As far as I'm concerned, I've got Visions of Europe and that's pretty much enough (if I ever come across a second-hand Destiny, I'll buy it though).I'm doing a proper re-listen of classic Strato albums (I've even been toying with commenting on the discography here in this thread, but I usually lack the discipline to see such project to its end - last time I was discouraged from the Nightwish commentaries after a single album - though that still might continue, we'll see) before plunging into the post-Tolkki efforts again, including the new one and
- I still don't love the early albums - the most accomplished is probably Dreamspace and even that one is so dark and weird and morose and cold that while I get the appeal, I don't want to personally return all that often to it
- I still love 4th Dimension the most, I guess, with the second spot probably shared between Episode and Destiny
- I still don't "get" the love Visions get - there are tracks I love, but as a whole I always found the album rather lacking. It honestly might be because it begins with the one-two punch of the mid-tempo slog of Kiss of Judas and the absolutely unmemorable (for me) Black Diamond - I know I'm probably completely alone in that regard, but hey, it is what it is.
- I need to ask you lot, is it considered to be in bad taste to have 4000 Rainy Nights somewhere in your top 5-3-1-whatever? I know it's technically a power ballad and we're supposed to hold those in contempt, right? But I just honestly love this song more than ... well, more than a lot of songs I know, and I know a lot of songs.