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2 stars This album is quite ordinary. Very 80s pop sounding, because that's all it really is. This is the bad side of Queen, when they went synth crazy, not that synth's are necessarily bad however Queen here are going for a heavy sound on most tracks and the core of the music, in which everything is built around is made up entirely of cheesy 80s production. I read a review of this album in Rolling Stone and they said it was "heavy plastic" and i think that is probably the best way to put it. Heavy but not dense or convincing.

Having said that there are a few moments in this album that redeem it somewhat. "Who wants to live forever" is one of Queen's best songs. Parts of "Gimme the prize" verse are decent, and "Princes of the Universe" has it's moments, but sadly even these songs with the exception of WWtLF can't escape the poor production.

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