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New Ayreon album in the works

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by spag, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. spag

    spag I am a leaf on the wind

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    Diamond45 Terminate Bad Music

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    Looking forward to it already. You know it will be good!
     
  3. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    The last two didn't really knock my socks off. It's not that I won't blind buy, but I feel like the magic's slipping away.
     
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    Agreed. Theory of Everything just was a disjointed mess, and I was VERY disappointed in it. 00101.... whatever it was.... Was fine, but not nearly as strong as "Human Equation".
     
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    See, now, I wasn't wowed much with "The Human Equation", but LOVED the incredible "01011001". I rank "01011001" right behind my favorite Ayreon masterpiece "The Dream Sequencer". I also really liked his "solo" piece "Lost In The New Real". "Theory Of Everything" was....interesting? But that won't stop me from picking up this new outing...I'm a fanboy.
     
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    I like 01011001. Theory of Everything I couldn't get into at all. Still, Arjen's Ayreon track record is rock solid minus that one disc and I'll be buying the new one as soon as its available.

    I place the albums in this order, with #2-#4 tightly bunched together.

    1. The Dream Sequencer
    2. The Human Equation
    3. Actual Fantasy
    4. The Electric Castle
    5. 01011001
    6. Final Experiment
    7. Flight of the Migrator

    a distant #8. Theory of Everything
     
  7. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Flight of the Migrator's one of my tops. What makes it rank so low for you?
     
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    I don't have a good answer for you. It isn't bad by any means, it just never grabbed me in the same way as the others.
     
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    The Human Equation is the perfect Album. '01101010010100101' Didn't do it for me as far as story or songs. There's some good on there but I don't really go back to it. The Theory of Everything however, is almost as good as THE, to me. I LOVE the story, I LOVE the music, and I LOVE the premise and ending.
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Fair. One doesn't always know why something doesn't land with force.

    There are some really good songs on '01101010010100101', but it's punctuated with very not great songs that just seep digital-age paranoia (like the online dating thing, just sounds like an old man ranting). I probably do owe Theory of Everything a new visit, though. It's been a long time since my initial lukewarm reaction.
     
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    t took me a few listens for it to really make me sit up and take notice. I didn't really care for it the first or second go around.
     
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    I rank 01011001 pretty much at the bottom for me. My play count for that Aryeon album is far lower than any of the others. I wasn't sure about Theory of Everything after my first listen, but it's actually one of my favorites now. I've listened to it in it's entirety quite a few times now. It's just not broken up into complete songs like Human Equation was, but more of an organic flow. I think it's brilliant, but can see how people don't get into it.

    I get a Star One vibe from the teaser, so I guess we'll see where it goes. I'm sure there will be a lot of clips posted here before it's released.
     
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    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    Despite my misgivings the video still generated internal squee. So I guess there's that.
     
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    They released a new teaser video today featuring the first singer. It's a contest, but 99.9% percent of us prog heads will figure out in less than 5 seconds that it's James LaBrie. :)
     
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    >James LaBrie

    I'd be sad as fuck if he wasn't AMAZING on THE so it's fine.
     
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    I find that LaBrie basically sucks in DT, but is awesome everywhere else. When he sticks primarily to his mid-range he's a damned champ.
     
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    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    Thank you for qualifying that statement as your opinion so that no matter how wrong it is, I have to respect it. :p
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Singer number two is seemingly Tommy from BtBaM. That's an exciting choice for a new guest on Ayreon stuff.

    I know my opinion on DT is fringe to most people so I try to make it obvious that it's my opinion. I don't want my house burned down by rabid DT fanboys. They're a dangerous nerdmob!
     
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    I'm biased, but yeah I think so. I didn't expect him to be the kind of vocalist that Arjen would seek out, but I'm glad he did. Now I can speculate about how the "Night Owls" from the Parallax albums and Ayreon's "Forever" race are really the same being, just toying with humanity in different ways.
     

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