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Poll Question: What is the most memorable album?
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    Posted: May 16 2019 at 16:22
1999: Dream Theater released their greatest masterpiece (according to PA ranking: 4,30): Metropolis Part 2 - Scenes From a Memory.

2001: Tool released their greatest masterpiece (according to PA ranking: 4,22): Lateralus.

According to your opinion, today, what is the most memorable album?






Edited by jamesbaldwin - May 16 2019 at 17:37
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Hmmmm....

As a general rule, I'll take DT over just about anything, even Tool.

But I am given pause on this one as I think this site has scenes overrated relative to a number of other DT offerings.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2019 at 17:32
Scenes from a Memory for me. I do think Lateralus is overall more consistent, but nothing really stands out, and it doesn't remotely have the same highs that Metropolis 2 has.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TCat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2019 at 17:59
I would consider myself a bigger Tool fan than a Dream Theater fan all around.

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DT. Scenes is a real masterpiece .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2019 at 18:16
Though I don't consider either "overrated", none is my cup of tea. I don't think I can vote for one or the other.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2019 at 05:57
I'll take DT for 100, Alex . . .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2019 at 06:09
I haven't listened to these two albums in a very long time, neither is a favorite from these bands.

So no vote for now. 
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Tool for me. These are both stunning albums though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2019 at 07:06
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Though I don't consider either "overrated", none is my cup of tea. I don't think I can vote for one or the other.

agree but voted overrated.
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Tool, but I don't really like anything by DT.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2019 at 11:31
both albums are excellent when I am in the mood for heavy

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote geekfreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2019 at 23:26
firstly both are masterpieces but the vote went to DT 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jamesbaldwin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2019 at 06:01
I voted for both. I like them very much, for different reasons:

- the powerful melodies -> DT
- the great work on the rhythm -> Tool

But, to be sincere, I dont consider these albums absolute masterpiecese of prog - though they are very solid.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Enchant X Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2019 at 06:13
I vote Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory, it's a wonderful album amongst the best  albums ever made, even today after all these years it still has an effect on me (playing it now).  

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Tool...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2019 at 11:03
Tool - not a big fan but I have a lot of respect for them (and 10000 Days in particular is very beautiful). I do like that they seem quite indifferent towards belonging to a genre - metal, progmetal or whatever and create their music in whichever way comes natural for the lyricism and what they want to express. I can only think of Radiohead amongst other hugely successful mainstream bands who seem equally free, open minded and artistically ambitious. They're sonical universe is bigger and emotions at display more diverse which makes them unpredictable and more artistically interesting than DT (who are always semi complex metal in one way or another)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2019 at 11:20
Of these two choices? Lateralus — easily. That's Tool's best album. 
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Dream Theater.
Scenes From a Memory is a great album. I don't like Tool one bit.
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