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peartnoy
January 18th 2014



1165 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

no humanity in this?

So the orchestral part in Illumination Theory did not make you feel anything?

rockandmetaljunkie
January 18th 2014



3302 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"Between those two I'd say this one but overall Systematic Chaos."

As of yet, I haven't listened to SC, so I can't express an opinion.

BigPleb
January 18th 2014



35833 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Best DT since never.

InbredJed
January 18th 2014



5786 Comments


nerd-rage sound track.

sonictheplumber
January 19th 2014



4357 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

all the complaints about "lacking soul" are unfounded and silly, thats one of those bogus music complaints employed by the likes of christgau and his cronies

say what you mean, which is, "they play well but it bores me"

thebreadlord
January 22nd 2014



11 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

If you hate Dream Theater don't come here and tell us you hate them. Most people come to find out whether the album is good or not. I don't go post hateful comments to Justin Bieber reviews because it's pointless.

That being said, as a lifelong Dream Theater fan who is not a "fanboy", I can attest that this is a great album that grows on you with each listen. I must emphasize that this is a real grower. Some person favorites would be The Looking Glass, The Bigger Picture and Illumination Theory. The latter is a masterpiece that gives me chills every time I listen to it. The musicianship stands out as always, but in particular James LaBrie really sings his heart out on this album. A noticeable improvement over the last few albums.

And to add the the comments about their music lacking soul, I defy you to listen to Petrucci's guitar solo in The Best of Times and not feel something (I know, different album).

To sum up in a sentence, if you like Dream Theater, buy the album you'll love it. If you don't like them, give it a try anyway. You never know, you might realize there's a whole other world of music out there

VermTheInquisitor
January 22nd 2014



489 Comments


Album is not that bad, but the DT standards are high and most of this material is more bland than a
big part of petrucci and co previous works. Album is good but nothing more, anyways, the last track is
a diamond in rough.

tempest--
January 22nd 2014



13148 Comments


as a lifelong Dream Theater fan who is not a "fanboy"

you clearly are one if you rate this a 4.5
album is average as hell.
don't be fooled into thinking Illumination Theory is good because it goes for 20 minutes. it's just as average as the rest of the album.

Digging: Kimbra - The Golden Echo

VermTheInquisitor
January 22nd 2014



489 Comments


illumination is actually interesting. The rest is ok

tempest--
January 22nd 2014



13148 Comments


not rly sorry verm!

VermTheInquisitor
January 22nd 2014



489 Comments


Don't get me wrong Lloyd, compared with most of DT's work this is a letdown. But Illumination has
really good moments, still, is less effective compared with a change of seasons, in the name of god,
beyond this life and more

thebreadlord
January 23rd 2014



11 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Lloyd:

as a lifelong Dream Theater fan who is not a "fanboy"

you clearly are one if you rate this a 4.5
album is average as hell.

Please don't tell me what I am and what I'm not. That's your OPINION and a 4.5 is my OPINION. 4.5 is
"superb" and I feel that it is a "superb" album. If you feel differently, great. But don't berate me
and tell me I'm wrong for sharing a different opinion

tempest--
January 23rd 2014



13148 Comments


relax bro
youre wrong because the album sucks simple :D

Ryus
January 23rd 2014



2229 Comments


yo guys opinion is a thing you know

tempest--
January 23rd 2014



13148 Comments


lol I'm obviously taking the piss fuckin hell bloody bell ends

tommygun
January 23rd 2014



24414 Comments


lloyd rules

Digging: The National - Cherry Tree

Ryus
January 23rd 2014



2229 Comments


not a personal gripe @ you lloyd

thebreadlord
January 23rd 2014



11 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm going to chalk this up to Lloyd trolling and call it a day. I gave my opinion on the album and I'm going to now go spend my time doing more important things than being an ass in a forum

KILL
January 24th 2014



71372 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

he rules

Digging: Invisible - El jardin de los presentes

CaptainDooRight
January 24th 2014



28804 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thebreadlord hath spoken

Digging: Tukaaria - Raw to the Rapine



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