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OmairSh
November 19th 2013


11924 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

He also rocks the section at 5:23, especially the haunting tones at 5:51, so damn good but unfortunately so low in the mix on tot

Parallels
November 19th 2013


6814 Comments


File Under: Reasons why I love TOT

Digging: LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

OmairSh
November 19th 2013


11924 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

File Under: JR doesnt deserve a lot of the hate

Parallels
November 19th 2013


6814 Comments


Dude u heard dixie dregs? me neither

OmairSh
November 19th 2013


11924 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Uhhhh dude, if you seriously haven't, get on that shit......Now, seriously. Steve Morse is a boss

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
November 19th 2013


22011 Comments


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.


Agreed. I haven't liked Rudess' contributions since Scenes, he had some really good moments on that album (as well as a few really bad moments). I don't have that much of a problem with Labrie, if they changed vocalist now I think it would probably have a detrimental effect on the band, whereas I think they would benefit from ditching Rudess and bringing in a more creative and tasteful keyboard player.

climactic
November 19th 2013


20123 Comments


rudess is (almost) literally an inhuman musician, but i agree he goes overboard sometimes

still havent heard this. lost interest after black clouds

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
November 19th 2013


22011 Comments


Kevin Moore and Derek Sherinian were both vastly superior to Rudess, perhaps not technically but they were much more tasteful and actually added something to the band rather than just contributing to the wank.

manosg
November 19th 2013


6979 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

^Agreed hard. DT must reevaluate their approach towards creating music that means something rather than just playing advanced stuff.

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rockandmetaljunkie
November 19th 2013


4157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"Illumination Theory" is great. If it wasn't for that track, the album would end up being worse than the previous one.

rockandmetaljunkie
November 19th 2013


4157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Also, agreed with what has been about Rudess's contribution. Without having heard much of his work
with DT, his playing seems at times completely soulless.

NeroCorleone80
November 19th 2013


30444 Comments


For over a decade DT have basically been a band you listen to, to hear complex stuff rather than for actual musical enjoyment.

OmairSh
November 19th 2013


11924 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

JR gets a lot of undue hate imo, yes he does go overboard at time but most of his contributions are good, he's just kept so low in the mix for most of the song ecept the wank sections. Keyboards are one area where DT haven't had any problems. Now everyone's boring. JR had the most interesting parts on ADTOE

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
November 20th 2013


22011 Comments


Interesting perhaps but not particularly enjoyable. I really don't like Ruddess' playing on anything after 6 Degrees (he was ok on that album but not as good as on Scenes) and he is definitely their weakest link for me despite his obvious talent.

NeroCorleone80
November 20th 2013


30444 Comments


Scenes with Kevin Moore would be the best thing ever

MervTheInquisitor
November 20th 2013


120 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

illumination theory is one of the best DT songs ever, sadly I can't say the same of half of the songs contained here

Emyay
November 20th 2013


6026 Comments


I can't really get into Labrie at all which makes it super hard for me to even finish a DT album

NeroCorleone80
November 20th 2013


30444 Comments


Just focus on the music. His vocals are actually pretty good on Images and Awake.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
November 20th 2013


22011 Comments


Yeah Labrie was a great vocalist up until the food poisoning/vomiting incident. I actually like his vox on every album up to 6 Degrees, it's after that he starts to get annoying.

BigPleb
November 20th 2013


39113 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Food poisoning made his vox go shitty?



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