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"Let's give them the works!"

Queen slowly returns to its roots. And that's more than good, given the mediocrity of his two predecessors efforts. Yes, there are still a lot of synthesizers here - and they will not leave most of the band - but I can not complain about them! Indeed The Works is an excellent album.

Starting at one of the greatest classics of the band, Radio Gaga, a festival of synthesizers - and how could not enjoy it? Needless to say something about that is one of the Queen´s most famous songs. Tear It Up portrays the band's yearning to return to their roots of hard rock, and It's a Hard Life shows us that classical music has influenced them. About Man on the Prowl ... good, let's say this song does not cause me the positive effect of Crazy Little Thing Called Love (from The Game album) caused me, but both are the same style, rockabilly.

If you liked the synthesizers Radio Gaga will love Machines (Back To Humans), because this is pure sintesizer! First, Taylor's vocals are processed by a dark vocoder that gives a great effect robotic! I really love that phrase, was the most amazing thing I've heard this album! I Want to Break Free is another famous song, although more for its controversial clip ... oh my God, that clip ... I actually prefer the version of the song that accompanies the controversial video (with the input of the synthesizer and a solo after the "guitar" - put in quotes because we know that the synthesizer makes the soil too). Keep Passing the Open Windows is another highlight, and I really love the piano here, while Hammer To Fall is another effort of the band (successful, in my view) to return to the heavy rock of his early years. Finally, there are the beautiful and short voice-guitar ballad Is this the World We Created?.

I am grateful that the Queen has not decided to continue with the waste that was Hot Space and became aware that his best was in the past. With The Works they would begin a slow and gradual process of returning to its roots, which unfortunately was unable to fully realize the death of Freddie.

voliveira | 4/5 |


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