good on the Incident to outweigh the overall negative. Time Flies is the standout track at 12 mins ... read more
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Track List

Disc 1

  1. Occam's Razor
  2. The Blind House
  3. Great Expectations 
  4. Kneel and Disconnect
  5. Drawing the Line
  6. The Incident 
  7. Your Unpleasant Family 
  8. The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train 
  9. Time Flies
  10. Degree Zero of Liberty 
  11. Octane Twisted 
  12. The Séance 
  13. Circle of Manias 
  14. I Drive the Hearse 

Disc 2

  1. Flicker 
  2. Bonnie the Cat
  3. Black Dahlia
  4. Remember Me Lover
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Added on: August 14, 2013