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NEWS OF THE WORLD

Queen

 

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3.19 | 337 ratings

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voliveira
5 stars 9/10

Well, well, who knew. Once again I'm going against the general opinion to say that this record is very good, even if probably the strangest of Queen albums of the 70s. The sound here just remember the pomposity of the past - even the vocal harmonies are at lower doses than in previous albums - with the focus on more commercial and heavy songs. However this does not contravene the quality of this work, however much it variance with what the band had produced so far.

Even a non-fan of this wonderful band have to say that the first two songs are classics in rock history. And if you've never heard of We Will Rock You / We Are the Champions, one of two things: either you live in a place isolated from the rest of the world or outside the Earth. Because really, who does not know these two songs? From the classroom to the stage, these songs have been performed millions of times, and are so well known that not worth describing them! I can only say that unlike other reviewers here I do not get tired of hearing them!

Things only get better with Sheer Heart Attack, originally written for the album of the same name, but it falls right here on News of the World, which was launched in the wave punk who beat prog. It can be seen as a response to this movement, and God ... that answer! With impressive speed and aggression even to the Queen (who always had a vocation for hard rock), masi is probably the song that the band has quickly made​​! All Dead, All Dead is a gentle ballad sung by May - a reminder of the influence of classical music on the band - and Spread Your Wings is a neglected classic, a song out of this world! Fight from the Inside is sung by Taylor, and the strong bass line makes me think as if it were a cross between the Bee Gees and hard rock.

And then comes the bizarre Get Down, Make Love. This seems soul with avant-garde and psychedelic doses. Dude, that's good! Perhaps the most experimental song on the album (and one of the most around the band's catalog), but undeniably one of the most fantastic. After that comes the blues Sleeping in the Sidewalk, which is also sung by May, and soon after come the Spanish influences on Who Needs You (long before Steve Howe in Innuendo), a delightful acoustic song.

It's Late is the epic of the album - and wow, it works well! This is the last song of the band with more than six minutes to Innuendo and that but lacks the complexity of Liar or The March of Black Queen (other songs in this term) is really a highlight of the album with a chorus. My melancholic Blues (which is actually a jazz, but oh God, who is this gorgeous jazz that I implemented for 30 years?) closes the album.

I know I'll be in the minority here (actually I'm second to give a comment to this album five stars), but I feel obliged to value this work so neglected. Listen to him!

voliveira | 5/5 |

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