2. Yes- Tales From Topographic Oceans
3. Genesis- Foxtrot
4. Rush- A Farewell To Kings
5. Yes- Fragile
6. Yes- Close To The Edge
7. Rush - Hemispheres
8. Genesis-The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
9. Pink Floyd-Dark Side Of The Moon
10. Porcupine Tree-Fear Of A Blank Planet
11. The Beatles - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
12. Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
13. ELP - Tarkus
14. Jethro Tull-Thick As A Brick
15. Spocks beard- the light
16. Between the buried and me- colors
17. The Alan Parsons Project - Tales Of Mystery And Imagination
18. Genesis - trick of the tail
19. Ozric tentacles - erpland
20. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
21. Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood
22. Jethro Tull - A Passion Play
23. Marillion - Misplaces Childhood
24. Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts
25. Genesis - Nusery Cryme
26. Mekong Delta- Dances of Death (and Other Walking Shadows)
27. Gentle Giant - Three Friends
28. Porcupine Tree-Deadwing
29. Porcupine Tree-Signify
30. King Crimson-Red
31. Gentle Giant - In A Glass House
32. Dream Theater - Images &amp;amp; Words
33. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
34. Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
35. Jon Anderson - Olias of Sunhillow
36. Focus - Hamburger Concerto
37. Änglagård -- Epilog
38. Rush - Caress Of Steel
39. Radiohead - OK Computer.
40. Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
41. Premiata Forneria Marconi - Per Un Amico
42. Yes - 90125
43. Pink Floyd - Animals
44. Yes - the yes ablum
45. Muse - absolution
46. Pink Floyd - The Wall
47. Yes - Relayer ** this album MUST be on this list
48. Arthur Brown - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
49. Supertramp - Crime of the Century
50. Pink Floyd - Ummagumma
51. Banco - Darwin!
52. Steven Wilson - Hand.Cannot.Erase.
53. Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing
54. Rush - Permanent Waves
55. Rush - Moving Pictures
56. PFM - Storia Di Un Minuto
57. Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
58. King’s X - Faith, Hope, Love
59. Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
60. Kansas - Leftoverture
61. Kansas - Point Of Know Return
62. Dream Theater - Metropolis pt 2: Scenes From A Memory
63. UK - UK
64. Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
65. Magma - MDK
66. Muse - Origin Of Symmetry
67. Kansas - Song For America
68. Dream Theater - 6 Degrees of Inner Turbulence
69. Dream Theater - Octavarium
I thought the thread title said "greatest" not half assed effort.
Any album with that title track on it has a claim, and besides, I'm trying to hit 120 albums.
The title track just sounds like a DJ mashup of bits and pieces of much better songs by other bands. There is nothing special about it at all beyond their fantastic playing.
But with DT, playing amazingly well is nothing out of the ordinary. I would take one song off Scenes over the entirety of Octavariums title track.
And I know others who would disagree with you on that. It's a very well composed piece, and the climax at the end is easily one of the highlights of their discography. At least in my opinion. But hey, who cares what makes it on the nomination list? If you don't agree with it, don't vote for it.
Have you heard all of Dream Theater's catalog? Octavarium is a very good song but nothing about it is a highlight of their career. Root Of All Evil, These Walls and Panic Attack are also quite good but the rest of the album is as forgettable and ordinary as anything they've ever recorded. Not even close to the same league as Images, Awake, Scenes and Six Degrees. Dramatic Turn and the self titled are miles better too.