Where can I begin? I’ve been a Dream Theater fan ever since a friend of mine introduced me to “Images and Words.” So I have had the great experience of listening to their music which is, without a doubt,beyond words. For me, “Black Clouds and Silver Linings” evoked undescribeable emotions; the same way “Images and Words” did when I first heard it. From start to finish, there is a roller coaster of feelings when listening to all the selections. I simply cannot put each song in a category of its own. There is just no way!! They grew onto a whole other level of musicianship and lyrical writing that I feel surpasses all the other albums. I was hoping that someday they would write like they did on “Images and Words.” I believe that “Black Clouds…” is that album. It should really be given 10 stars. Beyond Words!!!!!