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

Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree Product Image

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.

In Absentia - Porcupine Tree In Absentia - Porcupine Tree Product Image

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

Definitely the best. - Brobusky

Hand. Cannot. Erase. - Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase. - Steven Wilson Product Image

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.

Deadwing - Porcupine Tree Deadwing - Porcupine Tree Product Image

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!

Lightbulb Sun - Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun - Porcupine Tree Product Image
The Raven That Refused to Sing - Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing - Steven Wilson Product Image
Stupid Dream - Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream - Porcupine Tree Product Image

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.

The Incident - Porcupine Tree The Incident - Porcupine Tree Product Image

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!

Recordings - Porcupine Tree Recordings - Porcupine Tree Product Image

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!

Signify - Porcupine Tree Signify - Porcupine Tree Product Image

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

The Contenders

Grace for Drowning - Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning - Steven Wilson Product Image

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!

4 1/2 - Steven Wilson
The Sky Moves Sideways - Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways - Porcupine Tree Product Image
Deliverance - Opeth Deliverance - Opeth Product Image

Who put all these opeth albums on here? - Slipperyjack40

To the Bone - Steven Wilson To the Bone - Steven Wilson Product Image
Insurgentes - Steven Wilson Insurgentes - Steven Wilson Product Image
Up the Downstair - Porcupine Tree Up the Downstair - Porcupine Tree Product Image
Nil Recurring - Porcupine Tree Nil Recurring - Porcupine Tree Product Image

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)

Blackwater Park - Opeth Blackwater Park - Opeth Product Image

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

Damnation - Opeth Damnation - Opeth Product Image
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