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FLASH GORDON

Queen

 

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2.15 | 235 ratings

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voliveira
2 stars 4/10

They could not be good forever.

In retrospect, I can say that all that the Queen had hitherto been to my liking. But that's not here. Sorry Queen, but her marriage to Flash Gordon failed.

This album is the soundtrack for the film of the same name, based on the classic series. But he seems to fail as both a soundtrack and as an album within the standards of the Queen. The sound here is ... hum ... what can I say? Pop? Synth? "Avant-Garde?" Or all together? I think the latter is more likely. There are some orchestral sections and other metal where you can see the band working, but overall the songs here (18 in total, from a few seconds and 3 minutes) are just a lot of terrible effects created by synthesizers and, worse, dialogues from the film. A combination of at least disastrous.

All is not lost, however. There are some songs here that manage to stay above the average low for this album. Included Flash and The Hero (which serve as the opening and closing for the album, and in my opinion is complete), In The Space Capsule, Footbal Fight (although this seems more the theme of Super Mario Bros. Or some game Nintendo's race...), Execution of Flash and Wedding March (an interesting reinterpretation of the classic theme). The highlight here, however, is Battle Theme with some of the most powerful guitars that May has given us! In fact it is the highlight of the album here at times when the band actually appears, since most of the time they are hidden behind synthesizers.

Anyway, this album represents my first real disappointment with the Queen. Although they have always made some silly songs, which should not be taken seriously, I could bear, but a whole album? No, not really. Nor is a progressive work, because although there is a general concept of the songs are mostly disconnected. But as there is a reasonable amount of memorable songs or the regular minimum I give 2 stars.

voliveira | 2/5 |

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