Disappear could be a possible choice.
When Dream And Day Unite
Images And Words
Live At The Marquee
A Change Of Seasons
Falling Into Infinity
Once In A LIVEtime
Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory
Live Scenes From New York
Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
Train Of Thought
Live At Budokan
Lifting Shadows CD
Black Clouds And Silver Linings
And I will be buying A Dramatic Turn Of Events tomorrow...well, technically today lol.
I will be spending just as much time here as I do at DTF.org. I've been there since it opened up, so it's hard to just abandon it. I mean, sure, this is the official board again, but it's the people and the topics at hand (Dream Theater-releated, or not) that make a board unique.
My favourite Dream Theater album has always been Awake. I love the rawness of that album. I love James rasp and harsh vocals, the heaviness of the album, the lyrical content. I feel that Awake was their most diverse album, but no matter what direction the album takes, it always has this dark undertone for the whole seventy-five minutes that really resonates with me. Awake seems to have the most character.
The two albums that are in for a close contender, however, is Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence and Falling Into Infinity.
Very well said. And agree with what you said about Portnoy leaving; no matter who was sad, happy, or indifferent to see him leave, I think that it would be a lie for anybody to say that the thought didn't cross their minds if whether Dream Theater would throw in the towel and that would be it for the band. I know I did.
But here they are--kicking ass still, having just released a new album that, from what I have read, is being regarded as one of the band's best records, still touring the world, and sharing their music and talent with us; relentless, and unwilling to quit.
So, with that said, I think the original poster made the point the best.
Thank you, Mike Mangini, and thank you, Dream Theater--members past, and present.