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The Best RR Album so far ?

Systematic Chaos
14 (6.5%)
Black Clouds & Silver Linings
12 (5.6%)
A Dramatic Turn Of Events
52 (24.1%)
Dream Theater
26 (12%)
The Astonishing
112 (51.9%)

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2016, 10:02:20 AM »
1)Black Clouds
2)Systematic
3)DT 12
4)The Astonishing
5)ADTOE

in order, though one and two alternate.
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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2016, 10:15:23 AM »
I guess i would rank them:

1. The Astonishing
2. Black Clouds and Silver Linings
3. Dream Theater
4. A Dramatic Turn of Events
5. Systematic Chaos

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2016, 11:10:30 AM »
1) A Dramatic Turn Of Events

*pretty big gap here*

2) Systematic Chaos
3) Dream Theater

4) Black Clouds & Silver Linings


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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2016, 12:21:00 PM »
Astonishing might be at the top for me. It's so different from the rest, though, that it's hard to tell.

Black Clouds at number two. Only Rite of Passage and Wither are mediocre, the rest are solid solid songs.

Then the self-titled. Again with many great tracks (but nothing I think as great as Nightmare to Remember and Count of Tuscany.)

Then Systematic Chaos, an album whose dark mood carries it far.

A Dramatic Turn of Events is OK. Most of the songs are quite forgettable, however. It comes in last for me.
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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2016, 12:41:49 PM »
The Astonishing, without a question.

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2016, 09:16:44 AM »
The Astonishing is the best (at least based on early first impressions, but its future looks pretty bright).

My Roadrunner Ranking currently would be:

1) The Astonishing
2) Dream Theater (2 & 3 sometimes alternate!)
3) A Dramatic Turn Of Events (2 & 3 sometimes alternate!)
4) Black Clouds & Silver Linings
5) Systematic Chaos

Same , without alternate.

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2016, 03:38:10 AM »
Voted for The Astonishing. Looking at the results, looks like it's winning hands down.

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2016, 06:10:30 AM »
Let's do this poll again in one year.

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2016, 06:14:05 AM »
Let's do this poll again in one year.

Let's redo every single poll of the past week or two in one year.
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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2016, 07:31:31 AM »
Personally, this one is easy to rank:

1. The Astonishing

2. DT





3. BC&SL
4. ADTOE

5. SC

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2016, 07:34:53 AM »
1. Astonishing
2. ADTOE
3. DT
4. BC&SL
5. SC


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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #46 on: February 08, 2016, 07:35:51 AM »
1) ADTOE
2) Dream Theater
3) The Astonishing
4) BCSL
5) Systematic Chaos
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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #47 on: February 08, 2016, 08:50:21 AM »
1. The Astonishing
2. ADTOE
3. BC&SL
4. SC







5. DT12

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #48 on: February 08, 2016, 12:06:44 PM »
I voted Dream Theater. To me, it's the sound of a band at their most mature, and I guess it's their most collaborative work (well, James didn't write lyrics, but he gets credited for most songs' music). Plus, it has "Illumination Theory"!

I don't enjoy "The Looking Glass" and "Enigma Machine" very much, but the rest of the album is gold, I think.

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #49 on: February 08, 2016, 12:10:15 PM »
Let's do this poll again in one year.

Let's redo every single poll of the past week or two in one year.
yeah, basically

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2016, 12:51:45 PM »
1) ADTOE
2) The Astonishing
3) Dream Theater
4) Systematic Chaos
5) Black Clouds
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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #51 on: March 07, 2017, 04:45:37 PM »
It's been a year since this thread was posted in and also since The Astonishing came out.

I listened to DT12 last night and I really enjoyed it. The snare is a bit muddy and overall a bit loud but is a great album. Like a better BC&SL to me.

ADTOE is nice. Also better than BC&SL & SC to me but nowhere near as good as Octavarium...

Bridges In The Sky, This Is The Life... Outcry...Lost Not Forgotten ...Great.

The Astonishing is still my favourite RoadRunner album. Nice production and lots of quality highs and not too many low lows.

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #52 on: March 07, 2017, 06:12:38 PM »
I voted TA, because I think it's the best RR album as a whole, but the last 3 albums (ADTOE, DT and TA) are, to me, much better than all the other DT albums after SDOIT.

I rank them:

- TA
- ADTOE or DT12
- DT12 or ADTOE
- SC
- BC&SL

I should say that I love SC and rank it higher than most other albums, just find the MM era albums much better. About Black Clouds, I used to like it more, but now I think it's one of the worst DT albums. TCOT is reaaaaally good, though.
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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2017, 03:53:42 AM »
Wow I did not expect to see these results :o
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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2017, 03:57:42 AM »
1. The Astonishing. - Most consistent. I can easily listen to all of Act I in one go - no problem.

2. Dream Theater - Good songs all around. Good production if a little hot - and has that weird snare sound. But no A Nightmare To Remember boring-ness.

3. A Dramatic Turn Of Events. - Some might say they played it safe but to me it was a good comeback after they were getting in a creative rut after SC & Black Clouds. ***

4. Black Clouds & Silver Linings. - Nice production. ANTR gets a little tedious near the end. But makes up for it with The Best of Times solo and Shattered Fortress & The Count of Tuscany.

5. Systematic Chaos. Such an odd album. Great opener. Constant motion is decent. Forsaken is ok....Repentance drags and TMOLS does a bit too. ITPOE II doesn't live up to the first half.


..So by the looks of this - i've preferred each successive album since Black Clouds.



*** - I haven't listened to all of ADTOE in a while so i'll do that now.







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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2017, 10:46:18 AM »
LOL TA.  It's like living in an alternate universe.

ADTOE easily.  Simply because of BAI.  Best 12 mins of DT material since 2011.
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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2017, 10:53:49 AM »
ADTOE, yeah.
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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #57 on: March 08, 2017, 11:33:10 AM »
SC

I'm surprised TA is in the lead by so much.

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #58 on: March 08, 2017, 11:43:54 AM »
ADTOE, yeah.

ADTOE got my vote as well. It was close between that album and TA. Those are easily my two favorite from the RR era.

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #59 on: March 08, 2017, 12:14:49 PM »
TA (such a masterpiece unlike any other)
ADTOE

DT12
BC&SL
SC

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2017, 01:46:43 PM »
I actually listened to DT12 and then ADTOE over 2 days.

It might be because it's older but ADTOE didn't hold my attention as much as DT12 - which I enjoyed more.


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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #61 on: March 08, 2017, 03:36:16 PM »
Hm, I'm gonna say Inhuman Rampage
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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #62 on: March 08, 2017, 03:40:25 PM »
No idea. I don't like any of those albums and I rarely listen to them. Some of them have a couple of good songs and that's it.
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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #63 on: March 08, 2017, 05:29:01 PM »
Suprised to see TA dominating, I'd put it on the very last place out of the RR albums. Truth be told, I only listened to it about 3 times in its entirety, maybe it's time to give it another spin.


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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #64 on: March 08, 2017, 05:40:41 PM »
ADTOE
SC


DT12



BC&SL










TA  (I for the life of me can't figure out how this is winning)

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #65 on: March 08, 2017, 11:48:42 PM »
I'd have to go with ADTOE for sure...

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #66 on: March 09, 2017, 04:49:43 AM »
Hm, I'm gonna say Inhuman Rampage

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #67 on: March 09, 2017, 05:59:53 AM »
1 - BC&SL
2 - ADTOE
3 - DT
4 - TA
5 - SC

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #68 on: March 09, 2017, 06:46:57 AM »
1. The Astonishing
2.  A Dramatic Turn of Events
3. Dream Theater
4. Black Clouds and Silver Linings
5. Systematic Chaos

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Re: The Best RoadRunner Album ?
« Reply #69 on: March 09, 2017, 07:20:57 AM »
Even though I voted for ADTOE, it doesn't surprise me at all TA is getting a lot of votes. SC, BC&SL, and DT12 seem to show up at the bottom of a lot of people's album rankings here.