14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
THIS IS MUSIC,
By A Customer
This review is from: Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory (Audio CD)
Im lost for words when it comes to describing this album. Alongside Images and Words, it represents the pinnacle of Progressive Metal (or whatever you want to call it) and I find it hard to believe anybody will ever better this. Its an absolutely incredible blend of storytelling, songwriting brilliance and instrumental virtuosity, from what I believe to be the best and most skilled musicians on the planet. Do yourself a favour and buy this. I find it sad that NINA from Moscow decided to write a completely ridiculous and vitriolic review of one of the greatest albums ever made. It was almost as if she was auditioning for a job at the NME. Well Im sure I speak for everyone else who has given this album glowing reviews when I say you can keep your Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell and whatever other insipid, boring and bland music you listen to because its "cool" to like it. We'd much rather listen to the inspiring, exciting, incredible Dream Theater.
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Initial post: 27 Aug 2011 10:30:59 BDT
Adele K says:
Jeff Buckley and Joni Mitchell?? I play and compose classical guitar and I used to teach guitar too - I know a great guitarist when I hear one. I am a huge, huge fan of John Petrucci (the best! Well, tied with Steve Vai, Pat Metheny, Jeff Beck and Al Di Meola), and Dream Theater of course, but please do not list Joni or, especially, Jeff Buckley to head a list of "insipid" or "bland" music. As my own teacher used to say about Jeff Buckley in the 90s, when Oasis and Blur were receiving all the headlines, he was writing much, much better music, inspired by Genesis, Zeppelin, Eastern influences, jazz, and other brilliant artists. DT are similar to JB in a way. Like JB, very respected for musicianship, they have a strong cult following - devoted around the world, knowing they should have more attention than 99% of the rubbish out there in the charts or on the radio and the injustice of this just proves most people are morons :D. So please don't list my JB with our DT - they're all fantastic musicians, unlike the REAL bland and insipid carp out there.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2012 18:05:11 BDT
Well, I have to say, I like the music of Jeff Buckley (although his voice sometimes can annoy me) and I realy like the early Joni Mitchell. But then again...I am a HUGE fan of Dream Theater, so these different styles of music can coexist in one persons taste. And I have to say, Metropolis Part Two definately hasd to be one of their best works. It took me a while to get into, but then it hits you hard! My favorite has to be "Home." THere's nothing like it, realy!
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