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Which Animals As Leaders album would you recommend?
« on: August 21, 2018, 02:18:50 PM »
I've read good things about the band and I don't own any of their albums. So my question is: Would you recommend either their first record or Joy Of Motion or Madness Of Many? (based on how technically advanced they are)
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Re: Which Animals As Leaders album would you recommend?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 02:21:12 PM »
My personal favorite is The Joy of Motion.
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Re: Which Animals As Leaders album would you recommend?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 02:21:24 PM »
I've read good things about the band and I don't own any of their albums. So my question is: Would you recommend either their first record or Joy Of Motion or Madness Of Many? (based on how technically advanced they are)

I wouldn't base which album to start with on how technically advanced they are. I like Joy of Motion more, so I'd say start there.

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Re: Which Animals As Leaders album would you recommend?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 02:22:17 PM »
4'33" by John Cage

to be fair the first AAL album has a few solid songs on it but I've personally been bored by everything they've put out since

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Re: Which Animals As Leaders album would you recommend?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 02:27:10 PM »
4'33" by John Cage

to be fair the first AAL album has a few solid songs on it but I've personally been bored by everything they've put out since

I laughed a lot because you referenced John Cage.
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Re: Which Animals As Leaders album would you recommend?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 02:29:32 PM »
I've read good things about the band and I don't own any of their albums. So my question is: Would you recommend either their first record or Joy Of Motion or Madness Of Many? (based on how technically advanced they are)

I wouldn't base which album to start with on how technically advanced they are. I like Joy of Motion more, so I'd say start there.
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Re: Which Animals As Leaders album would you recommend?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2018, 02:46:54 PM »
I've read good things about the band and I don't own any of their albums. So my question is: Would you recommend either their first record or Joy Of Motion or Madness Of Many? (based on how technically advanced they are)
Based on this post I'm not sure if you're either not in the know that they have four albums or just tried it and didn't like it. If the former, they have another album (their second) titled Weightless, and that's the one with in my opinion the most good songs on it. I'm not a huge fan of the band and they're definitely a case of 'some strong songs but no single consistently great album' for me, but Weightless is for me the one with the most quality.
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Re: Which Animals As Leaders album would you recommend?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2018, 02:49:32 PM »
There's actually already an Animals as Leaders thread, although no one's posted there in a while: https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=23630.0
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Re: Which Animals As Leaders album would you recommend?
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2018, 02:51:44 PM »
Thanks. I used the search engine though and didn't find it right away. (Didn't look hard enough probably)
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Re: Which Animals As Leaders album would you recommend?
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2018, 02:55:37 PM »
I've read good things about the band and I don't own any of their albums. So my question is: Would you recommend either their first record or Joy Of Motion or Madness Of Many? (based on how technically advanced they are)
Based on this post I'm not sure if you're either not in the know that they have four albums or just tried it and didn't like it. If the former, they have another album (their second) titled Weightless, and that's the one with in my opinion the most good songs on it. I'm not a huge fan of the band and they're definitely a case of 'some strong songs but no single consistently great album' for me, but Weightless is for me the one with the most quality.
Little bit of both actually. I tried some things and found them sounding weird (as in: I wasn't able to hear every note, and when it's "mud sauce" for lack of a better term, my brain shuts down and that's it. And I think my hearing is alright) And I knew that Weightless exists, but that's all I know about that one.
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Re: Which Animals As Leaders album would you recommend?
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2018, 10:39:55 PM »
I'd say TMOM is more technically advanced, but TJOM is a better album.
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."