History YMMV / DreamTheater

8th Sep '17 9:22:21 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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** Some fans had this attitude after Mike Portnoy was replaced by Mike Mangini. Although it's gotten better since the release of the self titled, since Mangini feels more open with his drumming.

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** Some fans had this attitude after Mike Portnoy was replaced by Mike Mangini. Although it's gotten better since the release of the self titled, since While Mangini feels more open with his drumming.is a spectacular drummer on the post-Portnoy albums, he doesn't garner the same "excitement" Portnoy was known for.


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** Mike Mangini compared to Mike Portnoy, '''in spade'''.
14th Aug '17 3:50:40 AM Lyendith
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** Expect to see someone comment "Lyrics by John Myung" with every instrumental track of the band. [[TheQuietOne The guy is just that loquacious.]]

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** Expect to see someone comment "Lyrics by John Myung" with on every instrumental track of the band. [[TheQuietOne The guy is just that loquacious.]]
14th Aug '17 3:50:09 AM Lyendith
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* MemeticMutation: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evTTHS9hwvU John Petrucci's Psycho Exercises]]. You suck if you can't play five million notes a second like he can.

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evTTHS9hwvU John Petrucci's Psycho Exercises]]. You suck if you can't play five million notes a second like he can.can.
** Expect to see someone comment "Lyrics by John Myung" with every instrumental track of the band. [[TheQuietOne The guy is just that loquacious.]]
9th Aug '17 11:23:20 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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** Mike seems to becoming this for Dream Theater fans, especially due to his attitude towards Dream Theater and his band mates (lest we remember the infamous outburst about the Dream Theater shirt). His apparently diva-like behavior during his time in Adrenaline Mob (he was apparently known for loudly complaining about having to play small clubs and generally acting like having to go through what most lower and mid-level touring acts go through was some sort of grave injustice) did nothing to help his cause.

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** Mike Portnoy seems to becoming this for Dream Theater fans, especially due to his attitude towards Dream Theater and his band mates (lest we remember the infamous outburst about the Dream Theater shirt). His apparently diva-like behavior during his time in Adrenaline Mob (he was apparently known for loudly complaining about having to play small clubs and generally acting like having to go through what most lower and mid-level touring acts go through was some sort of grave injustice) did nothing to help his cause.
18th Jul '17 8:10:11 AM Yoshiman400
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* EndingFatigue: "Six Degrees"'s final chord fades out over the course of two minutes, and "Finally Free"'s outro riff repeats twelve times before the song ends... leading into a minute-and-a-half long epilogue that cuts to lingering static. Subverted by "Octavarium", which sounds like it's about to end on the last chord of "Intervals", but transitions into "Razor's Edge", which is epic enough to defy this trope.

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* EndingFatigue: "Six Degrees"'s final chord fades out over the course of two minutes, and "Finally Free"'s outro riff repeats twelve times before the song ends...ends (although it is overlaid by a rather climactic drum solo)... leading into a minute-and-a-half long epilogue that cuts to lingering static. Subverted by "Octavarium", which sounds like it's about to end on the last chord of "Intervals", but transitions into "Razor's Edge", which is epic enough to defy this trope.
1st May '17 7:26:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* LoveItOrHateIt: ''Music/TheAstonishing'' has quickly become this among the fandom. While critics loved it, the fanbase was really divided. Those who loved it for its story and for featuring some of the best songs of the band's career called it the best album since ''Octavarium'', while the detractors that disliked it for its 2 hour length, [[UpToEleven almost every other]] song being a power ballad, and the cheesy lyrics were saying this is where Dream Theater [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]]. Keep in mind though that the detractors still find a few songs off this album to be good, but a 2 hour long album gets really tiring to listen to.
** The band's output as a whole, really. They're either some of the most brilliant musical geniuses of the past thirty years or they're absurdly self-obsessed and pretentious and can't write a memorable song to save their lives. James [=LaBrie=]'s vocals can qualify as this trope even for people who like the band; it's not too difficult to find people who would prefer them as an instrumental act. To be fair to [=LaBrie=], his vocals before his vocal cord injury in the mid-'90s (particularly on ''Awake'' and ''A Change of Seasons'') are generally quite well liked, and he is also generally considered to have improved since his initial work after his injury (his work on ''Falling into Infinity'' seems to have gotten the worst of it; many fans are back to praising has work as early as on ''Scenes from a Memory''). He's also generally considered to be a technically gifted vocalist; people are just divided on whether they actually like his voice, or whether his singing fits with the band's style.
1st May '17 7:26:06 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* JerkAss: Mike Portnoy according to some fans, especially after he left the band.
25th Feb '17 8:19:11 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise:
** The solo and [[FakeOutFadeOut outro]] of "Misunderstood".
** The extended ending to "Panic Attack".
** The NOMAC Tracks off ''The Astonishing''.
2nd Feb '17 8:10:02 PM CassandraLeo
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* EpicRiff: For a band often slagged for their songwriting, they have quite a few of these on a wide variety of instruments. From ''Awake'', the main riffs from "Erotomania" and "The Mirror" are good examples, as is the drum intro to "6:00".



** The band's output as a whole, really. They're either some of the most brilliant musical geniuses of the past thirty years or they're absurdly self-obsessed and pretentious and can't write a memorable song to save their lives. James [=LaBrie=]'s vocals can qualify as this trope even for people who like the band; it's not too difficult to find people who would prefer them as an instrumental act. To be fair to [=LaBrie=], his vocals before his vocal cord injury in the mid-'90s (particularly on ''Awake'' and ''A Change of Seasons'') are generally quite well liked, and he is also generally considered to have improved since his initial work after his injury (his work on ''Falling into Infinity'' seems to have gotten the worst of it; many fans are back to praising has work as early as on ''Scenes from a Memory'').

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** The band's output as a whole, really. They're either some of the most brilliant musical geniuses of the past thirty years or they're absurdly self-obsessed and pretentious and can't write a memorable song to save their lives. James [=LaBrie=]'s vocals can qualify as this trope even for people who like the band; it's not too difficult to find people who would prefer them as an instrumental act. To be fair to [=LaBrie=], his vocals before his vocal cord injury in the mid-'90s (particularly on ''Awake'' and ''A Change of Seasons'') are generally quite well liked, and he is also generally considered to have improved since his initial work after his injury (his work on ''Falling into Infinity'' seems to have gotten the worst of it; many fans are back to praising has work as early as on ''Scenes from a Memory''). He's also generally considered to be a technically gifted vocalist; people are just divided on whether they actually like his voice, or whether his singing fits with the band's style.
8th Jan '17 3:22:26 PM CassandraLeo
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: You're most likely to hear ''Music/ImagesAndWords'' or ''Music/MetropolisPt2ScenesFromAMemory'' cited as their best album, but there are other fans who will give the nod to works like ''Awake'', ''A Change of Seasons'' (technically an EP, though it's longer than a few of the band's actual albums), ''Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence'', or ''Train of Thought''.
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