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    Posted: January 01 2017 at 19:22
Roy Wood.  (and that moment when The Move became The Electric Light Orchestra)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2016 at 13:55
Well.....I listened to the first 4 ELO albums more than I  did the first 4 Queen albums...but then they were out earlier  , both good in those days. I'll say both.....
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Queen, not even in a same stratosphere!
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ELO have much better disco songs. Oh wait, Last Train To London versus Another One Bites... gosh, quite the conundrum.

I liked that bit - I think it's in the book of the box set - whereby having the professional orchestra on Eldorado made the strings soar as opposed to the strings by Roy and Jeff which which just made them saw. Or was it sore? - from the first two.

I think I voted for Queen as I like their albums (up the Game but mainly the second three) more but The Electric Light Beatles have so many superb songs - just get a good compilation for those less fanatical.

I think I must now go play some of Xenakis' music. All this talk of tune and melody has made me all dissonant.
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oh. Queen. Hands down.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2016 at 16:39
ELO by (electric) light years. I was never fully sold on Queen. They do have a handful of tunes I like, but never an entire album.
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Queen
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Dark Elf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2016 at 12:49
Queen. They simply have more albums I care about and still listen to. I just was listening to the debut album in the car the other day.
And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision.
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ELO is one of my favourite bands. And their first album is the best for me because of Roy Wood, a genius composer. The last albums are great too but they are different from the first that was a miracle.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bad2Bone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2011 at 12:58
Queen is group of my childhood. Freddie Mercury and his band had made dramatical input in music history. Also they faced true popylarity among people. I guess there can't be any doubts
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kevin4peace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2011 at 01:45
ELO is just too awesome. Long live Jeff Lynne.
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ELO; but I like Queen for the quality of the musicians. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2011 at 06:05
Easy for me. I love Queen.

I don't like ELO
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Green Shield Stamp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2011 at 05:09
Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Originally posted by Green Shield Stamp Green Shield Stamp wrote:

Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Queen on the strength of three consecutive superb albums: Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera. ELO has nothing comparable.
 
ELO on the strength of three superb albums:
 
Eldorado
A New World Record
Out of the Blue
 
Queen has nothing comparable
Eldorado certainly is a great album, and the follow-up Face the Music is good (particularly the song "Fire on High"). The other two you mentioned represent ELO descending into pop hell, from whence they never returned.
 
But there has always been a strong pop element to Queen.  I don't understand how you can be such a strong advocate of Queen, when you have such a disparaging view of  pop.  I don't think there is such a big difference between Queen and ELO.  Personally I love the pop inflected Beatle-esque melodies of ELO.  I also like Queen very much but sometimes find their arch campness a little tiring.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Dark Elf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2011 at 21:59
Originally posted by Green Shield Stamp Green Shield Stamp wrote:

Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Queen on the strength of three consecutive superb albums: Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera. ELO has nothing comparable.
 
ELO on the strength of three superb albums:
 
Eldorado
A New World Record
Out of the Blue
 
Queen has nothing comparable
Eldorado certainly is a great album, and the follow-up Face the Music is good (particularly the song "Fire on High"). The other two you mentioned represent ELO descending into pop hell, from whence they never returned.
And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision.
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ELO for me- so many great songs and charming melodies!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Green Shield Stamp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2011 at 15:41
Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Queen on the strength of three consecutive superb albums: Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera. ELO has nothing comparable.
 
ELO on the strength of three superb albums:
 
Eldorado
A New World Record
Out of the Blue
 
Queen has nothing comparable


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Alitare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2011 at 12:40
I'd take ELO, but that's because the melodies. They're both fake as hell, but ELO always seemed less fake. :P
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