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Four First Queen Albums Poll

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    Posted: October 30 2016 at 05:20
Reviews states these to be the perfect quadruple of albums, of the more obscue Queen uptil they hit huge with the last track on A Night. Which of these releases grabs you still with vissues force.
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`Queen II' was the first `prog' (ish?!) album I ever heard, so I have a lot of love and fond memories of it, but I think `Sheer Heart Attack' had the most variety and diverse range of styles out of that group, so it gets my vote. But if you like the early period of the band, there's not a bad album in that lot, with many standout tracks on each one.
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All four are great albums.
Anyone else think that killer Queen sticks out like a sore thumb on the first three because it is so much more commercial than anything else they had done up to that point.
The first album was recorded in snippets during the middle of the night when no-one else was using the studio which was a contributary factor in why it sounds less polished that the others.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2016 at 06:47
agreed all greats... Queen II gets my vote... the one I listen to most so I suppose it makes it the best one LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2016 at 07:26
I love the brutal and complex mix of heavy stomping rock and theatre/opera they got going, some songs prooves my point though, of Procol Harums influence on cabaret rock, cause some songs got that Procol cabaret/theatre vibe
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2016 at 10:03
Queen II

All excellent albums though.
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Although I really love Queen II, I think Night at the Opera is their best album from start to finish.

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Opera > II > Heart > I
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The hit it big with Killer Queen, wich was from their third.
And I wonder why Day at the Races is not in the poll.
It's Always paired with Night at the Opera. Black and White, Day and Night.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2016 at 04:31
Originally posted by Kingsnake Kingsnake wrote:


The hit it big with Killer Queen, wich was from their third.
And I wonder why Day at the Races is not in the poll.
It's Always paired with Night at the Opera. Black and White, Day and Night.
i thought about it but desided to pair it with the next three albums
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ColonelClaypool Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2016 at 06:27
Originally posted by Icarium Icarium wrote:

Reviews states these to be the perfect quadruple of albums, of the more obscue Queen uptil they hit huge with the last track on A Night.

The last track on A Night at the Opera is God Save The Queen, not Bohemian Rhapsody Tongue


Anyway, I voted for Sheer Heart Attack.
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I'll give it to Sheer Heart Attack. "Brighton Rock" is such an immense opening.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kingsnake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2016 at 06:33
In my opinion the Queen albums can be paired accordingly:
 
1. Queen I / Queen II (progrock/hardrock perdiod)
2. Sheer Heart Attack / Night at the Opera / Day at the Races (bombastic operatic extravanganza period)
3. News of the World / Jazz (more straightforward hardrock/pop period)
4. The Game / Flash Gordon / Hot Space (transitional period)
5. The Works / A Kind of Magic (synthdriven pop/rock)
6. Miracle / Innuendo (back to the hardrock and operatic roots)
7. Made in Heaven (leftovers)
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Never was a Queen fan as a kid.....too much pound-pound-clap at sporting events.  I'd heard and liked a lot of the radio gaga but never dug much deeper.  I snagged a Chinese bootleg of their entire discography for a couple of bucks about a year back and decided to finally give the first five albums a closer look.  Pleasantly surprised.....some great stuff (some not so but they were very rarely boring).  I love the ballsyness of the first album - derivative but fun; the second is a hard rock classic, but I'm not much of a hard rock fan; the third is where it all came together.....love the variety and freakin' Brian May - love that sustain he gets on that fat body guitar......Brighton Rock!  The fourth was more of the same - a bit more polished and deliberate; the fifth repeats the formula but is still highly listenable.  

Never thought I'd become a Queen supporter (won't go as far as calling myself a fan.....more of a casual acquaintance that I'm on good terms with) 
I like to feel the suspense when you're certain you know I am there.....
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