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Queensr˙che - Q2K CD (album) cover




Progressive Metal

2.07 | 163 ratings

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4 stars Q2k gets a lot of flack for being uninspired and flat but it's actually one of my favorite Queensryche albums. It has more of a raw, under produced flavor to it and is more of an experimental album instead of cookie cutter over produced MTV friendly singles that other bands in this time period were putting out. (Creed, Linkin Park, etc etc). Although there are some songs on Q2K that aren't the best that Queensryche has recorded, I feel that most of the songs are masterful and meaningful and really touched a sensitive spot for me in this period of my life. Most notably Falling Down, When The Rain Comes, How Could I?, Beside You, Liquid Sky, Breakdown & The Right Side Of My Mind. I remember the first few times I listened to this album I thought that they took elements from all of their past albums and reflected it in each of their songs. "Right Side Of My Mind" is undoubtedly the shining star and has a Mindcrime feel to it. "When The Rain Comes" is packed with emotion and touches on deep friendships one has in life. "Beside You" is the perfect song for any Father who has been distant or separated from his daughter. How anyone can call these songs flat or uninspired is beyond me. Yes Geoff's voice isn't as strong as previous releases but that is all part of getting older. Yes DeGarmo isn't on this album but Kelly Gray's guitar feels inspired and brought a more 80's feel to their songs. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and I respect that. But don't base your decision to not listen to this album based on overall poor reviews.
n0cturne74 | 4/5 |


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