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peartnoy
October 28th 2013


1201 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Except it doesn't.

tempest--
October 28th 2013


13938 Comments


Digging: A Day To Remember - Common Courtesy

tempest--
October 28th 2013


13938 Comments


A Day To Remember Common Courtesy
4.0
10.12.13

tempest--
October 28th 2013


13938 Comments


Most Played:

1) A Day to Remember

OmairSh
October 28th 2013


11576 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

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Digging: Anacrusis - Manic Impressions

Underflow
October 28th 2013


2579 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I think a good measure for when you're done with this band is when even the epic closing track can't keep your attention. Sorry state of affairs, loved these guys, once.

Digging: Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

D41V30N
October 29th 2013


949 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"Except it doesn't."

can you listen to the entire album at one go without falling asleep? nope
can you detect sections of songs in this album which are phenomenal and really stand out and is not like something they've already done before? nope
can you spot a song which doesn't have the exact same atmosphere as all the other songs on the album? nope (similar is completely fine, but they all have the exact same background feel to them)

Parallels
October 29th 2013


6643 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i almost dropped these guys at systematic chaos, but thankfully black clouds was decent. its all downhill now

peartnoy
October 29th 2013


1201 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@Lloyd

My last.fm to sputnik transfer rebooted for some reason, and I've been listening to A Day To Remember a lot since Common Courtesy came out. I like different things so stop being an ass.

@D41V30N
Some moments are boring indeed but a shitoad of it isn't imo. And I dig the fact that the album has a similar vibe throughout. It's the most coherent album they've put out since Train of Thought in my opinion.



tempest--
October 29th 2013


13938 Comments


being an ass?
i have no idea what you're talking about man
i was simply copying and pasting things that i found on this website
no ass goings on here

Since
November 7th 2013


9 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

As a DT album, which in short is supposed to show instrumental wizardry, I think the album succeeds: there are some quite awesome moments here and there. But as a prog album with musical coherence and great lyrics, DT have never been there (except for Scenes from a memory which will remain their greatest effort 'til they get too arthritic to play). So it's good for what fans want a DT album to be. Just don't expect too much amazement.

crowing51
November 8th 2013


3453 Comments


Is it just me or would this album be miles better if they had better keys parts? Like if they got Tony Banks from Genesis to write the keys on this it would sound much better.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
November 8th 2013


21049 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

No it's not just you, a lot of the keyboard parts on here are really bad. Rudess has pretty much sucked since Scenes From A Memory.

jmnewcomer18
November 8th 2013


3408 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I agree with peartnoy. This album has alot of strong points. Illumination Theory is fuckin boss

OmairSh
November 14th 2013


11576 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Behind the Veils intro is gorgeous, the rest of the song is okay, nothing refreshing.

Destructerator
November 19th 2013


853 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Sputnik's average review system always makes me want to kill people.

D41V30N
November 19th 2013


949 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"Is it just me or would this album be miles better if they had better keys parts?"

I personally think Jordan is the band's weakest link. By miles. For example, at 4:00 of even their single, The Enemy Inside, there's a really cool bridge, only to be ruined by Jordan's clowny keyboards at 4:45. I mean, I was really getting into the bridge and Jordan just destroys the mood with his stupid keyboard parts. And that's just only one song. He keeps trying to prove there's a keyboard player in the band when it's completely unnecessary to do that.

Parallels
November 19th 2013


6643 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I liked Train of Thought because they told him to shut up most of the time

D41V30N
November 19th 2013


949 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

They should find a replacement. He's lazy and keeps reusing old samples and styles repeatedly.

OmairSh
November 19th 2013


11576 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Disagree. He has quite a lot of presence on TOT but his parts are more interesting. His
contributions are good most of the time, he's so low in the mix normally that you can't really
appreciate his parts. He's brought to the fore during the instrumental wankery bits and thats what
he's most remembered for.

But yeah he's done the circus keyboard parts way too often now. Everyone in the band is reusing the
same crappy ideas. The orchestral part was refreshing and I'm sure that was JR completely

Check out his keyboard parts in The great debate, they are fucking fantastic especially during the
first verse.



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