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5 stars Once again, Queen is not entirely prog but that doesn't me they can't have a masterpiece. Queen II is like A Night at the Opera as close to prog you can get without being prog. Procession sounds pretty prog a dismal guitar solo eventually turning into the killer tune Father to Son. Father to Son is a very good song with it's amazing Mercury vocal performance and Brian May guitar. Some Day One Day definately isn't prog but is a soft ballad with soothing vocals by May. White Queen is also a soft ballad this time with Freddie Mercury's vocals. Loser In the End is the farthest away from prog they get but it is still a good song. Ogre Battle is the most prog on the album they get with it's killer guitar riff and Mercury's fairytale lyrics. Fairy-Fellers Master Stroke is a pretty silly song but you can't have a good album without songs like these and Nevermore is a piece with amazing four-part harmonies. March of the Black Queen is my personal favorite the way it changes tempo so fast yet so smoothly. Just when you think it's over it bursts into excitement as it turns into Funny How Love Is which is an almost Beach Boys sounding song. Seven Seas of Rhye is the hit on the album and it's no wonder. It is very prog sounding for Queen and yet it is still very mainstream rock. I haven't met a single person who doesn't like it. Please forgive me if I'm wrong but I do believe this thing is a masterpiece! (Even the bonus track See What a Fool I've Been is pretty good!)
The Truth | 5/5 |


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