Hope y'all are OK with me putting A Change Of Seasons in this game. Not an album, but won the Survivor so I thought it was right.
1. Images & Words
2. Metropolis, Part 2 - Scenes From A Memory
3. A Dramatic Turn Of Events
4. Black Clouds & Silver Linings
5. Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
6. Train Of Thought
8. Systematic Chaos
9. A Change Of Seasons
11. Falling Into Infinity
12. Dream Theater
13. When Dream & Day Unite
14. The Astonishing
Albums in the 1st group are set in stone. Albums in the 2nd group are almost interchangeable at times, considering they are all really close in quality.
ACOS is too incomplete of a release to be above first 8 albums but it's more enjoyable than the albums below. Awake and Falling Into Infinity are also really close in quality IMO. And the last 3 albums are also set in stone.
So voting for When Dream & Day Unite, Dream Theater and The Astonishing.