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NEWS OF THE WORLD

Queen

 

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3.20 | 340 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars I have several passions in my life.

Two of which are music and major sports events; I have countlessly attend great sports events (football, athletics and tennis). Needless to say that the first two hymns from this album sounded, sounds, and ever will sound so special to me. Just great, powerful and closely related with another side of my life.

The third song here :Sheer Heart Attack is another hymn. To the punkish scene. Rather a precursory song since originally written during the Heart Attack sessions (74). I was so deeply involved in the punk movement in 77, that I can of course not remain alien to such a vigorous tune.

This album is of course nothing close to their greatest first five albums. But Queen is not a common band. One of the greatest rock band in the history? Yes, probably. And Spread Your Wings is another convincing number. More on the melodic side but at the end of the day, it is at least half of their characteristics (melodic / rocking).

Weak numbers? Yes there are : the funky/noisy Fight From The Inside, Get Down, Make Love which is the most unbearable here. Press next (unless you would like to make it while listening to this number). But I have far much better recipes for you if you want to (just post me a mail for suggestions).The bluesy Sleeping On The Sidewalk i sanother one.

I am not either sublimated with Who Needs You and its flamenco beat. It brings some diversity of course, but it weakens the whole as well. In this context, a song as It's Late is very much welcome. Heavy and trong ; it features a band at the unisson in his wild rocking attempt. Wild? Yes! The best unknown song from this album.

Three stars. Some anthems, some good songs and some weak parts. But don't expect any prog in here. Maybe for their next album?

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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