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Poll Question: If you like this album which track is your LEAST favourite?
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8 [13.56%]
9 [15.25%]
9 [15.25%]
4 [6.78%]
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    Posted: July 20 2010 at 13:06
I'm curious as to how this will turn out. 

My order of preference from worst to best;

The Shattered Fortress
A Rite of Passage
A Nightmare to Remember
Wither
The Best of Times
The Count of Tuscany 
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Easily between The Shattered Fortress and A Rite of Passage for me. I'm going to agree with Shattered Fortress, though..



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A nightmare to remember
The count of tuscany
A rite of passage
The best of times
wither
the shatered fortress
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Who voted Count of Tuscany?! haha ok own up Tongue
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Another great album. I like all the songs but again, from Worst to best:
 
The Shattered Fortress
The Count of Tuscany
A Rite of Passage
The Best of Times
Wither
A Nightmare to Remember
Change the program inside... Stay in silence is a crime.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rune2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2010 at 14:54
I was really hoping that this album would grow on me over time, especially after seeing the band perform some of the tracks live. Instead I just grew tired of this material.

From worst to best:

The Shattered Fortress
A Rite of Passage
The Count of Tuscany
A Nightmare to Remember
Wither
The Best of Times
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Originally posted by Rune2000


From worst to best:

The Shattered Fortress
A Rite of Passage
The Count of Tuscany
A Nightmare to Remember
Wither
The Best of Times
Switch the two worst and that's my list. Although, I don't really like any of the tracks that much. Tongue
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I love A Nightmare to Remember, and don't really care for the rest of the album.
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Originally posted by jampa17

Another great album. I like all the songs but again, from Worst to best:
 
The Shattered Fortress
The Count of Tuscany
A Rite of Passage
The Best of Times
Wither
A Nightmare to Remember
 
Agree.....but this seems to be one of those albums where regardless of whether you like the album or not, the individual preferences for each song seems to differ so much among us DT fans.
 
I like the album very much and I have to say here is my list:
 
Wither
A Rite of Passage
The Shattered Fortress
The Best of Times
The Count of Tuscany
A Nightmare to Remember
(the last two can flip flop daily....)
 
Say what you will about the lyrics, content or meaning of The Count of Tuscany...that's just a brutal song...I swear one day I will blow my car speakers and fry my amp listening to that song driving one day.
..."what I can't hear you!!"
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jampa17 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2010 at 15:11
Originally posted by Catcher10

Originally posted by jampa17

Another great album. I like all the songs but again, from Worst to best:
 
The Shattered Fortress
The Count of Tuscany
A Rite of Passage
The Best of Times
Wither
A Nightmare to Remember
 
Agree.....but this seems to be one of those albums where regardless of whether you like the album or not, the individual preferences for each song seems to differ so much among us DT fans.
 
I like the album very much and I have to say here is my list:
 
Wither
A Rite of Passage
The Shattered Fortress
The Best of Times
The Count of Tuscany
A Nightmare to Remember
(the last two can flip flop daily....)
 
Say what you will about the lyrics, content or meaning of The Count of Tuscany...that's just a brutal song...I swear one day I will blow my car speakers and fry my amp listening to that song driving one day.
..."what I can't hear you!!"
LOL
LOL If I had speakers in my car, I would do the same with The Count, eventhough is one of my least favorites. It is still a great song. And I read the full story about the song, Petrucci explained it very well, how he, John Myung and some people of the crew travel with on of the producers of Italy to this strange castle where they make winne. Everything was bizarre and there were stories about the owner and everything. I think the lyrics could have a better treatment, but it's OK...
Change the program inside... Stay in silence is a crime.
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Originally posted by jampa17

Originally posted by Catcher10

Originally posted by jampa17

Another great album. I like all the songs but again, from Worst to best:
 
The Shattered Fortress
The Count of Tuscany
A Rite of Passage
The Best of Times
Wither
A Nightmare to Remember
 
Agree.....but this seems to be one of those albums where regardless of whether you like the album or not, the individual preferences for each song seems to differ so much among us DT fans.
 
I like the album very much and I have to say here is my list:
 
Wither
A Rite of Passage
The Shattered Fortress
The Best of Times
The Count of Tuscany
A Nightmare to Remember
(the last two can flip flop daily....)
 
Say what you will about the lyrics, content or meaning of The Count of Tuscany...that's just a brutal song...I swear one day I will blow my car speakers and fry my amp listening to that song driving one day.
..."what I can't hear you!!"
LOL
LOL If I had speakers in my car, I would do the same with The Count, eventhough is one of my least favorites. It is still a great song. And I read the full story about the song, Petrucci explained it very well, how he, John Myung and some people of the crew travel with on of the producers of Italy to this strange castle where they make winne. Everything was bizarre and there were stories about the owner and everything. I think the lyrics could have a better treatment, but it's OK...
 
See...I take lyrics when I know the writer is doing it from some sort of personal experience, as kind of the gospel...in other words since I was not there, how do I know it could have been better?? I don't...now maybe I would have liked the story told differently....but to me the context is perfect, I mean its a story and stories are meant to be interpreted differently. I would much prefer to have a song I need to listen to over and over and over x 100, before I begin to get it, rather than say ok got it....after 2 listens.
That to me is boring...IMO
 
Put speakers in your car!!!!
      
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Anyone but Wither Dead. hmmm...a nightmare to remember gets my vote.
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I dont like the shaterred fortress cause I think it's the less good part of the AA saga
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Worst to best:
The Shattered Fortress
A Rite Of Passage
Wither
The Best Of Times
A Nightmare To Remember
The Count Of Tuscany
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I haven't liked DT since before Train of thought....

A right of passage, or something....
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I like the version of 'Wither' with the JP vocals!

Count of Tuscany is the best track by far, if the lyrics were better, it would rate up there with ACOS and Octavarium
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Queen By-Tor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2010 at 22:44
I hate that album... I remember A Rite Of Passage being the least vile of the bunch.


For the record, Count Of Tuscany is still the worst and most cheesy DT song I've ever heard.
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Is it just me, or would the lyrics to "The Count Of Tuscany" be instantly awesome if sang by Freddie Mercury?
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Yeah, the lyrics to Count of Tuscany suck. But that doesn't take away from the fact that it's an amazing song.
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Originally posted by Catcher10

Originally posted by jampa17

Originally posted by Catcher10

Originally posted by jampa17

Another great album. I like all the songs but again, from Worst to best:
 
The Shattered Fortress
The Count of Tuscany
A Rite of Passage
The Best of Times
Wither
A Nightmare to Remember
 
Agree.....but this seems to be one of those albums where regardless of whether you like the album or not, the individual preferences for each song seems to differ so much among us DT fans.
 
I like the album very much and I have to say here is my list:
 
Wither
A Rite of Passage
The Shattered Fortress
The Best of Times
The Count of Tuscany
A Nightmare to Remember
(the last two can flip flop daily....)
 
Say what you will about the lyrics, content or meaning of The Count of Tuscany...that's just a brutal song...I swear one day I will blow my car speakers and fry my amp listening to that song driving one day.
..."what I can't hear you!!"
LOL
LOL If I had speakers in my car, I would do the same with The Count, eventhough is one of my least favorites. It is still a great song. And I read the full story about the song, Petrucci explained it very well, how he, John Myung and some people of the crew travel with on of the producers of Italy to this strange castle where they make winne. Everything was bizarre and there were stories about the owner and everything. I think the lyrics could have a better treatment, but it's OK...
 
See...I take lyrics when I know the writer is doing it from some sort of personal experience, as kind of the gospel...in other words since I was not there, how do I know it could have been better?? I don't...now maybe I would have liked the story told differently....but to me the context is perfect, I mean its a story and stories are meant to be interpreted differently. I would much prefer to have a song I need to listen to over and over and over x 100, before I begin to get it, rather than say ok got it....after 2 listens.
That to me is boring...IMO
 
Put speakers in your car!!!!
It's pointless, in less than a month my car will be broken by some thief and they will take away my stereo... so I use headphones and mp4 player... selfish me...
 
Agree with you about context and listen to it several times. The best excuse to listen to a song...
Change the program inside... Stay in silence is a crime.
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