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    Posted: October 31 2013 at 05:41


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Sorry Scott, I'll have to sit this one out!

I only own `Actual Fantasy Revisited' (which I do quite enjoy, even if it's the very definition of `prog-by-numbers'), but some of the others above I've heard don't do a lot for me. Not enough to actually go and buy the things from the samples I heard.

Yet I absolutely loved Lucassen's solo album `Lost in the New Real', was one of my favourites from last year! I hope he gets around to a follow-up to it.

But I do have `The Theory of Everything' waiting in a pile to go with an order at Syn-Phonic, so I'll get to hear that at some point shortly.
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Thats cool mate...

I hope you enjoy Theory of Everything - love the weirdness of that one
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Still haven't heard the new one, but out of the others it's definitely Electric Castle. But my favorite remains the debut for some reason.
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^^^ Yeah the debut is great. I purposefully missed out Human Equation as its too easy to choose being so popular.
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Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

Thats cool mate...
I hope you enjoy Theory of Everything - love the weirdness of that one

I'm actually looking forward to hearing it! I just figured I'd simply buy it right from the start and see how I go! Will report back somewhere on the Archives when I do get to hear it!
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Up until yesterday, I only owned 01011001, and it is just okay.
 
But on one listen to The Theory of Everything, I love the album.
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I think that Human Equation and Actual Fantasy are both 5-stars albums, but I have never found too much interest in the other Ayreon's albums. I love other Lucassen's projects like Ambeon, Star One and Guilt Machine, but the rest of the Ayreon's output has left me cold.

I haven't listened carefully to Theory of Everything yet.
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Out of my, admittedly, brief encounters with Ayreon, it's the newest one that has clicked with me the most. I really dig the flutes and female vocals. It's still major cheese, but somehow it works.




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The Theory of Everything.
A GREAT YEAR FOR PROG!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PabstRibbon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2013 at 17:12
It's between 01 and Theory.. Both are 5 stars albums IMO. I have to think about it seriously but since Theory is new, I play it 2 times per day minimum so maybe my vote will go for it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote proggman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2013 at 21:33
I can easily vote for all the albums here, but I am gonna vote for 01011001, just because it doesn't have any votes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lofcaudio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2013 at 14:57
Migrator 1 for me.  Of course, Human Equation is easily the best Ayreon.  I would rank them as follows:
  1. The Human Equation
  2. The Universal Migrator 1
  3. Into the Electric Castle
  4. 01011001
  5. The Theory of Everything
  6. The Universal Migrator 2
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2013 at 22:45
I'm a bit surprised "Universal Migrator 1" is winning here, I thought it wasn't so loved compared to the other albums (specially "The Human Equation"). I actually wasn't sure which I would vote for, because they are all nice but with some kind of weaker moments... though I was almost sure I wouldn't vote for Human Equation. However, I think I actually like Universal Migrator 1 best. Still, I first need to get the new album and give it a few spins to form an opinion about it. I hope it arrives to my city soon.
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the electric castle out of these
I rarely listen to Ayreon these days, but this album does it for me. One of the best from Ayreon.


Edited by Cristi - October 05 2017 at 05:45
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Into the Electric Castle was the last one I enjoyed from beginning to end.
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Electric castle, then Human equation
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electric Castle 
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The Theory Of Everything, just ahead of Into The Electric Castle, 01011001, Dream Sequencer, then Universal Migrator, but they're all top-notch!  Human Equation would narrowly beat TTOE, not sure where The Source would sit yet, but it would not be pushing those at the very top.

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01011001 and Human Equation are the only 2 Ayreon albums I get into.
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