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Dream Theater - Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) CD (album) cover


Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

2.18 | 186 ratings

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4 stars People giving this a low score simply because they say they have no need to own it are being ridiculous. I'm sorry, but as I was browsing through here, I came across this and saw how low of a score it's been getting. Then when I actually read the reviews and got the reasoning behind the low score, I laughed out out.

So, apparently it's escaped the brilliant minds of a lot of folks here that a compilation disc isn't meant for definitive listening experiences. It's meant to introduce newcomers to the band, and in this case, you won't find a better collection. It's a greatest hits disc that has been completely overseen by the band members themselves. So what you'll find here is nothing but the best. Every song on this disc is great.

If you're new to Dream Theater, and want to get an idea of how varied and eclectic they have the potential to be, look no further than 'Greatest Hit'. You won't be disappointed. If you already own every studio album by this band, then no, don't get it. But I would have thought that was obvious. I guess it wasn't. Nothing new is on this disc, but what is there certainly isn't bad. I don't really know why such people even bothered reviewing this, since they weren't the target audience of this release in the first place. It's meant only for newcomers to the band who want to digest the catalogue quickly and efficiently. This definitely serves that purpose quite well.

3.5 Stars.

JLocke | 4/5 |


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