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Poll: Moving Pictures vs A Night at the Opera (34 member(s) have cast votes)

Overall, which do you prefer?

  1. Moving Pictures (30 votes [88.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 88.24%

  2. A Night at the Opera (4 votes [11.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

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#1 AnEggplant

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 03:42 PM

Two prog/prog-related greats when it comes to albums from two legendary bands. Which do you prefer?

BONUS - Song vs Song (Adjusting for the fact that Queen's offering has nearly twice as many tracks):

Tom Sawyer vs Death on Two Legs vs Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
Red Barchetta vs I'm in Love with My Car vs You're My Best Friend
YYZ vs '39 vs Sweet Lady
Limelight vs Seaside Rendezvous vs Love of My Life (The order is shifted so the epics align)
The Camera Eye vs The Prophet's Song vs Bohemian Rhapsody
Witch Hunt vs Good Company
Vital Signs vs God Save the Queen

Edited by AnEggplant, 29 July 2016 - 03:42 PM.


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#2 AnEggplant

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 03:44 PM

For me, I go with Queen. Moving Pictures, while I do love it, is not among my favorite Rush albums.

Death on Two Legs
Red Barchetta
'39
Limelight
The Prophet's Song
Good Company
Vital Signs

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 04:39 PM

Moving pictures by forever

I dont even really like queen...
( no hater, just not my bag)

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 05:11 PM

View Postdjflex, on 29 July 2016 - 04:39 PM, said:

Moving pictures by forever

I dont even really like queen...
( no hater, just not my bag)
This.

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 07:23 PM

Moving Pictures is full of very good songs, but A Night At The Opera is classic ..

There is no song on Moving Pictures that, when I listen to it, think "This is up there as the greatest song of all time" - that happens often with Freddie and the Queen stuff, esp Bohemian Rhapsody and The Prophet's Song, and even Love Of My Life

Death On Two Legs is killer too ;)

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 07:45 PM

As much as I've tried, I've just never liked Queen. At all.

Moving Pictures it is.

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 08:13 PM

Moving Pictures has always meant the world to me. It's focused. It's a linear experience with a band bringing out the best in each other.

Night at the Opera has always impressed me. Four talented songwriters with individual visions bringing out the best in each other.

Night at the Opera is all over the map. An aural collection of short stories.

Moving Pictures is focused. An aural novel.

I prefer novels.

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 08:21 PM

View PostReRushed, on 29 July 2016 - 08:13 PM, said:

Moving Pictures has always meant the world to me. It's focused. It's a linear experience with a band bringing out the best in each other.

Night at the Opera has always impressed me. Four talented songwriters with individual visions bringing out the best in each other.

Night at the Opera is all over the map. An aural collection of short stories.

Moving Pictures is focused. An aural novel.

I prefer novels.

That a great way of putting it . .

Moving Pictures is definitely more cohesive

But the unique and creative flow happening on Night At The Opera is something very appealing for me ..

The fact that The Prophet's Song and Bohemian Rhapsody are on the same album is mind boggling .

Both albums are classics, no doubt

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Edited by Lucas, 29 July 2016 - 08:25 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2016 - 09:39 PM

You asked the wrong Rush fan. Let's see...my favorite album by my favorite band with my favorite singer who wrote my favorite song plus three of my other favorite instrumentalists of all time ever forever...vs. my 2.5 fav Rush album which failed to impress me the first time I listened to it....


You guess what I picked. :P

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 09:45 PM

Also:

Death On Two Legs
You're My Best Friend
YYZ
Love Of My Life
Bohemian Rhapsody
Good Company
Vital Signs

(Vital Signs vs. God Save The Queen? That's not even close to a fair fight)

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 10:45 PM

I cant pick... its impossible. This is a fight against my two top favorite bands. Its like asking which son I like best.

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 10:46 PM

View Postdjflex, on 29 July 2016 - 04:39 PM, said:

Moving pictures by forever

I dont even really like queen...
( no hater, just not my bag)

same

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 05:25 PM

Moving Pictures is a better record to me.  I love Bohemian Rhapsody and You're My Best Friend, but A Night at the Opera has some duller moments (most notably '39 and Good Company).  Moving Pictures keeps me interested the whole time.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:42 AM

For me, it'll have to be:
1. Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
2.You're My Best Friend
3. Very close between YYZ and Sweet Lady, but I'd barely go with Sweet Lady
4. Love of my Life
5. The Prophet's Song
6. Very close between Witch Hunt and Bohemian Rhapsody, but BoRhap takes the cake
7. God Save The Queen

Moving Pictures isn't really my favorite Rush album, plus I've been a Queen fan much longer. Bohemian Rhapsody is among my favorite songs of all time, and the album it comes from is among my favorite albums, if not my favorite. A Farewell to Kings is right below it. I may have triggered some of you, but if that's the way it's gonna be, so be it.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:24 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 29 July 2016 - 09:39 PM, said:

You asked the wrong Rush fan. Let's see...my favorite album by my favorite band with my favorite singer who wrote my favorite song plus three of my other favorite instrumentalists of all time ever forever...vs. my 2.5 fav Rush album which failed to impress me the first time I listened to it....


You guess what I picked. :P

No, tell me already! I've been waiting nearly a year for the answer!

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:43 AM

what? how? why?
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:47 AM

View PostYYZumbi, on 29 July 2016 - 10:45 PM, said:

I cant pick... its impossible. This is a fight against my two top favorite bands. Its like asking which son I like best.

So which son do you like best?
(I'm going to assume Alex LifeSON :P)

What do you say, Lita Ford?
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"I choose..."

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:57 AM

Opera is a great album.

MP is a transcendent album.

Mp by a ton.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:06 PM

MP, but it's pretty close!

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 05:50 AM

Don't like Queen at all, so....




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