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Rank the DT Albums v. Because It Had to Happen

  • Rank the DT Albums v. Because It Had to Happen
    September 9, 2011 - 2:11am

    1. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
    2. Images & Words
    3. Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
    4. Train of Thought (Deal with it!)
    5. Awake
    6. Black Clouds & Silver Linings
    7. Falling Into Infinity
    8. Systematic Chaos
    9. Octavarium
    10. When Dream and Day Unite

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DimitriusDTF's picture
on September 9, 2011 - 2:11am

1. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
2. Images & Words
3. Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
4. Train of Thought (Deal with it!)
5. Awake
6. Black Clouds & Silver Linings
7. Falling Into Infinity
8. Systematic Chaos
9. Octavarium
10. When Dream and Day Unite

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Lady Obscure's picture

ADTOE (hopefully )
SDOIT
TOT
SFAM
8vm
BC& SL
SC
Awake
FII
I&W
WD&DU

well, it changes pretty much everday.... That's the ranking I came up with now....

Fiat Lux's picture

It's great the way we all love different! I haven't added ADTOE to this list because I'm still getting used to it.

1. 6DOIT - IMHO, Disk 2 is the greatest piece of prog rock since Jethro Tull's thick as a Brick in 1972. Unlikely to be bettered by DT or anyone else.
2. SFAM - Best album of the 2000s, as good as Pink Floyd's the Wall in terms of thematic musical compositions. As a stand alone album, again, unlikely to be bettered by DT or anyone else. A "must have" in pretty much any collection.
3. SC - ITPOE pts 1 and 2, when played together as on Chaos in Motion, almost proved me wrong in terms of 6DOIT but just failed to reach that glorious level. It is, IMHO, the best piece of prog by anyone since 6DOIT.
4. 8V - so many good tracks, The song 8V, and the Razor's Edge in particular - an all time classic.
5. COS EP - COS is another absolute blinder of prog rock. Not as good as 6DOIT or ITPOE but a prog "must have".
6. Awake - for the Erotomania/Voices/Silent Man epic. About as good as COS.
7. TOT - the last 3 tracks just work. Inspired and different enough to keep my interest. ITNOG is a classic.
8. BC&SL - TCOT and BOT are classic DT, done well.
9. IAW - Has Metropolis Pt 1, but DT then took that idea and made a whole album based on M Pt 1 but even better.
10. FII - has some great moments, but the best of the albums above is better than the best of FII.
11. WDADU

cheers

jviola95's picture

1. Scenes From A Memory
2. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
3. A Dramatic Turn of Events
4. Octavarium
5. Awake
6. Images And Words
7. Train of Thought
8. Black Clouds & Silver Linings
9. Falling Into Infinity
10. Systematic Chaos
11. A Change of Seasons

Unfortunetly, I don't have WDADU, but I plan on getting it soon. This list always changes, but SFAM will always be my top album.

Adaeha's picture

1. Images & Words - 5.00
2. Metropolis Pt. II: Scenes From A Memory - 5.00
3. Train of Thought - 4.86
4. When Dream & Day Unite - 4.75
5. A Dramatic Turn of Events - 4.67
6. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - 4.54
7. Octavarium - 4.50
8. Black Clouds & Silver Linings - 4.50
9. Awake - 4.45
10. Systematic Chaos - 4.38
11. Falling Into Infinity - 4.36

Aramatheis's picture

I'd have to say:

1. Scenes From a Memory
2. Awake
3. Images and Words
4. Octavarium
5. Blacks Clouds & Silver Linings
6. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
7. When Dream and Day Unite
8. Train of Thought
9. Systematic Chaos
10. Falling Into Infinity

SilentFury007's picture

Since I haven't heard ADTOE yet, I'll leave it out. Actually, it would be more fun to guess where I think it will end up, so I'll do that!

1. BC&SL
2. Scenes
3. ADTOE (Just a guess since I haven't heard it yet)
4. 6DOIT (both discs)
5. FII
6. Images
7. Awake
8. TOT
9. SC
10.Octavarium
11. WDADU

IdoSC's picture

1. SFAM
2. IAW
3. Octavarium
4. SDOIT
5. Awake
6. FII
7. TOT
8. WDADU
9. BCSL
10. SC

ADTOE is somewhere in my top 3. It's definitely higher than Octavarium, I'm still not sure if I like it better than Images, and for now it's still behind SFAM (though not by far). We'll see how this goes in a few months.

reo73's picture

1. Awake
2. 6 Degrees Disc 1
3. FII
4. Images & Words
5. Scenes
6. Train of Thought
7. Octavarium
8. 6 Degrees Disk 2
9. Systematic Chaos
10. Black Clouds
11. WDADU

FlyingBIZKITDTF's picture

1. Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
2. Falling Into Infinity
3. Scenes From A Memory
4. Images and Words
5. Train of Thought
6. Awake
7. Black Clouds and Silver Linings
8. Octavarium
9. When Dream and Day Unite
10. Systematic Chaos

LieLowTheWantedManDTF's picture

1. Scenes from a Memory
2. Awake
3. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
4. Systematic Chaos
5. Images and Words
6. Black Clouds and Silver Linings
7. Octavarium
8. When Dream and Day Unite
9. Falling Into Infinity
10. Train of Thought

guitarob's picture

1. Metropolis Part II: Scenes from a Memory
2. Images and Words
3. Awake
4. Train of Thought
5. Octavarium
6. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
7. A Change of Seasons
8. Systematic Chaos
9. Black Clouds & Silver Linings
10. Falling into Infinity
11. When Dream and Day Unite

Xinlo's picture

1. Octavarium
2. Six Degrees
3. Train of Thought
4. Scenes From A Memory
5. Images And Words
6. Black Clouds & Silver Linings
7. Systematic Chaos
8. When Dream And Day Unite
9. Awake
10. Falling Into Infinity

I really love all of them, so even the ones on the bottom are still super good. Also Change of Seasons would be somewhere in the middle-top.

smithereen's picture

1. Train of Thought
2. Octavarium
3. Systematic Chaos
4. Images and Words
5. Awake
6. Scenes from a Memory
7. Falling into Infinity
8. Black Clouds and Silver Linings
9. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence.
10. When Dream and Day Unite

Tetsuo Ishida's picture

0 - Cleaning out the closet (For me, the best DT album. Sadly, it wasn't released as an official album)
1 - Images and words
2 - Awake
3 - Falling into infinity
4 - Dramatic turn of events
5 - Octavarium
6 - Six degrees
7 - Scenes from memory
8 - When dream and day unite (If this one was recorded at studio with LaBrie on vocals the position will be 5)
9 - Train of thought
10 - Black clouds
11 - Systematic chaos

osmosis2259DTF's picture

1. Scenes From a Memory
2. Images and Words
3. Awake
4. A Dramatic Turn of Events
5. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
6. Train of Thought
7. Black Clouds and Silver Linings
8. Falling into Infinity
9. Octavarium
10. Systematic Chaos
11. When Dream and Day Unite

-=EoE=-'s picture

1. Scenes From A Memory
2. Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
3. Images & Words
4. A Dramatic Turn Of Events
5. Awake
6. Black Clouds & Silver Linings
7. Octavarium
8. Train Of Thought
9. Systematic Chaos
10. Falling Into Infinity
11. When Dream And Day Unite

Might be different soon.

I'm Not Nate's picture

Nope, still not banned

I'm Not Nate's picture

Hm

Syzzle's picture

1. Images and Words

2. Scenes From a Memory

3. A Dramatic Turn of Events

4. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

5. Black Clouds and Silver Linings

6. Awake

7.Train of Thought

8. Octavarium

9. Systematic Chaos

10. Falling Into Infinity

11. When Dream and Day Unite

Craggus's picture

1=. Awake
1=. Train of Thought
3. Images and Words
4. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
5. Black Clouds and Silver Linings
6. Scenes From a Memory
7=. Falling Into Infinity
7=. Octavarium
9. Systematic Chaos
10. When Dream and Day Unite

Dramatic Turn of Events purposefully excluded until I stop listening to it 3 times a day :P

jsemDTF's picture

Excluding ADTOE til I've given it some time

1. I&W
2. SFAM
3. SDOIT
4. FII
5. BCSL
6. TOT
7. Awake
8. 8vm
9. WDADU
10. SC

Novaturtle's picture

1 and 2. Scenes from a Memory and Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence. I can't choose between them.
3. Images & Words
4. Awake
5. Octavarium
6.Train of Thought
7. Black Clouds & Silver Linings
8. Systematic Chaos
9. Falling into Infinity
10. When Dream & Day Unite

Octavarium and Train of Thought also swap places from time to time.

RuRo's picture

1. Train Of Thought
2. Images And Words
3. Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
4. Black Clouds And Silver Linings
5. Scenes From A Memory
6. Systematic Chaos
7. Awake
8. Octavarium
9. Falling Into Infinity
10. When Dream And Day Unite

1-3 are very close and about equal as my favourites, 4-5 and 6-9 are pretty much interchangeable, I'm sure I've ranked them differently the few times I posted this list (e.g. I put BC&SL higher this time because I'm just finishing listening to that album right now so it's hard to deny it's greatness).

Edit: A Dramatic Turn Of Events tentatively in at around 4 or 5, although it could go higher or lower once I've listened to it more.

Jack Harkness's picture

1. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
2. Awake
3. Images and Words (moves three up if you include A Change of Seasons)
4. A Dramatic Turn of Events
5. Train of Thought / Scenes from a Memory tie
7. Falling into Infinity
8. Octavarium

9. When Dream and Day Unite

10. Black Clouds & Silver Linings
11. Systematic Chaos

;)

Soulfire's picture

1. Octavarium
2. Images and Words
3. Scenes From a Memory
4. Awake
5. Systematic Chaos
6. Black Clouds and Silver Linings
7. Train of Thought
8. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
9. Falling into Infinity
10. When Dream and Day Unite

Refuse to listen to leaks of ADTOE so I'll withold judgement on that one

wasteland's picture

1. I&W
2. SFAM
3. Awake
4. SDOIT
5. FII
6. BCSL
7. WDADU
8. TOT
9. SC
10. 8V

KVK's picture

1. I & W
2. TOT
3. BL&SL
4. Awake
5. SDOIT
6. Octavarium
7. Metropolis pt. 2
8. SC
9. FII
10. WDADU

and hopefully ADTOE will be as high as possible!

ivorydroid's picture

01 - Scenes from a Memory
02 - Images & Words
03 - Awake
04 - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
05 - A Dramatic Turn of Events (no, I didn't download it. I bought it)
06 - Train of Thought
07 - Octavarium
08 - Systematic Chaos
09 - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
10 - Falling Into Infinity
11 - When Dream & Day Unite

BlackInk's picture

01 - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
02 - Train of Thought
03 - Octavarium
04 - Systematic Chaos
05 - Images & Words
06 - Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory
07 - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
08 - Awake
09 - Falling Into Infinity
10 - When Dream & Day Unite

Not what I would have put if I only would have searched my feelings (...), but I based this on my list of all the Dream Theater songs ranked and took the medium of every album and this is what I ended up with.

i.serrano's picture

[quote=Signatus]1.) Scenes From a Memory
2.) Scenes From a Memory
3.) Scenes From a Memory
4.) Scenes From a Memory
5.) Scenes From a Memory
6.) Scenes From a Memory
7.) Scenes From a Memory
8.)Scenes From a Memory
9.) ADToE (I hope...let´s wait)
10.) Octavarium

Form me SFAM is the most beautiful musical work ever made, of all times, not just by DT, but musically speaking.[/quote]

1 to 8 same for me, maybe with I&W at 2

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