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    Posted: November 18 2019 at 12:03
Which of these album is your favorite?

In my opinion, these are the two best albums of all time. No other comes close. They're both absolutely perfect in every way possible. And there's no way I can pick one over the other.

Dream Theater and Steven Wilson (/ Porcupine Tree) are my favorite artists, and it's been that way for a while. I started with classic prog a few years back (Yes, Floyd, Crimson, Kansas, etc.) but I feel that modern prog blows classic out of the water. These guys especially exemplify that.

Another thing that I love about these albums is that there are no other albums like either one (that I have come across thus far). They're so unique and have pushed the bounds of music. That being said, it kind of sucks that there are no other albums like either.

For those of you with a preference between the two, which do you prefer? And more importantly, why do you prefer it?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dougmcauliffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2019 at 12:33
Love both, just saw DT play all of scenes live, certainly a 5 star album. With that said, Hand. Cannot. Erase is just one of those albums with a magical aura around it, it is easily one of the greatest achievements in prog and a top 6 album for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Grumpyprogfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2019 at 12:39
Scenes From a Memory is almost perfect. Hand... is less perfect than Scenes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2019 at 12:57
I haven't listened to these two in a really long time, will try and join the coversation after I relisten to them a bit. Big smile
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Scenes from a Memory, obviously...

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Scenes from a Memory.
Wilson does nothing for me.
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Hand. Cannot. Erase. But who erased the actual poll?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2019 at 13:54
Originally posted by progmatic progmatic wrote:

Hand. Cannot. Erase. But who erased the actual poll?


nobody erased anything, newbies can't create polls.
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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by progmatic progmatic wrote:

Hand. Cannot. Erase. But who erased the actual poll?


nobody erased anything, newbies can't create polls.
It seems a long time ago since I was a newbie here, even though it was only a couple of months ago. A lot's happened since then. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Foxprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2019 at 14:19
HCE for me easily. The music is more deep and has variety. Images and Words is a better album than Scenes in my opinion.
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DT for sure. 
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Hand Cannot Erase by far.  A superb album, better even than The Raven That Refused to Sing.

I just cannot get into DT. It's prog by numbers, technique over emotion and I don't like the singer much.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Libor10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2019 at 18:18
Scenes from a memory. Great album, probably the best from DT (for me, of cource). With different DT album I'd consider it thoroughly, but not with Scenes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2019 at 18:48
Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Hand Cannot Erase by far.  A superb album, better even than The Raven That Refused to Sing.

I just cannot get into DT. It's prog by numbers, technique over emotion and I don't like the singer much.

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prog by the numbers --my feeling exactly about DT--but I do prefer the Raven because the best songs on that album move me more than Hand cannot....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tboyd1802 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2019 at 19:00
HCE easily.
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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Hand Cannot Erase by far.á A superb album, better even than The Raven That Refused to Sing.

I just cannot get into DT. It's prog by numbers, technique over emotion and I don't like the singer much.

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I don't know about the raven, but if anybody should refuse to sing, it's Wilson. Fine composer and musician, but a dreadful voice.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2019 at 22:49
The best thing DT ever did was A Change Of Seasons (IMO) while H.C.E is Wilson's 4th best album and a slight downturn after his first 3 masterpieces although I would still vote for that over most DT. 
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Scenes way over Hand.
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Scenes for me.... my fave DT album
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