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The albums of Queensryche in order of rpreference.
Dedicated to Chaos
This is a disgraceful mess. Truly embarrasing to see these prog-metal
pioneers stoop so low.
Operation: Mindcrime II
Not as terrible as I consider it, but still leaves to be desired. It feels
sloppily put together, and has little replay value. You're better off picking
your favorites rather than jamming the whole thing again. Best song: "All
This isn't too bad, but the leads are weak. Kelly Gray is possibly the worst
guitarist the band ever hired. Best song: "When the Rain Comes"
Not too inspired, but still a decent record. Best song: "Rythym of Hope"
Easily the best album after DeGarmo left and before the band's split. Still
feels watered-down, but it's worthwhile. Best song: "Unafraid"
Hear in the Now Frontier
The last record of the DeGarmo Era. Many despise it, but I think it's a
worthwhile listen. Best song: "Hero"
A very emotional record. It's very stripped-down when compared to it's
predecessors, but it still has great songs. Best song: "Out of Mind"
This is a fantastic EP. It's amazing how this band could deliver such an
astonishing debut. Best song: "Nightrider"
Rage for Order
This is a fantastic album, but there are two songs on it which I don't like
much. Other than that, it's essential listening for fans. Best song:
I'll probably get flamed for putting it above RFO, but I enjoy it slightly
more. It's definitely the last essential album by the band. Best song:
It took me a while to appreciate how fantastic this album is. With blazing
riffs and high-energy performance, this just might be the band's most
underrated effort. Best song: "NM 156"
One of the best albums ever made. Perfect from top to bottom. Ending
right where it begins, it tells a great story, has impressive lyrics and epic
musicianship. You should hear this before you die. Best song: "The
|The two post-split records aren't included because I haven't heard them.|
|And yes, I know a lot of people would put Rage at 2, and Empire at 4. But, this is my opinion.|
|Also, with the exception of DtC (which sucks hard), I've heard each QR album more than once. OM:C II has quite a few boring songs that get skip-worthy, and I came to skip tracks 4 and 5 on RFO. |
|1 > 4 > 5 > 2 > 3|
Don't really care about the rest.
|O:MC > Promised Land > Empire > Rage for Order > Self-titled Album > EP > Everything else|
|Interesting "best song" choices. As long as Mindcrime is the top album you won't get hate from me. Haven't heard Promised Land or The Warning so I should probably check them out.|
|The Warning is fantastic, don't miss it.|
|Spreading the diseeeeeaaaaaaaseee|
But no one wants to seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
|band is poo after mincrime and some rage|
|^Empire rules hard.|
|So does Promised Land.|
|@Underflow: Agreed, though I have PL 4'd and Empire |
Yep, after Empire they gradually lost their touch. But
imo they didn't hit rock bottom until DtC. All opinion
|Great list, i think nobody disagrees with the number 1....Also, i agree with the best song, "Mission" is also my favorite song from the album...|
|^took me a while to reach that conclusion, but DeGarmo's solo on it is simply heavenly.|
And Willie prefers RFO, so he's an exception.
|Great ranking Danny.....certainly one that can't be argued with. Here's what mine is:|
Rage For Order
Operation Mindcrime II
Hear In The Now Frontier
Dedicated To Chaos
|Hey look at this old list! Just happened upon it. Not bad ranking! |
Mine would be:
Rage for Order
Self Titled - 2013
Then I dont really care about the rest at all.
Promised Land is ranked a little higher for me than most cause it has a lot of personal meaning. Came out when I was turning my life around and really hit me.
|s/t is about even with HITNF for me, I'll have to hear both next year to decide which I like more.|