Empire by Queensryche was one of the best written and produced albums of the 90's. The record departed from the bands usual approach as was present on Operation Mindcrime. With Empire the band brought forth a new and mature sound that left the critics in nothing short than amazement. This is one of those albums that is solid from the beginning to the end. Empire spawned such big time hits as "Silent Lucidity", "Jet City Woman", "Della Brown", and "Anybody Listening". The band has had several high moments since this release but for me this is the band at their very best.