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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #70 on: September 13, 2016, 03:41:12 PM »
Oh, gotcha  :tup

Moving on then!

New opinion:
I started listening to more classic punk today, and after considering myself a prog guy for the longest time, I know have to admit that there's plenty of punk out there worth listening to.

Maybe it's time to fiiiiinally check out Cardiacs then?

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #71 on: September 13, 2016, 04:34:07 PM »
Oh, gotcha  :tup

Moving on then!

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I started listening to more classic punk today, and after considering myself a prog guy for the longest time, I know have to admit that there's plenty of punk out there worth listening to.

Do yourself a favor and check out some 80s hardcore punk: Black Flag, DYS, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, MDC, and Bad Religion for starters.
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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #72 on: September 13, 2016, 04:37:05 PM »
Out of those I like Bad Religion the most.

Do Minor Threat sound like Fugazi ?

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #73 on: September 13, 2016, 04:57:48 PM »
- First one that comes to mind is that Steve Wilson was at his best when he was in Porcupine Tree. He wasn't in complete control (probably 95% in control :lol) but that was for the best. SW solo material is simply boring apart from a few good tunes.

- The Astonishing is terrible, it's on the same level of disappointment as when dredg release Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #74 on: September 13, 2016, 05:03:57 PM »
The Astonishing isn't St Anger levels of disappointment surely ?

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #75 on: September 13, 2016, 05:13:52 PM »
I wouldn't say The Astonishing was on par with Chuckles in terms of disappointment, because the self-titled Dream Theater album was so bad that there were no expectations left. At least Dredg put out a quality album before screwing us over.

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #76 on: September 13, 2016, 05:19:50 PM »
- First one that comes to mind is that Steve Wilson was at his best when he was in Porcupine Tree. He wasn't in complete control (probably 95% in control :lol) but that was for the best. SW solo material is simply boring apart from a few good tunes.

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #77 on: September 13, 2016, 05:20:25 PM »
:( i don't get it.

The Astonishing was nicely produced. Had great songs and playing. It's not like St Anger where each song is 4 minutes stretched to 8 minutes with sloppy playing , singing and terrible production.

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #78 on: September 13, 2016, 05:24:18 PM »
- Radiohead are the most important band of the post-classic rock era
This should almost be common sense, tbh. Or at least to have them in the conversation.

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #79 on: September 13, 2016, 05:25:29 PM »
- The Astonishing is terrible, it's on the same level of disappointment as when dredg release Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #80 on: September 13, 2016, 05:28:50 PM »
tbh the "music" part of that rule is unsettlingly hivemind-y. and either you apply it to every band ever mentioned on site or you remove it completely, this being a dt forum doesn't automatically exclude them. Just my honest opinion.

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #81 on: September 13, 2016, 05:29:40 PM »
:( i don't get it.

The Astonishing was nicely produced. Had great songs and playing. It's not like St Anger where each song is 4 minutes stretched to 8 minutes with sloppy playing , singing and terrible production.

St. Anger wasn't terrible, it had like 3 pretty good songs on it.

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #82 on: September 13, 2016, 05:31:39 PM »
:( i don't get it.

The Astonishing was nicely produced. Had great songs and playing. It's not like St Anger where each song is 4 minutes stretched to 8 minutes with sloppy playing , singing and terrible production.

Hm, lot of things I could say in response to this, but I don't want to break the rules.

But overall I agree. The Astonishing was hardly a disappointment. I didn't like it, but it was better than I expected it to be after the unearthed the concept.

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #83 on: September 13, 2016, 05:31:47 PM »
No I enjoy St. Anger in small doses.


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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #84 on: September 13, 2016, 05:31:56 PM »
I wouldn't say The Astonishing was on par with Chuckles in terms of disappointment, because the self-titled Dream Theater album was so bad that there were no expectations left. At least Dredg put out a quality album before screwing us over.

I didn't think the self-titled was that bad. I think I liked it more than ADTOE.

As far as the dredg comment, I think I may have to take some of that back. Chuckles had some good tracks on there that I listen to from time to time. I think coming off 3 amazing albums the expectations were a little high on my end.

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #85 on: September 13, 2016, 05:33:20 PM »
Ok here we go :

A Dramatic Turn Of Events > The Astonishing > DT12

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #86 on: September 13, 2016, 05:35:01 PM »
The self-titled is the epitome of an auto-pilot album to me. I'd rather have something like The Astonishing where they're at least trying to do something big (even if admittedly I severely dislike the result).

Ok here we go :

A Dramatic Turn Of Events > The Astonishing > DT12
Yep. I still really like A Dramatic Turn of Events.

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #87 on: September 13, 2016, 07:25:25 PM »
- First one that comes to mind is that Steve Wilson was at his best when he was in Porcupine Tree. He wasn't in complete control (probably 95% in control :lol) but that was for the best. SW solo material is simply boring apart from a few good tunes.

- The Astonishing is terrible, it's on the same level of disappointment as when dredg release Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy

I see nothing wrong with any of this. Carry on.
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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #88 on: September 13, 2016, 08:33:13 PM »

As far as the dredg comment, I think I may have to take some of that back. Chuckles had some good tracks on there that I listen to from time to time. I think coming off 3 amazing albums the expectations were a little high on my end.

I think the impact of Chuckles was amplified because they haven't put out anything since then...had it been the one-off experiment, and then hey continued on as before, I would feel differently about it.
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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #89 on: September 13, 2016, 08:50:30 PM »
in the court of the crimson king is overrated, it's decent at best by modern standards
and don't go "well it was amazing at the time" because i didn't hear it in 1969  :P
I think it's still awesome today and has a very strong songwriting :P

Also listen to the SW remix, it's marvellous.

On Radiohead not playing Creep, I think they must be really tired of that song these days :lol

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #90 on: September 13, 2016, 09:04:04 PM »

As far as the dredg comment, I think I may have to take some of that back. Chuckles had some good tracks on there that I listen to from time to time. I think coming off 3 amazing albums the expectations were a little high on my end.

I think the impact of Chuckles was amplified because they haven't put out anything since then...had it been the one-off experiment, and then hey continued on as before, I would feel differently about it.

I still take a peak over at the traversing board every once in a while and there are some talk of some new material (maybe). All the guys have regular day jobs aside from Mark who is doing the Black Map thing right now.

I kind of view Chuckles the same, it was an experiment with Dan and one that didn't really click for me.

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #91 on: September 13, 2016, 09:23:18 PM »
- The Astonishing is terrible, it's on the same level of disappointment as when dredg release Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy

I would call your attention to rule #12:
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12. Insults or senseless bashing of the current or former band members of Dream Theater and/or their music will not be tolerated.  Honest, open critique is always allowed, provided it is constructive and does not cross the line and become bashing, belittling, etc.
Just because this is a "controversial opinion" thread does not mean the rules go out the window.  Watch how you post.

What's the difference in saying "The Astonishing is DT's worse album by far." and "The Astonishing is terrible."? The word "terrible" is not an insult or senseless bashing, but an opinion and in no way belittling. Well, that's how I see it.

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #92 on: September 13, 2016, 09:28:38 PM »
- The Astonishing is terrible, it's on the same level of disappointment as  The Great Misdirect or The Whirlwind

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #93 on: September 13, 2016, 09:29:11 PM »
i didn't know dredg released those albums

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #94 on: September 13, 2016, 11:28:56 PM »
- First one that comes to mind is that Steve Wilson was at his best when he was in Porcupine Tree. He wasn't in complete control (probably 95% in control :lol) but that was for the best. SW solo material is simply boring apart from a few good tunes.

- The Astonishing is terrible, it's on the same level of disappointment as when dredg release Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy

Agreed, PT was great, but solo stuff isn't anywhere near the same quality.
I think he is vastly overrated at everything, singing is average, guitar playing okay, mixing and producing nothing special.
I am not saying he isn't talented, he is, but when he is referred to as a 'genius' I disagree strongly.

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« Reply #95 on: September 13, 2016, 11:50:47 PM »
Anathema's best album is Alternative 4.
Yup.

Also, Peter Gabriel's solo career >>>>>>>>>>> Genesis

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #96 on: September 14, 2016, 01:37:15 AM »
DT12 - best DT album since 6DOIT
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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #97 on: September 14, 2016, 02:18:49 AM »
The Big 4 of Thrash metal should be in this order quality wise:

Anthrax
Megadeth
Slayer
Metallica

And John Bush is better than Belladonna, although Belladonna has improved mightily on Worship Music and For All Kings, but Sounds Of White Noise is still not a good Anthrax record. The best Bush fronted Anthrax is Stomp 442 followed by We've Come For You All.

Skunkworks is amazing because it has great songs and is really different from what Dickinson has done before and after.

Devin Townsend has never again reached the quality of Ocean Machine and his output since Synchestra is very hit and miss.

Lars Ulrich may be an influential drummer but he never was a good one. Even when he's playing tight.

Queensryche's Q2K is better than Hear In The Now Frontier, better than the Tateryche records after that and on par (or sometimes even better) than Promised Land.
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« Reply #99 on: September 14, 2016, 03:43:45 AM »
Skunkworks is amazing because it has great songs and is really different from what Dickinson has done before and after.

Agreed! but all Bruce's "unusual" albums are great, even that half-joke of Tattoed Millionaire has at least 3-4 brilliant songs, and the best by far is Son of a Gun.
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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #100 on: September 14, 2016, 05:22:58 AM »
Ok here we go :

A Dramatic Turn Of Events > The Astonishing > DT12

This I agree with. Though, sometimes I prefer TA over ADTOE.

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« Reply #101 on: September 14, 2016, 05:52:51 AM »
Ok here we go :

A Dramatic Turn Of Events > The Astonishing > DT12

This I agree with. Though, sometimes I prefer TA over ADTOE.

I think Astonishing has better highs but since ADTOE is shorter - it's more consistent.

If ADTOE had The Astonishing's production = Top 3 album.

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« Reply #102 on: September 14, 2016, 05:55:24 AM »
Ok here it comes, the most controversial of all opinions








The Astonishing > WDADU

It's that good :neverusethis:
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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #103 on: September 14, 2016, 05:57:10 AM »
Ok here we go :

A Dramatic Turn Of Events > The Astonishing > DT12

This I agree with. Though, sometimes I prefer TA over ADTOE.

I think Astonishing has better highs but since ADTOE is shorter - it's more consistent.

If ADTOE had The Astonishing's production = Top 3 album.

I don't feel the production is so bad that it ruins the album for me.

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Re: Post your controversial music opinions v. I couldn't find the previous one
« Reply #104 on: September 14, 2016, 06:00:09 AM »
It doesn't but the drums are a bit low and it's a bit muffled overall.