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What are your favorites of these songs?

Bridges in the Sky
Panic Attack
Stream of Consciousness
A Nightmare to Remember
Three Days
The Root of All Evil
Behind the Veil
The Ministry of Lost Souls
Outcry
Our New World
Endless Sacrifice
Ravenskill
These Walls
The Path That Divides
In the Presence of Enemies, Part 1
Lost Not Forgotten
Surrender to Reason
The Shattered Fortress
Moment of Betrayal
Breaking All Illusions
A Life Left Behind
Sacrificed Sons
A New Beginning
In the Name of God
The Bigger Picture

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Offline KevShmev

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Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« on: May 26, 2018, 06:39:48 AM »
The first of a handful of polls I will do like this about Dream Theater songs (no duplicates by other users, please). :)

You can vote for up to 7.

I went with:

In the Name of God
Bridges in the Sky
Ravenskill
Breaking All Illusions
Three Days
Surrender to Reason
A New Beginning

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 06:53:36 AM »
Interesting mix.

A Nightmare to Remember
The Root of All Evil
Endless Sacrifice
These Walls
Breaking All Illusions
Sacrificed Sons
In the Name of God

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 06:58:22 AM »
Bridges in the Sky
Endless Sacrifice
Ravenskill
These Walls
Breaking All Illusions
In the Name of God
The Bigger Picture
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2018, 07:01:22 AM »
Panic Attack
Three Days
Outcry
Endless Sacrifice
Ravenskill
Sacrificed Sons
The Bigger Picture

That was extremely difficult actually. Can I just vote for all of them?

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 09:16:14 AM »
In the Name of God
Breaking All Illusions

Endless Sacrifice

Bridges in the Sky
Sacrificed Sons
The Minsitry of Lost Souls

A New Beginning

Just missing out were A Nightmare to Remember, Outcry and In the Presence of Enemies Part 1 (if it had been the full song, it would have been one of my first picks).
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 11:35:38 AM »
I voted on only five, as it was hard to pick the best two among the rest.

The Shattered Fortress
Breaking All Illusions
Ravenskill
A New Beginning
The Path That Divides

I'm curious: why did you choose those songs in particular?

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2018, 12:29:58 PM »
As it is usually the case when there are so many great songs, I had to pick about 15 tracks and then cut it down.  :lol Needless to say, I feel guilty for leaving some tremendous tracks out.

Bridges in the Sky
Panic Attack
A Nightmare to Remember
The Ministry of Lost Souls
Outcry
In the Presence of Enemies, Part 1
A New Beginning

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2018, 01:57:54 PM »
Stream of Consciousness
A Nightmare To Remember
In The Presence Of Enemies Part 1
Breaking All Illusions

The rest I don't care for.

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2018, 05:10:02 PM »
Was unaware In the Name of God was so highly regarded, at least from this small sample size. Cool song and great album closer, just a tad too much noodling keeps it from being elite for me.
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2018, 10:26:24 PM »
Was unaware In the Name of God was so highly regarded, at least from this small sample size. Cool song and great album closer, just a tad too much noodling keeps it from being elite for me.

I still think it is the best post-Scenes song they have done.



I'm curious: why did you choose those songs in particular?

I picked songs from 2003-2016, while leaving out a few of the prominent super long songs.

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2018, 02:51:29 AM »
Bridges In The Sky
The Root Of All Evil
In The Presence Of Enemies I
Surrender To Reason
Breaking All Illusions
Sacrificed Sons
In The Name Of God

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2018, 05:20:59 AM »
Breaking All Illusions
These Walls
The Root of All Evil
Bridges in the Sky
ITPOE1
The Bigger Picture
Sacrificed Sons

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2018, 05:52:35 AM »
A Nightmare to Remember
The Root of All Evil
Outcry
Ravenskill
Breaking All Illusions
Sacrificed Sons
In the Name of God
   
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2018, 09:13:18 AM »
Breaking All illusions
Outcry
Lost Not Forgotten
ITPOE Pt. 1
Ravenskill
The Path That Divides
Endless Sacrifice
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2018, 01:39:10 PM »
You donít realize how consistently strong Dream Theaterís discography is until you have to vote for songs and feel guilty not picking most of them, especially considering only two of these songs are in my top 10.
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2018, 05:18:28 PM »
You donít realize how consistently strong Dream Theaterís discography is until you have to vote for songs and feel guilty not picking most of them, especially considering only two of these songs are in my top 10.

So true!

Interestingly, the two top songs are NOT on my list.  I was also pleasantly surprised to be choosing two songs from The Astonishing (Ravenskill and Moment of Betrayal).
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2018, 07:17:27 AM »
Bridges in the Sky
Behind the Veil
Endless Sacrifice
These Walls
Breaking All Illusions
Sacrificed Sons
In the Name of God

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2018, 11:28:26 AM »
I did Part 2 first.  This one was a bit more difficult to pick only 7, but still not too bad (in part because it's easy to move past the songs from TA).  I went with:

Bridges in the Sky
Panic Attack
Stream of Consciousness
Outcry
Breaking All Illusions
Sacrified Sons
In the Name of God

Without thinking too hard, I would have to say that BAI is probably my favorite DT song since Octavarium, and SoC is probably my favorite DT instrumental.

More honorable mentions than I feel like typing.
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2018, 11:41:16 AM »
Bridges in the Sky
Three Days
The Root of All Evil
The Ministry of Lost Souls
Breaking All Illusions
A Life Left Behind
In The Name of God

Tough choice leaving a few others out. A New Beginning is great, but the context of the story means it doesn't stand on its own as well as any non-Astonishing song, at least lyrically. The solo takes it over the top and is one of JP's best solos yet, but you gotta wait 5 minutes before you get there. Ministry of Lost Souls has aged wonderfully for me over the years, whereas not much else from SC has. I really love that song.
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2018, 02:23:30 PM »
Not an easy choice, but I ended up going with:
Bridges in the Sky
Sacrificed Sons
Endless Sacrifice
The Bigger Picture
In the Presence of Enemies, Part 1
The Root of All Evil
Breaking All Illusions
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2018, 07:02:44 AM »
Ravenskill
Bridges In The Sky
Behind The Veil
In the Presence of Enemies, Part 1
Lost Not Forgotten
Breaking All Illusions
The Bigger Picture

It's nice to see how the "new" songs interact between the older ones - and how most of them aged well.

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2018, 07:58:27 AM »
Panic Attack, Nightmare, 3 Days, Ministry, ItPoE, Lost Not Forgotten, Sacrificed Sons

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2018, 09:28:04 AM »
Stream
Outcry
ItPoE
Illusions
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2018, 02:16:06 PM »
Behind the Veil
These Walls
The Path That Divides
Lost Not Forgotten
Surrender to Reason
Breaking All Illusions
In the Name of God

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2018, 06:04:57 PM »
Stream of Consciousness
In The Name of God
Breaking All Illusions
Ministry of Lost Souls
Outcry
ITPOE Part 1
Endless Sacrifice
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2018, 09:17:36 AM »
Breaking all Illusions
Bridges in the Sky
Outcry
The Ministry of Lost Souls
In The Presence of Enemies Pt. 1
A nightmare to Remember
In the Name of God

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2018, 06:46:31 PM »
Panic Attack
Stream of Consciousness
The Ministry of Lost Souls
Our New World
These Walls
In The Presence of Enemies, Part 1
In The Name Of God

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2018, 08:26:51 AM »
This was just mean...

Stream of Consciousness
The Ministry of Lost Souls
Endless Sacrifice
These Walls
ITPOE pt. 1
Breaking All Illusions
The Bigger Picture
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2018, 08:34:55 AM »
Stream of Consciousness
In The Name of God
Breaking All Illusions
Ministry of Lost Souls
Outcry
ITPOE Part 1
Endless Sacrifice

Good list.
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2018, 02:59:44 PM »
You cannot have ďIn the Presence of the Enemies Pt 1Ē without part 2. Only reason why I didnít pick that one.

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2018, 12:51:22 PM »
Panic Attack
Stream of Consciousness
The Root of All Evil
These Walls
Breaking All Illusions
In the Name of God

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2018, 03:10:06 PM »
Bridges, Stream, Root, Name, Enemies, Picture, Sacrificed Sons.

Stream, Root, Name and Enemies are all top ten(ish) songs - this was a cinch!

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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2018, 03:54:14 PM »
Looking back through my votes I just realised that Stream of Consciousness appears in Parts 1 and 4 of these polls.
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2018, 06:29:20 PM »
Looking back through my votes I just realised that Stream of Consciousness appears in Parts 1 and 4 of these polls.

Of the 25 songs in part 4, 18 of them appeared in one of parts 1-3 (6 from part 1, 1 from part 2, and 11 from part 3).  I don't think there was ever an explanation for this.
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Re: Your favorites of these Dream Theater songs - Part 1
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2018, 10:32:00 PM »
And there won't be, since these polls are random and done just for fun. :biggrin: