Originally Posted by Jeff
I admittedly overstated my point.
I just meant that Dream Theater's method of storytelling seemed to heavily borrow from Mindcrime (and in fairness, both borrowed from Pink Floyd) and the storytelling
part of it was never as good, nor did it evolve much despite the fact they've been a band and releasing material more consistently over the last 20 years.
As far as the music goes, DT also lifted a little bit of the style IMO but that comes down to taste, QR obviously has a lot bigger hooks and better melodies (IMO) but Petrucci was next level on that album, both playing and writing-wise.