Octavarium (studio album) by Dream Theater
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The best album by Dream Theater is Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory which is ranked number 733 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,461.
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Solid DT release. Nothing too mind blowing
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.
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.
One of the most creative concepts for an album I know
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.
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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