Best Porcupine Tree Songs

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The Top Ten

1
Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
No better song has come out from the PT stables. This song encompasses everything Porcupine Tree is about. I'll stick my neck out and say that it may be the best prog rock song of all time
Its very hard to make a Top Ten list to Porcupine Tree.. But this song is a complete trip, the gloomy intro.. The AMAZING unique riffs.
This is one of the songs that goes with everything. When you're stoned, drunk, depressed, happy, or whatever
The lyrics are deep as hell! You can understand the song in so many ways.
It was really hard to choose between all those songs, but this one is unique.
Definitely one of the best PT songs. Just epic music and lyrics. It summarizes what PT is all about.
[Newest]I agree, haunting melodies & harmonies and most of all, tight!

2Trains
"When the evening reaches here
You're tying me up
I'm dying of love
It's OK"
Just Epic... Minas
Awesome music... Guitar strumming and hammering's simple and catchy.. Lyrics maintains simplicity and stays in your head...
The feel of this song is beautiful. The rhythm just makes you curious.. Like the mind of a small child... Vaibhav
[Newest]"Always the summer slipping away"

Beauty this track!

3Lazarus
In Lazarus simplicity is beautiful. Such a sweet powerful song... A true one of a kind.
beautiful song... one that is different from the rest of their songs...
love it! just a perfect song!
[Newest]Makes me happy every time I listen to lazarus

4Anesthetize
This song should be way up to the top of the list.. Lyrics are simply awesome and meaningful, the fusion between the instruments played is outstanding (couldn't be better), 18 minutes that blow out your mind.. Three different parts of the songs are mixed together by sheer perfection..
If one's listening to Porcupine Tree for there psychedelic blend of music you simply can't find anything better then this.
A masterpiece by Porcupine Tree.. Simply a legend to add to in the list of all time best psychedelic songs..
This song is DEFINITELY number 1 from Porcupine Tree for me. I listen to this song every single morning. It has the most amazing dynamic changes, lyrical melodies, and rifts I've ever heard. I am a musician and music is my passion, mostly different type of rock. And this song along with a lot of their other songs just amaze me, the composing and writing talents of this band are amazing; let alone they are all amazing musicians alone. Porcupine Tree should be the biggest band in the world.
The best song ever with most variation and unpredictability... everything in this track is suburb and this song should be 1#... you just need patience to listen to the song
[Newest]When I Hear This Song, I Feel I Can Crash The Skies...

5Blackest Eyes
Man the first time I heard this song-i became a devotee of porcupine tree and steven wilson. The chorus is catchy and so is the blend of the raw acoustic sound with thunderous drumming and guitar. Blackest eyes forever! Anesthetize, strip the soul, lazarus are great songs but this one has to be the best. That's what I think.

LISTEN TO IT MAN! What are you waiting for?
awesome song! for some reason it makes me wanna burst into tears and laughter at the same time...
porcupine tree ftw!
Caught me off guard the first time I heard it. Big Fan ever Since. Live shows are amazing.
[Newest]Swim with me into your blackest eyes

6Way Out of Here
I don't respond to earthly thing while I am listening to this songs. It takes me somewhere else.
What the hell #1 song is # 11! This song is soothing to senses! The intro, riffs, lyrics all are awesome! Vote guys!
The guitar solo takes me out to another world! Simply mind blowing... Should be withing the top 5!
[Newest]This song is really good and attractive

7Dark Matter
Just around 2 months ago, this song was at the top. Now, it's so much behind that nothing much can be done to bring it back to where it was, where it belongs, the place it truly deserves. I don't mean to say Trains, or Lazarus are not good, they are awesome (esp. Trains)!
It's just that this song has so much feel to it that no song can ever match it. It is just out of this world!
To put it nicely (once again),
"Songs will come and songs will go...
Dark Matter flows...

rahulwankhede

Someone wrote that "Arriving Somewhere But Not Here encompasses everything Porcupine Tree is about. " I totally disagree with this assessment because I would categorize "Arriving Somewhere But Not Here" as a great example of Porcupine Tree's later prog-metal stuff; but mainly because Steven Wilson directly said in a recent interview that Porcupine Tree is about expressing and understanding the darker side of existence. Thus "Dark Matter, " at least content wise, is the most potent representation of what Porcupine Tree represents.
Songs will come and songs will go...
Dark Matter flows...
[Newest]My first encounter with Porcupine Tree, this was like an engraving of a deep cut in my brain that could never heal... And ever since I am hooked on their music. For me this is number 1, possibly of all music I heard so far (and I heard a lot of music)...

8Fear of a Blank Planet
I'm surprised this song is not in the Top 5! This is an awesome song and Fear of a Blank Planet is itself a great album. The vocals in this song, the lyrics, the riffs oh Steven Wilson you're a legend. Great shift towards the half of the song and a mini drum solo by Gavin Harrison and then it gets heavy again followed by a great guitar solo. Then the ending is just perfect with Richard Barbieri giving the atmospheric feel not to forget Colin Edwin's awesome bass line throughout the song. This song deserves to be in the Top 5 at least
By far their best song and this should be in the top ten by far. It has a point and a cool sounding chorus and this is just a great song all around. Also pretty underrated
Vocals are simply amazing, the guitar at the beginning make me fly. A Masterpiece
[Newest]Great song from a great album with such deep meaning. This song should be way up in the list.


9Open Car
What... This song should #1... What is wrong with you guys! Not even a vote for this... What a shame!
The way it starts, the chorus just drives me INSANE! Deserves top 3
Awesome Song! <3 Love it.. True Music..
[Newest]Open Car is easily the best track!

10The Sound of Muzak
Original sound, nice groovy drum beat and guitar riff and really catchy chorus; interesting lyrics too, best song I've heard by this band so far!

petrucci75hammet

Music of the future will not entertain...
Epically awesome!
The time signature is weirdly sexy too.. !
The song that tells me how great a drummer Gavin Harrison is! What great lyrics... Amazing! The "Arriving Somewhere" DVD has a fabulous live version of this song.
[Newest]It rings true... But the prophecy hasn't come to pass yet... Though the situation is arising, for all music that is worth my while is from people nearly twice my age...

The Contenders

11Normal
TOP STUFF! Magical song!

P.S. Listen to Sentimental before you listen to this...
Very underrated. Should be higher up in the list.

12Russia On Ice
This should be at number 1.. A rare combination of progressive rock, psychedelic rock, trance...
Psychadelic rock at its best. The song is dark and mysterious and funky at times. The intro is damn nice!
Can't stop myself drinking, can't stop being me... Truly SW 😃 the way the song progresses is just an awesome example of PTs brilliance
[newest]
A very different piece of music compared to any of the bands. Kind of a song to get lost into. Its progressive, its trippy and it can take you deeep!

13Shesmovedon
Yeah, the guitar solo uf, takes me somewhere but not here.. And especially the part " so for a while, everthing she knew, did we connect or was it a just biding time for you...
One of the best in psychedelic rock. The guitar solo is the best in this century. The lyrics is amazing with minimal words.
I genuinely think this should be in the top 3, listen to it and u'd agree. There are multiple versions of this song, personally I think live version is far better than the studio version!
[newest]
The solo makes me high every single time! Epic drums, crazy bassline and sharp solo.. I love the Warszawa version the most..

14Hatesong
Stereo version is super, but hearing it live was beyond belief.

bellce0

Best base track ever! I'm really surprised its not even in the top ten
This the best and most trippy song ever
[Newest]I love the bass on this track! Cool song.

15Radioactive Toy
Best piece of PT's early work. This is the one that started it all, and it's fantastic
This can't happen "RADIOACTIVE TOY" @ NO. 17... After seeing this I got an heartattack in a layby :p and I'm now sleeping of no dreaming :P

16Gravity Eyelids
This is amazing song... N a great mix of psychedelic effect with metal... Wondering why its not in the list... Its after arriving somewhere but not here for me

17The Start of Something Beautiful
My favorite PT song! So beautiful, especially between about 5:00-6:30 and build up back into the final chorus... Amazing!
The chorus has that PT heavy touch to it, but the ending of the song is just so beautiful, especially the way it builds up and then that solo :')
The bridge and ending of the song is the most beautiful thing I have ever heard!

18Halo

19Time Flies
This song somehow evokes echoes of Pink Floyd Animals, but it has a more modern twist to it. It's not easy doing progressive these days, specially a slow song, but they managed to make it sound so crisp and with such a beautiful melody! The nostalgic lyrics and slow parts almost hint of a sad song, but it gets such a lift from the band that you can't help but feeling like running out the door and doing something to seize the day after you listen to it!
Reminds me of Pink Floyd which is amazing considering Floyd is one of my favorite bands.
This song should have been in Top 5... Awesome song... Love to hear it while traveling in metro...

20Buying New Soul
There has never been a better song than Buying New Soul. Everything about this song is perfect. At over ten minutes long it has the rare ability to make you wish it was even longer.
Chills me to the bones, excellent stuff, love the double bass
The intro is enchanting, its like your actually dead in peace... Should be at least in the top 5

21Even Less
Epic songwritern, should be in the top 3.

22Lightbulb Sun
Whats wrong with you people?
Its one of the best songs ever sung by PT.

23The Sky Moves Sideways
This song easily makes into my top 3 list. There isn't any better song than this to take you on a 'space voyage' for more than half an hour! Each phase of the song is better than the rest.
What do you mean this isn't on the list? Awesomeness defined

24Bonnie the Cat
Masterclass song by porcupine tree, especially Gavin's 4/4 drum beat which gives the essence of odd time signatures. Pure modern prog rock.

25Sleep Together
This song is so intriguing! Why is it way down here! Please vote for it people!
Whenever I listen to the intro, I feel like I'm a criminal.
For me this is Nr. 1! Whats up?

26Cheating the Polygraph
Ah this is so hard! I was equally torn between this amazing song, "The Blind House" on "The Incident" and "Sleep of No Dreaming" on "Signify". They all have the killer hook choruses that PT is known for. Cheating has tight lyrics, sickeningly awesome guitar solos, some open breathing time. Of the 3 I mentioned, none of which are on this list, all deserve to be in the top 10, this one is the least mellow, most driving. I can listen to it over and over and still hear new licks in it.
Really amazing song from the Nil Recurring EP.

27Sentimental
My favorite song from PT, by far, which is saying a lot considering the amount of amazing songs they have. At 3:52 starts the best piece of Music I ever heard. And I'm actually more into Death, Prog Metal
Its a beautiful song... Simple chord progression but quality if the song is awesome...
Melodic, with a good build up

28The Incident

29Prodigal
Come on just don't give votes listening to only one song

30My Ashes
I love mostly all of theirs like Halo, ASBNH, etc. But this one was too low. I mean, 35th?! Sure, other songs have more stuff than this, but My Ashes has arguably the best chorus I've ever heard, and those guitar waves and plucks and violins, and of course, Wilson's amazing vocals! VOTE FOR MY ASHES!

31Mellotron Scratch
Should be up in the list because it's so simple yet so awesome. I don't understand why is such a song able to make someone cry, and it should be famous on the radios too, too bad underground songs aren't that considered...
Unreal ending with the blending of vocals... Sports Centers Honour Role Candidate, Top 10 FOR SURE!
The interweaving vocals are amazing.

32Pure Narcotic
Magnificent lyrics and music, Totally captivating, melancholic romantic song

33Heartattack In a Layby
You must be jokeing!? This song never deserved such a bad ranking (well it sure is not the only one in this list). The lyrics are plain cute, like a poem you learn in the first years at school - the melody once heared will follow you the whole day.
Come on we can do better this song must be at least in the top 5...
It should be in top ten... It's just awesome! Music, lyrics everything

34Drown With Me
I can't believe this song wasn't on the list! It is amazing.

hosinebrahimi

We lost the skyline version was awesome.

35Lips of Ashes
Such an ambient song! The trippiest of all from PT!
Weirdly Beautiful and Calming!

SilverDope

This is a vary special song! The arpeggio and the voice are perfect sinchronized

36Ambulance Chasing

37Remember Me Lover
Dark, resentful and bitter. The perfect song to listen to if you're in the mood to brood, contemplate and reflect.

"I walked away, now remember me lover,
I told you lies, now remember me lover,
I took your money, remember me lover,
I ruined your life, now remember me lover"
Bitter lyrics with changing moods between metal and low key make this song unforgettable

38Deadwing

39Stars Die
Clearly should be in the top 5. Their best song! It seems whoever is rating these songs only has listened to their newer albums, which is a shame. So many good songs on the older albums. One of the best uses of a audio sample in a song if not the best.
Clearly, should be in the top 5.
Utterly surreal.
This is why I loved PT in first place, :D

40A Smart Kid
Such an underrated song. The guitar solo is so beautiful and awe-inspiring.

41Waiting
Absolutely beautiful slide guitar! Heavenly song, truly a masterpiece.. I listen to it on loop daily..
Haunting. Gorgeous. First PT I heard, perhaps prejudiced by that fact, but definitely deserves higher placement.

42I Drive the Hearse
The catchy lyrics and the beautiful acoustic guitar creates a outstanding musical environment. Wilson came up with one of their best lyrics in despite of can be one of the saddest song he has written. That's what I think. Nevertheless PT has first-class music in almost all his songs. Cheers.

43Half Light
40? I'm disappointed in the PT fans of the world. Half light has been a close part of my life, along with many PT songs and frankly ranking them is just impossible and according to me stupid. But when I see a brilliant song like Half Light no where, it hurts me. Take out time and listen to PT, and only then vote.
Haven't anyone heard of dis song? Are you kidding? Its one of their most soulful nos! Gives me goosebumps
Amazing music amazing song everything is just perfect
[Newest]A very special song

44Don't Hate Me
This one must rated much higher than just 40 or something like that.
Come on, at least top 10 :)
Have you heard at this? It's simply astonishing.
Awesome! The lyrics are simply great poetry!
There is no don't hate me in the top 50 at least? What?
U guys aren't true pt fans :(

45Drawing the Line
Epic song off their latest album.

46Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled
Absolutely one of the best Porcupine Tree songs in existence. Really guys, it's excellent if you haven't listened to it yet, do it right now. You won't be disappointed.
The transition of Shesmovedon into Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled is so incredible that one song cannot be listened without the other. These two songs together form my favorite Porcupine Tree segment.

47Stop Swimming

48Nine Cats
Best song by them, beautiful rhythm, and the acoustic version is also simply amazing.
One of their best... Deserves more attention..
Seriously? 49? Seriously? I mean serioously?

Sheariah


49Piano Lessons
Listen to it people and please vote
Best track in Stupid Dream so should be in top ten
Iam surprised to see #1 song in this position

50The Blind House
How did everyone forget this song? Very good chemistry. Very hardcore.

51The Sound of No-One Listening

52Fadeaway
How in the world can this song be so low? Top 10 is the least this song deserves. The lyrics, the slide guitar intro, the sheer serenity of the song; heavenly!
The best of porcupine tree...

53Collapse the Light Into Earth
I cannot believe this song wasn't on the list.. I'm not saying its the BEST but truly deserves to be in the top ten.. It's so emotional that always makes me cry
Of acceptances and moving on. A mood for all those who loved and let it go.
Best one of porcupine tree...

54Voyage 34 (Phase 1)
The most trippy song by porcupine... I'm surprised too see its not even listed in list... Are you guys even listen their tracks... According it should be in top 5
Simply a wonderful trip!
My ultimate high song, it's perfect, sounds a lot like Pink Floyd, surprised that it's #41 really unfair

55Strip the Soul

56Flicker
How is this not on the list? 20 minute masterpiece which conveys so many different emotions

57Where We Would Be
"Strange, how you never become the person you see when you're young" <cue epic guitar solo! >

58Wedding Nails
For me the best instrumental track from porcupine tree. Come on people vote for this song, this song should be way up.
Awesome instrumental, good for headbanging

59Octane Twisted
This song is just beautiful. It starts with some beautiful acoustic guitar, than moves into some fantastic vocals, and lastly progresses into some startling guitar riffs. I can't believe I have to add it to this list.
Promising of stevens latest albumn

60Nil Recurring

61The Creator Had a Mastertape
It's a pity that I had to add this song to the list. Evil is the word! Killer bass riff. Out-of-this-world guitar riffs and mind blowing lyrics.
I love this song! It sucks that few people realize the awesomeness of this Porcupine Tree song...

62Jupiter Island

63The Rest Will Flow

64Sever

65Mesmer I

66I

67Shallow

68Feel So Low

69The Nostalgia Factory
Just listen to it once, an extremely melodious song!

70.3
Seriously? Far from being in the top 10, this song isn't even on the list! The bass is cool, the chords in the middle are dream-like and the ending concludes the whole thing marvellously, leaving you speechless and feeling like in a dystopia!
70th, not even in top 20s?
The bass line is amazing and the way the song creates a mental picture of 'The Apocalypse' is just marvellous.

Metropolis


71How Is Your Life Today?

72Signify

73Always Never
This wasn't even on the list? It's a great song, with soaring guitar lines and sweet riffs. The chorus is catchy too.

74Untitled

75I Fail

76Glass Arm Shattering

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This list was created 4 years, 267 days ago and has been voted on over 2,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 15 times and has been blogged about 1 times.

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