Segue Myles Posted January 31, 2016 Share Posted January 31, 2016 Why does this band gets so much attention from people who don't seem to like them? Because they used to be impeccable, and there's always hope they'll return to that mode eventually. The self titled album was awesome, and I had high hopes for their next effort. I haven't heard it yet, and will do so with an open mind - nobody gives up on a band they've been a fan of for 20 years so fast - but what I've heard so far is not exactly promising. Yeah...as a new fan this is how I feel. Listening to old and new all at once, it is immediately obvious where the gems lie, but all the bad stuff has been released post Six Degrees. And I would say the last three albums have been "nice". Crazy concepts does not inspire genuine excitement or musical evolution. I still only hear echoes of better times on The Astonishing. But on its own terms, its a really fun album. As much as I enjoy it, I am not going to give it hyperbolic praise, and yet I also think it is far from a disaster. Not even close. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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