I've been a huge fan of Dream Theater since Octavarium (best album ever made in my opinion). This album takes what Dream Theater can do to a whole different level. This album is really an emotional journey, as well as the musical experience we've all been waiting for since DT's last masterpiece, Octavarium. Illumination Theory is a beautiful, beautiful song. One of the best. This album is #3 on my Top 5 DT albums, being surpassed only by Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, and Octavarium, respectively at #2 and #1. Do yourself a favor and buy this masterpiece. Comes with a 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of the whole album, making it a physical experience. 11/10.