Dream Theater

The Astonishing 2016

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Review by Mike published
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The key to liking this album is to understand that it is a musical. I like it a lot, some weaker tracks in over 2 hours of music not withstanding. I also think that in hindsight (2023), looking back on all the Mangini-era DT albums, this is the only one that is as creative in the pre-Mangini sense (think Scenes or 6 Degrees). It all flows nicely, the songwriting is REALLY inspired, and the occasional cheesy bit fits in nicely as well, as long as, like I said in the beginning, you appreciate this being a musical.

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Channeling Rush ... great way to kick off the story after the overture.

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4. The Answer 1:52
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10. Three Days 3:44
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14. Ravenskill 6:01
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15. Chosen 4:32
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18. The X Aspect 4:13
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23. Heaven's Cove 4:19
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24. Begin Again 3:54
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29. Losing Faythe 4:13

Tragic! However, that last cry at the end is hilarious.

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32. Our New World 4:12
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33. Power Down 1:25
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34. Astonishing 5:51
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