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Title: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: ChuckSteak on April 06, 2018, 10:58:32 AM
1- Scarred
2- Voices
3- 6:00
4- Erotomania
5- Innocence Faded
6- The Silent Man
7- The Mirror
8- Lie
9- Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
10- Caught In A Web
11- Space-Dye Vest
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: OpenYourEyes311 on April 06, 2018, 11:08:01 AM
not my favorite album, but...

1. Voices
2. Space-Dye Vest
3. 6:00
4. Innocence Faded
5. Caught in a Web
6. The Mirror
7. Erotomania
8. The Silent Man
9. Lifting Shadows off a Dream
10. Lie
11. Scarred

Yeah, Scarred and Lie are easily my least favorites. Voices is amazing, as is SDV. Everything else is fairly fluid.
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Chino on April 06, 2018, 11:09:54 AM

1- Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
2- Innocence Faded
3- Erotomania
4- Scarred
5-The Silent Man
6- Space-Dye Vest
7- Caught In A Web
8- Voices
9- The Mirror
10- 6:00
11- Lie
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: DTA on April 06, 2018, 11:12:08 AM
1. Scarred
2. Space-Dye Vest
3. Voices
4. Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
5. Innocence Faded
6. The Mirror
7. The Silent Man
8. Lie
9. Caught In A Web
10. 6:00
11. Erotomania
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Kattelox on April 06, 2018, 11:53:14 AM
1. Space-Dye Vest
2. Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
3. 6:00
4. Innocence Faded
5. The Silent Man
6. Caught In A Web
7. Lie
8. The Mirror
9. Erotomania
10. Voices
11. Scarred
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Dream Team on April 06, 2018, 11:57:54 AM
Lifting Shadows
Scarred
Voices
Erotomania
Mirror
Innocence Faded
Lie
Caught in a Web
Space-Dye Vest
6:00
Silent Man
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: pg1067 on April 06, 2018, 12:36:02 PM
Looks like there are some wildly divergent opinions about this.  Here's mine:

1. Scarred

2. 6:00
3. LSoaD
4. Caught in a Web
5. Voices

6. Erotomania
7. Space Dye Vest
8. The Silent Man


9. Lie
10. The Mirror
11. Innocence Faded (aaaaahhhh...)

For me, Scarred is the unquestioned winner.  The second tier songs are all REALLY close, and the ordering could change on any given day.  The last three songs are all pretty close to being tied for the bottom of the barrel, and there's a pretty wide gap between those three songs and everything else.
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Freeze on April 06, 2018, 12:38:55 PM
1.Space-Dye Vest
2.6:00
3.Scarred
4.Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
5.The Mirror
6.Voices
7.Innocence Faded
8.Caught In A Web
9.The Silent Man
10.Erotomania
11.The Lie
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: jammindude on April 06, 2018, 01:06:40 PM
1. The Mirror
2. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
3. Scarred
4. Voices
5. Erotomania
6. 6:00
7. Caught In a Web
8. Space Dye Vest
9. Innocence Faded
10. The Silent Man
11. Lie

This was really hard. The top 9 are so close that it hurt to put some of those songs down that low. The bottom 2 were easy. The Silent Man is just an outro and I never liked Lie. Weakest single they ever released.
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: krands85 on April 06, 2018, 01:13:11 PM
1. Voices

2. Scarred
3. The Mirror

4. Space-Dye Vest
5. Lie
6. Caught in a Web
7. 6:00
8. Erotomania
9. Innocence Faded

10. Lifting Shadows off a Dream
11. The Silent Man

I find it very difficult to separate the middle bunch of 6 songs, I could have put them in basically any order.
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: bosk1 on April 06, 2018, 01:23:48 PM
1.  Scarred:  Took me a long time to "get" this song, and the turn-on-a-dime transitions didn't help.  But once it clicked, it instantly became my hands-down favorite.  The intro is heavenly, and the screamy, aggressive verses provide an amazing counterpoint to the mellower parts of the song.  I haven't tried doing a ranking of DT songs in a LONG time, but this was a top 10 song at one point.  If it still isn't top 10, it isn't far off.
2.  The Mirror:  Very simple and straightforward, by DT standards.  But the heavy riff and atmosphere really make this song awesome.  I really love the live version on LSFNY with the Lie tag during the extended ending/outro.
3.  Lie:  A bit of a dropoff from #2 to #3, but I still really like this song a lot.  Moore's lyrical contribuations are very hit-and-miss for me, but I find this to fall in the "hit" category, despite being very vague and hard to interpret.
4.  6:00:  Who doesn't like that drum intro?  It really sets the tone for a very good song through and through.  And another great lyrical contribution.
5.  Voices:  I don't "love" the song like many, but it is definitely a winner.  Lots a great sections, and it is fun to sing.  The vocal buildups are very logical progressions that, to me, make it fun and deceptively easy for a vocalist--which makes it a bit perplexing that James has struggled with it, given that he is infinitely more talented a vocalist than I am.
6.  Erotomania:  I have a hard time ranking instrumentals as high as "full" songs, but this is one of their better instrumentals.  So glad the main part of this got pulled out of Pull Me Under.  Both songs benefitted greatly from that.  And equally glad they revisited it and worked it into its own song later on Awake instead of just scrapping it.
7.  Lifting Shadows Off A Dream:  This is the next BIG dropoff for me.  I mostly don't care for the songs from here down.  But I can appreciate the moodiness and atmosphere of this song.
8.  The Silent Man:  Don't really care for it much.  But I really like the live version on LSFNY.
9.  Caught In A Web:  The primary keyboard patch is so whiny and out-of-tune sounding that it really grates on me and borderline ruins the song.  But I like the live versions I have heard.
10.  Innocence Faded:  Not a fan, but glad they did it on Score. 
11.  Space-Dye Vest:  REALLY not a fan, but glad they did it on the AFTR tour, both because it was great fan service to play a never-before-played fan favorite, and because I feel that they genuinely improved the song with the live version on that tour.  Hearing it live was a very cool moment, despite not being a fan of the song.
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Kattelox on April 06, 2018, 01:45:54 PM
Wow, the rankings are everywhere on this one.
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: bosk1 on April 06, 2018, 01:46:31 PM
Wow, the rankings are everywhere on this one.

Yes, but mine are correct.  ;)
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Kattelox on April 06, 2018, 01:48:23 PM
Wow, the rankings are everywhere on this one.

Yes, but mine are correct.  ;)

Space-Dye Vest at the bottom? That's a paddlin', bosk.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: MirrorMask on April 06, 2018, 04:03:45 PM
Every song is a total masterpiece, Voices and The Mirror are the very best, and Erotomania should finish last but only because James is not singing. There.
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: pg1067 on April 06, 2018, 04:47:19 PM
Wow, the rankings are everywhere on this one.

Seriously...five different songs have gotten first place votes, but all 5 of those songs also have gotten a last place or second to last place vote.  On the aggregate, Scarred is #1, but two people voted it last.  Innocence Faded is much better regarded than I would have expected.
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: KevShmev on April 06, 2018, 05:14:46 PM
1. A Mind Beside Itself
2. Scarred
3. The Mirror
4. Space Dye Vest
5. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
6. 6:00
7. Caught in a Web
8. Innocence Faded
9. Lie

Best Dream Theater album ever.  Every song kicks major ass. :coolio :hat
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: TAC on April 06, 2018, 05:40:10 PM
1. Scarred
2. Space Dye Vest
3. Voices
4. Erotomania
5. Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
6. Innocence Faded

..the rest..

Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on April 06, 2018, 07:55:20 PM
1.  Voices
1.  Space Dye Vest
1.  Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
1.  Scarred
1.  Innocence Faded
1.  Erotomania
1.  Caught in a Mirror
2.  The Mirror
3.  6:00
4.  Lie
5.  Silent Man

The math is legit.
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: CrimsonSunrise on April 06, 2018, 09:07:09 PM
Awake is usually in my #1 DT Album spot.  Occasionally It will switch places with I&W's


1- Scarred
2- Voices
3- 6:00
4- The Mirror
5- Lie
6- Space-Dye Vest
7- Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
8- Erotomania
9- Caught In A Web
10- Innocence Faded
11- The Silent Man
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Renzo on April 07, 2018, 04:21:54 AM
1. The Mirror
2. Scarred
3. Space Dye Vest
4. Voices
5. Erotomania
6. 6:00
7. Lie
8. Caught in a Web
9. Lifting Shadows off a Dream
10. The Silent Man
11. Innocence Faded
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Zook on April 07, 2018, 04:58:40 AM
1. Scarred
2. The Mirror
3. Lie
4. Lifting Shadows off a Dream
5. Erotomania
6. Innocence Faded
7. Voices
8. Caught in a Web
9. 6:00
10. The Silent Man
11. Space-Dye Vest
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Mladen on April 07, 2018, 06:22:33 AM
1. Scarred
2. Caught in a web
3. Space-dye vest
4. Lifting shadows off a dream
5. Innocence faded
6. 6:00
7. Voices
8. The Mirror
9. Erotomania
10. The Silent man
11. Lie

It's fantastic to see almost everybody put Scarred in the top 3.
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Evermind on April 07, 2018, 06:59:47 AM
It's fantastic to see almost everybody put Scarred in the top 3.

Can we get Blob in this thread please? :biggrin:
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Kattelox on April 07, 2018, 08:28:26 AM
It's fantastic to see almost everybody put Scarred in the top 3.

One of DT's worst songs.  :(
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: KevShmev on April 07, 2018, 08:34:16 AM
It's fantastic to see almost everybody put Scarred in the top 3.

One of DT's best songs.

This.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: CharlesPL on April 08, 2018, 05:17:47 PM
1. Scarred
2. Lie
3. The Mirror
4. Voices
5. 6:00
6. Innocence Faded
7. Erotomania
8. Space-Dye Vest
9. Lifting Shadows off a Dream
10. Caught in a Web
11. The Silent man
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: DragonAttack on April 09, 2018, 11:05:07 AM
Rather than rate each, I'm listing my track listing for the album.  Not a fan of some of their heavier material, but that's just me
'Side' One
6:00
Caught In A Web
Erotomania
Voices
The Silent Man
'Side' Two
Lie (45 version)
To Live Forever *
Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
Scarred
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 09, 2018, 11:23:35 AM
Space Dye
Scarred
Voices
6:00

Mirror
Erotomania
Web

Silent Man


Innocence
Lifting Shadows
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Evai on April 09, 2018, 01:15:23 PM
1 Space Dye Vest

2 Voices
3 Caught In A Web
4 6:00
5 Lie
6 The Silent Man
7 The Mirror
8 Lifting Shadows Off A Dream

9 Innocence Faded
10 Erotomania
11 Scarred
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Nekov on April 09, 2018, 01:27:09 PM
1- Voices
2- Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
3- Scarred
4- Space-Dye Vest
5- The Silent Man
6- 6:00
7- Caught in a Web
8- Innocence Faded
9- The Mirror
10- Erotomania
11- Lie
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 09, 2018, 01:30:20 PM
It's fantastic to see almost everybody put Scarred in the top 3.

One of DT's worst songs.  :(


No U
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: SeRoX on April 09, 2018, 03:11:49 PM
Their best album, hands down!

1- Scarred
2- Voices
3- The Mirror
4- Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
5- Caught In A Web
6- The Silent Man
7- Erotomania
8- Lie
9- 6:00
10- Innocence Faded
11- Space Dye -Vest
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Chris Hinton on April 09, 2018, 03:39:26 PM
Not my favorite album...
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Kwyjibo on April 10, 2018, 03:11:22 AM
1. Scarred
2. The Mirror
3. Lie
4. Caught In A Web
5. 6:00
6. Voices
7. Space-Dye Vest
8. The Silent Man
9. Erotomania
10 Innocence Faded
11. Lifting Shadows Off A Dream

And Scarred is just one of the best songs ever  :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Lethean on April 10, 2018, 09:53:52 AM
Too hard to do a track by track order.  In general, this is how I feel:

Favorites:
Scarred
Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
Voices

Really really awesome:
6:00
Caught in a Web
Erotomania
The Mirror
Lie
Space Dye Vest

Really awesome:
Innocence Faded
The Silent Man
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Kattelox on April 10, 2018, 03:38:19 PM
Too hard to do a track by track order.  In general, this is how I feel:

Favorites:
Scarred
Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
Voices

1/3 ain't bad  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: romdrums on April 11, 2018, 07:31:33 AM
Favorites:
Scarred
Voices
The Mirror
6:00
Space Dye Vest

Also cool:
Caught in a Web
Lifting Shadows
Erotomania
Lie

Solid but not spectacular:
Innocence Faded
The Silent Man
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Samsara on April 11, 2018, 02:41:30 PM
1 - Voices
2 - Scarred
3 - Space-Dye Vest
4 - Erotomania
5 - The Mirror
6 - Lie
7 - 6:00
8 - The Silent Man
9 - Caught in a Web
10 - Innocence Faded
11 - Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: jammindude on April 12, 2018, 01:31:50 PM
For the record....even though I love Lifting Shadows, the live version from the Xmas CD just takes it to whole new level. That intro is so perfect. Itís Lifting Shadows and Eve had a baby.
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: npiazza91 on April 12, 2018, 10:03:48 PM
Fantastic album.

1. Voices
2. The Mirror
3. Scarred
4. The Silent Man
5. Innocene faded
6. Space Dye Vest
7. Lifting Shadows off a Dream
8. Erotomania
9. Caught in a Web
10. Lie
11. 6:00
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: don_waka on April 14, 2018, 04:15:17 PM
1. Scarred.
2. Erotomania
3. Voices
4. The Mirror - Lie
5. Caught in a Web
6. 6:00
7. Lifting Shadows
8. Innocence Faded
9. The Silent Man
10. Space Dye Vest
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Azyiu on April 15, 2018, 08:48:19 PM
1. Scarred
2. Space Dye Vest
3. The Mirror - Lie
4. Voices
5. Erotomania

tie for 6. Caught in a Web / 6:00 / Innocence Faded

9. The Silent Man
10. Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Elite on April 15, 2018, 11:26:13 PM
Not my favorite album...

Not mine either, but still my second favourite Dream Theater album.

1. Space-Dye Vest
2. Innocence Faded
3. Scarred
4. Lifting Shadows off a Dream
5. Voices
6. Caught in a Web
7. 6:00
8. The Silent Man
9. Erotomania
10. The Mirror / Lie
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Podaar on April 16, 2018, 08:18:51 AM
It's fantastic to see almost everybody put Scarred in the top 3.

Can we get Blob in this thread please? :biggrin:

We already know what Blob would say about Scarred: :trainwreck:
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Elite on April 16, 2018, 08:34:29 AM
Yeah, but Blob is wrong because Scarred is a top 15 DT song.
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: SleeperAwake on April 26, 2018, 12:39:15 PM
1. Space-Dye Vest
2. A Mind Beside Itself
3. Scarred
4. 6:00
5. The Mirror
6. Lie
7. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
8. Innocence Faded
9. Caught in a Web
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Ninjabait on May 09, 2018, 08:05:58 AM
01. 6:00
02. Space-Dye Vest
03. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
04. Scarred
05. The Mirror
06. Caught in a Web
07. Erotomania
08. Innocence Faded
09. The Silent Man
10. Voices
11. Lie

I've never really liked Awake tbh. Literally none of these songs would be in my DT Top 25 atm, and only the Top 3-5ish would be in my Top 50.
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Shalev Amir on May 30, 2018, 05:36:17 AM
Scarred
Voices
The Mirror
Space Dye Vest

Erotomania
6:00
Caught in a Web
Innocence Faded
The Silent Man
Lie
Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: The Curious Orange on May 30, 2018, 06:11:31 AM
=1. Erotomania/Voices/The Silent Man
=1. The Mirror/Lie
=1. Space Divest
4. 6:00
5. Lifting Shadows off a Dream
6. Scarred
7. Caught in A Web
8. Innocence Faded
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: commanderbob on May 30, 2018, 09:40:06 AM
1. Scarred
1. Space-Dye Vest
1. Lie
1. 6:00
1. Voices
1. The Mirror
1. Innocence Faded OUTRO
2. Erotomania
3. Caught in a Web
4. The Silent Man
5. Lifting Shadows off a Dream
6. Innocence Faded
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: TheCountOfNYC on May 30, 2018, 12:12:33 PM
01: Scarred
02: Voices
03: 6:00
04: Erotomania
05: The Mirror
06: Lifting Shadows off a Dream
07: Caught in a Web
08: The Silent Man
09: Lie
10: Space-Dye Vest
11: Innocence Faded
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: Samir on June 10, 2018, 03:20:21 PM
So interesting to see all the variations.  I haven't listened to the album in ages, but I did listen to it for about 4 hrs a day every day for a few years, so that's why some lyrics and pieces of the music come back to me immediately when I see a title.

I wish there was a way to make this a poll of some sort--then you could see the rankings with much more data to analyze.
Title: Re: Rank the songs on Awake
Post by: BeardedGentlemanHistorian on June 16, 2018, 05:57:43 PM
Awake has really grown on me over the last several months. I used to listen to it once in a blue moon but now I find myself listening to it at least a few times a week.

1. Scarred
2. Lie
3. Voices
4. 6:00
5. The Mirror
6. Caught In A Web
7. Innocence Faded
8. Erotomania
9. Space Dye Vest
10. Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
11. The Silent Man