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The Pineapple Thief: Someone Here is Missing
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The Pineapple Thief: Someone Here is ...

Alternative/Progressive Rock
Rating: 4.0/5.0

With their breakout album, Tightly Unwound, giving them a critical recognition and a host of new fans, Bruce Soord's The Pineapple Thief project returns with Someone Here is Missing. This rich and cohesive work should secure the band's appreciation and expectations. References to the likes of Radiohead, Porcupine Tree, and even Muse could remain, but are easily abandoned with strength of the new songs. Soord and company outdo themselves in orginality with knotty and pleasing compositions Nothing at Best or Preparation for Meltdown. TPT strikes at heavier chords with 3000 Days and So We Row, like a modern influenced Dream Theater. Then Wake Up the Dead sounds exactly like that, pure alt/indie pop/prog rock. Equally mystifying are Reznor-type electronics that swing between obscure minimlism and avant garde quirkiness, but never to distract. Yet, the overarching tone meets well with Soord's introspective brooding. Go figure. As the songs are more expansive, coherent, and intriguing, production quality and clarity has truly been ramped up. All this makes The Pineapple Tree's Someone Here is Missing a fine and pleasing effort, a work that draws upon traditional progressive rock and reinvigorates it with some modern alt rock stamina. This is alone makes it a terrific listen.

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The Pineapple Tree's Someone Here is Missing is a fine and pleasing effort, a work that draws upon traditional progressive rock and reinvigorates it with some modern alt rock stamina. This is alone makes it a terrific listen.

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