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Topic: Queen vs Electric Light Orchestra
Posted By: Icarium
Subject: Queen vs Electric Light Orchestra
Date 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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Posted By: Hoipolloi
Date Posted: April 27 2011 at 17:06
I can't vote yet, but I'll go for Queen


Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date 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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Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: April 27 2011 at 21:34
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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Posted By: crimhead
Date Posted: April 28 2011 at 02:37
Both. I wish ELO would have stayed on the same course as their first two albums though.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: April 28 2011 at 15:50
Queen, but ELO has some really fun songs that I also enjoy.


Posted By: clarkpegasus4001
Date Posted: April 28 2011 at 15:57
I've gone with Queen because of their early albums, ELO have produced one or two nice songs though.

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Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: April 28 2011 at 16:28
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.


Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: April 28 2011 at 17:07
Queen by far.

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Posted By: Lizzy
Date Posted: April 28 2011 at 17:32
Kwien! And it's FREDDIE as in Internet Explorer. Ermm

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Posted By: giselle
Date Posted: April 29 2011 at 06:49
ELO because the writing is better.


Posted By: Atoms
Date Posted: April 29 2011 at 07:17
I don't like Queen, so ELO it is, but I'm not that fond of them either.


Posted By: richardh
Date 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.


Posted By: Alitare
Date 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


Posted By: Green Shield Stamp
Date 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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Posted By: Alitare
Date Posted: April 29 2011 at 15:46
If your post had a 'like' button, sir stamp...


Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: April 29 2011 at 15:59
ELO for me- so many great songs and charming melodies!


Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date 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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Posted By: Green Shield Stamp
Date 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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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 06:05
Easy for me. I love Queen.

I don't like ELO


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Posted By: JeanFrame
Date Posted: May 04 2011 at 09:57
ELO; but I like Queen for the quality of the musicians. 


Posted By: kevin4peace
Date Posted: August 05 2011 at 01:45
ELO is just too awesome. Long live Jeff Lynne.

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Posted By: Bad2Bone
Date 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


Posted By: charles_ryder
Date Posted: December 26 2016 at 12:48
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.


Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date 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.

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Posted By: DeadSouls
Date Posted: December 26 2016 at 12:52
Queen


Posted By: Imperial Zeppelin
Date Posted: December 26 2016 at 15:08
Neither

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date 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.


Posted By: doompaul
Date Posted: December 26 2016 at 17:00
oh. Queen. Hands down.


Posted By: TexasKing
Date Posted: December 31 2016 at 03:49
Queen, not even in a same stratosphere!


Posted By: dr wu23
Date 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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Posted By: Guy Guden
Date Posted: January 01 2017 at 19:22
Roy Wood.  (and that moment when The Move became The Electric Light Orchestra)


Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: September 06 2017 at 04:32
easy one
Queen


Posted By: Chula Vista
Date Posted: September 06 2017 at 10:21
Queen.


Posted By: micky
Date Posted: September 06 2017 at 16:26
yeah.. easy one.

ELO by .. umm... light years. LOL Though Freddie may have been the single greatest frontman ever. Unfortunately that doesn't trump all the great stuff ELO did musically. 


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Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: September 06 2017 at 16:36
^ I'd have to agree though I'd say Queen was a far greater rock band in terms of actual playing.



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Posted By: micky
Date Posted: September 06 2017 at 17:00
Richard Tandy laughs at that David.  By far the best pure musical talent in either group.. and sadly completly underrated for the lack of any mention in greatest keyboardists.  Bev Bevan was also one of the most respected drummers in all rock. Can say that for ..whatever his name was in Queen.  Add in all the talent that flowed through the band in the strings.. Wilf Gibson? Single greatest violin solo in all rock is to his credit. Oh no.. I'd most certainly give the collective musical talent and playing to ELO.  And that really isn't close IMO. 

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Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: September 06 2017 at 17:07
^ Really?   Okay, I'll accept that until I actually hear more ELO and can have a more educated opinion.  Until then I stand by it.   You and I have seen a ton of shows, I assume hundreds between us, and in concert Queen killed everyone I've ever seen except maybe U2.   Whereas ELO always seemed twee.



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Posted By: micky
Date Posted: September 06 2017 at 17:09
Thumbs UpBeerHeartLOLWink

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Posted By: Quinino
Date Posted: September 06 2017 at 17:12
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

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.


Tom, are you a mind reader ? - My own thoughts, exactly (sorry for borrowing yours without warning Big smile)


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: September 06 2017 at 19:38
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Posted By: Kingsnake
Date Posted: September 07 2017 at 04:53
Queen by a landslide.

If I'd to choose between Queen and Saga, it would be tougher to choose. :D


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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: September 10 2017 at 19:13
The mighty Electric Lynne Orchestra!


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Posted By: kenethlevine
Date Posted: September 10 2017 at 19:38
just not a fan of either, although both put out an album or two that I would rate 3 stars.  I think they both sold out and made a lot of awful music when they did, drowning out earlier career quality in the process.


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: September 11 2017 at 17:17
Both these bands created multi-genre music. Surely, they were mega-hit machines, but where Queen had the 'glammy' hard-rock thing happening from the outset, ELO were a genuine Prog-Rock band that streamlined fairly quickly, much in the same way Split Enz did.


Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: September 12 2017 at 16:19
Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

just not a fan of either, although both put out an album or two that I would rate 3 stars.  I think they both sold out and made a lot of awful music when they did, drowning out earlier career quality in the process.

I'm a bit skeptical of either band ever really selling out.


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Posted By: Jeffro
Date Posted: September 13 2017 at 05:30
Not a fan of ELO. Can't handle that ELO "sound". I like a lot of Queen songs so Queen it is

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Posted By: Matt Croegg
Date Posted: September 22 2017 at 05:17
Originally posted by Jeffro Jeffro wrote:

Not a fan of ELO. Can't handle http://https://777spinslot.com/cleopatra-slot" rel="nofollow - that ELO "sound". I like a lot of Queen songs so Queen it is
 
Yeah, I'm  a fan of ELO to. But I think Ticket To The Moon rocks.


Posted By: Argo2112
Date Posted: September 22 2017 at 07:04
That's a good one. When I was a teenager ELO was my favorite band. 
Now I would say I'm more of a Queen fan.




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