Rank 1 (in alphabetic order)
Black Clouds (with the greatest opening my ears reached)
Train Of Thoughs
All others except When Dream And ....
Out of ranking (not heard enought at this time)
A Dramatic Turn ....
as a fan within the last 20 years, I'm NOT shocked, MP left the band. Every break is a chance to get into new inspiration, ways, etc.
I've heard the new album 10 times and more and I personally give Mr.Mangini a second chance, to give HIS inspiration to the output of this great band!
Mr.Mangini is playing well, technical perfect, but, I'm sorry for that, I missed his personality note. He's playing WITH the other guys, no less, no more.
Great songs on this album, well done :)
And, by the way, the mastering / mixing of the new album is not well done. Missing room, air and well packed tracks into the main sound. It's like putting parts into the mix and forgot to bring them INTO the mix.