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4 stars PROG OR NOT????

I think so when I hear Bohemian Rapsodhy and Prophet's Song, but the rest of the tracks are mainly pop/rock numbers, except Seaside Rendezvouz and Lazing On..., which are funny and a little old-fashioned, as 30's decade music.

However, Queen is mostly a pop/rock, mainstream band, more commercial than any prog band. But this is their peak, and this one is, IMO, the only album that can be called "prog music". From a band like Queen, this is easily an absolute masterpiece, and for historical importance, give the fifth star.

I would like to stand out the impressive voices work on Prophet's Song; Mercury is the best rock singer of all, and it's verified here! Bohemian Rapsody is one of the most well-known rock pieces of history, with also a great vocal work and surely the most progressive song of the band. Personally I like 39' too, with an accoustic touch and May singing (well, his voice isn't incredible, but not awful either).

From my point of view, the low point of this album is "I'm In Love With My Car", composed by Taylor. This song is pretty simple to any progger, and Roger's raspy voice is not aproppiated to a Queen song I think.

Mainly, IMO, for historical importance, this is undoubtely an excellent addition to a prog music collection. Four stars.

sircosick | 4/5 |


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