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2 stars Hot Space ? 1981 (1.6/5) Real bad, almost 1 star 7 ? Best Song: Life is Real, but I can't stop laughing

You want to hear a joke? What do you get when you cross Queen and the 1980's after they stopped making money?

A cold, lifeless cash-in of the times! Hey, I'm on a roll. I wonder if we're gonna make it. I wonder when we're gonna shake it. Make it move. Make it move. If these lyrics make you cringe, then you'd better start running the fuck away, because we're Stayin' alive in Disco-land! It's the bash were nobody ever sleeps, sequin shirts are on sale for 15.99, and the glitter ball never. Stops. Spinning. Ugh, what a hardcore pile of dreck. And I thought the band was going to remain intact throughout the eighties. Go figure that as soon as I open my big mouth about it they'd completely rip themselves away from what made them so damn entertaining in the 1970's. Brian May is pretty much left in the corner to collect dust while Mercury grooves inanely over the dumbest of 1980's keyboard beats. 'Dancer' is just ugly. Well, that's how the first few songs go. Then side two reveals something more frightening for different reasons. Can you believe the arrogance of a song like 'Life is Real (Song for Lennon)'? It'd be even worse if it were actually a bad song. It doesn't have a lick of disco to it, either. The song is catchy enough, and you can tell Lennon must have been one of Mercury's idols. Let's forget about that little ditty with David Bowie and call it a night, can we? Aww, it's fun and all, super catchy and more than danceable, but it's lightweight and easily forgotten. Even if 'Life is a bitch'.

Alitare | 2/5 |


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