There are probably aren't a lot of fans here, but this band really deserves its own thread. In Absentia, Deadwing, and Fear of a Blank Planet are all juggernauts in the 2000's rock catalog. I love the fusion of prog rock and metal that those three releases managed to blend, and they honestly do it better than most other bands I know that try for a similar sound. They aren't perfect records by any means, and there are certainly some misses here and there (*cough cough* "Open Car"), but when they are good ("Prodigal", "Deadwing", "Arriving Somewhere But Not Here", "Anesthetize", and "Sleep Together" to name just a few examples) they are REALLY good! They have a bunch of other albums spanning back more than 20 years, but I wasn't huge on anything pre-In Absentia, and The Incident, while not awful, is not, in my opinion, a very strong showing of what they are capable of. I figured I'd start this thread now because the 10th anniversary of FOABP is coming up next month. It's hard to pick favorites because all three of the albums I have mentioned have their own unique strengths, but I would say FOABP has the least filler and flaws, and has also withstood the test of time the best. It's also a very beautifully mixed record thanks to Steven Wilson's ear for making albums sound really good.