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Poll Question: Best Dream Theater album outside the Classic Era
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2 [4.35%]
7 [15.22%]
8 [17.39%]
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    Posted: May 16 2013 at 14:58
Classic era being everything from Images to Scenes. Six Degrees and TOT were hard for me to put in since they're generally great albums but only having everything post Octavarium and When Dream and Day Unite would be boring, so these two were put in.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Melomaniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2013 at 15:20
A Dramatic turn of Events for me. No more Portnoy vocals, DT writing as a band again (god I missed Myung's writing input), Labrie in his perfect vocal range, what more could one ask ?
 
In my top DT albums for sure, regardless of the period !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RedKlouD72 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2013 at 15:36
I'll argue to the death that 6 Degrees Of Inner Turbulence is "Classic era" Dream Theater if you must make such a category. 6Degrees and Scenes are neck 'n neck in my book.

But Alas, I shall participate in your poll 'cause I think it is a good one nonetheless.    And my pick will be 6Degrees (Perhaps, as you could have guessed)


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2013 at 15:37
I consider Six Degrees to be part of the "classic" period, but otherwise:

A Dramatic Turn of Events
Octavarium
Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Train of Thought
When Dream and Day Unite
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Originally posted by RedKlouD72 RedKlouD72 wrote:

I'll argue to the death that 6 Degrees Of Inner Turbulence is "Classic era" Dream Theater if you must make such a category. 6Degrees and Scenes are neck 'n neck in my book.

But Alas, I shall participate in your poll 'cause I think it is a good one nonetheless.    And my pick will be 6Degrees (Perhaps, as you could have guessed)


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Train of Thought, easy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fudgenuts64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2013 at 18:13
I consider it there too but I know A Dramatic Turn of Events would have won if it wasn't there.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2013 at 18:24
Classic era?

Not sure what that really entails here in this forum, but I'm not gonna be a prick and I will just vote.
Now since there are a couple of albums listed in the poll that are part of the classic era I will go with
TRAIN OF THOUGHT. It is their heaviest release and I've always had a soft spot for it. Overall, this is an incredible arm twister of a decision. All albums listed are so good!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RedNightmareKing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2013 at 19:07
Gonna have to say Six Degrees. The title suite solidified my love of DT. 
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Train of Thought for me by far. It's the only DT album I actually listen to anymore!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2013 at 22:53
SDOIT
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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 2013 at 10:17
6 Degrees
Welcome to the middle of the film.
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8-a-varium. Almost completely solid, epic album with just a few weak tracks. And the best DT epic Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Metalmarsh89 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2013 at 10:35
Six Degrees. It seems like their most experimental, and there are very few weak points. I would also argue that it is part of their classic period. But if this is similar to the other polls of its kind, I can understand the definition.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2013 at 11:47
As a whole, Train of Thought. It still has a few songs that I don't like so much, but they seem a bit more enjoyable than the ones I don't like from other albums. Black Clouds was somewhat close too. However, my very favourite disc from DT is disc one from Six Degrees, but since that album consists of 2 discs, and the second one I don't really like very much (except for War Inside my Head, which I really like a lot).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zeqexes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2013 at 17:44
Octavarium for me. The title track is simply amazing
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WDADU, best Album of all DT's eras if you ask me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ambient Hurricanes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2013 at 21:19
Almost impossible to choose between Six Degrees and ADTOE, but since I consider Six Degrees definitely a part of the "classic" era, I'll go with the latter.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2013 at 00:08
Originally posted by King Manuel King Manuel wrote:

WDADU, best Album of all DT's eras if you ask me.


It was a nice, innovative start. Especially with the use of keyboards. Great album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 29 2013 at 07:59
6DOIT is the best of these but it is classic period DT, end of!!!!!!

I'll vote for Black Clouds - an awesome album and for my money much better than its successor.
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