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The Best Dream Theater Albums of All Time

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Dream Theater is known as one of the best progressive rock bands. List of the best Dream Theater albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Dream Theater discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Dream Theater albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Dream Theater singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Dream Theater album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Dream Theater album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Dream Theater album of all time?" or "What are the top Dream Theater albums?" then this list will answer your questions. This list contains albums like Images and Words and Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence.

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  • Metropolis, Part 2: Scenes From a Memory
    Photo: Elektra

    1. Scene One: Regression
    2. Scene Two: I. Overture 1928
    3. Scene Two: II. Strange Deja Vu
    4. Scene Three: I. Through My Words
    5. Scene Three: II. Fatal Tragedy
    6. Scene Four: Beyond This Life
    7. Scene Five: Through Her Eyes
    8. Scene Six: Home
    9. Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity
    10. Scene Seven: II. One Last Time
    11. Scene Eight: The Spirit Carries On
    12. Scene Nine: Finally Free

    • Release Date: 1999
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  • Images and Words
    Photo: ATCO

    1. Pull Me Under
    2. Another Day
    3. Take the Time
    4. Surrounded
    5. Metropolis—Part I: 'The Miracle and the Sleeper'
    6. Under a Glass Moon
    7. Wait for Sleep
    8. Learning to Live


    • Release Date: 1992
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  • Awake
    Photo: East West

    1. 6:00
    2. Caught in a Web
    3. Innocence Faded
    4. I. Erotomania
    5. II. Voices
    6. III. The Silent Man
    7. The Mirror
    8. Lie
    9. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
    10. Scarred
    11. Space-Dye Vest

    • Release Date: 1994
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  • Octavarium
    Photo: Atlantic

    1. The Root of All Evil
    2. The Answer Lies Within
    3. These Walls
    4. I Walk Beside You
    5. Panic Attack
    6. Never Enough
    7. Sacrificed Sons
    8. Octavarium

    • Release Date: 2005
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