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 Post subject: Queensryche "Dedicated To Chaos" Review
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:37 pm 
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Well I lost the official "review" form but here is an attempt at a review. Alright. I've been through this cd about 6 times so far. I's starting to have it's way with me with me and is not near as bad as I initially thought and as some of the "stuck in the 80's" Ryche fans have described.

On my Rhapsody I rated each song as follows with their "star" ranking system.

Dedicated To Chaos- Queensryche

1. Get Started-5 stars- So far one of my favs. Good bass line and very catchy. Caught myself singing it in the shower. Playa'

2. Hot Spot Junkie- 4 stars- Very Q2Kish. Cool little guitar riff from Whip. Scott probably had fun with this one. Also one of the heavier songs.

3. Got It Bad- 3 stars- Little to Thomas Dolby for me. Has a slight "I Am I" feel. Another good bass line but not crazy about the chorus and a little to dance mix-y. Probably a Susan song. Meh?

4. Higher- 3.5 stars- Great intro from Edbass. One of the sax songs. Has a nice prgressive guitar lick at 2:00 minutes in. Zappa-ish. This song grew on me as I heard it more.

5. Wot We Do- 3 stars- So Cabaret it's not funny and another sax song. I can see Tate shirtless in his leggings doing high kicks on stage with a cane and top hat. This song belongs in a musical not a rock album.

6. Around The World- 3 stars- I'm not sure if this is Tates attempt at a U2 tune or a Steven Curtis Chapman gospel diddy. Again. Catchy but so is crabs.

7. Drive- 3 stars- Probably the most original Queensryche song on this cd. Dirving beat with some interesting twists musically and lyrically. I like it a little more every time I listen.

8. At The Edge- 4 stars- Piano intro teses another "Someone Else", which is a hell of a song, but then morhps into a "Fear City Slide" groove. This song belongs on OMCII. You need to paitent with this one. Has some sax filler, again. God forbid Tate learns the juiceharp. Nice rocking finish.

9. I Take You- 4 stars- Good rockin' Ryche song with everyone accounted for. Would fit nicely on HITNF cd.

10. Retail Therapy- 4 stars- The most fun tune on this album. Starts with a nice Whip riff and moves right into a good fuckin' groove. Relevant lyrics about the "instant gratification" generation. Favorite song on the LP. This should've been their initial release. Could definately hear this on an FM rock station.

11. The Lie- 4 stars- Very "Sign Of The Times" riff. Little heavier and some progressive solo work and decent groove.

12. Big Noize- 3 stars- This song reminds me of eating a huge Thanksgiving dinner, leaning back from the table, unbuttoning my pants and letting out a huge paint peeling belch. It just finishes of a pretty decent listening with a slow, comfortable song and eases you into a nice long nap.

I'm going to give this a B. They lost the + because they built up an RFO meets Empire album. Dedicated To Chaos is more like a HITNF, Q2k ,OMCII minage a trois. Which, if lubed up correctly can be a quite enjoyable experience. Although The Ryche and I have different definitions of "chaos", I do understand the evolution of the band and it's musics needs to fit the bands relative existence in a vacuus post-metal environment.

Whatever that means. :?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:21 pm 
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I saw the video for Wot We Do and it was :tdown .

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:07 pm 
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Great review, dudeski... :tup

I just ordered the album to give it a go. :B

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:26 pm 
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You said minage a trois... :twisted: :lol: :lol:

I have to go out and buy this yet, as with everything else they've put out I am sure it will grow on me. 8)

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"Again. Catchy but so is crabs."


This line made.........well........my entire weekend. :laugh:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:00 am 
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nappy2112 wrote:
I saw the video for Wot We Do and it was :tdown .

I gave up on Ryche videos many moons ago. They have never been a video friendly band although Silent Lucidity wasn't bad. Wot We Do wasn't a big fav of mine on the album so I won't make it worse by watching the vid.

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Great review, dudeski... :tup

I just ordered the album to give it a go. :B

Thanks. I figured I owed one since I flaked on the American Soldier one. Nowhere near as bad as what some "alledged" Ryche fans were whining about. I think some of the songs are more progressive rock than what they've put out in years.

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You said minage a trois... :twisted: :lol: :lol:

I have to go out and buy this yet, as with everything else they've put out I am sure it will grow on me. 8)

Yes I did. I thought orgy would be to confusing. Thoughts? 8)
It will grown on you. I just spend 10 hours on the road during the weekend and even that "Around The World" song got repeated by request several times.

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"Again. Catchy but so is crabs."


This line made.........well........my entire weekend. :laugh:

Ironically, after I wrote the review we went fishing down off the coast of Louisiana and I caught crabs. They were delicious. :)

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This disc came along in yesterday's pile... Now, I've got a ton of stuff to rip so I can give it a proper listen. All of my regular CD players are still sitting in their boxes in my dining room. :x

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Man oh man, do people hate this album. I'm actually curious to hear it just because of that.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:02 pm 
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I thought it was so-so. A few of the songs were good... a couple were "meh" (as my daughters would say)... and some were... :wtf:

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