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Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime



9.1 | 1086 votes |
Release date: 27 April 1988
Style: Progressive heavy metal

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Disc I
01. I Remember Now
02. Anarchy-X
03. Revolution Calling
04. Operation: Mindcrime
05. Speak
06. Spreading The Disease
07. The Mission
08. Suite Sister Mary
09. The Needle Lies
10. Electric Requiem
11. Breaking The Silence
12. I Don't Believe In Love
13. Waiting For 22
14. My Empty Room
15. Eyes Of A Stranger
16. The Mission [live] [remaster bonus]
17. My Empty Room [live] [remaster bonus]

Disc II
01. I Remember Now [live]
02. Anarchy-X [live]
03. Revolution Calling [live]
04. Operation: Mindcrime [live]
05. Speak [live]
06. Spreading The Disease [live]
07. The Mission [live]
08. Suite Sister Mary [live]
09. Needle Lies, The [live]
10. Electric Requiem [live]
11. Breaking The Silence [live]
12. I Don't Believe In Love [live]
13. Waiting For 22 [live]
14. My Empty Room [live]
15. Eyes Of A Stranger [live]

Top 20 albums of 1988: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 21

Guest review by
Gorey
Rating:
9.5
Watch out, this is a masterpiece! Queensrÿche has always been able to stay away from this simplistic heavy hard rock trend rotten by some spoiled dick-heads with their traditional clichés and their shallow lyrics like 'Baby, I feel so alone!'. On the contrary, this band, far from collapsing into a disguting laziness, wrote some complex and well-structured songs and intellectual and extremely worked on lyrics. In fact, Queensrÿche is a real warmachine destined to fight against the establishment. This is confirmed by 'Operation: Mindcrime' which is at the same time ultra-polished and accessible to the masses.

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published 21.06.2004 | Comments (5)

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12.09.2021 - 18:35
Rating: 10
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
A classic heavy metal album,with some real head banging classic songs like Breaking The Silence, I Don't Believe In Love, Revolution Calling, Eyes Of A Stranger and The Mission.

It's such a unique experience, and one of the best heavy metal concept album's i've heard, and probably the best at combining heavy metal with progressive elements.
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12.09.2021 - 19:44
Rating: 9
Redel

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 12.09.2021 at 18:35

A classic heavy metal album,with some real head banging classic songs like Breaking The Silence, I Don't Believe In Love, Revolution Calling, Eyes Of A Stranger and The Mission.

It's such a unique experience, and one of the best heavy metal concept album's i've heard, and probably the best at combining heavy metal with progressive elements.


Yes man, indeed, such a classic. Just saw that I never commented here.
Funnily, first time I listened to this album was no earlier than in 2003 or so.
It rivals Streets A Rock Opera for my favourite prog concept album ever.
I have always hailed Streets for this but today I guess that trophy would actually go to this masterpiece.
Only QR album I really enjoy though.
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12.09.2021 - 20:12
Rating: 9
Metal Rambo

Suite Sister Mary is the only song I don't care aside from some short instrumental interludes and intros, but everything else is top notch.
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12.09.2021 - 21:37
Rating: 10
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by Redel on 12.09.2021 at 19:44


Yes man, indeed, such a classic. Just saw that I never commented here.
Funnily, first time I listened to this album was no earlier than in 2003 or so.
It rivals Streets A Rock Opera for my favourite prog concept album ever.
I have always hailed Streets for this but today I guess that trophy would actually go to this masterpiece.
Only QR album I really enjoy though.

It''s a shame QR never produced an album anywhere near the same quality as this, it's a one off masterpiece, and A Rock Opera was also a classic, I will have another listen to that one again sometime
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12.09.2021 - 21:43
Rating: 10
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by Metal Rambo on 12.09.2021 at 20:12

Suite Sister Mary is the only song I don't care aside from some short instrumental interludes and intros, but everything else is top notch.

I agree, Suite Sister Mary is proberbly the weakest song for me too.
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12.09.2021 - 21:43
Rating: 9
Redel

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 12.09.2021 at 21:37

It''s a shame QR never produced an album anywhere near the same quality as this, it's a one off masterpiece, and A Rock Opera was also a classic, I will have another listen to that one again sometime


The s/t EP comes close in quality for me. The Warning is also quite nice. The rest of their catalogue is not for me.
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12.09.2021 - 22:44
Rating: 9
musclassia

Surpised to see Suite Sister Mary mentioned as a weak track - that's the real prog jewel in the crown that is Operation: Mindcrime - it's probably not my #1 song here (that's Eyes Of A Stranger), but it's a close second, with the likes of Spreading The Disease, The Mission and Breaking The Silence coming afterwards

Empire definitely has its moments, but is a far cry from this record
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13.09.2021 - 07:30
Rating: 10
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by musclassia on 12.09.2021 at 22:44

Surpised to see Suite Sister Mary mentioned as a weak track - that's the real prog jewel in the crown that is Operation: Mindcrime - it's probably not my #1 song here (that's Eyes Of A Stranger), but it's a close second, with the likes of Spreading The Disease, The Mission and Breaking The Silence coming afterwards

Empire definitely has its moments, but is a far cry from this record

That's what is so great about this album, while I consider Suite Sister Mary their weakest song, it's still a good one, and contributes importantly to the concept of the album, and I forgot to mention Eyes Of A Stranger, that is one of the best songs on the album, if not the best!
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13.09.2021 - 20:04
Rating: 9
Redel

Written by musclassia on 12.09.2021 at 22:44

Surpised to see Suite Sister Mary mentioned as a weak track - that's the real prog jewel in the crown that is Operation: Mindcrime - it's probably not my #1 song here (that's Eyes Of A Stranger), but it's a close second, with the likes of Spreading The Disease, The Mission and Breaking The Silence coming afterwards

Indeed, Suite SIster Mary, STD, The Mission all among the better songs on this album, agreed.
Eyes of a Stranger best song, yes. I then have the title track second, and I dont Believe in Love following.
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15.05.2022 - 21:10
Rating: 10
Jack_Torrance

The songs are more catchy than Pop music, flawless songwriting
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07.08.2022 - 13:48
Dylan 1974

Still gives me goosepimples on every listen.

This album is absolutely fucking magical and probably still my favourite of all time. It was a big friend to me, as a 14 year old trying to understand this strange world and it's still completely engrossing in every way possible: the concept, the playing, the songs, Geoff Tate at the very height of his powers. As the user above states, this is 'flawless', indeed.
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12.09.2022 - 13:05
Rating: 9
nonZero

I've been listening to this classic quite a lot recently - so many great moments with no weak songs.

9.3/10 for me - 'Eyes Of A Stranger' is the standout track. 'Operation: Mindcrime', 'The Mission', 'The Needle Lies' and 'Breaking The Silence' are all also fantastic. 'Spreading The Disease' is the weakest song IMO, but still very good.

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21.11.2022 - 23:27
Rating: 9
Tom Muller

One of the alltime classics
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