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Tuesday, December 3 2013

The Best Progressive Rock (and Metal) of 2013

This year saw the release of some of the best modern progressive music from a wide array of subgenres and idiosyncratic approaches.


Wednesday, May 22 2013

Futurism Becomes Retro-Futurism: An Interview with Steven Wilson

Having established himself at the forefront of global progressive music, Steven Wilson won't rest on the success of Porcupine Tree if sonic borders remain to be breached. But first he has to find a way to signal past the noise, in a world where too many choices often send listeners screaming for the exits.


Sunday, May 6 2012

Together We're Stronger: An Interview with No-Man's Tim Bowness

The British art-rock duo No-Man, consisting of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson, has long toiled in semi-obscurity. But thanks to the success of Wilson's other band, Porcupine Tree, No-Man is finally beginning to receive its proper due on the eve of its new release, Love and Endings.


Wednesday, November 30 2011

The Best Progressive Rock of 2011

In 2011, there were only a few high-quality progressive rock releases, but those that managed to stand out are some of the best the genre has seen in awhile.


Tuesday, September 21 2010

Outcast from the Mainstream: An Interview with Steven Wilson

Steven Wilson took a break from recording his latest solo record plus remastering the King Crimson back catalog to chat with PopMatters about Porcupine Tree’s exile from the mainstream, why heavy metal is passé, and why today’s musicians lack the mystique of earlier rock stars.


Reviews

Thursday, June 19 2014

Steven Wilson: Cover Version

A collection of covers and originals that are as remarkable and unique as anything else Wilson has done.


Thursday, January 9 2014

Steven Wilson: Drive Home (EP)

Even though “Drive Home” remains one of The Raven that Refused to Sing’s weaker spots, this bonus material-rich single offers plenty of enticing material that, while drowning out the stated purpose of the single itself, expands on the successes of Raven quite nicely.


Tuesday, February 26 2013

Steven Wilson: The Raven That Refused to Sing (and other stories)

In taking the '70s prog influences that were present on Grace for Drowning and blowing them up, Steven Wilson has made what is easily the most "prog" release of his storied career.


Wednesday, October 19 2011

Steven Wilson: Grace for Drowning (Deluxe Edition)

He's as challengingly divisive as ever, but the strength of Grace for Drowning is that it bridges that divide to Steven Wilson's benefit.


Blogs

Wednesday, February 20 2013

The Top 10 Steven Wilson Recordings

With the February 25th release of Steven Wilson’s third solo LP The Raven That Refused to Sing (and other stories) approaching, PopMatters looks back on Wilson’s storied career to pick out ten of his strongest recordings, ranging from beautiful works of ambience to transcontinental art rock.


Tuesday, February 12 2013

Steven Wilson - “The Raven that Refused to Sing” (Video)

The first video from Steven Wilson's upcoming third solo LP The Raven that Refused to Sing (and other stories)


Tuesday, September 27 2011

Grace Under Pressure: An Interview with Steven Wilson

The Porcupine Tree frontman reveals why he's jazzed about his unconventional new solo album.


Tuesday, October 12 2010

Steven Wilson: The Gentleman Doth Protest Too Much (Part Two--The Fury)

Would Steven Wilson really want to roll the dice and insert himself back in a time when the prospects were a hell of a lot less salubrious for unorthodox and unsigned bands? Today, there are illimitable sources of opinion, and taste making is as democratic as it’s ever been, in part because of the abundance of voices and agency.


Tuesday, October 5 2010

Steven Wilson: The Gentleman Doth Protest Too Much (Part One)

Steven Wilson speaks eloquently about the halcyon days of yesteryear, but would he (or anyone) want to step backward into the rigged game we've only recently escaped from?


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