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YOU GUYS MUST BE DESPERATE,
This review is from: Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (Audio CD)
Dream Theater could fart on an album and their fans would give it five stars. I LOVE Dream Theater, but this is their worst album since WDaDU. I wanted to love this album so badly. Heck, I wanted to LIKE this album. But it just didn't 'make' it. The songs are poorly structured. No one doubts their musical abilities and those abilities are showcased yet again. But DT needs to go back and listen to some albums that got it 'right', like Leftoverture from Kansas or even their own Images and Words. Dream Theater has forgotten how to combine prog riffs AND 'hooks'. I've listened to this album 10 times and I still can't remember anything off it and I'm already dreading having to listen to it again to see if it will even 'grow' on me. I am WAY disappointed in this album. Go back and listen to Images and Words or even Awake and then come back to this one. I think fans will see what I'm talking about. Don't get me wrong, I don't think DT needs to repeat themselves over and over. But at least give us something to sink our teeth into and not just riff for the sake of riffing. I'd like to SING along as well as riff along to some of these songs, but sadly I will have to go back to I&W, Awake, or SFaM to do that. DT is losing their way and I think it may have to do with elements of their solo projects creeping into the DT sound. I don't know. I just don't care for this album...