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Which Album? - Led Zeppelin's "IV" or Queen's "A Night at the Opera"

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So, Which Is Better, Led Zeppelin's IV or Queen's A Night at the Opera

  1. Queen - A Night at the Opera (11 votes [32.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.35%

  2. Led Zeppelin - IV (20 votes [58.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.82%

  3. Too Difficult of a Choice - Tie (2 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  4. Other - Treeduck (1 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

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#1 The Cat 3

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:07 PM

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:09 PM

Tie! They're equally good in my book.

#3 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

Love both, but practically adore ANATO. Favorite of all time ever in every category but bass players and drummers.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:50 PM

Even though I voted Stairway over Rhapsody, I went with Queen here.      Maybe it's just the overplay factor but I think LZ4 is an overrated album.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:13 PM

What will never cease to amaze me is that a single album could contain both The Prophet's Song and Bohemian Rhapsody ..

You then add Death On Two Legs ( a top 5 Queen song for me ), Love Of My Life, I'm In Love With My Car AND You're My Best Friend

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:31 PM

After giving both a serious listen just now, I switched my vote from tie to "A Night at the Opera"...amazing, just amazing.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:35 PM

I don't like Queen, so...

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:58 PM

Zeppelin.

I have never heard anything from Queen that convinces of their supposed greatness. Never has such a highly praised band given me such a meh feeling when I listen to them.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 05:05 PM

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 05:18 PM

A night at the Opera far and away.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 05:25 PM

Zep 4, oh the memories  :smoke:

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 05:27 PM

View PostLucas, on 25 November 2017 - 03:13 PM, said:

What will never cease to amaze me is that a single album could contain both The Prophet's Song and Bohemian Rhapsody ..

You then add Death On Two Legs ( a top 5 Queen song for me ), Love Of My Life, I'm In Love With My Car AND You're My Best Friend

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And some of my other favorites, Seaside Rendevouz, Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon, 39 (seriously overlooked), and of course Good Company (one of Brian's most enduring calling cards as a guitar virtuoso). Seriously, the only thing on the whole album that isn't astonishing is Sweet Lady, which is still pretty great (that RIFF).

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 05:28 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 25 November 2017 - 03:58 PM, said:

Zeppelin.

I have never heard anything from Queen that convinces of their supposed greatness. Never has such a highly praised band given me such a meh feeling when I listen to them.

Unfortunate. Have you heard very many of their albums, or just a few albums and all the hits? Certain albums in their catalogue are so remarkably different from others that you may love them even if you don't care for other ones.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 06:01 PM

Neither album.  My vote went for Treeduck.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 07:00 PM

ZOFO motherf*cker!

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 08:43 PM

IV is in the discussion for GOAT.

Night is a fantastic album, but not even close for me.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 05:18 AM

Led Zeppelin IV is more compact with its vision. It's diversity reveals itself over repeated listens.

A Night at the Opera is all over the place in terms of a coherent vision. It twists and turns more often. Sometimes I find that very distracting, especially during "The Prophet's Song".

The songs I like on IV, I like better than the songs I like on Opera. My vote is for IV.

Edited by ReRushed, 27 November 2017 - 07:43 AM.


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:46 AM

Queen by a landslide. But LZ IV is is a great album too, just much more simplistic.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:06 AM

View PostEagleMoon, on 27 November 2017 - 06:46 AM, said:

Queen by a landslide. But LZ IV is is a great album too, just much more simplistic.
I don't agree at all about it being more simplistic. Take "Black Dog" for instance, there's a lot going on in that song. Queen seems to rely on flourishes and embellishment with their production. Led Zeppelin is more focused, more direct. The songs reveal themselves more honestly. I think that, in itself, is more difficult to accomplish.

In the end, it's all nitpicking. Both are immensely entertaining and brilliant albums.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:11 AM

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View PostJ2112YYZ, on 25 November 2017 - 03:58 PM, said:

Zeppelin.

I have never heard anything from Queen that convinces of their supposed greatness. Never has such a highly praised band given me such a meh feeling when I listen to them.

Unfortunate. Have you heard very many of their albums, or just a few albums and all the hits? Certain albums in their catalogue are so remarkably different from others that you may love them even if you don't care for other ones.

Why is it unfortunate? Queen aren't as loved as you think they are. No band can please everybody.





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