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4 stars Queen's swan song is certainly a great album, I'd like to give it 4.5 but I can't and I'm not going to call it a MASTERPIECE of progressive music, but it certainly is a must own for fans of the band and fans of classic rock in general.

The opener Innuendo is brilliant and brings back the epic, bombastic Queen sound from the 70s (with a nice contribution from Mr. Steve Howe). The next couple were two of the singles of the album, I'm Going Slightly Mad being a portrait of the dying Mercury's state of mind at the time. The next song, I Can't Live With You is quintessential Brian May, and it absolutely rocks... I love this track. Don't Try So Hard is a gorgeous ballad by Freddie, carried by the amazing vocals that you wouldn't expect from a dying man. The next two are okay songs, but the 8th track is a masterpiece. These Are The Days Of Our Lives is one of the most tear jerking moments in rock, and is Queen and Freddie's goodbye to the world. Really a moving a brilliant track. The next is a throw away track written by Freddie about his cat, followed by two rocking tracks, the former being a decent attempt at the 70s rock sound, the latter, Bijou being much better. The album, and the band's career are wrapped up in the epic, inspiring, and gut wrenching The Show Must Go On... an absolutely brilliant Queen rocker that's wraps everything up nicely.

There you go, a bunch of really good rock songs with a few absolute classics mixed in... and quite emotional and inspiring at times considering what the band and Freddie were going through at the time. Highly recommended, and MUCH, MUCH better than the band's output in the 80s.

SilverEclipse | 4/5 |


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