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What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums (pick 3)

When Dream and Day Unite
Images and Words
Awake
Falling into Infinity
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Train of Thought
Octavarium
Systematic Chaos
Black Clouds & Silver Linings
A Dramatic Turn of Events
Dream Theater
The Astonishing
Distance over Time

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Offline npiazza91

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #70 on: June 02, 2020, 06:31:48 PM »
For me it’s Six Degrees, A Dramatic Turn, and Awake.

I always struggle with where to put Train of Thought. I absolutely love Endless Sacrifice and ITNOG, and the rest of the album is no slouch either, but it’s one of the hardest albums for me to listen all the way through (maybe only SC and BCASL beating it in that regard). It’s just such a heavy handed album to sink into. Yeah Scenes is a long album too, but it has a great story and enough variety to keep things moving, with a tone that shifts around a bit. TOT has a lot of long, dark, heavy songs that kind of exhaust me after a while.

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #71 on: June 09, 2020, 07:16:25 PM »
1. Awake
2. I&W
3. 6DOIT

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #72 on: June 09, 2020, 11:41:11 PM »
The first two for me were easy:
1. Awake
2. I&W

Third place was much more difficult, between M2, 6DOIT, 8V, ADTOE and D/T

M2 got my vote but only just from probably ADTOE
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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #73 on: June 12, 2020, 10:40:11 AM »
01. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
02. Awake
03. Octavarium

04. Scenes From A Memory
05. I&W
06. Train of Thought
07. Black Clouds & Silver Linings
08. Falling Into Infinity
09. Systematic Chaos
10. When Dream and Day Unite
11. A Dramatic Turn of Events
12. Distance Over Time
13. DT12
14. The Astonishing

ACOS is probably 4.5 or 5.5

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #74 on: June 16, 2020, 04:42:33 PM »
Top 3 are Images, Scenes and Awake in that order.  It’s unlikely that will ever change unfortunately as, whilst Dream Theater continue to release remarkably consistent high quality albums, they’ve kind of reached a plateau for me in recent years. All very good albums but nothing that threatens the big 3.

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #75 on: June 19, 2020, 03:41:45 AM »
whilst Dream Theater continue to release remarkably consistent high quality albums, they’ve kind of reached a plateau for me in recent years. All very good albums but nothing that threatens the big 3.

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #76 on: June 19, 2020, 01:15:13 PM »
1. Scenes
2. Six Degrees
3. Dream Theater

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #77 on: June 22, 2020, 08:21:50 PM »
The albums and what (I think) I like most about them:

1. Six Degrees: My favorite version of DT; experimental, virtuostic, melodic, lyrically meaningful, all players at their best pushing boundaries
2. Metropolis Pt 2: Melodic, catchy riffs, re-ocurring themes, each song can stand-alone or as a part of the whole just as well, song-writing at its most cohesive
3. A Dramatic Turn of Events: Fresh, invigorating, melodic (I like this side of them alot), improved with each song, vocals on point, fantastic shorter quiet songs weaved in.
* Train of Thought was a close 4 today. Depending on my mood, I&W or Awake could be in the 3rd spot too. There is no doubt about 1 & 2 for me though, ever.

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #78 on: June 23, 2020, 05:57:26 AM »
1. Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory
2. Images and Words
3. A Dramatic Turn of Events
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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #79 on: June 23, 2020, 10:34:46 AM »
1. IaW
2. SFAM
3. Awake

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #80 on: June 24, 2020, 09:08:50 PM »
TOT
A
I&W

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #81 on: June 25, 2020, 11:31:36 AM »
This was easy.

Awake
Scenes
6DOIT

Yup!

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #82 on: June 25, 2020, 10:24:00 PM »
This was easy.

Awake
Scenes
6DOIT

Yup!

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #83 on: June 26, 2020, 12:03:19 AM »
Images and Words
Awake
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #84 on: July 07, 2020, 06:42:35 AM »
1. Images and Words
2. Awake
3. Train of Thought

FII would have been a very close 4th place behind these three though.

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #85 on: July 08, 2020, 03:03:39 PM »
1. Images and Words
2. Awake
3. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #86 on: July 09, 2020, 06:30:09 AM »
1. Distance Over Time
2. Awake
3. Dream Theater

I created a "double album" called We Are Dream Theater, combining D/T and DT. My favorite playlist.

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #87 on: July 09, 2020, 09:04:33 PM »
Hasn't changed at all throughout the years

Images and Words
Awake
Scenes from a Memory

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #88 on: July 09, 2020, 09:14:06 PM »
1. Distance Over Time
2. Awake
3. Dream Theater

I created a "double album" called We Are Dream Theater, combining D/T and DT. My favorite playlist.

ooh, that actually sounds pretty cool, I might have to give that a try.  What is your combined playlist?
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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #89 on: July 09, 2020, 10:11:18 PM »
1. Distance Over Time
2. Awake
3. Dream Theater

I created a "double album" called We Are Dream Theater, combining D/T and DT. My favorite playlist.

ooh, that actually sounds pretty cool, I might have to give that a try.  What is your combined playlist?

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0VgeknO32RnkLOqXdIsNdL?si=GvWjyBsESmaO0GV7vDENjA

Just imagined PBD closing the first half and Viper King sort of like an intermission.

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #90 on: July 10, 2020, 11:50:16 AM »
1. Distance Over Time
2. Awake
3. Dream Theater

I created a "double album" called We Are Dream Theater, combining D/T and DT. My favorite playlist.

You must love ‘Breaking The Fourth Wall’.
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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #91 on: July 10, 2020, 04:53:24 PM »
1. Distance Over Time
2. Awake
3. Dream Theater

I created a "double album" called We Are Dream Theater, combining D/T and DT. My favorite playlist.

ooh, that actually sounds pretty cool, I might have to give that a try.  What is your combined playlist?

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0VgeknO32RnkLOqXdIsNdL?si=GvWjyBsESmaO0GV7vDENjA

Just imagined PBD closing the first half and Viper King sort of like an intermission.

I like your playlist.  I think when I make my own there may be a few tracks from both albums that I'll omit.  But I like your order.
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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #92 on: July 10, 2020, 06:10:45 PM »
1. Distance Over Time
2. Awake
3. Dream Theater

I created a "double album" called We Are Dream Theater, combining D/T and DT. My favorite playlist.

You must love ‘Breaking The Fourth Wall’.

If only they had more of the strong songs from the self titled.

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #93 on: July 11, 2020, 02:33:45 PM »
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I hate to say it, but as I get older, I find myself listening to individual songs more and whole albums less. This is especially the case with a band like Dream Theater, who are of course trying to make great albums, but are not taking the extremely album-centric Steven Wilson approach (with some obvious exceptions). At this point, I usually just listen to my three or four favorite songs off each record versus listening to the whole things. But if I had to choose three albums, I would probably pick I&W, Awake, and SFAM.

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #94 on: October 25, 2020, 02:46:26 PM »
Images and Words
Awake
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

Honorary 4th: Scenes From A Memory

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #95 on: October 27, 2020, 01:02:32 PM »
1. - Images & Words
To me, this is still the best Dream Theater album ever made, IMHO.  There is something very special about this album, it may have more to do with where my life was at when it was released, but this album was a massive impact on not only what I listened to but the kind of music I started writing after hearing it.


2. Metropolis Part II - Scenes From a Memory
Even though I think it really loses steam in the last 10 or so minutes, everything that comes before that is just brilliant.  The way they took a song from I&W and expanded on all the best riffs from that song to make an entire album still blows my mind.


3. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
If it were not for the poor production values, A Dramatic Turn of Events would have taken this spot.  I think it's a slightly stronger album than Six Degrees, but with that said, Six Degrees has some of the best Dream Theater songs ever written.  Songs like The Glass Prison, The Great Debate, Misunderstood, The Test That Stumped Them All to me represent Dream Theater at their creative zenith.




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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #96 on: October 27, 2020, 02:34:29 PM »
I&W
Awake
SFaM

3rd place could have been SDoIT or FII

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #97 on: October 27, 2020, 03:06:07 PM »
Awake
FII
I&W

Exact order subject to fluctuation.

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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #98 on: November 18, 2020, 08:40:05 AM »
I don't remember what I voted last time...or if I voted.

1. Images & Words
2. Metropolis Part II: Scenes From A Memory
3. A Dramatic Turn of Events

It was tough choosing between Scenes & Six Degrees...not sure which one I really enjoy more. I absolutely fucking despise all the "news parts" of The Great Debate so that brings the album slightly down for me.
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Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #99 on: November 21, 2020, 05:15:46 AM »
3. Six Degrees
2. Images and Words
1. Awake