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

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?

Absolutely stunning heartwrenching song with the most tear inducing guitar solo ever( even better than Comfortably Numb or Parissienne Walkways.
A song with a message of loss,and hope.

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.

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2 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.

Amazing song. probably his best

One of my favourite songs of all time. - edmasson

3 Luminol

This atmospheric progressive masterpiece should be 1 in my opinion

Damn! What an amazing song!

4 The Raven that Refused to Sing

This song is a masterpiece, plain and simple.

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

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5 Ancestral

Epic song!

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

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.

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6 Grace for Drowning

One of the most beautiful songs he ever composed - Slipperyjack40

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

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!

10 Routine

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

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

The Newcomers

? Permanating
? To the Bone

The Contenders

11 Insurgentes
12 The Watchmaker

Flute solo gives me goosebumps every time.

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!

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13 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!

14 Happy Returns

My favourite from SW

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

Very good song..

That simple but deep lyrics.. tears the heart.
Amazing music.

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15 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

16 No Part of Me
17 Harmony Korine

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


18 The Holy Drinker

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

19 Raider II

This should be in top 3

20 Veneno Para Las Hadas
21 Perfect Life

One of my favorite songs...great

22 Regret #9

One of my favourite instrumentals

23 Remainder of the Black Dog
24 Lazarus

This song changed me

Isn't this Porcupine Tree though? - Slipperyjack40

Love this song!

My favorite.

25 Significant Other

Awesome song should be on the top 10 list

26 No Twilight Within the Courts of the Suns
27 Refuge
28 Don't Hate Me
29 Happiness III

Perfect uplifting song!

30 London


31 Home Invasion
32 The Pin Drop

This song is ausome and underrated

33 Index
34 Sectarian
35 Transience
36 My Books of Regrets
37 Vermillioncore
38 Salvaging
39 Get All You Deserve
40 Twilight Coda
41 Track One
42 Belle de Jour
43 Abandoner
44 Only Child
45 First Regret
46 Ascendant Here On...
47 Raider Prelude
48 My Book Of Regrets
49 Year of The Plague
50 Sunday Rain Sets In
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