This is the song I keep singing to myself over and over again
@mtkm48: Petrucci's lyrics were amazing. Especially on "Beneath the surface". I agree. Petrucci was absolutely phenomenal in all he put into this album. He always is.
@Emerald Thoughts: I agree. LaBrie was amazing. His vocals melodies were really thoughtful as well.
I think it's really hard to choose one over the other. I went with Jordan Rudess simply for the extensive range of unique sounds he brought to the album. They really give the whole album and Dream Theater a solid musical identity. However, I can't overstate the importance of each member of the band. It wouldn't be the same if any of the core four left. We'll have to wait and see if Mike Mangini really gets to create an important place for himself in the sound of the band.