I suppose we can chalk this up to the fact that I’m listening to it right now, but it occurs to me that there aren’t all that many people that remember how great Queensryche’s Empire really was. It started great, it ended great, and there was (IMO) not a single clanker in between. If anybody remembers it at all it was because of “Silent Lucidity”, and that’s a shame because “Anybody Listening?” and “Empire” were light years better.
That’s not even to mention that Operation: Mindcrime and Promised Land were fantastic albums that bookended Empire. Hell, I would say that Queensryche might actually be the most forgotten band of the last 25 years given their output and how many people actually remember how great they really were.
So, what say you?