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4 stars 8/10

The show must go on.

I wonder how a guy dying like Freddie could still sing with such intensity as here, Innuendo. Gotta be honest: I believe this is the best performance in his entire career. ConsicÍncia Perhaps because of its inevitable and tragic end led him to give his best, and the result is one of the best Queen in her last days.

Ok, there are a number of pop material here that can divide listeners. For example, Delilah. I do not know if I laugh or cry with this song, because it is so tacky ... Freddie wrote it for her cat, but Taylor refused to run it - and I do not shoot your reason! Admittedly, those "meows ..." really are clueless! Other songs are disposable for I Can not Live With You, and Ride the Wild Wind.

Now for the rest ... I can not complain. The four members were more aware than ever of the weakness of Freddie and a need to return to the roots, and while you will not hear a A Night at the Opera Part II can say they came near. Innuendo is by far the heaviest album the band's most progressive and out of the 70s. The title track is a masterpiece in six minutes (one of the longest they made ​​up) and has a more special that Steve Howe on guitar flamenco! What a way to start the album, you really feel you went back to the first records the band!

What follows is a nice mix of songs of a commercial nature but with the soul within them. I'm Going Slightly Mad is a delicious pop-psychedelia of bizarreness with slide-guitar (pity that its hilarious clip ever show us the weakness of Freddie) and songs like The Hitman Headlong and reinforce the heavy side of the band - especially The Hitman , which is probably one of the most amazing songs and heavy that they have already given us. There is the presence of a crossover between African music and gospel (All God's People), beautiful ballads (Do not Try So Hard, There Are The Days of Our Lives and Bijou) and a monstrous epic that seals wonderfully entire legacy the band in those twenty years down the road (the Show Must Go On).

Yeah, I know it's sad to give a farewell to one of the biggest bands on the planet that way. But Innuendo was the trump card of the Queen and they did not disappoint. And today you know who they are, their music. I am grateful to have met a band that went beyond clips of success, which gave us music with passion and quality as a few in history who offered. And all I can say is: Thank you Freddie Mercury (aka Farrok Bulsara), Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. Thanks for being one of the biggest bands on the planet.

voliveira | 4/5 |


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