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Steven Wilson — Self
Album: The Future Bites
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6.8

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Total ratings: 444









Released: 2021
Length: 2:49
Plays (last 30 days): 5
Self-help and self-aware
Self-made millionaire
Turn it up and tone it down
Entertain like a f***ing clown

Self-image and self-belief
Selfish acts between the sheets
Self has no sense of tact
Self is too self-detached

We are self, the self that loves itself now
We are self, I only see myself now

Self-absorbed and self-obsessed
If not me then someone else
Self sees a billion stars
But still can only self-regard

We are self, the self that loves itself now
We are self, I only see myself now

(I am the universe)

We are self, the self that loves itself now
We are self, I only see myself now
We are self, the self that loves itself now
We are self, I only see myself now
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Love Steven Wilson, but this is straight up Arcade Fire. (reflector)

And I'm totally down with that.
 nicknt wrote:

The  first disappointing SW album, at least to me.


I have been with him since Deadwing.  Ate up all the back catalogue.  Got schooled as he went deep into new metal and esoteric long form in his solo career, and learned to love it.  But this doesn’t take me anywhere.  
I Like it. - One of the best Rock Albums this year.
I noticed the lyric and the word actually sung by the artist were censored. I don't recall hearing the censor before. Are all the songs censored?
Testimony to an era.  I think I know who inspired this.   Not sayin'.    

Toe-tappin', head-shakin' music.  Great on the road!   
 Pwb6769 wrote:

this is a good album, like his remasters also




He remastered a Yes album and, though it's 'cleaned up", it's lost all its soul.
 jasko wrote:

I tought it was Arcade Fire



Reflector! 
Why do you censor music?
STOP.
Please.
Please stop yourself.
I thought I'd misheard Arcade Fire's, Reflektor for a moment
Check out live dvd Porcupine Tree Arriving Somewhere. Play LOUD
this is a good album, like his remasters also
Wilson, just keeps getting better. I like this, but the sentiment is a little painful. Honestly, the kids are all right, they are!
I really like this album. My first listen to his music. Has been putting out a lot of re-mastered prog, tull in particular
it definitely grows on you. The RP music vibe. the one thing we can agree on, RP has the best audio quality
 lizardking wrote:

Agreed here, 8 off the bat for the driving beat, haven't even(closely) watched the video yet!
LLRP!!
I was just going to post....how, 1st time SW, Bill mentioned watching vid closely....it is SOOO cool!!! Thnx Bill!! LLRP!

I tought it was Arcade Fire
I love the new album!
Not sure if I'd go there, but it is considerably different.  Reminds me of what Bowie did.  Mixed things around a bit throughout his accomplished career.  Ich glaube nicknt wrote:
The  first disappointing SW album, at least to me.
 

Fame..makes a man take things over..
reminds me a bit of "Numb" off U2's Zooropa. Think the Edge did the vocals on that
Cult of Personality would make a good segway next time this is played
 aspicer wrote:
SWEET - new SW. Well it certainly captures the narcissistic toilet bowl our US leaders and politicians have  been in for years, with no end in sight. :
 

Steven Wilson has spoken of the potential for modern social media to install an unrealistic sense of self importance in many.  It is not just leaders and politicos.  Regular folk.

Trumpism movement people could continue to be a force for many years, regardless of whether Trump is politically active, or not.   no end in sight   
 aspicer wrote:
SWEET - new SW. Well it certainly captures the narcissistic toilet bowl our US leaders and politicians have  been in for years, with no end in sight. :
 Don't be a dick. It's not just about politicians.

 Jelani wrote:
this is kind of cool.
 Yeah, but what's with the censorship?
so disappointing.

Great to hear new SW, but why bowdlerise the lyrics?  We're all grown-ups (most of us anyway).
SWEET - new SW. Well it certainly captures the narcissistic toilet bowl our US leaders and politicians have been in for years, with no end in sight. :-\
 the_jake wrote:
Dang it.  Missed this new Steve Wilson.  
But I'm sure there will be a next time on RP  
 
After hearing this one, I agree with HonduranRed's comment.
Not a big fan of the jam - but the message is potent. 
Nice to hear this , much hoopla about how Steven haven"sold out to pop" I think its fine might even grow on me.
Hope he makes a killing with it 
Talent like his deserves to get recognition 
Not a die hard fan but appreciate his many studio  works in front and behind the board.
Got a pretty creepy video to go along with the song...
His new stuff doesn't hold me at all.  I'll pass, I think.
Looks like SW made an album of songs he wanted to hear. Quite selfish :-)
The  first disappointing SW album, at least to me.
Dang it.  Missed this new Steve Wilson.  
But I'm sure there will be a next time on RP  
 Jelani wrote:
this is kind of cool.
 
Agreed here, 8 off the bat for the driving beat, haven't even(closely) watched the video yet!
LLRP!!
Now who could this be about?
this is kind of cool.
Not big on the jam on this one, but the message seems to be spot on...It’s like the 1980’s all over again😐
Nice
New SW - woo hoo! 

Sounds like he's branching out on this cut - me likey