Octavarium (studio album) by Dream Theater

Octavarium by Dream Theater
Year: 2005
Release date: 2005-06-07
Overall rank: 3,022nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 177 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2005 (63rd)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (535th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,022nd)
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Dream Theater bestography

Octavarium is ranked 6th best out of 35 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 685 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,704.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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76/100 (from 177 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.5/100, a mean average of 75.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.5.

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From 03/10/2018 20:42
Solid DT release. Nothing too mind blowing
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From 02/26/2017 09:48
Title track is godlike. Even if it has some songs, that were either melodramatic or plain meehy, the album is strong enough to hold up.
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From 06/21/2016 07:51
Probably Dream Theater's best work since Metropolis Part 2. The only forgettable song here is Sacrificed Sons, the rest is great. Great however, does not begin to describe the power of the title track.
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From 10/06/2015 20:12
One of the most creative concepts for an album I know
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From 04/18/2013 14:24
A classic album of Dream Theater, switching between the good (These Walls, Sacrified Sons) and the least (I Walk beside You, The Answer Lies Within). Too bad, the final song makes it a bit cumbersome, what was easily avoidable. A good album anyway.
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From 08/28/2012 05:36
A slight step above the previous two albums - it's certainly a great album, and probably above average compared to DT's other work. The album leans more on the soft side than the heavy side, but that's fine with me. Each track brings something interesting to the table, and I don't feel like any track meanders all that much except for Sacrificed Sons; its instrumental breakdown is pointless to the core. The intro to Octavarium, while atmospheric, seems to go on a little bit too long. Still, the rest of that 24-minute epic is wonderful old-school prog nostalgia. Another highlight is the emotionally-charged These Walls.
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