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I love progressive stuff, therefore i love Dream Theater, sooooo, im going to be getting paid this summer which means new CD's (and an Acoustic) for me, i really want another DT album, so which one shoud i get? I have Awake (old album) and Systematic Chaos (Newest album) already (i am a kinda new DT fan, just startedd listening to the last year) I enjoy both albums thouroughly so i dont know what to get, their older stuff or the newer stuff, can i get some help from people who have heard them?
Definatly get Octivarium to me its one of their best! laugh.gif
The Uncreator
Octavarium, Scenes From A Memory, Images And Words, Live At Budokan, Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulance, and Score smile.gif
QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Jun 11 2008, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Octavarium, Scenes From A Memory, Images And Words, Live At Budokan, Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulance, and Score smile.gif

I bought my dad the Live at the Budokan DVD when i was like in the 4th or 5th grade and thats how I got into them it was amazing!
Juan M. Valero
Scenes From A Memory is THE album wink.gif

BTW they have lot of great albums, so anyone will be great tongue.gif
I really like Train of Thought, its like their dark and heavy side. Yummy.
Images And Words, and Train Of Thought smile.gif
Those are my favourites anyway smile.gif
Depends what your tastes are really - if you're into the more proggy stuff go for Images and Words or Scenes from a Memory, metal = Train of Thought/Octavarium. Although to be honest I'd recommend you get your hands on all of them at some point. My personal favourite is Images and Words - the outro to Learning to Live is still my favourite piece of music ever written.

That said, songs to look up (most on youtube):

Octavarium, Learning to Live, Lines in the Sand, The Spirit Carries On.

To be honest you can't really go wrong with a DT album, just some will take more time to get into than others - I still hate Train of Thought however sad.gif. Go for Images and Words or Scenes from a Memory - or even the Score live album. All good buys!
Danilo Capezzuto
Images and words is a must have. Awake ( you already have) is their most "cold" album, just awesome.
Falling into infinity have some songs that will shook you! Scenes from a memory is a concept albums, and what can I say...simply poetic, and what a sound Petrucci have in this album! Six degrees of inner turbulence is their most experimental album, PHENOMENAL! Train of thought is heavy as stone, don't like petrucci's solo and rudess too, but the rhythms are awesome. Octavarium have a suite of 24 minutes (if I'm not wrong) of pure magic. Systematic chaos you already have...enjoy DT!!
Thanks guys, I'll prolly end up getting Images and Words and Octavarium, and those should hold me off for a while (I have waaaay too many other cds i want to buy including these)
I think Awake is my overall favorite, but any of Dream Theaters' stuff is awesome. On Scenes From a Memory, Petrucci pulls off a particularly incredible lick, (even for him), in one of the songs. I don't know which song, but, he harmonizes with himself with a really wild descending run that just leaves me scratching my head. The guy practiced for six hours or more each day, back when he was at Berklee. It really goes to show you that dedication can bring about excellence. John is one of the best there is!
Lian Gerbino
Scenes From A Memory, Images And Words.... these discs you can not miss biggrin.gif
Trond Vold
Scenes from a Memory or Images and Words smile.gif
Two absolutely brilliant pieces of art from start to finish.
Try Liquid Tension Experiment. They are an instrumental jazz fusion/progressive metal band that consist of Petrucci, Portnoy, Rudess (all of Dream Theater members), and Levin. Great stuff! I actually like to listen to LTE more than Dream Theater smile.gif, although 2 different bands altogether.
Images and Words its a must have!
And i also like 6 degrees alot!!
Yeah I'd have to say Images and Words or Scenes from a Memory, definitely their best imo.
Although all their albums are amazing, I think these two really stand out the most.
Trick question: they're all epic.
If I had to pick one album, I would get Images and Words. Then Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory. But you can't go wrong with any Dream Theater album, they are all insane.
The Uncreator
I think the main point here is any one will amaze you, They are amazing....all of them wink.gif
Images & Words is an album I've never seen fail to amaze. Great melodies, very proggy compared to some of their later stuff. Very early 90's-ish, which is wonderful!
In my opinion you already have the only DT album you need in Awake smile.gif
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