Thursday, February 16, 2006

Album of the Day

Six Degrees of Inner Turbulance, by Dream Theater (2002): Yesterday I commented about working my way through the halcyon days of DT's career. Well, here is where I got off the bandwagon. After being disappointed with Scenes From a Memory, I still went out and bought this one sound unheard. Unlike Scenes . . ., which I've at least grown able to listen to, Six Degrees . . . holds no charms for me. None of the better songwriting from the earlier albums is present and the shift into wankery overdrive is complete. Of course, when Mike Portnoy is crediting himself as playing "lead drums," it does not bode well.

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