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#10761 J2112YYZ

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:03 PM

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Dream Theater- Octavarium (6/10)

Weird, as this album has four songs I absolutely love (The Root Of All Evil, These Walls, Sacrificed Sons and the title track (yes, it finally grew on me)), one I really like (The Answer Lies Within), but three songs I really can happily skip (bleh, meh, and eh?).

I have been saying it since the album came out that it's half great and half crap. Root Of All Evil, These Walls, Panic Attack and the title track is all I bother with.

Can't stand Panic Attack, but I love Sacrificed Sons.

Its definitely lower on my list of DT albums, but it's best moments are sublime.

The band likes Panic Attack lol.

It usually pops up once every couple tours. Song rocks live.

i'll give it that......it IS fun live.

i know portnoy had a fair bit to do with that song.  as he loved Muse at the time (he still must the influence shows up in his other recent band Flying Colors a lot, lol

Mick

I don't know anything about the Muse influence. Madness is the only song I can ever recall from them. I might know some other stuff from but for a rock band who is supposedly so popular, I am very unaware of what their songs are. It's strange because I was still regularly listening to the radio at the time they got popular but never remember hearing anything from them played. I've looked up songs on YouTube that I read were hits and none of those tunes rang a bell. Somebody was playing them but they weren't in my area.

I can't help but think had I never heard Muse before, the glaring rip off wouldn't bother me, I'd just think they were lesser songs.

But considering I really don't get the hype about Muse at all (sorry EP), hearing a great band imitate a poor band and do it so well/badly when their own sound (yes you heard me, I've totally fallen for DT) is so much better is not my idea of fun.

Buuuuuuut...Panic Attack and Never Enough are easy to skip. Without them, I'd rank the album as an 8/10.

I thought you really liked BH&R?

He probably did at first but changed his mind a minute after he was finished listening to it lol.

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 11:20 PM

A Farewell To Kings !   :heart: :heart: :heart:     I found where I stashed my Rush vinyls when we painted the living room. It really sounds nice.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:27 AM

Let me try to remember everything

Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard (some of the cuts are just a bit too laid back, but the highlights are sick)
Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention - Freak Out! (First time getting all the way through, this album is very funny, and the first couple bits of the long suite at the end are awesome...the rest is like a less family friendly Revolution 9)
Yes - Going For The One (much better than I remember it, even Wondrous Stories)
Van Halen - Van Halen (MMph!)
Van Halen - Van Halen II (so good, so good, baby it’s so good)
Weezer - Weezer (Green) (produces by Ric Ocasek, it sounds pristine. Rest In Peace Ric)

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 02:20 AM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 15 September 2019 - 09:03 PM, said:

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Dream Theater- Octavarium (6/10)

Weird, as this album has four songs I absolutely love (The Root Of All Evil, These Walls, Sacrificed Sons and the title track (yes, it finally grew on me)), one I really like (The Answer Lies Within), but three songs I really can happily skip (bleh, meh, and eh?).

I have been saying it since the album came out that it's half great and half crap. Root Of All Evil, These Walls, Panic Attack and the title track is all I bother with.

Can't stand Panic Attack, but I love Sacrificed Sons.

Its definitely lower on my list of DT albums, but it's best moments are sublime.

The band likes Panic Attack lol.

It usually pops up once every couple tours. Song rocks live.

i'll give it that......it IS fun live.

i know portnoy had a fair bit to do with that song.  as he loved Muse at the time (he still must the influence shows up in his other recent band Flying Colors a lot, lol

Mick

I don't know anything about the Muse influence. Madness is the only song I can ever recall from them. I might know some other stuff from but for a rock band who is supposedly so popular, I am very unaware of what their songs are. It's strange because I was still regularly listening to the radio at the time they got popular but never remember hearing anything from them played. I've looked up songs on YouTube that I read were hits and none of those tunes rang a bell. Somebody was playing them but they weren't in my area.

I can't help but think had I never heard Muse before, the glaring rip off wouldn't bother me, I'd just think they were lesser songs.

But considering I really don't get the hype about Muse at all (sorry EP), hearing a great band imitate a poor band and do it so well/badly when their own sound (yes you heard me, I've totally fallen for DT) is so much better is not my idea of fun.

Buuuuuuut...Panic Attack and Never Enough are easy to skip. Without them, I'd rank the album as an 8/10.

I thought you really liked BH&R?

He probably did at first but changed his mind a minute after he was finished listening to it lol.

I actually really like the album, but to me it's a pop album like something by The Killers.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 02:55 AM

View PostSegue Myles, on 16 September 2019 - 02:20 AM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 15 September 2019 - 09:03 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 15 September 2019 - 07:25 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 15 September 2019 - 05:31 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 15 September 2019 - 03:18 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 15 September 2019 - 03:05 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 15 September 2019 - 03:01 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 15 September 2019 - 02:17 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 15 September 2019 - 01:41 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 15 September 2019 - 01:14 PM, said:

Dream Theater- Octavarium (6/10)

Weird, as this album has four songs I absolutely love (The Root Of All Evil, These Walls, Sacrificed Sons and the title track (yes, it finally grew on me)), one I really like (The Answer Lies Within), but three songs I really can happily skip (bleh, meh, and eh?).

I have been saying it since the album came out that it's half great and half crap. Root Of All Evil, These Walls, Panic Attack and the title track is all I bother with.

Can't stand Panic Attack, but I love Sacrificed Sons.

Its definitely lower on my list of DT albums, but it's best moments are sublime.

The band likes Panic Attack lol.

It usually pops up once every couple tours. Song rocks live.

i'll give it that......it IS fun live.

i know portnoy had a fair bit to do with that song.  as he loved Muse at the time (he still must the influence shows up in his other recent band Flying Colors a lot, lol

Mick

I don't know anything about the Muse influence. Madness is the only song I can ever recall from them. I might know some other stuff from but for a rock band who is supposedly so popular, I am very unaware of what their songs are. It's strange because I was still regularly listening to the radio at the time they got popular but never remember hearing anything from them played. I've looked up songs on YouTube that I read were hits and none of those tunes rang a bell. Somebody was playing them but they weren't in my area.

I can't help but think had I never heard Muse before, the glaring rip off wouldn't bother me, I'd just think they were lesser songs.

But considering I really don't get the hype about Muse at all (sorry EP), hearing a great band imitate a poor band and do it so well/badly when their own sound (yes you heard me, I've totally fallen for DT) is so much better is not my idea of fun.

Buuuuuuut...Panic Attack and Never Enough are easy to skip. Without them, I'd rank the album as an 8/10.

I thought you really liked BH&R?

He probably did at first but changed his mind a minute after he was finished listening to it lol.

I actually really like the album, but to me it's a pop album like something by The Killers.

It’s probably their most pop album, even if it’s less radio friendly than some of their later work, most every piece of it has a lot of commercial appeal (Hoodoo and Soldier’s Poem aside).

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:21 AM

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R.E.M. - Out of Time [7/10]
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People [10/10]

Only a 7, for Out of Time? What are its shortcomings, in your opinion?
I think I underrated it. For some reason, it doesn't hold together to well to my ears. A few songs sound like b-sides and, of course, "Shiny Happy People" is R.E.M.'s "Maxwell's Silver Hammer". THERE WERE BETTER SONGS AVAILABLE TO PUT ON THE ALBUM!

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:22 AM

R.E.M. - Monster [7/10]
R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi [8/10]

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:53 AM

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R.E.M. - Out of Time [7/10]
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People [10/10]

Only a 7, for Out of Time? What are its shortcomings, in your opinion?
I think I underrated it. For some reason, it doesn't hold together to well to my ears. A few songs sound like b-sides and, of course, "Shiny Happy People" is R.E.M.'s "Maxwell's Silver Hammer". THERE WERE BETTER SONGS AVAILABLE TO PUT ON THE ALBUM!

Speak for yourself, I love Shiny Happy People and Maxwell's Silver Hammer.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:20 AM

View PostReRushed, on 16 September 2019 - 05:21 AM, said:

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View PostReRushed, on 12 September 2019 - 07:39 PM, said:

R.E.M. - Out of Time [7/10]
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People [10/10]

Only a 7, for Out of Time? What are its shortcomings, in your opinion?
I think I underrated it. For some reason, it doesn't hold together to well to my ears. A few songs sound like b-sides and, of course, "Shiny Happy People" is R.E.M.'s "Maxwell's Silver Hammer". THERE WERE BETTER SONGS AVAILABLE TO PUT ON THE ALBUM!

Fair enough...I do like Shiny Happy People (with the glaring exception of Kate Pearson- she turns me off in a big way), and hey, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer is just silly and harmless. I don’t mind it either.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:27 AM

Muse-Origin of Symmetry (8/10)

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 11:10 AM

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Dream Theater-Scenes From A Memory (10/10)

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I'd say 11/10.  One of my favorite records.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 11:44 AM

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Dream Theater-Scenes From A Memory (10/10)

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I'd say 11/10.  One of my favorite records.

it's Fantastic.  just brilliant.

Mick

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 11:52 AM

Muse-Black Holes and Revelations (10/10)

For as much as i do not really enjoy their recent albums (though i actually kinda liked Simulation Theory....but they baffle me in recent choices they've made) i can't deny that Muse at least up to The Resistance is awesome.  Black holes being my fav of the first 4.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:11 PM

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Dream Theater-Scenes From A Memory (10/10)

Mick

I'd say 11/10.  One of my favorite records.

it's Fantastic.  just brilliant.

Mick

This one was how I knew I’d never be into Dream Theater- it seems to be the jewel in their crown, the one above all others that everyone raves about. So I thought I’d give it a try. I bought a copy, paid $20 for it- listened to it once, and hated it (sorry, guys).

The Rush comparisons, I don’t hear at all.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:19 PM

View PostBlue J, on 16 September 2019 - 12:11 PM, said:

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Dream Theater-Scenes From A Memory (10/10)

Mick

I'd say 11/10.  One of my favorite records.

it's Fantastic.  just brilliant.

Mick

This one was how I knew I’d never be into Dream Theater- it seems to be the jewel in their crown, the one above all others that everyone raves about. So I thought I’d give it a try. I bought a copy, paid $20 for it- listened to it once, and hated it (sorry, guys).

The Rush comparisons, I don’t hear at all.

Funny i don't think i'd ever compare them to Rush.  i mean yes a few licks here and there maybe.  but i wouldn't call any of Scenes Rush like AT  ALL.

and if i did....i was stoned, lol

because they have done rush nods.....but i would NOT compare them to Rush.

and it's cool DT are not for everyone.

Mick

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:27 PM

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View Postbluefox4000, on 15 September 2019 - 07:07 PM, said:

Dream Theater-Scenes From A Memory (10/10)

Mick

I'd say 11/10.  One of my favorite records.

it's Fantastic.  just brilliant.

Mick

This one was how I knew I’d never be into Dream Theater- it seems to be the jewel in their crown, the one above all others that everyone raves about. So I thought I’d give it a try. I bought a copy, paid $20 for it- listened to it once, and hated it (sorry, guys).

The Rush comparisons, I don’t hear at all.

Funny i don't think i'd ever compare them to Rush.  i mean yes a few licks here and there maybe.  but i wouldn't call any of Scenes Rush like AT  ALL.

and if i did....i was stoned, lol

because they have done rush nods.....but i would NOT compare them to Rush.

and it's cool DT are not for everyone.

Mick

Yeah, it may not be Rush comparisons, per se- it’s just that lots of Rush fans also seem to be into DT, and I don’t really see the link, or the similarity.

But then Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson, for example, I like them a lot.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:36 PM

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View Postbluefox4000, on 15 September 2019 - 07:07 PM, said:

Dream Theater-Scenes From A Memory (10/10)

Mick

I'd say 11/10.  One of my favorite records.

it's Fantastic.  just brilliant.

Mick

This one was how I knew I’d never be into Dream Theater- it seems to be the jewel in their crown, the one above all others that everyone raves about. So I thought I’d give it a try. I bought a copy, paid $20 for it- listened to it once, and hated it (sorry, guys).

The Rush comparisons, I don’t hear at all.

Funny i don't think i'd ever compare them to Rush.  i mean yes a few licks here and there maybe.  but i wouldn't call any of Scenes Rush like AT  ALL.

and if i did....i was stoned, lol

because they have done rush nods.....but i would NOT compare them to Rush.

and it's cool DT are not for everyone.

Mick

Yeah, it may not be Rush comparisons, per se- it’s just that lots of Rush fans also seem to be into DT, and I don’t really see the link, or the similarity.

But then Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson, for example, I like them a lot.

Porcupine Tree is amazing.

Mick

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