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What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?

WDADU, I&W, Awake, FII
3 (2.9%)
I&W, Awake, FII, SFAM
39 (37.9%)
Awake, FII, SFAM, SDOIT
10 (9.7%)
FII, SFAM, SDOIT, TOT
1 (1%)
SFAM, SDOIT, TOT, 8VM
35 (34%)
SDOIT, TOT, 8VM, SC
4 (3.9%)
TOT, 8VM, SC, BC&SL
1 (1%)
8VM, SC, BC&SL, ADTOE
1 (1%)
SC, BC&SL, ADTOE, DT12
0 (0%)
BC&SL, ADTOE, DT12, TA
2 (1.9%)
ADTOE, DT12, TA, DOT
7 (6.8%)

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Offline pg1067

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Re: What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2021, 01:40:01 PM »
The question says it all.  Have at it.

I'm torn between I&W through SFAM (three of my top four albums and one of my bottom four) and SFAM through 8VM (two of my top 4 and two from the mid-tier).  Gonna have to give this some thought before voting myself.

Which two are mid-tier? Octavarium and?

My top 4 DT albums are typically:

1. SFAM
2. I&W
3. SDOIT
4. Awake

8VM and TOT show up somewhere in the next group of four, and FII is probably in the #12 spot (ahead of only SC and TA).
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2021, 07:41:05 AM »
Option 2 has my top 3 DT albums, so this was easy for me.
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2021, 05:24:27 PM »
SFAM - 8vm by far.

SFAM, SDOIT and 8vm are my top 3 DT albums

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Re: What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2021, 03:44:32 PM »
a Real difficult question.

Scenes, Six Degrees, Train of Thought and Octavarium or
Systematic Chaos, Black Clouds, Dramaticus Turn and Dream Theater 12.

To me, I really canít choose. Those aight albums are all that much of wonderful, that I really canít choose. Dream and Day Unite and Awake will be as pretty as they are as well, but I somehow canít adore Falling into Infinity as much as the othersÖ

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Re: What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?
« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2021, 05:34:06 PM »
Given my DT album rankings,, this is pretty easy for me...

I would be the WDADU, I&W, Awake, FII run

(My favorite 4 DT albums are I&W -> Awake -> WDADU -> FII)


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Re: What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2021, 03:04:33 AM »
SFAM, SDOIT, TOT, 8VM

Scenes and Octavarium are probably my favorite albums by the band and ToT and Six Degrees are in the upper half as well. I absolutely love Black Clouds, so it was tough not to include that, but it still only took me about 4 seconds to make this decision  :lol
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?
« Reply #41 on: June 22, 2021, 01:02:42 AM »
SFAM - 8VM

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Re: What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?
« Reply #42 on: June 24, 2021, 10:21:33 AM »
SDOIT -> SC, 8VM is the real weak point here but SDOIT, TOT, and SC carry it for me.

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Re: What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?
« Reply #43 on: June 24, 2021, 12:13:27 PM »
It's interesting to see some of the outlier voting here:

WDADU through FII -- 3 votes:  Three people prefer WDADU to SFAM!

SDOIT through SC -- 4 votes:  I've literally never heard anyone say SC is better than SFAM.

TOT through BC&SL -- 1 vote:  This means SC and BC&SL over SFAM and SDOIT.

SC through DT12 -- 0 votes:  This is surprising (to me, of course) when you compare it to the grouping of BC&SL through TA, which got two votes.  I'm not surprised that folks like TA better than SC, but I am a bit surprised that no one who likes the three album run of BC&SL through DT12 prefers SC over TA.
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?
« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2021, 12:26:30 PM »
Not sure about anyone else, but for me it wasn't about one album being better than the other, and more about the run between all albums.

I voted for Awake-SDOIT, yet I rank I&W higher than SDOIT on my list. It's hard to explain my reasoning behind it but I think Awake-SDOIT feels more satisfying If I were to listen to all 4 albums back to back. That's just me though.

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Re: What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?
« Reply #45 on: June 24, 2021, 01:01:13 PM »
Not sure about anyone else, but for me it wasn't about one album being better than the other, and more about the run between all albums.

I voted for Awake-SDOIT, yet I rank I&W higher than SDOIT on my list. It's hard to explain my reasoning behind it but I think Awake-SDOIT feels more satisfying If I were to listen to all 4 albums back to back. That's just me though.

I agree with this, but voted for SFAM - 8VM because of the song Octavarium. I don't like the album as much as say FII ( I go by how many songs I like on the album, but it is sometimes hard to do this when one song makes the whole album )

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Re: What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?
« Reply #46 on: June 24, 2021, 01:17:05 PM »
It's interesting to see some of the outlier voting here:

WDADU through FII -- 3 votes:  Three people prefer WDADU to SFAM!


One would be me!  :biggrin: (as I stated elsewhere, I really like SFAM - just not to the same high, stone-cold-classic degree as most fans. And I absolutely LOVE WDADU, #3 DT for me)

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Re: What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?
« Reply #47 on: June 24, 2021, 01:38:49 PM »
SDOIT through SC -- 4 votes:  I've literally never heard anyone say SC is better than SFAM.

SC is better than SFAM, there I said it :lol

I don't know if it's significantly better but I listen to songs from SC a lot more than SFAM.

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Re: What Is Your Favorite Four-Album Run by Dream Theater?
« Reply #48 on: July 31, 2021, 07:46:36 PM »
I&W, Awake, FII, SFAM