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JAZZ

Queen

 

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3.39 | 328 ratings

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voliveira
5 stars 9/10

For some reason I am not attracted Jazz at the outset as their predecessors did. No wonder I have dedicated more listeners than he had ever done for any album - six in all. But the moment I write these words, I am sure that this album is comparable to all that the Queen had already launched so far.

At the same time it reflects the sound by which the band had become known Jazz presents some experiments, like its predecessor News of the World, but somewhat more extreme. It is both equal and different: a transition from what they had done and what they would do. Although poorly received at the time their receipt has increased considerably over time. But I will not deny, before you hear it I just knew was Don´t Stop Me Now.

To start an album so interbred, nothing that a good and bizarre song. And Mustapha is exactly it. Freddie sings a few words in Arabic as "Ibrahim", a phrase such as "Allah will pray for you" and a myriad of invented words. I had a fear of this song, because I identified with her ​​right away, but many listeners and now I find tremendously fun! For Bottomed Girls is one of the best known here (thanks to that poster ...), and its structure simple as it is extremely refreshing (and what makes Taylor on drums before the second time the chorus ... excellent turn!). Jealousy is a beautiful ballad, ah, that only the Queen can offer us (May's guitar emulating a sitar brings me to the song White Queen album Queen II). But nothing impresses me more than Bicycle Race. Here's what we hoped for prog ... and all in three minutes! Breaks interesting, beautiful harmonies and even a sound of a lot of bikes if you want! Simply brilliant!

Unfortunately it is from here that the album begins to disappoint a little ... and I assume that by many times hesitated to give a slightly lower rating. If You Can not Beat Them, Let Me Entertain You, and Dreamer's Ball Fun It is the most interesting songs, but I was very disappointed - none of the previous albums offered such a large amount of songs so weak, in my view (and by chance Fun It features a drum machine, I see that). In the middle of this sequence at least two songs that are saved: the rocker Dead on Time and the beautiful In Only Seven Days.

After the Fun It corny album returns to the force with a wonderful song: Leaving Home Is not No Easy. May, I'm your fan! This song is really a highlight for some reason I feel attracted to her. Don´t Stop Me Now is the best-known song here, and I can not deny: I like it! Representing the pure spirit of Mercury, it inspires us and moves us - but for some reason I feel she should be in the middle of the album. Finally comes More of That Jazz, the "epic" - Taylor closes the album strongly with acidic lyrics and a melody of breathtaking. What I love most is how the song is cut abruptly to listen to passages from other relatively songs on the album, before returning it. And so ends Jazz, an album that is supposed to be weaker than the rest of the material the band of the 70s, but still charms us to show the diverse talents and masterful genius of this band. 5 stars

voliveira | 5/5 |

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