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AWAKE

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.12 | 2070 ratings

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disgutipated666
3 stars I have a lot of trouble being able to listen through more than 2 tracks on DT albums. I bought most of the DT albums on sale at JB hi-fi for $11 each.

Every so often I give this stuff another try - I try to get into it - I really do - but it just doesn't make a connection with me. But obviously it does with a lot of other people. So if you can feel moved by this music, then good for you - I don't want to spoil it for you.

For me, I think most DT albums (including this one, which is one of the better ones) can be summed uo like this:

Incredible chops/technique Terrible lyrics + songwriting Awful vocals (this is the worst part) Complete lack of taste + very cheesy songs.

Also, on this album, they are obviously going for a slightly heavier sound, and yet it still sounds very sanitized and slick.

I just can't imagine inviting someone over to check out my music collection and saying "Hey you should check out these guys ..." and actually playing DT to someone.

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