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    Posted: January 09 2017 at 11:52
As a big fan of diversity, unique melodies and untrivial guitar solos (so, certainly, not a big fan of metal), I don't dislike Queen.
And the winners are:
 
1. A night at the opera
2. Sheer heart attack
3. Innuendo
4. II
5. Made in heaven
6. News of the world
7. A day at the races
8. I
9. Jazz
10. Hot space
11. A kind of magic
12. The works
13. The game
14. The miracle
 
What I agree with my hands upon is that The Miracle was definitely the worst one.


Edited by Woon Deadn - January 09 2017 at 12:06
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My truncated top 8.    I haven't heard them all

1. Night at the Opera
2. Queen 2
3. Shear Heart Attack
4. News of the World
5. Queen 1
6. Day at the Races
7. Jazz
8. Innuendo
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A Night At The Opera
II
News Of The World
Sheer Heart Attack
s/t
Jazz
The Game
Day At The Races
...the rest

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It's been awhile since I've listened to some of these, and my order would likely change a bit if I were to listen to them all again right now with the purpose of ranking them in mind, but by memory, my order would probably go something like this:

Jazz
A Night at the Opera
A Day at the Races
Queen (I)
Sheer Heart Attack
The Miracle
News of the World
Innuendo
The Game
Queen II
The Works
Made in Heaven
Hot Space
A Kind of Magic


I'm a big Queen fan, by the way.  Everything would get a 10/10 through at least Innuendo, and even A Kind of Magic I like quite a bit.


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Queen II
Queen I
A Day at the Races
Sheer Heart Attack
News of the World
Innuendo
Miracle
A Night at the Opera
The Works
Jazz
Flash Gordon
Made in Heaven
A Kind of Magic
The Game
Hot Space

Never understood the hate for their post-The Game albums.
Never understood the hate for the discofunk of Hot Space.
I kinda understand why people think The Works and Kind of Magic lack coherency. They sound like best-of albums. But if the two were combined, and some songs were left out, it would've been a great hardrock album.

Miracle and Innuendo are two of the best hardrock albums I grew up with. Really, really stellar production and great songs.

Never understood the hate for Flash Gordon either. Great spacerock album. Queen just showed they could do anything.

I like The Game the least, mainly because it's so short. Also Hot Space is at the bottom of the list. Not because it's bad, but because the rest is so much better.
No Queen album in the universe is bad to me.


Edited by Kingsnake - January 10 2017 at 04:16
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Queen 2
Sheer Heart Attack
Hot Space
A Night at the Opera
Queen
News of the World
Flash Gordon
A Day at the Races
The Works
The Game
Jazz
A Kind of Magic
Innuendo
Made in Heaven
The Miracle
The Cosmos Rocks
A Kind of Magic


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ignore the second mention  of A kind of Magic.
Not sure what happened there
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Originally posted by Kingsnake Kingsnake wrote:

Never understood the hate for their post-The Game albums.
Never understood the hate for the discofunk of Hot Space.
I kinda understand why people think The Works and Kind of Magic lack coherency. They sound like best-of albums. But if the two were combined, and some songs were left out, it would've been a great hardrock album.

Miracle and Innuendo are two of the best hardrock albums I grew up with. Really, really stellar production and great songs.

Never understood the hate for Flash Gordon either. Great spacerock album. Queen just showed they could do anything.
I like The Game the least, mainly because it's so short. Also Hot Space is at the bottom of the list. Not because it's bad, but because the rest is so much better.
No Queen album in the universe is bad to me.
 
No Queen album is bad or average - I agree (Cosmos is not Queen, I mean). Hot Space is really excellent, except for the first track. However, to me there are two hard rock hits in Miracle, the rest is mediocre pop cheese. "I want it all" and "Was it all worth it" are timeless. But two mid-size songs cannot save the whole LP.


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Originally posted by Woon Deadn Woon Deadn wrote:

Originally posted by Kingsnake Kingsnake wrote:

Never understood the hate for their post-The Game albums.
Never understood the hate for the discofunk of Hot Space.
I kinda understand why people think The Works and Kind of Magic lack coherency. They sound like best-of albums. But if the two were combined, and some songs were left out, it would've been a great hardrock album.

Miracle and Innuendo are two of the best hardrock albums I grew up with. Really, really stellar production and great songs.

Never understood the hate for Flash Gordon either. Great spacerock album. Queen just showed they could do anything.
I like The Game the least, mainly because it's so short. Also Hot Space is at the bottom of the list. Not because it's bad, but because the rest is so much better.
No Queen album in the universe is bad to me.
 
No Queen album is bad or average - I agree (Cosmos is not Queen, I mean). Hot Space is really excellent, except for the first track. However, to me there are two hard rock hits in Miracle, the rest is mediocre pop cheese. "I want it all" and "Was it all worth it" are timeless. But two mid-size songs cannot save the whole LP.

Wow. Queen were excellent pop artists. And there's more than just 2 hardrock songs on Miracle. Breathru and the opening duo. And then there's the wonderous r&b/soul/calypso of My Baby Does Me and Rain Must Fall. And the proggish Scandal and the titletrack. The only song that I find kinda annoying sometimes is Invisible Man, but that's still a stellar song. Love the bassriff and the guitarsolo.

Maybe I'm just a sucker for pop. But I love weird music aswell. Maybe I just like all kinds of music. Maybe that's why Queen is so dear to me. They actually pulled off every genre in the book. Except Jazz and reggae, but they named a record Jazz, so that's a point.
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Originally posted by Kingsnake Kingsnake wrote:

Originally posted by Woon Deadn Woon Deadn wrote:

No Queen album is bad or average - I agree (Cosmos is not Queen, I mean). Hot Space is really excellent, except for the first track. However, to me there are two hard rock hits in Miracle, the rest is mediocre pop cheese. "I want it all" and "Was it all worth it" are timeless. But two mid-size songs cannot save the whole LP.
Wow. Queen were excellent pop artists. And there's more than just 2 hardrock songs on Miracle. Breathru and the opening duo. And then there's the wonderous r&b/soul/calypso of My Baby Does Me and Rain Must Fall. And the proggish Scandal and the titletrack. The only song that I find kinda annoying sometimes is Invisible Man, but that's still a stellar song. Love the bassriff and the guitarsolo.
Maybe I'm just a sucker for pop. But I love weird music aswell. Maybe I just like all kinds of music. Maybe that's why Queen is so dear to me. They actually pulled off every genre in the book. Except Jazz and reggae, but they named a record Jazz, so that's a point.
 
I am not a musician myself, I don't hear, I can't hear notes, bass playing, etc. It explains my comprehension of musical works. I bought Queen's albums one by one, once in two-three months, usually. The Miracle was one of the last ones. I thought it would be grandiose. I was disappointed. 
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I think Hot Space is an excellent album. There is only two songs on it I'm not keen on ie Staying Power and Body Language
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hmmm strange question in a weird sort of way due to don't totally understanding it! there aren't many groups whom record albums to which all will be perfect one or two album fillers on. I`ll need to give this some serious thinking!!!!  
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Originally posted by Cambus741 Cambus741 wrote:

I think Hot Space is an excellent album. There is only two songs on it I'm not keen on ie Staying Power and Body Language
 
Exactly my impression.
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Queen II
A night at the opera
Sheer heart attack
Day at the races
Queen 1
News of thw world
Jazz
Hot Space
The Works
A kind of magic
Innuendo

Haven't heart anything after that...
Ultimately bored by endless ecstasy!
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Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Queen II
A night at the opera
Sheer heart attack
Day at the races
Queen 1
News of thw world
Jazz
Hot Space
The Works
A kind of magic
Innuendo

Haven't heart anything after that...
 
"Made in heaven" was perhaps not very inventive, not very progressive - yet it was really versatile Queen-style. The songs while being mainly ballads, do not sound like the ones on JT's Too Old. Every ballad is an individuality hereSmile. The Cosmos Rocks, of course, sucks, then: not an average banal hard-rock recording, some twists and smartees - but it is cosmos distances far away downwards from anything Queen created before.
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A Night at the Opera
Sheer Heart Attack
Queen 2
Innuendo
A Day at the Races
News of the World
Jazz
The Game
Works
A Kind of Magic
Queen
The Miracle
Hot Space
Made In Heaven
Flash Gordon Soundtrack

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1. Queen II
2. A Day at the Races
3. Sheer Heart Attack
4. A Night at the Opera
5. News of the World
6. Queen
7. The Works
8. Innuendo
9. Flash Gordon
10. The Miracle
11. Jazz
12. Made in Heaven
13. A Kind of Magic
14. The Game
15. Hot Space


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A Night at the Opera
Queen II
Sheer Heart Attack
Queen
News of the World

That's it. That's all you get.
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1) A Night AT The Opera
2) Sheer Heart Attack
3) II
4) All the rest...
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I don't think Hot Space is their worst album ever.
I think that's "A Kind Of Magic" hands down. Take away the singles and what are you left with?...

I think Innuendo is my favourite album. I bought it at the time. No wait, it's Sheer Heart Attack.
I loved Queen II more than A Night.. or A Day... And I really wish I had grown up with Jazz and not News Of The World.
I stopped listening when Freddie died and even then haven't heard Made In Heaven.

EDIT: ARGH! How amazing is "Flash"?!! That's another reason "A Kind Of Magic" is my hated.
They could do soundtracks!

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