Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum
Well, that's a loaded question.
The top 4 to me are:
Images and Words - Because it was the 1st album I heard
Awake - because it was darker and heavier, and the live tour was awesome.
Train of Thought - because it was getting back to the Awake vibe of dark and heavy
Octavarium - because it was getting back to the I&W through Change of Seasons era in terms of mixing up short melodic songs with longer pieces.
Thanks mate, that's just what I was after - as I'm not familiar with DT I wanted a starting point to hear what the "more modern" prog is like (post 70's prog that is) and as a guide to Mr Portnoy also (rather than randomly buying an album of theirs).