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4 stars A great start for a unique band.

Queen is one of those bands that seem to have the magical formula to make music that can be appreciated by many different people with different tastes about music. And maybe is because all their different approach that they gave to each song. Their music is eclectic, innovative, fresh, complex and remains with an original style that can't be emulated for a single band (at least, I have not met a band that can play like that). Now, about this debut album:

Well, I don't have any link with this album because I always heard their greatest hits but never their studio albums so I'm not nostalgic or passionate about this. Finally I've got their studio albums and have the complete picture of each era of them and now I can see how wonderful they were, because their non commercial music is even better than the hits. Well, this is as progressive as you can get. The metric changes, time signatures, styles and everything is so fresh and flows really great through the album. Brian May is one of those wonderful guitarists that really knows their deal and even from their debut album, his style is already defined and sounds great, even when he played the classic guitar or the more rock'n'roll fast solos. He is one of a kind. The complete band sounds like they really match together and besides of the somewhat rough recording, the quality of the songs is really great and the songs shines from itself.

Mercury was already creative and very capable to sing with passion and style. I cannot point at a single song that could bring down the album. Highlights that you should check: KEEP YOURSELF ALIVE, GREAT KING RAT, LIAR and THE NIGHT COMES DOWN, but the entire album worth the listen.

So, 4 stars but almost a 5, it's just that better things were left to come. Queen is a most listen to anyone who appreciates Prog. I'm pleased to have their studio work. Don't let this pass you by OK? There's a big chance to end up addicted to this music.

jampa17 | 4/5 |


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