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Topic: Portnoy's Alcoholism Song Cycle
Posted By: Snow Dog
Subject: Portnoy's Alcoholism Song Cycle
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 08:12
Oh no...another DT poll...sorry.

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Posted By: Yorkie X
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 08:15
NO no no its fine Dream Theater polls are fun Approve


Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 08:17
I'm listening to the whole thing now. Each part becomes my new favourite.Ermm

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Posted By: StyLaZyn
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 08:49
DT polls are a waste of time, except for fan boys. LOL

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Posted By: CPicard
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 09:19
Another DT topic.
Yeah.


Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 09:24
Originally posted by CPicard CPicard wrote:

Another DT topic.
Yeah.

My only one.....promise!Tongue

Which way did you vote?Evil Smile


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Posted By: Moatilliatta
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 09:28
The Glass Prison gets my vote. The songs get less good as the suite goes on for me. However, I do think the first two are great songs, the third a very good one, and the fourth is a pretty good one. I don't like The Shattered Fortress.

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Posted By: StyLaZyn
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 09:59
Portnoy's ego is now self-indulgent. Next phase, his self-indulgence will be self-indulgent. And where will it go from there? Can the narcissism become so extreme? He will make Ziltoid look humble. Buhahahahaha!!!! 

Webster has an update to one of its words:

vainglory
1. excessive elation or pride over one's own achievements, abilities, etc.; boastful vanity.
2. empty pomp or show.
3. see Mike Portnoy.


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Posted By: The Truth
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 10:22
I'm not even a very big fan of Dream Theater (and how many DT polls have we had in the past month? Ermm) but I gotta say Root of All Evil.

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Posted By: Equality 7-2521
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 10:56
The Glass Prison and The Root of all Evil are great songs. Can't stand the rest.

Hard choice between the two but I'll go Glass Prison.


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Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 14:45
This Dying Soul is my favourite despite the overlong shredding session towards the end. It introduces many great riffs and melodies.

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Posted By: horsewithteeth11
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 16:05
In between TGP, TDS, and TSF. TGP used to be my favorite DT song, but I'll give a vote to Fortress. TGP has enough votes as it is.

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Posted By: The T
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 18:32
The Root of all Evil, by 76719 miles, followed by The Shattered Fortress and This dying Soul...
 
repentance is incredibly boring and glass prison incredibly horrible... can't believe it's winning.


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Posted By: topofsm
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 19:02
Grr, all of them are great. The only one I like slightly less is Repentance.
 
Bah, I'll go for Shattered Fortress. Has the best of all of them.


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Posted By: Turion
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 19:32
The Glass Prison is the only good song in that list, but it's a very good one at least!

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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 19:36
How the hell is the Glass Prison winning?!?!?!?

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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 19:38
I feel like changing this topic a little so I'm going to list them from favorite to least favorite.

1. The Shattered Fortress
2. The Root of all Evil
3. Repentance
4. The Glass Prison
5. This Dying Soul



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Posted By: Flucktrot
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 20:42
Wow, no love for repentance...not so anymore!

I LOVE that song--one time where DT really set up some atmospherics and build into something powerful.

Ironically, that's the only one I really like of the series...maybe that's more a function of my DT preferences :)


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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 20:51
Originally posted by Flucktrot Flucktrot wrote:

Wow, no love for repentance...not so anymore!

I LOVE that song--one time where DT really set up some atmospherics and build into something powerful.

Ironically, that's the only one I really like of the series...maybe that's more a function of my DT preferences :)


I agree with you. Repentance is one of the better songs in the AA Suite. There's a small gap between the best three songs IMO (The Shattered Fortress, Root of All Evil, Repentance) but then there is a HUGE gap between the remaining two.

I love Repentance. An excellent, highly underrated song.


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Posted By: The T
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 21:43
Originally posted by progrocker2244 progrocker2244 wrote:

How the hell is the Glass Prison winning?!?!?!?


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Posted By: angelmk
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 21:55
The Glass Prison


Posted By: Equality 7-2521
Date Posted: July 13 2009 at 22:14
Originally posted by The T The T wrote:

The Root of all Evil, by 76719 miles, followed by The Shattered Fortress and This dying Soul...
 
repentance is incredibly boring and glass prison incredibly horrible... can't believe it's winning.

How does Repentance have a vote


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Posted By: Moatilliatta
Date Posted: July 14 2009 at 19:23
I bet it was Harry; he likes that song.

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Posted By: Roj
Date Posted: July 15 2009 at 03:01
I absolutely love all of these.
 
Sorry T, it's got to be The Glass Prison for me.  Root Of All Evil and Shattered Fortress are 2 and 3.
 
I'd stress however that all of them are 5-star songs in my opinion.


Posted By: mistertorture
Date Posted: July 15 2009 at 14:21
Originally posted by Keppa4v Keppa4v wrote:

This Dying Soul is my favourite despite the overlong shredding session towards the end. It introduces many great riffs and melodies.


I second that.

I think Glass Prison and The Dying Soul are the best parts, the other songs, while still good, are simpler and based in melodies presented in this two amazing songs.

Dying Soul deserves more votes, I'll go with it, I think it's one of the best heavy DT songs, yeah a lot of shredding but priceless and appropiate to the song.


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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: July 15 2009 at 23:07
The glass prison, and then The Root of all Evil and This Dying Soul.


Posted By: Proggy Pogo
Date Posted: July 19 2009 at 13:27
The Glass Prison, it's absolutely awesome and is my favourite DT track.

I'd put The Shattered Fortress 2nd & This Dying Soul 3rd (I've only heard Train of Thought fully once but TDS  was a stand-out track).


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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 12:19
This poll died too

I'm bumping to see what new members think.


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Posted By: TheOppenheimer
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 12:24
the shattered fortress for me, the ending ("Responsible" section) is amazing

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Posted By: crimhead
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 12:30
When did Portnoy join Journey? LOL


Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 12:33
Originally posted by crimhead crimhead wrote:

When did Portnoy join Journey? LOL

Hah!Evil Smile


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Posted By: DisgruntledPorcupine
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 12:37
1. The Glass Prison 10/10
2. Repentance 10/10
3. The Root Of All Evil 9.5/10
4. This Dying Soul 7/10
5. The Shattered Fortress 5/10


Posted By: Lark the Starless
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 20:04
5. The Root of All Evil
4. The Shattered Fortress
3. Repentance
2. This Dying Soul
1. The Glass Prison


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Posted By: stonebeard
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 20:09
Portnoy's Alcoholic? Sweet!

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Posted By: jampa17
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 20:11
Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

Originally posted by The T The T wrote:

The Root of all Evil, by 76719 miles, followed by The Shattered Fortress and This dying Soul...
 
repentance is incredibly boring and glass prison incredibly horrible... can't believe it's winning.

How does Repentance have a vote
Repentance is a good song... maybe great, until it gets into a 4 minutes of pointless "Uhhs" and "Ahhs" on the end, with many many words spoken that let down all the feeling of the song. For me:
 
1- The Root of All Evil.
2- The Glass Prisson (it surprises me that Teo doesn't like it, it's great)
3- This Daying Soul
4- Repentance
5- The Shattered Fortress (Though it's a good clousure, it's not near the first three).


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Posted By: The Truth
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 20:15
Major bump, I don't even remember the poll but my vote stayed the same. LOL

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 20:19
Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

Portnoy's Alcoholic? Sweet!

Evil Smile


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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 20:20
Originally posted by Proggy Pogo Proggy Pogo wrote:

The Glass Prison, it's absolutely awesome and is my favourite DT track.

I'd put The Shattered Fortress 2nd


Posted By: stonebeard
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 20:20
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

Portnoy's Alcoholic? Sweet!

Evil Smile


Who knows...they might start making good music again.

zing!


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Posted By: JJLehto
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 20:21
Hmmmm


This Dying Soul


Posted By: The Quiet One
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 20:21
The Root of All Evil, follow by Repentance.

The other three are pretty mediocre in my opinion.


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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 20:22
This poll......it lives again.....IT LIIIIIIIIIIIVES!!!!!!!

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Posted By: jampa17
Date Posted: August 22 2010 at 20:30
Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

Portnoy's Alcoholic? Sweet!

Evil Smile


Who knows...they might start making good music again.

zing!
Love your avatar man... hate your sarcasm... AngryWinkLOL

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Posted By: JonteJH
Date Posted: August 23 2010 at 08:30
Repentance wow

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