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 Best Steven Wilson Songs (Solo Albums)

1 Drive Home

Is this my favourite song ever? It just might have rocketed its way to the top. Incredibly moving, the guitar solo at the end sends my (atheist) soul soaring, so who could ask for more than that?

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

"Comfortably Numb" for the next generation... amazing

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.

2 Luminol

This atmospheric progressive masterpiece should be 1 in my opinion

Damn! What an amazing song!

3 Deform to Form a Star

All time favourite song! Everything is unique about this song : the song, chords, lyrics.

One observation is all songs of Stevenson Wilson are unique and all are masterpeices: Routine, Drive Home, Luminol, Deform to form a star, The raven that refused to sing. Listening to his songs takes me to whole new world.

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

Amazing song. probably his best

4 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.

Better than Arriving Somewhere for sure. Insane song that definitely is too low, even for #6.

Like a dream,just close yours eyes and listen...

5 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.

I voted for Luminol a bit of time ago, but that was when I never listened to this song.

Luminol has way too much influence of Early Prog in it, it sounds copied and like I have heard it before. The most original, amazing song of Wilson's, however, is obviously The Raven that Refused to Sing.

The orchestra, the piano, melody, vocals, lyrics, everything is perfect, and everything in the song before the 5 and a 1/2 minute mark just builds up to the part after the 5 and a half minute mark, where the orchestra, piano, everything shines, extremely, extremely brightly.

I absolutely love this song right n0w, really wish there was some piano tab for it. - Metalfan2112

A beautiful piano ballad complimented by Steven Wilson's soft and emotional vocals that builds to a crescendo, everything from the string arrangements to the lyrics and story are amazing and so so touching

The most emotional song ever made...For me at least

6 Grace for Drowning

One of the most beautiful songs he ever composed - Slipperyjack40

7 Routine

Just brilliance in its purest saddest most heart wrenching form...always seem to be chopping onions when I'm listening to this

My all time favorite Steven Wilson song! Really show how good music composer he is!

The most beautifully painfully haunting masterpiece in history of music. Steven Wilson at his best. Watch the official music video of the song, it's the saddest/most beautiful thing you'll ever witness.

One of the best songs of 2015. - Caleb9000

8 Like Dust I Have Cleared from My Eye

This is one of my favorites from Steven Wilson. It makes me want to cry.

9 3 Years Older

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

10 Postcard

Super underrated! First Steven Wilson song I herd, and still remains a big favorite. - Slipperyjack40

One of my favourite songs of all time! This song describes the real pain of loss. The last few lines hit me every time. Great song!

The Contenders

11 The Watchmaker

Wouldve voted for detonation but its not on here and this is second best in my opinion.

Such a wonderful song. Up there with the best progr rock songs ever.

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.

To be honest this whole album is pretty good but I think this is the best Steven Wilson song - Metalfan2112

12 The Holy Drinker

This is definitely the best song on Raven. Give it a few listens and you'll fall in love

Very underrated.

13 Insurgentes
14 Harmony Korine

The first Steven Wilson song I ever heard, viscious and evocative


15 The Pin Drop

This song is ausome and underrated

16 Happy Returns

This may be the most painful song I've ever heard, but it's also incredibly beautiful. The last two stanzas are incredible and the guitar feature following the last, heartbreaking lines finishes the story in a way that words couldn't have. I cannot get over how good this song is. It's good stand alone, but in the context of the album, and knowing the story, it's so much better.

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

Very good song..

Top of my list

17 Hand Cannot Erase

One of the best songs of Steven Wilson. Got stuck in my head

I grew up listening to PT, Backfield and his solo work. I always loved his music for its complexity but this particular song though seems simple but is actually not. Love the feel of this song!

18 Pariah

The subject is something I relate to personally, which has wonderfully put to words and music. The lyrics and tone really hit home for someone who's still struggling to find love.

I'm more in love with the beauty of progressive rock, so I prefer this

19 No Part of Me
20 Raider II

This song is the best, and I love all his work...but seriously, is this not getting voted because it is 23 minutes long? Or has nobody ever heard it? Top 5 for sure!

This should be in top 3

21 Perfect Life

One of my favorite songs...great

22 Veneno Para Las Hadas
23 Lazarus

Love this song!

Isn't this Porcupine Tree though? - Slipperyjack40

This song changed me

My favorite.

24 Regret #9

One of my favourite instrumentals

25 Remainder of the Black Dog
26 Significant Other

Awesome song should be on the top 10 list

27 The Same Asylum as Before
28 Refuge
29 No Twilight Within the Courts of the Suns
30 Home Invasion
31 Transience
32 Don't Hate Me
33 My Books of Regrets
34 Happiness III

Perfect uplifting song!

35 London


36 Index
37 Sectarian
38 My Book Of Regrets

Great song

39 Vermillioncore
40 To the Bone
41 Salvaging
42 Get All You Deserve
43 Twilight Coda
44 Track One
45 Belle de Jour
46 Abandoner
47 Only Child
48 First Regret
49 Ascendant Here On...
50 Raider Prelude
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