Best Albums by Porcupine Tree or Steven Wilson

The best albums by the English prog rock band Porcupine Tree or by its mastermind Steven Wilson (including his solo albums and other projects).

The Top Ten

1 Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree

If you had to pick out songs individually we may have other songs in mind, But as a album, Its just as good as "The Dark Side Of The Moon", where each track flow into each other and tells us a story, with the ideal balance of heavy distortion and complexity. A prog rock masterpiece.

2 In Absentia - Porcupine Tree

Porcupine Tree's defining masterpiece and my favourite album of all time. - DarthSnuffles

Definitely the best. - Brobusky

3 Hand. Cannot. Erase. - Steven Wilson

This album is not only my favorite Steven Wilson album, but it is absolutely in my personal Top 5 Prog Rock albums of all time.

It says a lot about SW that one of his finest albums is released over two decades into his career, especially considering that his run of preceding albums have almost all been fantastic as well!

Steven Wilson, thanks for the heaven's ride.

4 Deadwing - Porcupine Tree

So incredibly difficult to pick a single album out of countless brilliant ones, but this one means something truly special to me. I'm sad to see Porcupine Trees earlier albums so far down the list, but glad to see that his solo work is held in equally high regard. The man can make some stunning albums and this one is probably as close to faultless as an album can be for me!

5 Lightbulb Sun - Porcupine Tree
6 The Raven That Refused to Sing - Steven Wilson
7 Stupid Dream - Porcupine Tree

My biggest surprise is how this album never catapulted SW into superstardom! In 1999 music like this wouldn't've sounded out of place on the UK radio stations at all!. Sigur Ros and Radiohead were getting all the fame while talent like this flew silently under the radar only to be discovered by people like me almost a decade later. This truly is pop in it's finest form.

8 The Incident - Porcupine Tree

Surprised to see this at no.10. It's a good album for sure, but this is one of only a few albums in SW's lengthy career that have been a little disappointing. The others in my opinion are Blackfield's third and fourth albums, Bass Communion's Loss and SW's 4 1/2. That's it! Not bad for a guy who's released 50+ studio albums!

9 Recordings - Porcupine Tree

It really illustrates the sheer quality SW as an artist, that this collection of B sides and outtakes can stand alongside his current studio album's as one of his finest achievements!

10 Signify - Porcupine Tree

Porcupine Tree's most overlooked album. Dark Matter might be one of SW's finest creations to this day.

The Contenders

11 Grace for Drowning - Steven Wilson

While I didn't vote for this album as his best I'm so disappointed to see it here at the bottom! It's a bloody masterpiece!

12 4 1/2 - Steven Wilson 4 1/2 - Steven Wilson
13 The Sky Moves Sideways - Porcupine Tree
14 Deliverance - Opeth

Who put all these opeth albums on here? - Slipperyjack40

15 To the Bone - Steven Wilson
16 Insurgentes - Steven Wilson
17 Up the Downstair - Porcupine Tree
18 Nil Recurring - Porcupine Tree

Technically not an album, but this EP is probably the finest EP ever released (closely followed by The Beta Band's Champion Versions, Belle and Sebastian's Dog On Wheels, R.E.M.'s Chronic Town and Public Service Broadcasting's The War Room)

19 Blackwater Park - Opeth

Not a SW album or a PT album...hmmm (it is good though! )...

20 Damnation - Opeth
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Top Remixes

1. Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree
2. In Absentia - Porcupine Tree
3. Lightbulb Sun - Porcupine Tree
1. Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree
2. Hand. Cannot. Erase. - Steven Wilson
3. In Absentia - Porcupine Tree


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