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Poll: Best One-Two Punch - Rush or Queen's Classics? (45 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is better Rush's A Farewell to Kings & Hemispheres or Queen's A Night at the Opera & A Day at the Races

  1. Rush's A Farewell to Kings & Hemispheres (39 votes [86.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 86.67%

  2. Queen's A Night at the Opera & A Day at the Races (6 votes [13.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

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#41 J2112YYZ

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 06:52 PM

View PostAnEggplant, on 23 August 2015 - 06:30 PM, said:

You do realize this is the Rush forum right?

That still doesn't stop people from making Rush vs some other band kind of polls though. Usually Rush wins but it can give us something to talk about like this thread has.

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#42 AnEggplant

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 07:24 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 23 August 2015 - 06:52 PM, said:

View PostAnEggplant, on 23 August 2015 - 06:30 PM, said:

You do realize this is the Rush forum right?

That still doesn't stop people from making Rush vs some other band kind of polls though. Usually Rush wins but it can give us something to talk about like this thread has.

I suppose so.

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 08:03 PM

View PostAnEggplant, on 23 August 2015 - 07:24 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 23 August 2015 - 06:52 PM, said:

View PostAnEggplant, on 23 August 2015 - 06:30 PM, said:

You do realize this is the Rush forum right?

That still doesn't stop people from making Rush vs some other band kind of polls though. Usually Rush wins but it can give us something to talk about like this thread has.

I suppose so.

Nothing wrong with having a vote between two legendary bands.

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 08:03 AM

I 'll RUSH in this matchup.  Now, if it were Live Killers over ATWAS, I would take Queen.

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 03:34 PM

Rush

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 08:26 AM

I'm voting Queen here, only because AFtK and Hemispheres are not my favorite albums.  If we were talking almost any other two Rush albums (emphasis on the almost), my vote would be different.

AFtK and Hemispheres have six total songs that I like: Xanadu, Closer to the Heart, Cygnus X-1 Book I, Circumstances, The Trees, and La Villa Strangiato.

Between ANatO and ADatR, we've got Death on Two Legs, I'm In Love With My Car, You're My Best Friend, Bohemian Rhapsody, God Save the Queen, Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody to Love, and Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy.  That's eight.

Yeah, going with Queen.

Edited by Disk98, 31 August 2015 - 08:27 AM.


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 12:37 PM

Rush, all the way.

I am, however, in love with my car. So... :huh:

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 12:40 PM

View Postgoose, on 24 August 2015 - 08:03 AM, said:

I 'll RUSH in this matchup.  Now, if it were Live Killers over ATWAS, I would take Queen.
:o .... :sigh:

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 11:03 PM

View PostNarps, on 31 August 2015 - 12:40 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 24 August 2015 - 08:03 AM, said:

I 'll RUSH in this matchup.  Now, if it were Live Killers over ATWAS, I would take Queen.
:o .... :sigh:
I know...I know...

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 03:23 PM

Even though I would not change my vote, there's no way that anyone who has delved into the lives of the men who made up Queen and listened to their music could say that the band is/was overblown.

They were four very, very talented and unique musicians.  Brian May is a master on that guitar.  And there was only one Freddie.  The man was a natural and the audience adored him, and rightly so.

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 03:34 PM

View PostLorraine, on 26 August 2016 - 03:23 PM, said:

Even though I would not change my vote, there's no way that anyone who has delved into the lives of the men who made up Queen and listened to their music could say that the band is/was overblown.

They were four very, very talented and unique musicians.  Brian May is a master on that guitar.  And there was only one Freddie.  The man was a natural and the audience adored him, and rightly so.

That's why I don't like polls. There is no "better" when it comes to music. Only preference. It's not a competition.

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 07:12 PM

Rush gets my vote even though I don't think Hemispheres is part of the  one - two punch.  For me that would be 2112 & AFTK.  Or Power Windows & HYF.

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 05:06 PM

Rush wins this without a doubt.

If ANATO was paired with Sheer Heart Attack it would be much tougher for me.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 03:18 PM

Wow, what a thread. Amazingly (but really not that surprisingly) my love for all four of these albums has only grown since 2015. Hems and ADATR especially, which I now regard as the logical culmination of everything either band had been attempting up until that point. After ADATR, Queen would dial back the pomp and circumstance in favor of arena sized anthems and rougher rocking cuts (plus some jazzy interludes). And of course, we all know Hems was to be Rush's last attempt at the sidelong epic, as well as their last full on prog record (in the classic sense of the term). I still stand by my vote for Queen here, as even when it was my least favorite Queen album (that is to say, before I got very far past it in my chronological collecting), ADATR has always meant a bit more to me than Hems. Songs like The Millionaire Waltz and You Take My Breath Away have moved me more often than Hems and (gasp) La Villa.

Four dynamite albums though.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 03:38 PM

I remember this. I get a good chuckle out of how hard people were trying to convert me to a Queen fan reading this thread again.

We all tried I guess lol.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 05:54 PM

View PostLorraine, on 22 August 2015 - 01:07 PM, said:

Even though I am not very familiar with Queen's albums, I find it hard to believe that whatever they did could beat AFTK and Hemispheres.  Queen was hype back then, and that's the way I still regard them.
My post just goes to show that if you really don't know much about a band, it's best to keep your opinion to yourself.

I would never call Queen hype.  They were anything but.

Shame on you Lorraine.  :boo hiss: :tsk:

Edited by Lorraine, 05 July 2019 - 06:04 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:14 PM

View PostLorraine, on 05 July 2019 - 05:54 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 22 August 2015 - 01:07 PM, said:

Even though I am not very familiar with Queen's albums, I find it hard to believe that whatever they did could beat AFTK and Hemispheres.  Queen was hype back then, and that's the way I still regard them.
My post just goes to show that if you really don't know much about a band, it's best to keep your opinion to yourself.

I would never call Queen hype.  They were anything but.

Shame on you Lorraine.  :boo hiss: :tsk:
Funny how we can grow to appreciate a band that we once may have dismissed (like me and the Who - what was I thinking?).

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