Best Steven Wilson Songs (Solo Albums)

The best songs from Steven Wilson's solo albums (Insurgentes, Grace for Drowning and The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)). Steven Wilson is part of many bands, including Porcupine Tree, No-Man, Blackfield and Storm Corrosion, but this list focusses on his three solo albums.

The Top Ten

1 Drive Home Drive Home

The story of this song is so similar to my recent physical and mental disaster! I appreciate Steven for his spiritual mind!

Amazing solo at the end.. Just that.. Yeah..
Moving as hell.. And just part of a great album.. Guthrie has outdone himself.. And steven wilson too.. So difficult to choose from this list.

I can name at least 30 songs that deserve to be top one and yet I picked this one. Steven Wilson is purely a genius and he's single handedly keeping prog alive.
This is a brilliant song, but the reason I voted for it is the hauntingly beautiful guitar solo, which is almost as good as Comfortably Numb. All of SW songs are hauntingly beautiful though and he's a must listen.

2 Deform to Form a Star Deform to Form a Star

A song that, when it plays, I have to stop whatever I'm doing and just listen to it. Its placement within the album is well done - the first vocals in ten minutes!, its like the tracks before were just building to this masterpiece.

One of my favourite songs of all time. - edmasson

3 Luminol Luminol

This atmospheric progressive masterpiece should be 1 in my opinion

4 Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye
5 Grace for Drowning Grace for Drowning
6 3 Years Older 3 Years Older

The whole album is absolutely sublime and well constructed. This "opening" song sets the standard for the quality that follows.

7 Postcard Postcard
8 Insurgentes Insurgentes
9 Ancestral Ancestral

This can't be happening! Those who don't believe me just listen to it one time... Better than drive home or Russia on ice or arriving somewhere but not here

Gives me chills every time, I cannot think of many other 13 minute songs that never get even slightly boring at times, what a journey this song is.

10 Routine Routine

The Newcomers

? The Holy Drinker The Holy Drinker
? The Raven that Refused to Sing The Raven that Refused to Sing

I am a massive Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson fan. I have everything single release, and I know every single song. But I think that this is his pinnacle, his masterpiece of emotional power. The song just hits me, every single time. It is marvelously simple but every single note has it's place. The instrumentation is perfect. The performances are perfect. This song is perfect.

The Contenders

11 Veneno Para Las Hadas Veneno Para Las Hadas
12 Happy Returns Happy Returns

This can't be here in this list. It's beautiful.

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13 The Watchmaker The Watchmaker

Fully expected to see this song at #1. The most amazing 12 minute prog masterpiece, the best prog song (other than Arriving Somewhere) to be released since the 70s. Not unlike Genesis, it starts melodic and beautiful and builds up to a hard rock type sound.

Mind-blowing song, it has all the things that should be in a great great song!

Definitely one of the masterpieces...

14 No Part of Me No Part of Me
15 Raider II Raider II V 1 Comment
16 Hand Cannot Erase Hand Cannot Erase
17 Remainder of the Black Dog Remainder of the Black Dog
18 Harmony Korine Harmony Korine
19 Regret #9 Regret #9
20 Perfect Life Perfect Life V 1 Comment
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List StatsUpdated 18 Jan 2017

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Top Remixes

1. Deform to Form a Star
2. Drive Home
3. Postcard
1. Luminol
2. Deform to Form a Star
3. 3 Years Older
1. Ancestral
2. 3 Years Older
3. Luminol



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