Cool, just read the first part. Bookmarked the page to read the rest later.
One observation:[quote]Kids who were born in 1988 are now among Queensrÿche’s audience, ready to carry the album with them for another two decades.[/quote]
They hit the nail on the head there - That's me.
Ah, I neglected to even suggest a next step beyond O:M, didn't I? Well, of course you should check out Empire, but I would actually recommend the first three releases [i]before[/i] you go forward from O:M, then do Empire and what followed after those first three!
And be sure to get the remasters: yes, the bonus tracks are worth it! [b]Especially[/b] Prophecy on the remastered The Warning.