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Poll Question: Electric Light Orchestra or Kansas?
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    Posted: January 08 2018 at 06:24
When it comes to my preference - Kansas easily. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 06:43
Kansas easily. I never liked that ELO "sound" from the Don't Bring Me Down era. I've tried the earlier albums and while they have some interesting things, they just don't click with me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 06:47
Kansas gets the nod here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 07:31
Kansas for sure, no doubt.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 09:19
Love both bands but I am a sucker for ELO.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 09:50
not a big fan of either, while enjoying quite a few songs by both.  But Kansas never irritated me the way ELO did in almost everything post 1975.  I just couldn't stand the recycled violin sound bites.  So Kansas gets the vote.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 10:44
Ugh.

I guess Kansas 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 11:35
ELO, of course. Kansas are dreary and horrible.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 11:47
Even though Kansas drives me crazy with their awful rock radio friendly songs, there is great prog on the old albums if you hunt for it so gets my vote Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 13:08
I have a few LPs from each band in my collection, and whilst Kansas had more complex and Progressive material, I grew up with ELO and I listen to their first few albums more often than the Kansas ones, so Im voting for the underdog here !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 13:11
ELO.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 14:26
Kansas. By a mile.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 16:18
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Kansas for sure, no doubt.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 16:43
Ugh---not into either.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 17:37
Each band had an album or two I liked. Other than that, I could not care less, hence not voting.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 18:12
Kansas! Don't like ELO.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 22:33
Kansas.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2018 at 23:51
Kansas for that great run of early albums in the 70s. ELO's pop hits are an institution and I love most of them - but from a prog rock perspective Kansas were consistently more to my taste. All this despite taking my wife to one of the Jeff Lynne's ELO concerts a year or so ago and guiltedly enjoying myself no end!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2018 at 02:18
ELO - Kansas is OK but nothing special.

ELO were the epitome of perfect prog pop. Time, in particular, is an album of exceptional skill.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2018 at 03:36
Kansas, obviously.
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