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GMD Poll: Dream Theater's Discography Ranked

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by crimsonfloyd, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. crimsonfloyd

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    7) Octavarium (2005)

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    Average points per vote: 8.6/15

    First place votes: 1 ( @Vegard Pompey)


     
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  2. crimsonfloyd

    crimsonfloyd Active Member

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    6) Systematic Chaos (2007)

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    Average points per vote: 9.1/15

     
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  3. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    Wish I had remembered to vote in this poll because that is a laughably high placement for Black Clouds & Silver Linings.
     
  4. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Imagine forgetting to post in a poll you voted to do
     
  5. Allfader

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    It's weird that the debut is ranked below Black Clouds. Musically, the debut is absolutely superior.
     
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    The 1st disc of Six Degrees is the best thing they ever did.
     
  7. crimsonfloyd

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    5) Train of Thought (2003)

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    Average points per vote: 9.2/15

    1st place votes: 1 (@The Ozzman)

     
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  8. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    So the reason I missed the cutoff is that I was planning to do a thought-out list with blurbs and everything, but I was too occupied with school to ever get around to it. I'm a little bummed that I missed it because Dream Theater is actually a pretty important band to me. To be clear, I think their laughing stock status is 100% justified as they are consistently terrible songwriters across most of their discography. But I got into them when I was young and uncritical and today I mostly just find their bad qualities kind of endearing, with the exception of Jordan Rudess' synth tones which are a worse crime against humanity than the holocaust. Anyway, here's my list for the heck of it;

    1. Octavarium
    2. When Dream and Day Unite
    3. Images and Words
    4. Systematic Chaos
    5. A Change of Seasons
    6. Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory
    7. Distance Over Time
    8. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
    9. Awake
    10. Train of Thought
    11. Black Clouds & Silver Linings
    12. The Astonishing
    13. Falling Into Infinity
    14. A Dramatic Turn of Events (needs reevaluation)
    15. Dream Theater
     
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  9. crimsonfloyd

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    4) When Dream and Day United (1989)

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    Average points per vote: 9.5/15

     
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    3) A Change of Seasons (1995)

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    Average points per vote: 10.3/15

     
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    2) Awake (1994)
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    Average points per vote: 11.9/15

    First place votes: 3 (@Allfader @Slammed @HamburgerBoy)

     
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    1) Images and Words (1992)

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    Average points per vote: 13.4/15

    First place votes: 2 (@Baroque @crimsonfloyd)

     
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    Couldn’t ask for a better top 4! Exactly as I ranked them haha

    5 is so close also

    [edit] wait what the debut mysteriously moved up during the countdown
     
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    I felt nice and since you did an easy to calculate full 15, I added your list.

    It shifted things around a bit.

    -A Dramatic Turn of Events dropped from 11 to 13
    -Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence rose from 12 to 13
    -Falling to Infinity dropped from 10 to 11
    -Distance over Time rose from 12 to 10
    -Metropolis dropped from 8 to 9
    -Black Clouds and Silver Linings dropped from 6 to 8
    -Octavarium rose from 9 to 7
    -Systematic Chaos dropped from 5 to 6
    -Train of Thought dropped from 4 to 5
    -When Dream and Day Unite rose from 7 to 4

    The top 3 stayed the same.
     
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    Interesting to see how this panned out. The top four I suppose are a lock really, the rest of the discog up until Portnoy's departure is up to personal preference really & just about all of the post-Portnoy stuff is comfortably their least inspired work.
     
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    Top 5 is acceptable now
     
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    I was really busy while this was open, sorry. Don't know if I could've endured most/all of the discography anyway - kudos to those who did.

    Images and Words + Awake absolutely deserve to be #1 and #2, thank god that happened. The biggest error here is Metropolis pt. 2 being so low. It's mad uneven, but has some of their best songs. If an EP can make #3, then shit, just build your own EP from half of Metropolis and rank it that way.
     
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    There aren't 5 minutes of music on Metropolis Pt 2 as good as the overall 20+ minutes of A Change of Season.
     
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    Imagine thinking you can just do that with how these polls work. Why not just make an EP from the best Destruction tracks and rank that #1 in the current poll?

    I wouldn't go that far, but it is definitely the most overrated DT release by orders of magnitude.
     
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