Here's one that I think most here will certainly disagree with me on:
Scenes from a Memory is overrated.
Now, before I get
hear me out...
It's not that Scenes is a bad record at all. It's not. The songs are solid, the story is creative. It is a completely solid record. Strange Deja Vu, Home, The Spirit Carries On, all exceptional tunes. However, I could never shake the feeling that it is styled, structurally, like so many concept albums before it. Now, part of that is obviously natural -- all the guys are influenced by those that came before them. But some of it was really blatant to my ears/eyes. For example: Regression, Overture 1928, Strange Deja Vu = I Remember Now, Anarchy-X, Revolution Calling. I bring that up as an example, because obviously, being a huge fan of that original lineup of Queensryche, it immediately comes to mind. But there are other structural elements that remind me of The Wall, Tommy, and other concept records.
I guess it makes sense, given influences and all that but...
It really...I don't want to say it marred the record for me, but I sort of expected DT to do something totally different structurally, in comparison to what they did. When SFAM came out (1999, right?) I had only been a DT fan for three years. So the elements of their sound weren't as distinct to me as they are now. But I remember it really, really bothering me.
To this day, I still find 6DoiT (the song) a better conceptual "album" than SFAM. No hate toward SFAM from me here. I just think it is slightly overrated in the band's overall catalog.