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DT album ranking
« on: May 01, 2009, 02:43:36 PM »
Scenes from a Memory
Awake
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Images and Words
Systematic Chaos
Train of Thought
Octavarium
Falling into Infinity
When Dream and Day Unite


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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 02:55:33 PM »
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Systematic Chaos
Falling Into Infinity
Octavarium
Train of Thought
Scenes From A Memory
Awake
When Dream and Day Unite
Images and Words
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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 03:06:42 PM »
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Scenes From A Memory
Images And Words
Falling Into Infinity
Train of Thought
Awake
Systematic Chaos
Octavarium
When Dream and Day Unite

Man, that was hard.

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009, 03:18:00 PM »
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Systematic Chaos
Falling Into Infinity
Octavarium
Train of Thought
Scenes From A Memory
Awake
When Dream and Day Unite
Images and Words

Holy shit man, that is the strangest ranking I've ever seen!   :o

Even though I hate you for putting I&W at the bottom, it's refreshing to see some opinions that differ drastically from the norm.

-J

EDIT: Here's mine.  Only the top five are definite.

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Awake
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Scenes From a Memory
Falling Into Infinity
When Dream and Day Unite
Octavarium
Train of Thought
Systematic Chaos
« Last Edit: May 01, 2009, 06:36:08 PM by j »

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009, 03:19:21 PM »
I&W
SFAM
ToT
SDOIT
SC
8vm
WDADU
Awake
FII
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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009, 03:19:21 PM »
1. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
2. Images and Words
3. Awake
4. Falling Into Infinity
5. Systematic Chaos
6. Train of Thought
7. Octavarium
8. Scenes From a Memory
9. When Dream and Day Unite

It'll be interesting to see how BC&SL compares.

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009, 03:21:52 PM »
Awake
Scenes From a Memory
Images and Words
Octavarium
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Falling Into Infinity
Train of Thought
Systematic Chaos
When Dream and Day Unite

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009, 05:33:08 PM »
1. Images & Words
2. SFAM
3. Awake
4. Six Degrees
5. Train of Thought
6. Systematic Chaos
7. Falling Into Infinity
8. Octavarium
9. When Dream & Day Unite

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009, 05:37:43 PM »
Here we go again...

Awake
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Scenes From a Memory
Images and Words
Falling Into Infinity
Octavarium
Train of Thought
When Dream and Day Unite
Systematic Chaos

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009, 05:42:52 PM »
Hmmm..I haven't ranked them in awhile.

1. Images and Words
2. Scenes From a Memory
3. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
4. Awake
5. Octavarium
6. Systematic Chaos
7. Falling Into Infinity
8. Train of Thought
9. When Dream and Day Unite

Huh....I'm a bit surprised by how that turned out.

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2009, 07:48:10 PM »
1. Images and Words
2. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
3. Train of Thought
4. Awake
5. Metropolis PT 2: Scenes From a Memory
6. Falling Into Infinity
7. Octavarium
8. When Dream and Day Unite
9. Systematic Chaos

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2009, 08:08:31 PM »
Note that 1 through 5 are all tied for (ZOMG AMAZING)

1. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
2. Scenes From A Memory
3. Images & Words
4. Awake
5. Octavarium
6. Train of Thought
7. Systematic Chaos
8. When Dream and Day Unite
9. Falling Into Infinity
Orion....that's the one with a bunch of power chords and boringly harsh vocals, isn't it?
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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2009, 08:41:41 PM »
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Systematic Chaos
Falling Into Infinity
Octavarium
Train of Thought
Scenes From A Memory
Awake
When Dream and Day Unite
Images and Words

Holy shit man, that is the strangest ranking I've ever seen!   :o

Even though I hate you for putting I&W at the bottom, it's refreshing to see some opinions that differ drastically from the norm.

-J

EDIT: Here's mine.  Only the top five are definite.

Images & Words
Awake
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Scenes From a Memory
Falling Into Infinity
When Dream and Day Unite
Octavarium
Train of Thought
Systematic Chaos
Yea i just love the heavier stuff that they put it out but i still love I&W.
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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2009, 08:51:28 PM »
1. Images and Words
2. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
3. Octavarium
4. Scenes From a Memory
5. Awake
6. Falling Into Infinity
7. When Day and Dream Unite
8. Train of Thought
9. Systematic Chaos

Congrats to Systematic Chaos officially being my least favorite DT album!

I predict BC&SL will fall between 5 and 6, given how optimistic I am about songs like AROP, Wither, TSF, TBOT, and TCOT.

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2009, 09:07:55 PM »
I'm splitting discs 1 and 2 of SDoIT apart. Don't like it? Tough!   :P

SDoIT disc 1
SFaM
BCaSL
WDaDU
IaW
Awake
ToT
8v
FII
SC
SDoIT disc 2

In all honesty, it was very hard for me to pick one specific album over another in a lot of cases, but I didn't want to list anything as a tie, even tho I'd probably say iaW and Awake are tie for me - of course, this list may vary from time to time, but I think it's correct overall. In general, I tried to figure which albums will I listen to more and which albums do I skip less tracks. And no, I am not speculating by listing BCaSL, nor do I think I'm being biased just because it's new.
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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2009, 09:31:22 PM »
SDOIT
IaW
FII
SFaM
8v
SC
Awake
ToT
WDaDU


Hard to rank the lower stuff, because it's a decision between albums with less songs I love, but they're top songs for me, or albums with plenty of pretty good tracks but lot a lot of standouts

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2009, 09:59:07 PM »
Awake
I&W (+ A change of seasons, the song)
6DOIT
SFAM
WDADU
SC
ToT
8VM
FII

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2009, 10:12:36 PM »
Awake
Images and Words
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Scenes from a Memory
Train of Thought
Falling into Infinity
Systematic Chaos
When Dream and Day Unite
Octavarium
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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2009, 10:53:13 PM »
1. Awake
2. Images and Words
3. Falling Into Infinity
4. SDOIT
5. SFAM
6. Train of Thought
7. WDADU (only because of the vocals, if we use live versions this album with James it will be on 5th place)
8. Octavarium
9. Systematic Chaos

3.BCaSL
Really?

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2009, 10:58:05 PM »
Images and Words
Octavarium
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Train of Thought
Scenes from a Memory
Systematic Chaos
Awake
Falling into Infinity
When Dream and Day Unite
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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2009, 12:37:25 AM »
Falling Into Infinity
Awake
Scenes From a Memory
Images & Words
Octavarium
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
When Dream and Day Unite
Train of Thought
Systematic Chaos

a bit weird, I know.

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2009, 01:29:09 AM »
Images And Words
Awake
Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
When Dream And Day Unite
Octavarium
Fallin Into Infinity
Systematic Chaos
Scenes From A Memory
Train Of Thought

(Speculating about BCASL: Between Falling Into Infinity and Systematic Chaos. I'll be glad if it ranks higher.)
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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2009, 01:46:54 AM »
Here we go again...

People can never seem to get enough of these, eh?

Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Systematic Chaos
Falling Into Infinity
Octavarium
Train of Thought
Scenes From A Memory
Awake
When Dream and Day Unite
Images and Words

 :eek

I'm splitting discs 1 and 2 of SDoIT apart. Don't like it? Tough!   :P

SDoIT disc 1
...all of their other albums...
SDoIT disc 2

Splitting the discs makes my blood boil! It's one album, plain and simple!

That aside, how can your opinions on the two discs be so split? I don't think I've ever known anyone to rank Disc 1 as the best overall and Disc 2 as the worst overall. This is madness!

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At any rate, here are my rankings (arranged in threes for no reason other than to save space):

Awake, Images and Words, Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Scenes From a Memory, Train of Thought, When Dream and Day Unite
Systematic Chaos, Octavarium, Falling into Infinity
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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2009, 01:53:15 AM »
Images And Words
Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes From A Memory
Train Of Thought
Octavarium
Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
Awake
Falling Into Infinity
Systematic Chaos
When Dream And Day Unite

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2009, 05:16:53 AM »
Hm...

Awake
Images & Words
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Train of Thought
Systematic Chaos
Scenes From A Memory
Octavarium
Falling Into Infinity







When Dream And Day Unite
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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2009, 05:48:32 AM »
1. Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
2. Scenes From A Memory
3. Images and Words
4. Awake
5. Octavarium
6. Falling Into Infinity
7. Train Of Thought
8. Systematic Chaos
9. When Dream And Day Unite

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2009, 06:16:45 AM »
1A: Image & Words
1B: Awake
3: Scenes From A Memory
4: Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
5: Train of Thought
6: When Dream And Day Unite
7: Systematic Chaos
8: Octavarium
9: Falling Into Infinity
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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2009, 06:29:51 AM »
Scenes from a Memory
Images and Words
Awake
Six Degrees
Train of Thought
Octavarium
Falling Into Infinity
Systematic Chaos
When Dream and Day Unite

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2009, 07:19:56 AM »
1. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
2. Images and Words
3. Awake
4. Scenes From a Memory
5. Train of Thought
5. Octavarium
5. Systematic Chaos
5. Falling into Infinity
9. When Dream and Day Unite

I just couldn't decide between those four.   :huh:

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2009, 07:28:19 AM »
Hmm, hard list to make but here I go again.

1. IAW
2. Awake
3. 6DOIT
4. WDADU
5. FIF
6. SFAM
7. OV
8. TOT
9. SC

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2009, 08:03:27 AM »
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Systematic Chaos
Falling Into Infinity
Octavarium
Train of Thought
Scenes From A Memory
Awake
When Dream and Day Unite
Images and Words

 :eek
Yea, i've been getting a lot of that lately...
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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2009, 08:49:31 AM »
3.BCaSL
Really?

Yes. Each album generally has something I will skip. Disc 1 of SDoIT does not. SFaM maybe 1 or 2. Right now, BCaSL doesn't not, but just in case there is some bias because of newness, I'm ranking it beneath SFaM.
 
 
 
I'm splitting discs 1 and 2 of SDoIT apart. Don't like it? Tough!   :P

SDoIT disc 1
...all of their other albums...
SDoIT disc 2

Splitting the discs makes my blood boil! It's one album, plain and simple!

That aside, how can your opinions on the two discs be so split? I don't think I've ever known anyone to rank Disc 1 as the best overall and Disc 2 as the worst overall. This is madness!

Not madness at all. The 2 discs are completely different, and while I love disc 1 and feel no need to skip any tracks, I can't say the same for disc 2. I'm not gonna say that disc 2 doesn't have some cool and well written stuff, but overall, it's the disc I probably listen to the least.
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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2009, 09:11:42 AM »
For the moment this is how I feel...

1. Train of Thought
2. Images and Words
3. Systematic Chaos
4. Awake
5. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
6. Octavarium
7. Scenes From a Memory
8. Falling Into Infinity
9. When Dream and Day Unite

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2009, 10:52:13 AM »
1. Six Degrees Of Inner turbulence
2. Images And Words
3. Awake
4. Scenes From A Memory
5. Octavarium
6. Falling Into Infinity
7. Train Of Thought




8. Systematic Chaos
9. When Dream And Day Unite

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Re: DT album ranking
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2009, 10:57:18 AM »
1. Images and Words
2. Scenes From A Memory
3. Falling Into Infinity
4. Awake
5. Octavarium
6. Train of Thought
7. Six Degrees
8. When Dream And Day Unite
9999. Systematic Chaos