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(POLL) What rating do you give to Untethered Angel?
« on: December 17, 2018, 10:32:50 AM »
What rating do you give to Untethered Angel?
I liked it enough and so I give B  :metal
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 10:35:41 AM »
Who rates things from A to F??!? Honestly!
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 10:41:38 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 10:43:18 AM »
I mean are we rating things on a grade system or a "pool" system?  If so, I would rate Untethered Angel as a decent pool.  Not the perfect pool that one would really love to swim at every day, but enough to take a swim around on a semi-regular basis.

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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 10:45:46 AM »
Who rates things from A to F??!? Honestly!


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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 10:56:54 AM »
That's an A for me  :metal

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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2018, 10:58:57 AM »
Don’t have E’s in Murica.

Gave it a C. Intended a C-
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2018, 11:03:59 AM »
Based on two listens I gave it an A,  but that could improve with more listens... I guess we'll see!   ;)
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2018, 11:57:48 AM »
Gave it an "A" based on the fact that it's just the first single from the record.  Once I hear the rest of the tracks and compare it to those, it will probably go down to a "B"

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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2018, 12:21:26 PM »
Somewhere between B/C. More C than B.

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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2018, 12:22:10 PM »
I gave it a B. Not great enough for an A, but a good solid single.

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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2018, 12:30:30 PM »
B-. It's overall pretty solid, but it has some issues and there are better songs in their discography.

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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2018, 12:57:23 PM »
I gave it a B. It's not mindblowing, but I really love it now and it's getting better with each listen.
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Re: (POLL) What rating do you give to Untethered Angel?
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2018, 01:02:00 PM »
The poll is kinda limiting. I went with C, but its more C+/B- territory for me.

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« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2018, 01:28:20 PM »
I need to give it more that two listens. I would probably grade it a C right now though if given the chance I would vote for the obvious Kevin Moore option.
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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2018, 02:03:36 PM »
I need to give it more that two listens. I would probably grade it a C right now though if given the chance I would vote for the obvious Kevin Moore option.
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« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2018, 02:26:24 PM »
Gave it an A, doesn't mean its perfect but its a good single.  I'd probably go A- or B+ in reality if we could be more granular something around a 88% I think is more around what I am thinking.  I really enjoy the song.

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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2018, 02:33:05 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2018, 12:54:23 AM »
B– or C+

Leaning to the latter, it's not bad and I'm still excited for the album.

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Re: (POLL) What rating do you give to Untethered Angel?
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2018, 01:03:59 AM »
C - sufficient.

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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2018, 07:32:19 AM »
I'd give it a B+, but since that was not an option, dropped it down to a solid B

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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2018, 07:49:19 AM »
I need to give it more that two listens. I would probably grade it a C right now though if given the chance I would vote for the obvious Kevin Moore option.
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I'm guessing by the fact that you put 3  :huh: that you are wondering how I've only listened to this song twice, why only a C, and what the hell is the Kevin Moore option. Am I right?
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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2018, 08:07:49 AM »
It's D for me.

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*Clearer drum sounds comparing Mangini's era albums.
*Audible bass sound.

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*Overproduced vocals. (Not that James is bad but the production is so bad.)
*Unnatural solo duelling between Jordan and John.
*It's more than just a resemblance that it sounds like Outcry, especially the first half.
*Clearer drum sound but yet again it's so ordinary nothing exciting.
*So generic guitar tones.
*I simply don't love Jordan solos anymore. They were great on Scenes and SDOIT but then... I mean they are so long and sounds out of place most of the time. Guess it's not my cup of tea.
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Re: (POLL) What rating do you give to Untethered Angel?
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2018, 08:38:15 AM »
I voted C. It's generally a fairly typical and safe DT song. I wasn't fond of the production sound of the vocals, although it did almost blend in as a synthesizer or something at times...which was kind of neat. I actually really enjoyed the solo portion in the middle. 

This kind of reminds me of how I felt about A Rite of Passage when it was released, in that it was a decent song, but nothing that really caught my ear. Hopefully the rest of the album will make this one of, if not the least interesting song of the lot.

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« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2018, 09:32:43 AM »
I gave the song a B.     One thing I see in this song is actual ENERGY.     The instrumental section actually has a 90's DT feel and for me that is a wonderful return to form in that sense.   

I don't love the melody of the chorus, but the energy behind the playing makes it solid.  Especially if you just focus on the rhythm section. 

The song took me about 7 listens to latch on but it definitely grew on me.    I hope this is one of the worst songs on the album though... if it is, this could be a special album.     

Anyone else dying for another song?!   I sure am!

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« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2018, 11:29:43 AM »
I gave it a D

Very strait forward. Not very memorable. This is the band that can write material that gives me goosebumps and brings tears to my eyes, so a song like untethered angels leaves a lot to be desired.

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« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2018, 11:29:54 AM »
In 'Murica, a C is often classified as 'average', which is what the track is.
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« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2018, 03:20:37 PM »
Based on only 3 listens and the track sounding like they took an old homework assignment, switched a few things around and turned it in as something new just won't do.

I gave it a D.
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« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2018, 03:24:04 PM »
Dream Theater tends to release a more mainstream friendly song with enough prog to tide over the long-term fan base.  In some cases, like the Enemy Inside, I thought that was the album's weakest track. In other cases like with a Rite of Passage, that is one of my favorite tracks. This song so far gets a solid B from me. So as far as lead singles go, it's right in the middle but if it ends up being my least favorite on the album then I'm predicting the album will be pretty awesome.

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« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2018, 03:51:52 PM »
I voted C, but more specifically, I'll give it a C+.

That's actually pretty good for a current-era DT single. Personally, I feel like their MM-era singles are among my least favs on their albums, with the exception of OtBoA and TEI. If UA ends up being the worst song on DoT, I think it could really be an amazing album.

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« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2018, 01:01:09 AM »
Before I clicked the thread, I decided I was putting an 8. Then I saw the letters and it threw me!

I clicked "A," probably because it sounds a bit like 8. It's probably more of a high B really, but I'm okay with being a little extra positive while the track's still got that new car smell.

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« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2018, 05:37:50 AM »
I'd say a B. It's a good, solid single. Nothing really new or making me too excited on it, but it's around par for their singles. The instrumental section I'd say is above par for a single, though - that rules!

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« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2018, 09:25:21 AM »
I clicked "A," probably because it sounds a bit like 8. It's probably more of a high B really, but I'm okay with being a little extra positive while the track's still got that new car smell.

Exactly how I felt.

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« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2018, 11:09:25 AM »
It's D for me.

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*Clearer drum sounds comparing Mangini's era albums.
*Audible bass sound.

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*Overproduced vocals. (Not that James is bad but the production is so bad.)
*Unnatural solo duelling between Jordan and John.
*It's more than just a resemblance that it sounds like Outcry, especially the first half.
*Clearer drum sound but yet again it's so ordinary nothing exciting.
*So generic guitar tones.
*I simply don't love Jordan solos anymore. They were great on Scenes and SDOIT but then... I mean they are so long and sounds out of place most of the time. Guess it's not my cup of tea.
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