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I can't understand it, what is there not to like. Each to their own I suppose LG. I only wish I had got into this band years ago.
 

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The biggest complaint I have heard is their songs are Too Long, and too many solos for the band, especially their live shows. Seeing I like prog and grew up with Yes and numerous other bands that could write and sustain a song well over 5 minutes long, DT fits right into my wheelhouse.
 

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Yeah, whenever I hear anyone complain about Dream Theater the length of their songs is almost always the first thing they bring up. If you want shorter songs then stay far far away from prog. Just as if anyone wants songs that aren't ridiculously short they should steer clear of punk.
Another thing I hear from people is something like "Oh so they can play these really long, complex songs with tricky time signatures and difficult structures. Whooptie doo! Quick showing off. It's like they go out of their way to write songs just to show off how well they play their instruments or something."
Oh and I remember someone one telling me that John Petrucci had no soul as a guitarist and that he "just plays fast and can't do anything else".
 

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That last bit was hilarious Cosmic,,,Petrucci is one of the Best of his era, he can play any style and do it well.
 

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I like what I've heard from DT, but I don't own much. I do love the music in everything I've heard though. Petrucci and Portnay are both incredible.

Someday, I'll have to catchup on a few more of their albums.
 

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That last bit was hilarious Cosmic,,,Petrucci is one of the Best of his era, he can play any style and do it well.

I know right? :heheh:

I like what I've heard from DT, but I don't own much. I do love the music in everything I've heard though. Petrucci and Portnay are both incredible.

Someday, I'll have to catchup on a few more of their albums.

Well no matter what make sure you have "Scenes From A Memory". That album is the one that matters the most. ;)
 

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I am hooked on this album ...

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I haven't played that one for a while myself...so it's on the menu for tonight, with a cold one of course.:hab:
 

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Dream Theater is almost like Radiohead Tracey, they get an instant reaction one way or the other,,,I have All of their albums, but Cosmic is our resident DT expert.
 

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