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    Posted: January 15 2021 at 07:19
On the Prog Archives main site, SFaM is the clear winner with the ratings it has received, moreover it is on top among all the progressive metal albums, so far.

But I wonder what my fellow forumers think. 

I didn't put Images and Words, because its rating is also very high in here. I also didn't put the "both" option, because I wanted to see which one is for you to choose if you have to make a decision.

I think Awake is the better album, even though I love SFaM immensely too.

What about you?

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Scenes from a Memory (DVD version)
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Iím not a great fan of Scenes. I love Awake, though. No contest for me at all.

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Awake for me, such an incredible and unique record. Kevin Moore really shines on it, super dark tone to the record, and not a second wasted start to finish. A Mind Beside Itself (especially erotomania), Scarred, The Mirror, Lifting Shadows and 6:00 are my favorites.

While Awake is a top 20 album ever for me, I think SFAM is slightly overrated, even though I acknowledge its a classic and iconic album. For me there's a noticeable quality drop off after the song Home. The opening with Overture and Strange Deja Vu is incredible however, gets me so amped up. But yeah Dance of Eternity gets old fast, and the rest is just not up to par with the first half and change of the record. 

So Awake is taking it for me, I could gush about that album all day, brilliant production, every member sounds absolutely essential to every track.
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'Awake' has to be my favorite DT album, so easy one for me!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote VianaProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2021 at 08:03
I really love both albums. They're two of my favourite albums ever. However, I think I still prefer Scenes From A Memory. I saw the entire performance of Scenes in the last world tour of the band, and I still keep be amazed with that album, even after so many years have gone.
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Scenes for me
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Awake by far
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Awesoreno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2021 at 11:36
Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

Awake for me, such an incredible and unique record. Kevin Moore really shines on it, super dark tone to the record, and not a second wasted start to finish. A Mind Beside Itself (especially erotomania), Scarred, The Mirror, Lifting Shadows and 6:00 are my favorites.

While Awake is a top 20 album ever for me, I think SFAM is slightly overrated, even though I acknowledge its a classic and iconic album. For me there's a noticeable quality drop off after the song Home. The opening with Overture and Strange Deja Vu is incredible however, gets me so amped up. But yeah Dance of Eternity gets old fast, and the rest is just not up to par with the first half and change of the record. 

So Awake is taking it for me, I could gush about that album all day, brilliant production, every member sounds absolutely essential to every track.
We're on the same wavelength today.
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I find I am often on the same wavelength as Doug. I would say about 90 per cent of the time, I agree with his opinions. Heís one of a few people here whose posts I always pay attention to. 👍🏻

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Two superb albums and I love both albums but, thereís always a but. Awake is a personal favourite because of personal issues...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2021 at 11:54
3 "neither"votes
I wonder who voted there. Stern Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote geekfreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2021 at 12:11
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

3 "neither"votes
I wonder who voted there.†Stern Smile






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2021 at 12:25
It's really tough for me. Scenes is a work of art, even if you don't follow the story much but all the songs flow really nice, Home being a highlight for me.

Awake is not in the same vein meaning its not a concept pc 100%, so I can look at them differently and vote each at the top. But due to Kevin Moore's awesome performance and writing Awake for me.

I hate it for Rudess as on all his performances all I hear is keys/synth wonking and it bugs me, sometime to no end.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2021 at 12:35
Originally posted by geekfreak geekfreak wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

3 "neither"votes
I wonder who voted there. Stern Smile






Not me... @Psychedelic Paul Didnít I think
 
Not me either. I already voted for Scenes from a Memory. Wink
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Originally posted by Awesoreno Awesoreno wrote:

Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

Awake for me, such an incredible and unique record. Kevin Moore really shines on it, super dark tone to the record, and not a second wasted start to finish. A Mind Beside Itself (especially erotomania), Scarred, The Mirror, Lifting Shadows and 6:00 are my favorites.

While Awake is a top 20 album ever for me, I think SFAM is slightly overrated, even though I acknowledge its a classic and iconic album. For me there's a noticeable quality drop off after the song Home. The opening with Overture and Strange Deja Vu is incredible however, gets me so amped up. But yeah Dance of Eternity gets old fast, and the rest is just not up to par with the first half and change of the record. 

So Awake is taking it for me, I could gush about that album all day, brilliant production, every member sounds absolutely essential to every track.
We're on the same wavelength today.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dougmcauliffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2021 at 12:57
Originally posted by nick_h_nz nick_h_nz wrote:

I find I am often on the same wavelength as Doug. I would say about 90 per cent of the time, I agree with his opinions. Heís one of a few people here whose posts I always pay attention to. 👍🏻


Funny you say that, i've noticed the same with effect with much of what you have to say! Thanks for the kind words Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progmind Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2021 at 14:13
"Awake" by miles, my fav dream theater album.

Post Kevin Moore lost interest in the band
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