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Your Top 10 Mangini Era Songs

On The Backs of Angels
Build Me Up, Break Me Down
Lost Not Forgotten
This Is The Life
Bridges In The Sky
Outcry
Far From Heaven
Breaking All Illusions
Beneath The Surface
False Awakening Suite
The Enemy Inside
The Looking Glass
Enigma Machine
The Bigger Picture
Behind The Veil
Surrender To Reason
Along For The Ride
Illumination Theory
Dystopian Overture
The Gift of Music
The Answer
A Better Life
Lord Nafaryus
A Savior In The Square
When Your Time Has Come
Act of Faythe
Three Days
Brother, Can You Hear Me?
A Life Left Behind
Ravenskill
Chosen
A Tempting Offer
The X Aspect
A New Beginning
The Road to Revolution
2285 Entr'acte
Moment of Betrayal
Heaven's Cove
Begin Again
The Path That Divides
The Walking Shadow
My Last Farewell
Losing Faythe
Whispers On The Wind
Hymn of A Thousand Voices
Our New World
Astonishing
Untethered Angel
Paralyzed
Fall Into The Light
Barstool Warrior
Room 137
S2N
At Wit's End
Out of Reach
Pale Blue Dot
Viper King

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Top 10 Mangini Era Songs (Poll Added)
« on: October 03, 2020, 09:52:43 AM »
I don't remember if we had a thread like this. I'd be surprised if we didn't.

Anyways, What are your top 10 Mangini Era songs...Here's mine.

1. At Wit's End
2. The Bigger Picture
3. Breaking All Illusions
4. Chosen
5. Barstool Warrior
6. S2N
7. Surrender to Reason
8. This Is The Life
9. Losing Faythe
10. Beneath The Surface
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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2020, 09:55:38 AM »
I don't remember if we had a thread like this. I'd be surprised if we didn't.

Anyways, What are your top 10 Mangini Era songs...

1. At Wit's End
2. The Bigger Picture
3. Breaking All Illusions
4. Chosen
5. Barstool Warrior
6. S2N
7. Surrender to Reason
8. This Is The Life
9. Losing Faythe
10. Beneath The Surface
my top ten out of these or not out of these?
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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 10:14:53 AM »
I don't remember if we had a thread like this. I'd be surprised if we didn't.

Anyways, What are your top 10 Mangini Era songs...

1. At Wit's End
2. The Bigger Picture
3. Breaking All Illusions
4. Chosen
5. Barstool Warrior
6. S2N
7. Surrender to Reason
8. This Is The Life
9. Losing Faythe
10. Beneath The Surface
my top ten out of these or not out of these?

Your top 10. These are my top 10...
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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2020, 10:25:05 AM »
ok (boy this is hard, and in no particular order)
1.Outcry
2.BAI
3. Illu
4.The Enemy Inside
5.PBD
6.The Path That Divides
7.Three Days
8.Lord Nafaryus
9.Enigma Machine
10.BITS (sorry, I confused it with Lost Not Forgotten. My mistake. Probably because I listen to ADTOE so often :D)

 
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2020, 10:47:59 AM »
Yes it's hard, but I think it would be more or less like this, in no particular order:

1.   Lost Not Forgotten
2.   Bridges in the Sky
3.   Breaking All Illusions
4.   Looking Glass
5.   Illumination Theory
6.   The Gift of Music
7.   A New Beginning
8.   S2N
9.   At Wit's End
10.   Pale Blue Dot

Honorable mentions: Outcry and Barstool Warrior.
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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2020, 10:49:14 AM »
Always hard to come up with a top 10, because it's hard to squeeze 20 into 10!
The order can switch around.

1. BAI
2. IT
3. Three Days
4. At Wits End
5. BitS
6. A New Beginning
7. Behind the Veil
8. OtBoA
9. BW
10. Outcry

Temple of Circadia..oh, wait, wrong album and drummer.... ;D

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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2020, 11:05:31 AM »
My Top 10 in chronological order:

 1. Breaking All Illusions
 2. Bridges In The Sky
 3. The Enemy Inside
 4. Surrender To Reason
 5. Illumination Theory
 6. The Gift Of Music
 7. Moment Of Betrayal
 8. Fall Into The Light
 9. Barstool Warrior
10. At Wit's End

I'm almost tempted to put Viper King in there as well. What a fun track.
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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2020, 11:05:49 AM »
Always hard to come up with a top 10, because it's hard to squeeze 20 into 10!
The order can switch around.

1. BAI
2. IT
3. Three Days
4. At Wits End
5. BitS
6. A New Beginning
7. Behind the Veil
8. OtBoA
9. BW
10. Outcry

Temple of Circadia..oh, wait, wrong album and drummer.... ;D

This is quite similar to mine.

1. Breaking All Illusions
2. Illumination Theory
3. Bridges in the Sky
4. At Wit's End
5. A New Beginning
6. Pale Blue Dot
7. On the Backs of Angels
8. Outcry
9. The Enemy Inside
10. The Path That Divides

Just missing out - The Gift of Music, Untethered Angel, Three Days, Surrender to Reason, Fall Into the Light.
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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2020, 11:35:06 AM »
1. Bridges In The Sky
2. Breaking All Illusions
3. The Looking Glass
4. Along For The Ride
5. Dystopian Overture
6. When Your Time Has Come
7. A New Beginning
8. Out Of Reach
9. Pale Blue Dot
10. Viper King

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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2020, 12:16:15 PM »
1. Illumination Theory
2. Breaking All Illusions
3. Fall Into The Light
4. A New Beginning/Pale Blue Dot
5. The Enemy Inside
6. The Path That Divides
7. Outcry
8. Moment of Betrayal
9. S2N
10. Viper King

I don't normally like doing ties, but A New Beginning VS Pale Blue Dot is basically impossible for me to decide on which I like better.

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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2020, 12:50:17 PM »
To the OP: altho long (due to TA having so many songs), you ought to do this as a poll.
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2020, 01:38:43 PM »
To the OP: altho long (due to TA having so many songs), you ought to do this as a poll.

Done...That was a fun task, and ended up forgetting Beneath The Surface after I was done making the list... :lol
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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs (Poll Added)
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2020, 03:29:24 PM »
In chronological order.

On the Backs of Angels
Bridges in the Sky
Breaking All Illusions
The Enemy Inside
Surrender to Reason
Illumination Theory
The Gift of Music
Act of Faythe
Barstool Warrior
Pale Blue Dot
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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs (Poll Added)
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2020, 05:31:19 PM »
Bridges
Outcry
Illusions
Beneath the Surface

Looking Glass
Along for the Ride
Illumination

Barstool
Out of Reach
S2N
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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs (Poll Added)
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2020, 08:42:28 PM »
Good poll:

Bridges
Outcry
BAI (#1 and top 5 DT for me)

Savior in the square
A life left behind
A new beginning

Fall into the light
Barstool
AWE
PBD

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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs (Poll Added)
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2020, 08:30:32 AM »
No particular order

The Path That Divides
Breaking All Illusions
Illumination Theory
At Wit's End
Pale Blue Dot
Our New World
On the Backs of Angels
The Enemy Inside
Bridges in the Sky
Out of Reach
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2020, 08:48:56 AM »
This is really telling about The Astonishing. Good to see most of the albums songs are a part of peoples favorites from this Era.
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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs (Poll Added)
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2020, 10:23:53 AM »
This is really telling about The Astonishing. Good to see most of the albums songs are a part of peoples favorites from this Era.

Yeah, but...

Number of songs receiving more than 5 votes
ADTOE - 6 of 9 (66.67%)
DT12 - 5 of 9 (55.56%)
TA - 4 of 29 (13.79%)
DOT - 7 of 10 (70.00%)

Number of songs receiving zero votes
ADTOE - 1 of 9
DT12 - 0 of 9
TA - 6 of 29
DOT - 1 of 10

Total votes per album
ADTOE - 107 (average of 11.89 votes per song)
DT12 - 73 (average of 8.11 votes per song)
TA - 88 (average of 3.03 votes per song)
DOT - 105 (average of 10.5 votes per song)

Of course, these numbers will change a bit as more folks vote, and I acknowledge that TA is more about the whole album than individual songs, but still....
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« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2020, 12:41:36 PM »
Breaking All Illusions (#1 by far)

No particular order:

Outcry
Bridges in the Sky
On the Backs of Angels

Surrender to Reason

Our New World
Dystopian Adventure
A Life Left Behind

At Wit's End
Pale Blue Dot

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« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2020, 02:10:20 PM »
Also in chronological order:

Lost Not Forgotten
Bridges In The Sky
Breaking All Illusions

The Looking Glass
The Bigger Picture

The Gift of Music
A Life Left Behind
Moment of Betrayal

Barstool Warrior
At Wit's End


It's hard for me to pick favorite songs from TA as it will depend on my mood and also because it's a huge tracklist to choose from... xD

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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs (Poll Added)
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2020, 05:37:58 PM »
#1. At Wit's End
#2. Breaking All Illusions
#3. On The Backs Of Angels
#4. The Path That Divides
#5. The Gift Of Music
#6. Far From Heaven
#7. Barstool Warrior
#8. Untethered Angel
#9. Illumination Theory
10. The Bigger Picture
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« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2020, 08:17:17 PM »
01: Breaking All Illusions
02: Pale Blue Dot
03: Illumination Theory
04: Bridges in the Sky
05: Our New World
06: Surrender to Reason
07: S2N
08: A New Beginning
09: At Wit's End
10: Dystopian Overture
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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs (Poll Added)
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2020, 10:12:34 PM »
I look at the various lists and how I could like any one of them and just think. The Mangini Era is fantasic!  :metal

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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2020, 06:05:28 AM »
Pretty interesting to see, so far, that half of the votes have not gone to the band's only epic with Mangini.

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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2020, 06:13:08 AM »
I look at the various lists and how I could like any one of them and just think. The Mangini Era is fantasic!  :metal
it is. (and long may these trends continue)
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« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2020, 07:21:43 AM »
On The Backs of Angels
Bridges In The Sky
Breaking All Illusions
The Enemy Inside
A New Beginning
Begin Again
Astonishing
At Wit's End
Out Of Reach
Pale Blue Dot

Yes, Begin Again and Out Of Reach, I looove ballads  :biggrin:
And dare I say it? I think On The Backs Of Angels is a better song than Pull Me Under.
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« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2020, 07:49:25 AM »
On The Backs of Angels
Bridges In The Sky
Breaking All Illusions
The Enemy Inside
A New Beginning
Begin Again
Astonishing
At Wit's End
Out Of Reach
Pale Blue Dot

Yes, Begin Again and Out Of Reach, I looove ballads  :biggrin:
And dare I say it? I think On The Backs Of Angels is a better song than Pull Me Under.
of course it is, for various reasons. (or in other words, I fully agree)
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« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2020, 10:13:44 AM »
Pretty interesting to see, so far, that half of the votes have not gone to the band's only epic with Mangini.

Itís just not a good epic. Thereís no cohesion or connectedness and nothing about the structure makes sense.

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« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2020, 10:27:41 AM »
Pretty interesting to see, so far, that half of the votes have not gone to the band's only epic with Mangini.

Itís just not a good epic. Thereís no cohesion or connectedness and nothing about the structure makes sense.

Only 5 songs in the poll have garnered more votes, so there's obviously something to it.
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Re: Top 10 Mangini Era Songs (Poll Added)
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2020, 11:23:13 AM »

01. Breaking All Illusions
02. Barstool Warrior
03. Bridges In The Sky
04. Outcry
05. Lost Not Forgotten
06. On The Backs of Angels
07. At Wit's End
08. Pale Blue Dot
09. The Enemy Inside
10. Untethered Angel


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« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2020, 06:41:39 PM »
No real order

Lost not Forgotten
Bridges in the Sky
Outcry
Breaking all Illusions
The Enemy Inside
The Bigger Picture
Illumination Theory
Moment of Betrayal
At Wits End
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« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2020, 07:43:32 PM »
Chronological..

Breaking All Illusions
Lost Not Forgotten
Outcry
Surrender To reason
The Enemy Inside
The Gift Of Music
Ravenskill
The X Aspect
Fall Into The Light
At Wits End
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« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2020, 07:44:26 PM »
I don't remember if we had a thread like this. I'd be surprised if we didn't.

Anyways, What are your top 10 Mangini Era songs...

1. At Wit's End
2. The Bigger Picture
3. Breaking All Illusions
4. Chosen
5. Barstool Warrior
6. S2N
7. Surrender to Reason
8. This Is The Life
9. Losing Faythe
10. Beneath The Surface
my top ten out of these or not out of these?

 :lol
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2020, 10:07:30 AM »
Pretty interesting to see, so far, that half of the votes have not gone to the band's only epic with Mangini.

Not sure which of the epics on the list you are considering their "only" epic.  :lol

What is perhaps the most interesting to me is that if I were to compare my list to a list of my top 10 pre-Mangini songs, I am not sure which list I would choose as my favorite.
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« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2020, 01:04:13 PM »
Pretty interesting to see, so far, that half of the votes have not gone to the band's only epic with Mangini.

Not sure which of the epics on the list you are considering their "only" epic.  :lol

What is perhaps the most interesting to me is that if I were to compare my list to a list of my top 10 pre-Mangini songs, I am not sure which list I would choose as my favorite.
I would guess that he was referring to Illu as being that "only" epic (it being 20+ minutes long, featuring multiple movements and all that) as of now. Some of the MM-era pieces do have somewhat epic(esque) proportion on some level IMHO though. (BITS, BAI, Outcry, PBD probably) What do I know. All of them pieces I love though. (and who knows, maybe DT15 will have one or more 10+ minute pieces or even one or two 20+ minute pieces. I'd welcome either variety.)
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