Awake is currently my favorite next to Images and Words and uhh... The rest of the amazing discography! I can't choose. I listened to SfaM once and I think it's going to have to take a few listens to fully get into.
I love Space Dye Vest, it's such a great final Moore song. I love Silent Man, I listened to it like 10 times yesterday. It's a really great song for sure, I love how soothing it is. Innocence Faded is great but my favorite rocker on the album is Lie, I find my self singing that song way too often.
I can see 100% where you're coming from, but I personally enjoyed how it ended with that. To me it set it apart more as a darker album. But it definitely should have ended with Scarred.
Hey Han! It's been awhile, hasn't it? I just came to say that Awake is definitely the best DT album in my eyes next to Images & Words of course. It took a bit of getting used to, but I think Kevin Moore's Space Dyed Vest is one of if not the most beautiful song I have ever listened to.
Haha no problem. Stream of Consciousness is a fantastic instrumental; I think it's great for both inspiration and opening up the imagination - exactly what an instrumental should do. Train of Thought isn't DT's best album, but it's still pretty good nonetheless. For me, Dream Theater is like the Zelda series; there are the better albums and the worse albums, but in the end, I love them all. DT's just a great band.