Best Steven Wilson Songs (Solo Albums)

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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

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.

Most incredible guitar solo ever

Truely the best song by Steven Wilson ❤❤

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2 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

Amazing song. probably his best

3 Luminol

This atmospheric progressive masterpiece should be 1 in my opinion

Damn! What an amazing song!

4 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.

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

Makes me cry

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5 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...

6 Grace for Drowning
7 Like Dust I Have Cleared from My Eye
8 3 Years Older

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

9 Postcard
10 Routine

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

Don't ever let go, try to let go.. haunting.

The Newcomers

? Collecting Space

Best song

The Contenders

11 Insurgentes
12 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.

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

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

Definitely one of the masterpieces...

13 No Part of Me
14 Happy Returns

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

Very good song..

The only reason this song might be this low on the list is because its not long enough... we are left wanting more...
i mean how else can u explain it...
"...Hey brother, I feel I’m living in parentheses
And I've got trouble with the bills
Do the kids remember me?
Well I got gifts for them
And for you more sorrow
But I’m feeling kind of drowsy now
So I’ll finish this tomorrow..."
Its just so beautiful...

15 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!

16 Pariah

I like this song a lot, really cool. - Metalfan2112

17 Harmony Korine
18 Veneno Para Las Hadas
19 The Holy Drinker

To be honest this whole album is really good, even though it steals a TOn from Early Prog. - Metalfan2112

20 Raider II

This should be in top 3

21 Remainder of the Black Dog
22 Perfect Life

One of my favorite songs...great

23 Regret #9

One of my favourite instrumentals

24 No Twilight Within the Courts of the Suns
25 London

BEST SONG EVER

26 The Pin Drop

This song is ausome and underrated

27 Sectarian
28 Transience
29 Significant Other
30 Don't Hate Me
31 Vermillioncore
32 Happiness III
33 Home Invasion
34 Salvaging
35 Get All You Deserve
36 Twilight Coda
37 Track One
38 Index
39 Belle de Jour
40 Abandoner
41 Only Child
42 First Regret
43 Ascendant Here On...
44 Raider Prelude
45 My Books of Regrets
46 My Book Of Regrets
47 Year of The Plague
48 Sunday Rain Sets In
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