- Dec 8, 2010
- Reaction score
Yes, I bought it on the release date and have listened to it several times since. As I've already mentioned somewhere else, due to its length, it takes many spins to appreciate the depth of this work and I'm sure many people simply won't have the attention span for it. I think it's superb, there a moments on previous albums that I prefer, but overall, I think it's one of the better Dream Theater albums in quite a while. They took a risk with this one and it paid off. I'd always recommend a physical copy, but if you are unsure, why not give the album a listen online and then decide. In case you missed it above, I have to warn you about the booklet: it's glued to the Digi.
Yeah it was quite the ambitious move they made for this album to make it a double album but it seemed to be a risk worthwhile. The first disc alone is an endeavour length-wise for those who may not be able to listen for that long consecutively. lol