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The best rock opera?
Tommy (The Who) 14%  14%  [ 1 ]
Quadrophenia (The Who) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
The Wall (Pink Floyd) 43%  43%  [ 3 ]
Kilroy Was Here (Styx) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (Roger Waters) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Operation: Mindcrime (Queensryche) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Operation: Mindcrime II (Queensryche) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Other (not listed) 43%  43%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 7
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, '10, 2:28 am 
I just love those albums that tell stories! And there's at least 7 that I know of. Which one do you think is the best?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, '10, 2:29 am 
I'm voting for "The Wall" of course!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, '10, 2:41 am 
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, '10, 12:51 pm 
I know many more rock operas and I say the best in my opinion one which is largely ignored:
White Faced Lady - Kaleidoscope (1971)

For those interested on the genre, I'd point out some great rock operas:
S. F. Sorrow - The Pretty Things (1968)
Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) - The Kinks (1969)
Jesus Christ Superstar - Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (1970)
Preservation: Act 1 - The Kinks (1973)
Preservation: Act 2 - The Kinks (1974)
Soap Opera - The Kinks (1975)
Schoolboys in Disgrace - The Kinks (1976)
Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll To Young To Die - Jethro Tull (1976)
Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf (1977)
War Of the Worlds - Jeff Wayne (1977)
Joe's Garage: Acts I, II, III Frank Zappa (1979)

Of course I forgot some more, but that is a good list for people interested in Rock Operas.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, '10, 10:02 pm 
I'll go with The Wall, but keep in mind that's also the only one I've heard or seen. So my opinion is a little slim there.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, '10, 1:05 am 
I vote other. Scenes from a Memory by Dream Theater...their last great album, unfortunately.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, '10, 3:00 am 
I voted "Tommy" by The Who.

One listed by tilinelson2 would be my second choice...Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice.


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