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Images And Words (album) by Dream Theater

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Images And Words
Images And Words by Dream Theater (1992)
Overall rank: 542nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 355 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1992 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (105th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (542nd)

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Dream Theater bestography

Images And Words is ranked 2nd best out of 33 albums by Dream Theater on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Dream Theater is Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory which is ranked number 522 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,073.

Dream Theater album bestography « Higher ranked (522nd) This album (542nd) Lower ranked (1,691st) »
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Images And Words track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickPull Me Under
 88/100 (94 votes)
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2.Another Day
 84/100 (78 votes)
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3.Track pickTake The Time
 85/100 (72 votes)
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4.Surrounded
 84/100 (67 votes)
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5.Track pickMetropolis, Pt. I: The Miracle And The Sleeper
 88/100 (80 votes)
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6.Under A Glass Moon
 85/100 (72 votes)
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7.Wait For Sleep
 83/100 (64 votes)
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8.Learning To Live
 85/100 (73 votes)
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75/100
Much as I like Dream Theater, I feel that with a lot of their work, they are trying to cram every idea possible into an album and sometimes even into one track. I personally like the slower more melodic affairs like 'Another Day' and 'Wait For Sleep', the latter with its moving piano and subtle strings is far too short. I get a sense with the heavier tracks, that Mike Portnoy wants to bash the absolute shit out of his kit and prove something with the speed of his double kick drum pedal. It is without doubt, a complex album which needs a few listens to truly appreciate the musicianship because in a lot of parts it sounds too cluttered. I think that if they had stripped the sound back a bit it would have been awesome.
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O progressivo resiste com a maravilhosa Images and Words.
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From Goliath
The musicianship is incredible, I can see why Dream Theater have such a devoted fan base. This is so fast and complex, there's enough material for five albums here. It's too fast for me, it feels like they are trying to play as fast as possible to cram so many ideas into the album's run time. I don't like too much repetition but this is taking it to the extreme, if I heard a 10 second part of any of these tracks I would be hard pressed to identify which track it was from (much like most of Yes). I need to listen more to take it all in, (but those drums are irritating as hell).
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80/100
Complex, intriguing, beautiful, melodic progressive metal. Wonderful string of songs found on this album.
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90/100
From LedZep
What a melodic beast of an album. Equally complex, accessible and enjoyable which cannot be said about many prog (metal) albums.
Favourite songs: Under A Glass Moon, Learning To Live, Metropolis, Take The Time
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75/100
I gave this an honest to God shot but it just didn't take, I'm sorry. I know it's supposed to be prog-metal but it was a bit too proggy for me, this album could've used a lot more straightforward metal. Portnoy is an amazing drummer and there's a lot of good guitar-work too but the singer sounds like he tries to sound like Geddy Lee at times. I think of Dream Theater as a metal Rush anyway... It's just a bit slow and dramatic for me. Production is too clean, if it wasn't for the distorted guitars this could've easily been a poprock album.

I'm sorry to fans of this album, I honestly didn't hate this album. At all. But I definitely don't appreciate it like most of you. I'll probably give this another chance soon but for now: 7,5/10. I'd rather listen to prog-metal like Tool.
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From Fischman
Until 1992, I thought there would never be another rock album that would blow me away like Moving Pictures did in 1981. DT came out and absolutely rocked my world. This album was an absolute musical revelation, with complex composition, incredible musicianship, refreshing songwriting, and outstanding personnel at every position who all somehow still come out better than the sum of their parts. Every last song is not just a keeper, but of the very highest order. No matter how many times I listen to this album, it seems fresh and is always welcome.
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From Onater
Average rating: 78/100
Average track rating: 86/100
Interesting.
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From AAL2014
A great and very balanced album, however I don't love it like I do a few other DT records. I hate the sound of the drums which is dated and plastic as fuck. However, that's the worst part about the album. Great prog.
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