Originally Posted by bachbeet
Another band I find pretentious is Styx. Not as much as Rush but a close second.
Styx - good call. They had some good songs but..."Kilroy was Here" was a bit of a stretch. Tempted to lump in Kansas with Styx even though they're more prog-(non)rock.
For that matter, how about anyone who does up a "Rock Opera"?
Queenryche - as a concept album Operation: Mindcrime didn't suck. However, the subsequent box-set, live album, and sequel to O:M is a bit much. What, 15 years isn't enough time to write something new and original?!?
The Who - Tommy. Rock Opera and movie. Ewwwww.