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    I had heard Misplaced Childhood and Clutching At...

    I had heard Misplaced Childhood and Clutching At Straws when this came out. Not sure why I bought this since I wasn't really convinced by those other two albums. This one caught my ear though and I...
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    I guess it could depend on what you mean by "a...

    I guess it could depend on what you mean by "a new style Rush", but I think I'm in agreement here. I suspect whatever they end up doing (if anything) would be done with the specific intent of not...
  3. Thread: Magma news

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    An inexhaustible fuel source.

    An inexhaustible fuel source.
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    Well, to be honest, pretty much all of the music...

    Well, to be honest, pretty much all of the music I listen to has been ripped to iTunes lossy format anyway.
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    Hmm....yeah, the prices are a bit higher than I'd...

    Hmm....yeah, the prices are a bit higher than I'd be willing to pay for a download. Personally, I'm not sure I can hear the difference between this and a CD at this point in my life, lol.
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    Right now what I'm seeing says "not available in...

    Right now what I'm seeing says "not available in your country".
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    I haven't seen Young Sheldon, but your comments...

    I haven't seen Young Sheldon, but your comments about BBT ring true.
  8. Just got this within the last year. Some stuff...

    Just got this within the last year. Some stuff in this genre annoys me and sounds ugly and I can't understand why people like it. Not this one. It just "makes sense" somehow.
  9. More power to those who are willing to pay such...

    More power to those who are willing to pay such prices. Whatever the market will bear and all that.
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    That's what I keep thinking as well. ...

    That's what I keep thinking as well.




    That would be okay with me!
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    I definitely noticed things that were stolen from...

    I definitely noticed things that were stolen from Neil. I haven't listened to much Dream Theater in a long time now, but I do recall having similar thoughts about him trying to outdo Peart, but I...
  12. I wonder what the prices would be for a...

    I wonder what the prices would be for a completely secular show?
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    Not sure how comparisons to Peart could be...

    Not sure how comparisons to Peart could be avoided. Perhaps by changing musical direction sufficiently enough?

    Using Portnoy would be, despite the few aspects of his playing that are obviously...
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    Yes, he does. Love that show. And yes, it's...

    Yes, he does. Love that show. And yes, it's pretty disturbing at times!
  15. Overnight Sensation, You Can't Do That On Stage...

    Overnight Sensation, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Volume 2, Road Tapes - Venue #2.
  16. I didn't have anything for my first wife to get...

    I didn't have anything for my first wife to get half of.

    I don't think I'd lose anything now, but if I did it's just stuff. I wouldn't have most of it if it wasn't for her anyway.
  17. Thread: Magma news

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    :( RIP, James....

    :( RIP, James....
  18. Somewhere in my personal top 5 or 10 Zappa...

    Somewhere in my personal top 5 or 10 Zappa albums. So good!
  19. :) Only number 2 for me. :)

    :) Only number 2 for me. :)
  20. That's awesome! This summer is 24 years (18...

    That's awesome! This summer is 24 years (18 married) for us. Hard to believe.
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    If it's just a truss rod adjustment then maybe...

    If it's just a truss rod adjustment then maybe watch some YouTube videos on it and do it yourself. Be patient and make small adjustments.
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    Stumbled onto "For All Mankind" recently and...

    Stumbled onto "For All Mankind" recently and we're really enjoying it.
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    That's normally what I would expect and I can't...

    That's normally what I would expect and I can't say I've had chronic issues recently. And it's rare that I'm in a hurry unless I specifically paid extra for faster shipping.
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    In the case of my missing CD from September 23rd,...

    In the case of my missing CD from September 23rd, "weather related" would have to translate to something like "waiting for winter to end".
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    :rofl Ultimately this guy is infinitely worse...

    :rofl

    Ultimately this guy is infinitely worse because he's trying to monetize Beato's "elitism" in his own way, lol.
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    Arm everyone with a letter opener!

    Arm everyone with a letter opener!
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    There are so many things wrong with this guy's...

    There are so many things wrong with this guy's statements I'm not going to bother spelling them out since they should be obvious. If Beato didn't have a regular habit of taking a look at the current...
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    This gives me hope for the CD I ordered back...

    This gives me hope for the CD I ordered back around that time.
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    Lately when I comb my hair I think Rick is...

    Lately when I comb my hair I think Rick is starting to influence my style. Almost can't wait to go full white hair.
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    Yeah, that sounds like it probably dragged on a...

    Yeah, that sounds like it probably dragged on a bit longer than necessary.
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    Seems like we covered this earlier in this...

    Seems like we covered this earlier in this thread. I can't say I've witnessed any of his videos that fit that description. Most of the time I feel like he squeezes more theory in than I can really...
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    Personally I bought Fragile, Free Hand, Selling...

    Personally I bought Fragile, Free Hand, Selling England By The Pound and then moved straight on to exclusively buying albums made after 1995.
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    Sure, like the man himself.

    Sure, like the man himself.
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    Wrong Rush for this forum. Or any for that...

    Wrong Rush for this forum. Or any for that matter.
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    It does seem that way. The photos seem out of...

    It does seem that way. The photos seem out of place somehow, but perhaps I've failed to notice (not having read the lyrics or paid much attention, lol) the extreme gravity of the proceedings.
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    Does humor belong in the Universe?

    Does humor belong in the Universe?
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    I only have the extended version. I was...

    I only have the extended version. I was wondering if maybe Neal was smiling in the photos on the abridged version.
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    I thought whatever treatment they used on Pete's...

    I thought whatever treatment they used on Pete's vocals worked pretty well this time. Even Mike sounds better on this one. Kudos to the knob twiddlers.
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    I agree, but I'm just going by what it says on...

    I agree, but I'm just going by what it says on the case and in the metadata.
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    I thought there was at least one song on the...

    I thought there was at least one song on the abridged version that is not on the extended? I'm confused and not concerned enough to look it up, lol. But anyway, I may still at some point buy the...
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    Yeah, sorry....should've worded my joke better. ...

    Yeah, sorry....should've worded my joke better. Thanks for explaining!
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    One of them is the short version. As long as you...

    One of them is the short version. As long as you only listen to that one disc. You also get a second short version on the second disc if you want to get crazy. :)
  43. Do you bring your own fan as well so you can do a...

    Do you bring your own fan as well so you can do a sort of audience version of Steve Vai?
  44. This will be the first time it will have a hip...

    This will be the first time it will have a hip hop rhythm section.
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    I've long felt that way. Sounds like Mike and...

    I've long felt that way. Sounds like Mike and Roine were on the same page about doing the longer version though.
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    Or she was quite busy. Job security.

    Or she was quite busy. Job security.
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    Would love to hear some more music with Walle...

    Would love to hear some more music with Walle Wahlgren on the drum kit!
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    For a long time Dramarama was my favorite of the...

    For a long time Dramarama was my favorite of the three as well and I got a lot of mileage out of that one. But somehow Fading had flown a bit under my radar and when I came back to it I appreciated...
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    Yeah, I'm very intrigued by the possibility of a...

    Yeah, I'm very intrigued by the possibility of a new limited edition release of IoK. And last I heard they were about halfway through making a second album? Hopefully work is underway as we speak....
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    One of the factors in me being able to enjoy The...

    One of the factors in me being able to enjoy The Absolute Universe is my having completely avoided all Neal Morse (solo, Band) albums since Sola Scriptura. It's true that I don't care for his...
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    The Sun Comes Up Today is a bit like Utopia in...

    The Sun Comes Up Today is a bit like Utopia in some parts.
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    The funny thing is we have an abridged version...

    The funny thing is we have an abridged version and an extended version. This implies that somewhere in the middle is a regular version. Maybe that will be released on the 10-year anniversary or...
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    Take a look at the ratings/reviews on...

    Take a look at the ratings/reviews on ProgArchives if you need to see some more positivity. At this point in time the latest album is rated higher than any other TA album and the reviews there are...
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    I've only been through the extended version once...

    I've only been through the extended version once so far, but it's pretty good. Transatlantic is not a band I get a lot of mileage out of these days, but I still like to get the albums as they come...
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    This might just be the best TA album yet. I have...

    This might just be the best TA album yet. I have the Forevermore version. It's a lot to absorb!
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    I completely agree, but I think this just goes to...

    I completely agree, but I think this just goes to show the subjectivity of music. It's a bit ridiculous to dismiss what is probably a pretty sizable chunk of music as a bunch of mindless shredding...
  57. This is a nice one. The last few albums are all...

    This is a nice one. The last few albums are all quite good, IMO. For me there's the first two albums, spotty stuff in the middle (there's great stuff on every album though), and Andy hit his stride...
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    Yeah, it's not like Guthrie Govan ever shredded...

    Yeah, it's not like Guthrie Govan ever shredded on a SW album...
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    And didn't the son leave a photo of his mother at...

    And didn't the son leave a photo of his mother at the scene (or somewhere nearby) or something? Or maybe he drove far enough away that it wouldn't be connected...
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    NPR had a story this morning about the...

    NPR had a story this morning about the difficulties the USPS is facing right now. Could be a while before it improves as some of the problems are connected to the pandemic.
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