The greatest band ever. They formed in 1985 in Long Island, New York. A lot of people have already talked about their music and influences already. Their newest album is Octavarium, which contains a song called Octavarium, which clocks in at 24 minutes long, making it their longest song. You know these guys are good.
Me: Dream Theater are a kickass band

Emo kid: na uh! MCR can soo rule them!

Me: *slap*
by Octopussy July 28, 2005
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A band so great that haters feel the need to go out of their way to put them down. This effort, however great, ultimately fails due to the sheer awesomeness emanating from each song of glory.
Hater: Dream Theater sux, dnt listen 2 them man

Non-hater: Dude, why are you even watching this video if you hate them so much? Go get a life
by Hater McHaterson December 06, 2011
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One of the best bands ever created - PERIOD.

Rikki Nadir is one of the people that has no taste in music, and he probably listens to all american rejects and green day. ROFL.

Me: Sup rikki!!! That dream theater concert was amazing!
Rikki Nadir: Dream theater sucks d00d! I'm retarted and love all american rejects and green day.
Me: I'm going to kick your ass.
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Dream Theater, originating from New York, is to me one of the greatest bands to ever put together a song. After hearing their 23 minute epic "A Change Of Seasons" I suddenly knew what music was about! So many people think that Dream Theater is shit because they have so many long, complex, and serious songs, but you must notice that they listen to Emo, Punk, Goth, Nu metal, and all that other bullshit that makes it to the mainstream by simply consisting of "musicians" wearing make-up and girls' clothing and/or screaming so that the "words" come out as incoherent noises; and if they're not screaming they're "singing" like pussies about how shitty their lives (or aspects thereof) are. GET A FUCKING LIFE. The worst thing about bands like that is the fact that they all claim to be DOING THEIR OWN THING. Yeah right. Those guys are NOT unique in any form. They're all alike and its really kinda sickening. You cant see all of their faces, what you CAN see is covered in make-up or piercings, they have tattoos just to try to look cool, they dont wear much in terms of men's clothing, they have little if any musical talent (especially the singers and guitarists), and they ALL claim to be non-conformists. If that is so, then why are they all alike? Dream Theater, on the other hand (or other side of the universe), are truly unique. They KNOW what they're are doing in the studio and on the stage, they have a true variety of styles and approaches to their craft: true music. Where most bands play bad riffs and worse solos that they cant even play exactly on stage, Dream Theater are capable of playing every riff and solo EXACTLY the way it was written and performed in the studio. And ALL of their shows are at LEAST two and a half hours long, their albums commonly clocking it at over 70 minutes or close. The members of Dream Theater do not dress or act "in style" to become popular in the mainstream or please the audience; the lead vocalist does not scream like that fuck from Slipknot; the music is always written with true talent and feeling, something Emo and Goth bands lack entirely. AND THEY DONT GIVE A SHIT WHAT YOU THINK. Dream Theater is what music is all about. "Metal is our religion, Dream Theater out gods!" And oh yeah, John Petrucci (Dream Theater's guitarist) can out perform any other quitarist, and WIPES HIS ASS with Steve Vai.
EMO kid: I just bought the new MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and GOOD CHARLOTTE cds!

Good Person: You should get the new Dream Theater CD!

EMO kid: What's Dream Theater? *sniffle*

Good Person: *in one breath* Just the band of Progressive Metal gods that wipe their asses with the likes of My Chemical Romance and all those other so-called "musicians" who always sing about how shitty their lives are and how they want to kill themselves but (unfortunately for us) never do. They're amazing! And you can even see their faces! *big smile*

Emo kid: *about to cry* Oh... I cant take it! I just wanna diiiiie! *runs sobbing home to the computer to whine about his pathetic life on MySpace*

The Albums:
When Dream & Day Unite
Images & Words
Live at the Marquee
A Change of Seasons
Falling Into Infinity
Once In a LIVEtime
Metopolis Pt.2: Scenes from a Memory
Live Scenes from New York
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Train of Thought
Live at Budokan

The DVDs:
Images and Words: Live in Tokyo
Five Years in a LIVEtime
Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York
Live at Budokan
When Dream and Day Re-Unite

Dream Theater is:
James LaBrie = Lead Vocals
John Myung - Bass
John Petrucci - Guitar/vocals
Mike Portnoy - Drums
Jordan Rudess - Keyboards
by "I AM A ROCK GOD!" Jake May 31, 2006
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The songwriters of Dream Theater are up there with the lyrical talent of Bob Dylan, while their melodies remind you of the catchiness of The Beatles.
With a late-night vibe that is similar to that of Tom waits and "Kind of blue" era Miles Davis (but more "pure") they produce a type of "roots" music that is so authentic and honest that it would even turn "The Band" and Hank Williams into musical liars. Their guitar solos are raw and heartfelt and have a brilliant sing-along factor to them because of the "less is more" attitude of Petrucci's playing: they stick with you for the rest of your days: You won't get rid of his well chosen notes.
The average DT fan is a charismatic jazz-cat with a great love for for things that are "real" in life. Surrounded by "James Dean-cool" they hate sience fiction, mathematics and digital. They are extremely popular with the ladies because of their romantic urge and their ability to play "Dream Theater songs" on the piano for the girl by moonlight...
Taken from Jack Kerouac's "On the Road": "Rawlins and I decided to sharp up for the big night. "latch on to some of these towels and razors and we'll spruce up a bit. Let's dig some dream theater and check out some cute dolls..."

Bob Dylan on Dream Theater: The first time I heard Dream Theater on AM radio back in '56, I knew that I would never work for the man..."
by Hans Hitmachine August 26, 2005
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Utter crap. Bombastic nonsense from a bunch of guys that raided Fabio's wardrobe, Queen's (or think Angel crossed with ELP) sense of restraint, warmed over Vai/Satriani riffing, served up with an overdose of ultra-seriousness. A must for all to avoid.
Dream Theater are boring pseuds.
by Rikki Nadir October 12, 2005
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