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Old 01-30-2016, 09:58 PM   #561
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I think John Petrucci should write all the scores for the Disney movies that's coming out this year
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:01 AM   #562
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So I am enjoying browsing through this thread as a running dissection of what is seeming to be one of the most overwrought and painful albums of all time.

The thing is, though, it's getting pretty good critical reviews wherever I look.
My problem with the album is simply this: It would be my favorite of theirs since the 90s if it WEREN'T SO STUPIDLY LONG. There's no reason for it. Even 90 minutes would've been acceptable.

I enjoyed so much about it. I had a very, very good time listening to it.

But it's repetitive, has musical interludes that add nothing, and a few really painfully bad songs.

And most importantly, it's a concept album, so there's not a lot of individual track replay value. And look, I'm not ever going to sit through this whole thing again.

So I'm pissed at it for being better than decent, but being too long and wanky to ever realistically be something I'll return to.

Plus, the story sucks, and that's too bad, because I've always held the story in Metropolis II to be pretty damn incredible, so I expect better.
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:07 AM   #563
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Three Days is just as ridiculous out of context though.
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:14 AM   #564
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It's easily the worst song...easily.

And if you go back to the beginning of this thread, I let you all know that in advance. You're welcome.

(I haven't read any of last night's shenanigans, so I don't know if that was mentioned)
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:21 AM   #565
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It's easily the worst song...easily.

And if you go back to the beginning of this thread, I let you all know that in advance. You're welcome.

(I haven't read any of last night's shenanigans, so I don't know if that was mentioned)
Oh I missed that. It was my favorite song on the album because it was the most hilariously awful one. Best comedy/Disney Villain song of all time.
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It also ruins my theory of "songs called These Days are generally great", so fuck you Petrucci.
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It also ruins my theory of "songs called These Days are generally great", so fuck you Petrucci.
You're good, since it's called "Three Days"
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It also ruins my theory of "songs called These Days are generally great", so fuck you Petrucci.
Powderfinger fan, eh...
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I want this 5-star thread to be back
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The Count of Tuscany presents: the majestic Dream Theater thread

You should bump it every so often though, if for no reason other than to remind me to name it AOTY. Maybe not for the actual music, but because there hasn't since (and probably won't be) another album this year so much of an epic trainwreck of a listening experience that it deserves some kind of title.
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I mean, this really opened up my eyes and finally i can just stop listening to what shredders are saying
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