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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6790 on: September 15, 2013, 09:13:39 PM »
TEI. TLG. AFTR


that's it. not to be ungrateful or anything. we do have a full stream tomorrow!

I'm going to have to try to listen to the album at work without giving away that my mind isn't on any work at all. Should be interesting considering my boss sits next to me.
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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6791 on: September 15, 2013, 09:19:02 PM »
Just under 9 hours, guys!

I got a class that ends at 11:15am and then a nice gap until my next at 1:50pm. Definitely enough time to get several listens of this album in its entirety.
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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6792 on: September 15, 2013, 09:23:03 PM »
Damn, I'm too excited about this to sleep right now.

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6793 on: September 15, 2013, 09:38:16 PM »
Why didn't they release TLG as a single? That would have been great
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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6794 on: September 15, 2013, 09:40:08 PM »
Why didn't they release TLG as a single? That would have been great

Agreed. I think TLG would have made a better single than AFTR.

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6795 on: September 15, 2013, 09:42:46 PM »
Why didn't they release TLG as a single? That would have been great

Agreed. I think TLG would have made a better single than AFTR.

I disagree.

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6796 on: September 15, 2013, 09:44:55 PM »
I'm not sure AFTR counts as a "single" for the album in any concrete sense.  I think it's just a track they streamed before the album came out. 

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6797 on: September 15, 2013, 09:46:00 PM »
Yeah maybe. I dunno if TLG would have been a better single strategically, but I definitely enjoy it more than TEI.

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6798 on: September 15, 2013, 09:54:31 PM »
Why didn't they release TLG as a single? That would have been great

Maybe because it sounded too much like another single from a different prog band.

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6799 on: September 15, 2013, 09:58:45 PM »
Haven't listened yet...but is it really that much of a Rush ripoff?

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6800 on: September 15, 2013, 10:02:48 PM »
Haven't listened yet...but is it really that much of a Rush ripoff?

There's is noticeable similarity to Limelight, but I wouldn't say it's a "ripoff"

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6801 on: September 15, 2013, 10:03:46 PM »
WHAT THE HELL DID I MISS?

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I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6802 on: September 15, 2013, 10:06:55 PM »
What a delicious song!

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6803 on: September 15, 2013, 11:18:42 PM »
Looking glass... good song, much better than the singles.
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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6804 on: September 15, 2013, 11:56:41 PM »
best DT track in a LONG time. wow...

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6805 on: September 16, 2013, 12:12:35 AM »
And it's not even the best one on the album, for me the bigger picture and IT are really awesome!!


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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6806 on: September 16, 2013, 12:15:19 AM »
Living in this timezone can suck sometimes... :-\ I could've listened to the premiere of TLG because it's just one song and not the full album.

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6807 on: September 16, 2013, 12:15:59 AM »
Wow....DT should have named this album "Chorus" from all the effects they're using

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6808 on: September 16, 2013, 12:16:28 AM »
I'm so happy I heard something like that! The JP solo with JM on the background is definitely a Dream Theater moment!
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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6809 on: September 16, 2013, 12:20:12 AM »
Why didn't they release TLG as a single? That would have been great

Agreed. I think TLG would have made a better single than AFTR.

I disagree.

I disagree too. After 3 listens, AFTR is a much better song IMO

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6810 on: September 16, 2013, 12:58:30 AM »
And it's not even the best one on the album, for me the bigger picture and IT are really awesome!!


PS: before everyone go crazy, I won a contest and i went to RR office in Italy for a listening party!

What about Surrender To Reason?
Oh, nevermind... We all gonna be able to hear it Monday anyway  :-\
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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6811 on: September 16, 2013, 01:01:17 AM »
And it's not even the best one on the album, for me the bigger picture and IT are really awesome!!


PS: before everyone go crazy, I won a contest and i went to RR office in Italy for a listening party!

What about Surrender To Reason?
Oh, nevermind... We all gonna be able to hear it Monday anyway  :-\

isn't monday just...now?   :biggrin:
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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6812 on: September 16, 2013, 01:01:45 AM »
I heard some Camera Eye in there too. Old school for sure, could have came off of I&W, but much better. It's so different............. :metal
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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6813 on: September 16, 2013, 01:08:50 AM »
And it's not even the best one on the album, for me the bigger picture and IT are really awesome!!


PS: before everyone go crazy, I won a contest and i went to RR office in Italy for a listening party!

What about Surrender To Reason?
Oh, nevermind... We all gonna be able to hear it Monday anyway  :-\

isn't monday just...now?   :biggrin:

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6814 on: September 16, 2013, 01:26:35 AM »
DAT GUITAR SOLO...

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« Reply #6815 on: September 16, 2013, 01:27:08 AM »
6.5 hours to go! :woot:
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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6817 on: September 16, 2013, 01:35:39 AM »
Very tasty song and compact.It reminded me ,apaprt from Rush,Another Won.I think it'll grow on me,listen after listen.Now,that's encouraging forumers!

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« Reply #6818 on: September 16, 2013, 01:39:55 AM »
DAT GUITAR SOLO...

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yeah...that is definitely intense.

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6819 on: September 16, 2013, 03:21:27 AM »
I didn't hear the TLG today. I can't decide if I'm gonna listen to the stream tomorrow or wait until I have a copy of the CD. I am worried about the sound quality. I know it's not a huge difference, but when I compared the soundcloud of TEI to the download I purchased of it, there was a very clear difference in quality just because of the compression difference and I was in fact able to enjoy the song a little more because of that. I don't want to hear new absolutely amazing DT music and be thinking in the back of my head "Well that sounds off, why is the ______ all muddy and _______" etc. INDECISION
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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6820 on: September 16, 2013, 03:44:44 AM »
The sort of old-school style of The Looking Glass and the quality I heard it in makes it sound like it should have been on Cleaning Out the Closet. It would have fit right in and if someone told me it was an old demo or something that would have been on there but didn't make it for some reason I would have believed it.
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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6821 on: September 16, 2013, 04:03:02 AM »
really good track! really limelight-y riff... I'm sure I will even like it more when I'll listen to it with a better quality in the stream today, even though soundcloud quality is not the best, but I don't mind it. The only thing I don't like is the ending. PAPAPAPAPAAAAAA end. There should've been somethng else. Otherwise  :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy
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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6822 on: September 16, 2013, 04:15:09 AM »
really good track! really limelight-y riff... I'm sure I will even like it more when I'll listen to it with a better quality in the stream today, even though soundcloud quality is not the best, but I don't mind it. The only thing I don't like is the ending. PAPAPAPAPAAAAAA end. There should've been somethng else. Otherwise  :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy

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« Reply #6823 on: September 16, 2013, 04:40:21 AM »

The weird finale is the trademark of perfection. See: pull me under.

agreed. and that solo with myung again on the foreground. just wow :o

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Re: Dream Theater self titled album discussion - COVER ART/TRACK LIST on p. 5
« Reply #6824 on: September 16, 2013, 04:41:53 AM »
yeah, I like the PMU finale, but this one felt like this

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