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THE MIRACLE

Queen

 

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3.17 | 251 ratings

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voliveira
4 stars 8/10

There is something in The Miracle makes it different from its predecessors of the 80s. As already had been following the Queen was slowly returning to its roots and here they are more attuned to the sound they produced in its origins. The result is a work of genius!

First, you will see that the first two songs, Party and Khashoggy's Ship, are interlinked and obviously will remember the connection of the songs We Will Rock You / We Are the Champions. It is more or less the same thing. It's a different way to open the album, and it shows how much the band appreciated the material of the past. This is most evident with the title track that follows, with keyboards emulates stringed instruments. Actually plastic synthesizers were more or less abolished and gave rise to keyboards that emulate orchestrations, remembering the influence that classical music had on the band in the 70s. And I Want It All we see that the heavy metal was not forgotten, in fact he is triumphant in this next album and oh yeah, I love it! Of course they have not forgotten your "pop side", but The Invisible Man is a pop song of undeniable quality, besides being the only song where the band members' names are said (Rrrrrroger Taylor!). And there's no forgetting your clip, which I remember watching when I was a child and live in my memory until today (having seen it too often in recent days).

What about Breakthru? God, I love this song. The introduction, with harmonies of strong influence of gospel music soon gives way to another pop song, but I love her anyway! (and your recorded clip on the train is unforgettable). Rain Must Fall is the rotten apple that album, I really can not stand that synthesized percussion (I mean, I think it was a synthesizer that did it, is not it?) And I must admit that soil from May unnerves me. Scandal is another strong song, a hard rock and typical anso 80 which is followed by the funk My Baby Does Me, a song with nothing special. Fortunately they end the album with a powerful song: It Was Al woth It. The best was left to the end, do not doubt it!

4 stars. And that comes Innuendo!

voliveira | 4/5 |

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