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Album battle! Hemispheres vs. Quadrophenia

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Hems or Quad

  1. Hemispheres (23 votes [56.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 56.10%

  2. Quadrophenia (10 votes [24.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.39%

  3. What the heck no! I can't choose! (6 votes [14.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.63%

  4. Who? (2 votes [4.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.88%

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#1 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 07:20 AM

Which so-called masterpiece is the true giant between these two?

I love Rush, but Hems leaves me hangin'. Quadrophenia never fails to send me away to some distant beach in eastern Britain, feeling the cool cool rain on my skin.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 07:47 AM

IMHO there are good chances that Quadrophenia is the tallest giant in this world (but we can't definetely call Hemispheres a dwarf)


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 08:12 AM

Okay wasn't going to choose but decided Quadrophenia just has so much more going for it in every way. Storytelling, composition and pure awesomeness. Hemispheres is a great album but just doesn't quite come up to the same standard.

Edited by EagleMoon, 25 May 2016 - 08:17 AM.


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 09:41 AM

I can not choose. They are both great albums.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:07 AM

:(

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:31 AM

Hemispheres.
My favourite Rush album, versus not my favourite Who album

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:48 AM

View PostLorraine, on 25 May 2016 - 11:07 AM, said:

:(

I had a feeling you wouldn't like this, hehe.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 12:42 PM

Too hard for me to choose and I am thankfull the option was considered.
Qudrophenia tour was the 2nd time I saw the who (1st time was at woodstock when I was 5) and I absolutely love love love the music and the story. The bass line in the real me gives me qoosebumps to this day and I love 5:15 and Dr. Jimmy, Love, Reigno'er Me, Bell Boy well hell like I said I love, love, love all the songs. This masterpiece transports me back to a wonderful time in my life.

Hemispheres, I was always in love with side 2 but side one took some time to grow on me. So as it stands today I have such an apprecition of the whole album it spends a lot of time in my rotation. I really love,love love the album.

I think both are great examples of musicians pressing their craft to the edge of the envelope to the point it exceeds the level of musicianship to be bigger than they are.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:46 PM

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 25 May 2016 - 12:42 PM, said:

Too hard for me to choose and I am thankfull the option was considered.
Qudrophenia tour was the 2nd time I saw the who (1st time was at woodstock when I was 5) and I absolutely love love love the music and the story. The bass line in the real me gives me qoosebumps to this day and I love 5:15 and Dr. Jimmy, Love, Reigno'er Me, Bell Boy well hell like I said I love, love, love all the songs. This masterpiece transports me back to a wonderful time in my life.

Hemispheres, I was always in love with side 2 but side one took some time to grow on me. So as it stands today I have such an apprecition of the whole album it spends a lot of time in my rotation. I really love,love love the album.

I think both are great examples of musicians pressing their craft to the edge of the envelope to the point it exceeds the level of musicianship to be bigger than they are.

Well said.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:06 PM

quadrophinia looses for having Sting in the movie.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 08:32 PM

View Post2112FirstStreet, on 25 May 2016 - 06:06 PM, said:

quadrophinia looses for having Sting in the movie.

Sting in 1979 is a far cry from Sting in 2016.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 08:37 PM

Hemispheres and not close for me

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 09:49 AM

This was so gosh-darned close. I mean, come on, both albums are excellent. But.... Seeing as Hemispheres is my favorite album by my favorite band, and Quadrophenia is my third favorite album by The Who (only Tommy and Who's Next could top it), I had to choose Hemispheres.

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 03:15 PM

Heh miss FEARS

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 05:35 PM

Surprised more people haven't weighed in on this one. Very tough choice. Rush is my favourite band and La Villa Strangiato is my favourite piece of music, but I still have to vote for Quadrophenia.

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 04:58 AM

Though I don't have the same connection to Quadrophenia that some other people here do, it is a brilliant piece of work.

But for me, Hemispheres takes the cake.

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 03:05 PM

I could live without both.

Hemispheres is brilliant in many ways but it has never been an addiction, and I could forget it easily.

I find Quadrophenia boring and nothing pulls me in. I am not saying it is overrated, it means too much to so many members here that I can tell it's a precious work of art. I just do not enjoy it.

I guess I could take Hems over Quad.

But to be honest I could live without either very easily.

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 04:59 PM

View PostCitizen of the World, on 06 July 2016 - 05:35 PM, said:

Surprised more people haven't weighed in on this one. Very tough choice. Rush is my favourite band and La Villa Strangiato is my favourite piece of music, but I still have to vote for Quadrophenia.

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 11:27 AM

The most important album of my younger years vs the most important album of my older ones?  Yeeeeaaah...No.  I'm not going to choose.  You can't make me! :lol:

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 11:38 AM

View PostGeddysMullet, on 08 July 2016 - 11:27 AM, said:

The most important album of my younger years vs the most important album of my older ones?  Yeeeeaaah...No.  I'm not going to choose.  You can't make me! :lol:

If you choose not to decide...

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