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Poll Question: Electric Light Orchestra or Queen?
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    Posted: September 29 2017 at 08:16
Originally posted by TexasKing TexasKing wrote:

Queen by a ridiculously big distance. 

And I really like some ELO stuff. 

my thoughts exactly :)
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Queen by a ridiculously big distance. 

And I really like some ELO stuff. 
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It seemed I had already voted in this poll - six years ago. Queen is occasionally fantastic but it takes another level of pop-genius to create pocket-symphony perfection such as Livin' Thing, Strange Magic, Twilight...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frankh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2017 at 04:08
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

^ Indeed you did: this is a Prog-Related section



Warning: worse yet to come.


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^ Indeed you did: this is a Prog-Related section

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frankh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2017 at 02:49
Warning: Old prog - geek about to reveal / confirm everything you've ever heard about prog - geeks to be true, to at least some degree.

I'm sorry. I thought this was a progressive website. Must've stumbled into your nice little popular music area by mistake.
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Queen, without a second thought...
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ELO because I'm a real sucker for strings. Don't get me wrong I love queen but ELO has always been a personal favourite of mine
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Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Queen. ELO has nothing comparable to the three consecutive albums Queen II, Shear Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera. Queen was simply a better rock band than ELO,

But ELO were a MUCH better pop band, and that's more important to me these days. I don't give a sh*t how fast or loud Brian May's murky little guitar tone is. When it came to writing melodies, Mercury didn't hold a candle to Lynne. And these days, with all them damn Kansas and Camel and Supertramp and Uriah Heep and Deep Purp and blah blah blah blah doing the 'art ROCK' thing, I stop giving a sh*t really early on.
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I like Queen but I love ELO!

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Queen. ELO has nothing comparable to the three consecutive albums Queen II, Shear Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera. Queen was simply a better rock band than ELO,
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ELO for me
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Originally posted by TheLionOfPrague TheLionOfPrague wrote:


"Bohemian Rhapsody", "The March Of The Black Queen", "Millonaire Waltz". With those three songs, he is better than most musicians.

 
As SONGS, they certainly aren't in THAT exalted company. I'd only make such a statement about a band like Beatles and they were easily far superior masters of songwriting than Queen (or most rock bands for that matter).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote akaBona Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2011 at 03:47
ELO.

Queen is overrated, only handful of above average songs.
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Except ELO 2, I really like all their albums 1971-1981.

Queen, well I do love their second album, and a track here and there.
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Queen made excellent recordings with high levels of performance, but song quality was not of the same standard, otherwise it would have been even better than it was. ELO has many of those qualities too, but the songs are just as  good. Recording skills and writing skills are two different things, one can make up for deficiencies in the other, but of course, it's best when the two meet in harmony.

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But Lynne had Bluebird is Dead, Turn to Stone, Do Ya, Evil Woman, Telephone Line, Shangri-La, Tightrope, Fire on High, Sweet Talkin' Woman, Mr. Blue Sky, etc. 
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Originally posted by giselle giselle wrote:

Originally posted by TheLionOfPrague TheLionOfPrague wrote:

Originally posted by giselle giselle wrote:

I prefer ELO because Jeff Lynne is much superior songwriter to anything anyone in Queen can produce, and even though Queen are the superior musicians and a better group.

Jeff Lynne is a great songwriter, but not better  than Freddie.



Freddie was a great singer and showman, but he couldn't write a song to save his life (!); the 'songs' he did write were amazingly old-fashioned (and camp!) for someone from a supposedly-heavy Rock group. Even the best piece he ever did - parts of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' - were snatches of good melody (but with meaningless lyrics) interspersed with trivial/mundane musical interludes heavily laced with bad taste which only a group peddling excess as a norm could get away with. So no, in my opinion Freddie wasn't even in the first league of songwriters, though he certainly had plenty going for him in other ways.

Freddie wasn't in the first league of songwriters??

"Bohemian Rhapsody", "The March Of The Black Queen", "Millonaire Waltz". With those three songs, he is better than most musicians.

And "We Are The Champions", "My Fary King", "Ogre Battle", "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy", "Bycycle Race", "Killer Queen", "The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke", etc..
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Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Originally posted by Padraic Padraic wrote:

I'd pick virtually any musical act over ELO.  So, yeah.


As Epignosis, I say, "Yay!"

As an ELO fan, I say Pat is foolish and needs to revisit ELO.


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