Poll

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

Author Topic: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0  (Read 1543 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Lupton

  • Posts: 163
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2020, 11:43:14 PM »
Six Degrees
Awake
When Dream and Day Unite

Offline Setlist Scotty

  • Posts: 2668
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2020, 12:43:31 AM »
There's been two surprises so far:

1. WDaDU got a vote
2. SC hasn't

I also wonder f the lone WDADU vote came from the same one who voted for Infinity.
Nope. I was the first one to vote for WDaDU, and my other 2 choices were SFaM and SDoIT, just as they were in the previous thread.  ;)
As a basic rule, if you hate it, you must solely blame Portnoy. If it's good, then you must downplay MP's contribution to the band as not being important anyway, or claim he's just lying. It's the DTF way.

Offline ZKX-2099

  • Posts: 3038
  • Gender: Male
  • The Drifting Drifter
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2020, 03:22:42 AM »
For me it's:

Scenes
Six
Train

...although not necessarily in that order.

Ditto.

Offline Grappler

  • Posts: 1665
  • Gender: Male
  • Victory, Illinois Varsity
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2020, 06:16:26 AM »
Where's all the love for Train of Thought? I can't believe DOT has more votes than it.

Train of Thought was usually in my top 3.  But I find myself going back to DOT more, since it's still a heavy record, but really feels like classic Dream Theater.  I still love TOT though!

Online bl5150

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 8488
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2020, 06:23:38 AM »
1. Images and Words (not even close)
2. ADTOE
3. DT12

Still need to listen to DOT more than I have to figure out where that sits - suffice it to say that the Mangini era rekindled my interest which had waned from FII onwards..  If it was based on influence then WDADU and Awake would be 2/3 but I am working with the albums I would reach for these days.
"I would just like to say that after all these years of heavy drinking, bright lights and late nights, I still don't need glasses. I drink right out of the bottle." - DLR

www.theguitardojo.com.au

Offline Bentower

  • Posts: 158
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2020, 06:35:00 AM »
1. I&W
2. Awake
3. FII

with SFAM missing the mark ever so slightly.

Offline Nekov

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 10176
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2020, 12:41:48 PM »
Mine hasn't changed and probably won't since I haven't really enjoyed their latest releases. I did like DT12 a lot when it came out but I rarely feel like visiting it.

1. SFAM
2. 6DOIT
3. I&W
When Ginobili gets hot, I get hot in my pants. 

Offline Madman Shepherd

  • Posts: 2968
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2020, 04:19:16 PM »
1. ADTOE
2. DOT
3. SC

It's funny because I think the best songs on SC aren't as good as the best songs on some other albums, but also I don't think there is a single song that isn't excellent on that album which I can't say for almost any other album.

Disc 1 of SDOIT would probably be my number 2 spot if disc 2 didn't weigh it down so much.

Offline Northern Lion

  • Defender of Liberty
  • Posts: 514
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2020, 04:47:13 PM »
Awesome man!  You gave SC a vote.  I was rooting for it  :tup

There are really only 2 songs on SC that I don't care for all that much and that's Constant Motion and Repentance.  The rest I like a lot.

I'm also glad to see that ADToE has gotten a few more.
"You call it facial hair, I call it awesomeness escaping through my face"

Offline Volante99

  • Posts: 535
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2020, 08:12:32 PM »
Images
Awake
SFaM

By a huuuuge margin

ADToE is an honorable mention.

Offline Architeuthis

  • Posts: 2518
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #45 on: February 29, 2020, 12:44:07 AM »
DT12
Octavarium
D/T
You can do a lot in a lifetime if you don't burn out too fast, you can make the most of the distance, first you need endurance first you've got to last....... NP

Offline RoeDent

  • 2006 Time Magazine Person of the Year
  • Posts: 5500
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #46 on: February 29, 2020, 11:20:20 AM »
ADTOE
The Astonishing
D/T

*mic drop*

Offline Architeuthis

  • Posts: 2518
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #47 on: February 29, 2020, 02:02:47 PM »
ADTOE
The Astonishing
D/T

*mic drop*
Good choices!   :tup
You can do a lot in a lifetime if you don't burn out too fast, you can make the most of the distance, first you need endurance first you've got to last....... NP

Offline ThatOneGuy2112

  • Posts: 2032
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #48 on: February 29, 2020, 03:00:38 PM »
1. SFAM
2. I&W
3. 6DOIT

With Awake at a close fourth. I don't think this will ever change for me.

Offline Dave_Manchester

  • Posts: 1275
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #49 on: February 29, 2020, 03:52:56 PM »
ADTOE
The Astonishing
D/T

Love seeing this. The Mangini-era albums are so strong, it's good to see them represented in such a legendary back catalogue.

My own top 3 are:

Octavarium
Scenes From A Memory
Train of Thought

Offline Northern Lion

  • Defender of Liberty
  • Posts: 514
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #50 on: February 29, 2020, 05:41:05 PM »
"You call it facial hair, I call it awesomeness escaping through my face"

Offline Northern Lion

  • Defender of Liberty
  • Posts: 514
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #51 on: February 29, 2020, 05:44:08 PM »
It looks like the top 4 are pretty clear by this point, and it's probably not a surprise to anyone.  But 5th place looks like a very close race between Octavarium and ADToE.  That I think is very interesting.
"You call it facial hair, I call it awesomeness escaping through my face"

Offline Dedalus

  • Posts: 214
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2020, 11:49:19 PM »
1 - I&W
2 - SFAM
3 - 6DOIT

4 - ADTOE

14 - SC   :biggrin:

Offline Northern Lion

  • Defender of Liberty
  • Posts: 514
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2020, 08:01:30 PM »
Well, Octavarium and ADToE are now tied for 5th favorite DT album.  I wasn't going to bump this thread but considering that happened I thought it would be interesting to mention.
"You call it facial hair, I call it awesomeness escaping through my face"

Online Trav86

  • Posts: 235
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #54 on: March 09, 2020, 07:44:39 AM »
I’ve been listening to DT for over twenty years and while I like every album and they’ve each had their moments, these are the ones I go back to the most.

Images and Words
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory
A Dramatic Turn of Events
Can't we find the minds
to lead us closer to the heart?

Online Podaar

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 7911
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #55 on: March 09, 2020, 10:07:45 AM »
In this order:

6DOIT
SFAM
Awake
“I have always found it quaint, and rather touching, that there is a movement in the U.S. that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough.” — Christopher Hitchens

Online NoFred

  • Posts: 127
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #56 on: March 09, 2020, 11:15:33 AM »
This needs a follow up poll of top albums outside of the big four, those eat up 75% of the picks

Offline KidInTheDark666

  • Posts: 45
  • Gender: Male
  • Traveling through both space and time.
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #57 on: March 09, 2020, 12:47:40 PM »
Agreed

Offline pg1067

  • Posts: 4445
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #58 on: March 09, 2020, 03:23:20 PM »
This needs a follow up poll of top albums outside of the big four, those eat up 75% of the picks

"There's a bass solo in a song called Metropolis where I do a bass solo."  John Myung

Online Indiscipline

  • Ponce
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 2538
  • Gender: Male
  • Apply IMO --->
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #59 on: March 09, 2020, 03:32:21 PM »
Images
Astonishing
Scenes

Offline Northern Lion

  • Defender of Liberty
  • Posts: 514
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #60 on: March 09, 2020, 05:27:58 PM »
This needs a follow up poll of top albums outside of the big four, those eat up 75% of the picks



Sounds like a good idea.  I'll do it.
"You call it facial hair, I call it awesomeness escaping through my face"

Offline romdrums

  • Posts: 2035
  • Sooner or later, everyone pays the Piper!
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2020, 07:46:12 PM »
Awake
Images and Words
Six Degrees
Though we live in trying times, we're the ones who have to try. -Neil Peart, 1952-2020.

I don't need to know how tough I am to know how tough I am! - Rowdy Roddy Piper

Offline Eldomm

  • Metropolis chemist
  • Posts: 1396
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #62 on: March 13, 2020, 12:50:09 AM »
1.Images and words
2.When dream and day unite
3.Awake

Offline SleeperAwake

  • Posts: 222
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #63 on: March 21, 2020, 12:05:57 PM »
Awake
I&W
Scenes


...and that will probably never change, even though Six Degrees is not far behind.

Offline impolybius

  • Posts: 1
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #64 on: May 21, 2020, 08:06:17 AM »
Right now:

1. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
2. Awake
3. The Astonishing

Followed closely by Scenes from a Memory.

:-)

Offline Nachtmerrie

  • Posts: 192
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #65 on: May 22, 2020, 01:15:58 PM »
Where's all the love for Train of Thought? I can't believe DOT has more votes than it.

The love is over here. Just voted SFAM, SDOIT en TOT.
Awake and I&W come close.

None of the albums after TOT does even come close to those five.

Offline pg1067

  • Posts: 4445
  • Gender: Male
Re: What are your three favorite Dream Theater albums 2.0
« Reply #66 on: May 22, 2020, 01:52:05 PM »
Where's all the love for Train of Thought? I can't believe DOT has more votes than it.

The love is over here. Just voted SFAM, SDOIT en TOT.
Awake and I&W come close.

None of the albums after TOT does even come close to those five.

There was a companion thread, which I think asked folks to pick their favorite DT album other than I&W, Awake, SFAM and SDOIT (i.e., the "regular top 4").  While TOT doesn't rank in most folks' top 3, it seems to be commonly in the next tier for most folks.
"There's a bass solo in a song called Metropolis where I do a bass solo."  John Myung