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The Beatles (The White Album)
The Beatles (The White Album)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Top Beatles Album, March 2 2004
The White Album is easily the most diverse of The Beatles' albums. While most of the band's earlier hits were based on love songs with little depth, The Beatles' were content to continue making the same type of songs and branched out in different directions for their various albums. The White Album is easily their most varied album and it is this mix of sound that makes the album great. Try as I may I could not find a song on either CD that I disliked. Many of the silly love songs from the early years like "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" get boring in a hurry but these songs never do. Part of the reason is the uniqueness of the sound. Some of the songs are soft and lovely lie "Julia" or "Blackbird." Others are more upbeat and fun like "Back in the USSR" or "Revolution 1." There are some really loud songs ("Why don't we do it in the road" and "Happiness is a Warm Gun"). Ultimately, the mix makes the listener truly listen to each song, and listening is important for songs that have hidden meanings. "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" is an unflinching song on the tragedy of war. The one song that I've never been able to truly understand is "Glass Onion" which makes numerous references to other songs like "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "I am the Walrus," but the search for the meaning is still rewarding. Finally, is the famous "Revolution #9." Where this not on a Beatles' album, the world would call the song unnecessary and stupid; because it is The Beatles' it like the rest of the album, is brilliant.

Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes From A Memory
Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes From A Memory
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unmatched, March 2 2004
This is easily the greatest album I have ever heard and may ever hear. Scenes from a Memory is perfect as it traces the story of Nicholas striving to understand his past life and death. The construction of this album is much like a Pink Floyd album where one track seamlessly changes to the next so generally it is hard to pick out individual songs for merit, but "The Spirit Carries On" is the most beautiful song I have ever heard without peer. Other that that I look at the album as a whole remembering the truly remarkable guitar work of Jon Petrucci. Dream Theater has made some great music on other albums but I doubt the entire prog rock genre will ever have an album comprable to Scenes from a Memory.

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4.0 out of 5 stars The sum is the less than the parts, March 2 2004
This review is from: Everyday (Audio CD)
Ever song on Everyday is a stand-alone song capable of platinum status as a single, but these songs are all together on one album. What results is an album that just doesn't come together as smoothly as it could and should. The songs seem to get a little monotonous and drone on. Part of this is caused by Dave's switch to an electric guitar; I really don't understand the change because the electric guitar stifles out the other soft sounds that make DMB so enjoyable to listen to. Everyday is not a bad album it is just not a classic like Under the Table and Dreaming.

Under The Table and Dreaming
Under The Table and Dreaming
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless, March 2 2004
This is as close to a perfect CD as you will find. The songs complement eachother so completely that the songs seem to almost blend into one melodious song with different acts. For me there is no best song on the album because none is capable of standing out from the rest. Instead, DMB brings you into their better world for an hour at a time, and we emerge somehow more ready to face the world having heard the beauty that the world is capable of.

Some Devil
Some Devil
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dave on his own!, March 2 2004
This review is from: Some Devil (Audio CD)
Before these Crowded Streets always struck me as an ambitious experimental album that was not a complete success. Some Devil seems to follow a similar path to BTCS but does not stumble at all. The music is deep and resonating and the lyrics have actual meaning. The result is the most melodious of Matthew's albums that is different from DMB recordings but does not abandon the keys that made it great.
Further, the bonus disc is really impressive with a selection from various CDs including my 2 favorite DMB songs: Seek Up and Grey Street. Dave's solo debut is a must-have!

Remember Two Things
Remember Two Things
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where it all started, March 2 2004
This review is from: Remember Two Things (Audio CD)
Listening to Remember Two Things is like listening to album 1 of DMB's greatest hits. Every song is notably good, especially my favorite Seek Up. My one complaint with this, and its a small one, is that the songs are almost too slow at points. Ants Marching and Satellite take a long time to start. The studio versions of these songs were altered slightly to speed them up in places. Still, Remember Two Things stands unmatched for a top self-produced debut album.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This is live?!, March 2 2004
This review is from: Recently (Audio CD)
The sound quality on Recently is unmatched and often I'd forget that the performance was live. DMB always performs well live but this was even excellent by their own gaudy standards. The songs on the CD are really good two, especially Warehouse, and it was nice the hear All Along the Watchtower (it's not Jimi Hendrix but not too far off either). For any avid DMB fan this is a must buy!!

Before These Crowded Streets
Before These Crowded Streets
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4.0 out of 5 stars A (Two) Step Down, March 2 2004
DMB's first two (or 3 if you count Remember) albums were simply amazing. Before These Crowded Streets is good, not great. I've really tried to get into all of the songs but some I really like and a couple I realy dislike. The sounds of the album are more eclectic as the band clearly tried to experiment a bit with more instruments and beats and the result is some successes and some failures. "Crush," "Pig," and "The Dreaming Tree" are great songs because everything comes together so nicely for the band, but "Rapunzel" I cannot stand. So when it comes down to it, late at night when I'm trying to relax, BTC is a good CD to pop in, but I'd rather listen to another of DMB's albums like Under the Table.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Follow Up, March 2 2004
This review is from: Crash (Audio CD)
Matching the musical genius achieved in Under the Table and Dreaming is no small task, but Crash, while not quite as good as Under the Table, is a great album. Almost every song is noteworthy, especially "Crash into Me" and "Proudest Monkey." THe lone bad song on the album is "Let You Down" which is just not catchy at all. Maybe if I needed to calm down on my deathbed it would be ok but otherwise it is just too slow and boring to fit in with this upbeat wondrous CD.

Busted Stuff
Busted Stuff
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2.0 out of 5 stars Grey Street and nothing, March 2 2004
This review is from: Busted Stuff (Audio CD)
Busted Stuff is boring and unmotivated. It was rushed into release because the Lillywihte Sessions (the songs on this album) were released onto the internet and DMB wanted to profit from them. The result is a lot of bad songs with the the lone bright spot being Grey Street, a spectacular song that belongs on another better album. After two great albums, Busted Sutff marks the second of three straight disappointing albums. The ambivalent sounds that made DMB so famous seem to be replaced by disjointed background sounds that make me nervous not relaxed. Don't waste your money on this album: get Some Devil and the bonus disc has a great live version of Grey Street, as well as the hard to find Seek Up.

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