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Q&A: Porcupine Tree stands as prog rock’s hope for crossover, mainstream appeal

You’ve got to love when the public latches onto a “new band” that has been around for ages. Such is the case with superior progressive rock outfit Porcupine Tree.While their excellent new album Fear Of A Blank Planet is the band’s third global release through Atlantic Records, it is actually its ninth studio album since 1992, not including various remix and rare track compilations that have emerged over the years.

Porcupine Tree: A work in progress, Part II

Though Porcupine Tree has been compared to modern and classic art-rockers such as Pink Floyd, Yes, The Mars Volta, Genesis, King Crimson, Tool, Dream Theater, Muse and even Radiohead, the group’s closest connection to the aforementioned bands lies in its ambition more than its music.