Black Clouds & Silver Linings (studio album) by Dream Theater

Black Clouds & Silver Linings by Dream Theater
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-06-23
Overall rank: 2,826th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 114 votes)
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Black Clouds & Silver Linings is ranked 4th best out of 35 albums by Dream Theater on

The best album by Dream Theater is Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory which is ranked number 685 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,704.

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From 02/26/2017 09:50
Has issues at its halfway point, but it´s strong enough to get past that with one of the best openers and closers. Very strong DT record overall.
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From 10/12/2014 01:18
Great Album!
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From 04/18/2013 15:15
Much more than only a good album of Dream Theater. In spite of its length, Black Clouds & Silver Linings never gets boring. Each minute is worth it, 75 minutes of great level and musical pleasure, with A Rite of Passage and The Count of Tuscany as the weightiest and hookiest moments. You will hardly find such a long album keeping so relevant from start to end.
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From 08/28/2012 05:45
This album seems to rest somewhere between Octavarium and Systematic Chaos. It's more mature than SC but not quite as soft and atmospheric as 8V; it still packs a punch. One thing that stands out on this album are the melodies, especially in songs like A Nightmare to Remember and The Best of Times. Wither is a nice song in the Forsaken and Another Day vein; solid second-song material. The album is book-ended by two of DT's best epics (even though Tuscany is kinda cheesy).
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