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3 stars Queen is one of only a few bands, perhaps the only one, that throughout its career has played virtually all genres of modern music. I don't really know a person that doesn't like some of their stuff, some of them like the 70's stuff more, the other 80's thing, and some 90's. They're all different, but they're all good..

What can i say about that one? Well if your point of view is such, that everything that isn't progressive rock is crap, than this album is crap indeed. But look at it from a different perspective - what do you think about rating Michael Jackson's "Thriller" as a progressive rock album? It could be the best pop/disco album ever, but I can't imagine it getting over 2 stars here. This album is like that - it is closer to MJ stuff from "Of the Wall"-"Thriller" era than to Queen stuff from mid-seventies. If viewed at from that perspective it's not half as bad as people use to say. It's nowhere near progressive rock, but it's a very fine funk-rock album, incorporating lots of soul and r'n'b elements and combining them with classic hard-rock approach. If we were on a site dealing with these genres, I could even recommend it as one of the classics!

Progheads be warned - this is probably the least progressive album you can find on the entire Progarchives website. Anywhere else, I would give it 4.5 stars with no hesitation, here I'm giving it 3, because it means "good, but not essential'. This album is good, but by any means not essential for a PROGRESSIVE rock fan....

nuncjusz | 3/5 |


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