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Re: Your Controversial Opinions on DT
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« Reply #1156 on: August 13, 2013, 09:10:47 PM »
Surrounded is easily a top 10 DT song.

Top 5 for me, even.

Top 1.

Surrounded is pure gold.  :hefdaddy Controversial would be something like "Anna Lee is Top 5, best lyrics ever, best piano lines ever, they should just make that kind of music."  :loser:
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Re: Your Controversial Opinions on DT
« Reply #1157 on: August 13, 2013, 09:13:01 PM »
Surrounded is easily a top 10 DT song.

Top 5 for me, even.

Top 1.

Surrounded is pure gold.  :hefdaddy Controversial would be something like "Anna Lee is Top 5, best lyrics ever, best piano lines ever, they should just make that kind of music."  :loser:

The song makes me want to shoot an elephant and carve a tower out of one of its tusks.....
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Re: Your Controversial Opinions on DT
« Reply #1158 on: August 13, 2013, 09:13:49 PM »
That's pretty damn metal Gmiller, I'm going to have to write that down  :lol

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« Reply #1159 on: August 13, 2013, 09:14:06 PM »
Controversial would be something like "Anna Lee is Top 5, best lyrics ever, best piano lines ever, they should just make that kind of music."  :loser:

Still better than The Great Debate or New Millennium.
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« Reply #1160 on: August 13, 2013, 09:25:38 PM »
I'm not crazy about Surrounded.

Also, Raw Dog is a Top 10 song for me. I'm being sincere.

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« Reply #1161 on: August 13, 2013, 09:26:22 PM »
That's pretty damn metal Gmiller, I'm going to have to write that down  :lol


That's just the way I roll......:saywhen:     


      :lol


But seriously, the lyrics alone in Surrounded are awesome. What I like about them is that they can mean different things to many different people. Then there's the music  :metal
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« Reply #1162 on: August 14, 2013, 03:12:33 AM »
Anna Lee is one of the best FII songs. And FII contains lots of amazing stuff.

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« Reply #1163 on: August 14, 2013, 03:23:41 AM »
Anna Lee is a great song, one of the highlights of FII for me, there is sure some great songs in FII but there is also a lot of skippers. When i think of FII i remember when it came out, i had a lot of expectations and it was underwhelming. The gig at the biskuithalle in Bonn was also far from the performances in the last tours. Then since SFAM, FII has been pretty forgettable for a long time. Fair enough it has aged good for me since i never listened to it so intensively.

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« Reply #1164 on: August 14, 2013, 09:17:38 AM »
Anna Lee is very good. Not the most memorable song, but I still prefer it to everything on BC&SL, or maybe not The Count of Tuscany.

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« Reply #1165 on: August 14, 2013, 09:54:53 AM »
My controversial opinion of the day: MM's hair looks really weird
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« Reply #1166 on: August 14, 2013, 10:02:19 AM »
My controversial opinion of the day: MM's hair looks really weird

I've seen many others mention that one in other threads, so I don't think that's too controversial. He must have found JP's hair straightener.
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« Reply #1167 on: August 14, 2013, 10:04:13 AM »
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« Reply #1168 on: August 14, 2013, 10:05:04 AM »
Why is it number five then?  :biggrin:

E: I missed the I&W part  :facepalm:.
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« Reply #1169 on: August 14, 2013, 10:09:06 AM »
Learning to Live is the best I&W song.

https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=37278

Not really controversial but I couldn't agree more

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« Reply #1170 on: August 14, 2013, 10:10:15 AM »
Learning to Live is the best I&W song.

https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=37278

That's not controversial. A lot of people consider LTL the best song on IaW.


What's controversial is that I don't even consider LTL a top 5 on IaW, let alone a top 5 for DT. Come at me!
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« Reply #1171 on: August 14, 2013, 10:11:11 AM »
Eh. I've always found most of Images to be better than Learning To Live. Of course, I'm not knocking on the song because everything on I&W is fantastic.

Learning to Live is the best I&W song.

https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=37278

That's not controversial. A lot of people consider LTL the best song on IaW.


What's controversial is that I don't even consider LTL a top 5 on IaW, let alone a top 5 for DT. Come at me!

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« Reply #1172 on: August 14, 2013, 10:12:45 AM »
Eh. I've always found most of Images to be better than Learning To Live. Of course, I'm not knocking on the song because everything on I&W is fantastic.

Being the weakest song on IaW is like being the slowest runner in the Olympic 100m final. You'd still kick everyone else's ass in a race.

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« Reply #1173 on: August 14, 2013, 10:51:24 AM »
LTL is my third favourite on I&W, and probably wouldn't make my top 50 if I made one.

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« Reply #1174 on: August 14, 2013, 11:19:13 AM »
Controversial would be something like "Anna Lee is Top 5, best lyrics ever, best piano lines ever, they should just make that kind of music."  :loser:
Still better than The Great Debate or New Millennium.

Fact.  :hat
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« Reply #1175 on: August 14, 2013, 12:02:14 PM »
Learning to Live is the best I&W song.

https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=37278

That's not controversial. A lot of people consider LTL the best song on IaW.


What's controversial is that I don't even consider LTL a top 5 on IaW, let alone a top 5 for DT. Come at me!

But....but...But F#! Whoa, whoa.....whoa?
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Re: Your Controversial Opinions on DT
« Reply #1176 on: August 14, 2013, 12:03:39 PM »
The F# is not even close to being the best part of I&W. Or even Learning To Live, for that matter.

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Re: Your Controversial Opinions on DT
« Reply #1177 on: August 14, 2013, 12:05:26 PM »
The F# is not even close to being the best part of I&W. Or even Learning To Live, for that matter.

Well, to that I say, F# your opinion!  :biggrin:
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« Reply #1178 on: August 14, 2013, 12:09:25 PM »
The F# is not even close to being the best part of I&W. Or even Learning To Live, for that matter.

Well, to that I say, F# your opinion!  :biggrin:

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For me, the whole song builds to it. It's the climactic moment, and I love it, and then JP's tremendously beautiful guitar solo starts to slowly bring us back down from that peak. It's amazingly well structured and executed, imo.
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« Reply #1179 on: August 14, 2013, 12:10:48 PM »
The F# is not even close to being the best part of I&W. Or even Learning To Live, for that matter.

Because Take the Time is :metal

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« Reply #1180 on: August 14, 2013, 12:11:14 PM »
The F# is not even close to being the best part of I&W. Or even Learning To Live, for that matter.

Well, to that I say, F# your opinion!  :biggrin:

:clap:

For me, the whole song builds to it. It's the climactic moment, and I love it, and then JP's tremendously beautiful guitar solo starts to slowly bring us back down from that peak. It's amazingly well structured and executed, imo.
The guitar solo is great. The F# is just a high note. If I just wanted high notes, I'd go listen to power metal. :P

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« Reply #1181 on: August 14, 2013, 12:22:34 PM »
The guitar solo is great. The F# is just a high note. If I just wanted high notes, I'd go listen to power metal. :P

:facepalm: To call an F#5, sung by a male, with excellent technique, beautiful tone, and stellar placement within the structure of the song, just a high note, is.....sigh. Haha it's ok, it doesn't have to be your favorite thing :P But there's a reason most power metal is so boring compared to DT. When that's the highest note sung on the album (or indeed, on any studio album until Octavarium), and it is placed at (what I consider to be) the biggest climax and structural resolution of the piece, that's what makes it so good. It isn't just a high note. :)
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« Reply #1182 on: August 14, 2013, 12:23:49 PM »
Eh.












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« Reply #1183 on: August 14, 2013, 12:27:36 PM »
Hey if the rest of the band is allowed to go all wankery-style on us whenever they want, then so should James be able to (not that he really can anymore...hahaha)! High notes are a singer's (or, tenor's, more accurately) wankery. Well, one form of it.
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« Reply #1184 on: August 14, 2013, 12:35:49 PM »
The F# is not even close to being the best part of I&W. Or even Learning To Live, for that matter.

Because Take the Time Metropolis is :metal

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« Reply #1185 on: August 14, 2013, 12:40:23 PM »
The F# is not even close to being the best part of I&W. Or even Learning To Live, for that matter.

Because Take the Time Metropolis Under a Glass Moon's high E in the chorus is :metal
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« Reply #1186 on: August 14, 2013, 12:41:50 PM »
:lol  UAGM is probably my least favorite track from Images And Words. :lol

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Re: Your Controversial Opinions on DT
« Reply #1187 on: August 14, 2013, 12:43:15 PM »
I've never listened to When Dream And Day Unite - and i've no intention of listening to it.


Does anyone else think it's a bit mad that there's only 2 of the WDADU line up still in the band ?

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« Reply #1188 on: August 14, 2013, 12:44:07 PM »
Listen to WDADU.











Do it.









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« Reply #1189 on: August 14, 2013, 12:45:37 PM »
Does anyone else think it's a bit mad that there's only 2 of the WDADU line up still in the band ?

If by mad you mean crazy, yeah.
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