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    Posted: April 27 2011 at 17:00
which of these two art rock/glam band do you like the most
 
with crossing bounderies of rock and artsy music, symponic structured rock songs, but not as dence and dragged out as the giants of prog. ELO and Queen represent the borderline between artsy rock and pop art. (and influence from other specters of the fine arts,
 
two of the great vocalists in rock, Jeff Lynne was also part of the traveling wildeberrys, and can like few else do Roy Orbinson almost as good  as the original
 
and Freddy who few rock singers surpasses.
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I can't vote yet, but I'll go for Queen
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colorofmoney91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2011 at 19:37
I've always hated Queen, but Brian May being an astrophysicist is so awesome.

I vote ELO.
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Queen on the strength of three consecutive superb albums: Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera. ELO has nothing comparable.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2011 at 02:37
Both. I wish ELO would have stayed on the same course as their first two albums though.
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Queen, but ELO has some really fun songs that I also enjoy.
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I've gone with Queen because of their early albums, ELO have produced one or two nice songs though.
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the traveling wildeberrys???

I always used to hate ELO but recently I've been quite enjoying Out of the Blue, for some odd reason. Despite this, I have to say I still prefer Queen.
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Queen by far.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lizzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2011 at 17:32
Kwien! And it's FREDDIE as in Internet Explorer. Ermm
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ELO because the writing is better.
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I don't like Queen, so ELO it is, but I'm not that fond of them either.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2011 at 12:15
Neither are my favourite bands although I liked both when I was growing up  and equally lost interest when they adopted a more commercial approach in the late seventies.
If I had to choose it would be ELO as they did the 'proggier' stuff in their earlier years while Queen were really a heavy glam rock band before becoming a pop band. Queen were never that close to prog but I know its an old argument not to be revisited.


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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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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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ELO for me- so many great songs and charming melodies!
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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.
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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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Easy for me. I love Queen.

I don't like ELO
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