Dream Theater "Awake" CD

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<p><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Some rock &amp; roll purists consider the term "progressive rock" an oxymoron. After all, rock &amp; roll is supposed to be about feeling, not thinking. Prog rock bands miss the point by taking the soul out of a musical form that's purposely crass and anti-intellectual. All the precise, long-winded arrangements, keyboard flourishes, wailing vocals, and over-orchestration of groups like Yes, Emerson Lake &amp; Palmer, and, to a degree, Rush suck the soul out of something that should be less head and more body. Dream Theater, though they possess many of the same characteristics as these bands, still manage to maintain a human element in their music.&nbsp;</span><i style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Awake</i><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;is at times self-indulgent and pompous, but songs like "Lie", a passionate crusher that finds guitarist John Petrucci launching riff after thunderous riff in a cacophonous volley of crunch, ring true with real passion and base emotion. It's the depth and tonality his guitar brings to the music that keeps Dream Theater from falling into the Styx-isms they often veer dangerously close to. A very solid record for those who don't mind thinking while rocking.&nbsp;</span><i style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">--Adem Tepedelen</i></p> <p><strong>Track Listing:</strong></p> <p>1. 6:00<br /> 2. Caught In A Web<br /> 3. Innocence Faded<br /> 4. Erotomania<br /> 5. Voices<br /> 6. The Silent Man<br /> 7. The Mirror<br /> 8. Lie<br /> 9. Lifting Shadows Off A Dream<br /> 10. Scarred<br /> 11. Space-Dye Vest</p>