Yeah, to be honest, I'm not much a Porcupine Tree fan either. Lots of actually really good musicianship (particularly Gavin Harrison) but it does feel a little drawn out for the most part. I file them under bands I "check out to pickup a thing or two" but certainly don't really find myself spinning in my CD player.
Dude, I was just watching that video last night. Emil's a beast and his thought process when it comes to writing guitar parts is different and fun to follow along with. Nice as hell guy, too. I would totally pay for those jamplay lessons.
I'm aware that I was generalising on a microscopic scale, I wasn't sure if I was getting carried away with that or not. Now that you've added "depending on who you talk to" into the mix, we are most certainly on the same page friend
Glad to know that you thought our conversation was the highlight of the thread too (smileys are metal )