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Sheer Heart Attack

Queen

1974

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Sheer Heart Attack

Rating

3.68

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1/25 Incredible album from four guys who look straight out of JoJo's. Standout Tracks: Brighton Rock, Tenement Funster, Flick Of The Wrist, In The Lap Of The Gods, Stone Cold Crazy

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5

I cannot believe I've never listened to this album and have always loved Queen. It's true rock and roll, with enchanting, rolling diddies. I can hear inspiration for other bands decades after them to come. Great job Queen. I love how each song has a different musical theme. That is SO my style. Some of the songs are just SILLY and I love it.

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5

Lovely to see more of Queen than just their greatest hits. This feels like an insight into their more casual work, but it's still a stunning range of music.

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5

Queen is absolutely my favorite band of all time. I think their worst album probably still gets 4 stars from me. SHA is by no means their worst, though. Brighton Rock - I loved this song before Baby Driver made it cool. The chord progression through the chorus always gives me the goosebumps, and May's guitar solo here, finally perfected from Queen II, is one of the top five solos HISTORY. Killer Queen - Their biggest "hit" from the album. Probably my least favorite track because of its ubiquitousness. How many times have I heard it? 10,000 at least. Still, it slaps. Tenement Funster - Roger Taylor tracks always get short shrift from Queen fans, but I have a soft spot for him. I love the youthful rebelliousness. The transition from this into Flick of the Wrist into Lily of the Valley is the best thing Queen *ever* did. Flick of the Wrist - Shades of their later Death on Two Legs piece. Angry, but still playful. The drums and, again, the guitar solo here really stand out. Lily of the Valley - A bold operatic piece that nearly always brings me to tears. Freddie shows off his vocals for truly the first time on the album. Tingly piano throughout. Now I'm Here - A song that cannot truly be appreciated without listening on headphones. Queen does a bunch of goofy name dropping here that is always funny. In the Lap of the Gods - Another headphone essential. Taylor shows off his insanely high range here. Kind of a Pink Floydy song. Stone Cold Crazy - I have heard this getting more radio play in the last few years, which I find interesting. It's a great, quick rocker that doesn't overstay its welcome. Dear Friends - A sad, mournful little piece that is gorgeous Misfire - A Middle-of-the-road Queen track. Its worst sin is being forgettable. Bring Back That Leroy Brown - A goofy, good-time skiffle song. All the different voices and rhythms make this one a real treat. She Makes Me (Stormtrooper in Stilettos) - The harmonies here are just perfection. The most underrated song on the album. In the Lap of the Gods Revisited - The better Lap song. Really shows off their arena sound a few years early. You can just hear audiences of thousands singing along. Love love love this album.

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Probably a 2.5. Rounded up because it's opened these mouldy cabbage ears to Queen as album-worthy. I'd say I hadn't considered that possibility before because they're victims of an enduringly popular greatest hits collection excpet no band with these sales can be called a victim. Find a better word and let me know. Killer Queen is still my favourite of all their songs, Bring Back That Leroy Brown is a hoot and the "Don't look back" but in Flick of the Wrist (about wanking, I hope) gets me pumped every time. Prog - pfft. This is just good ol' gay as fuck rock 'n' roll!

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5

Probably Queens best album. Full of different styles, dramatic vocals and searing guitar. Would listen to this every day.

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This is the album The Darkness wish they wrote

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One of my favourite albums ever!

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What can I say, it’s Queen 😊

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5

One of my faves. I know it well but Nice to listen again

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5

I would buy this, no song that stood out as bad. Favorite songs were killer queen, stone cold crazy, now I’m here, flick of the wrist, and in the lap of the gods

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5

Ahhhh Queen, always a delight. This is a solid collection of tunes that is so much *fun* to listen to, something I think is lacking even from better albums. Did you have a good time, and did it rock? Yes and YES. Stylistically the album is kind of all over the place, but the band makes it work for them. It has all the touches you expect from Queen, the sense of grandeur delivered with masterful musicianship, ethereal vocals and a bit of cheeky humor. The band moves rather effortlessly from full throated rockers like “Brighton Rock” and “Stone Cold Crazy” to delicate ballads like “Lily of the Valley” and “Dear Friends.” The perfect, hooky pop confection that is “Killer Queen” stands above them all. It’s a perfect song and there really isn’t another song like it, by any artist. The quality of the music is undeniable. Brian May's guitar is brilliant, existing on a technical level that few guitarists will ever approach. John Deacon and Roger Taylor are also in top form. The vocal arrangements are stunning, functioning as an instrument in their own right. Freddie Mercury is, of course, a force of nature. His charisma just crackles, elevating even the less interesting songs to a higher level. I also think the songs improve on repeated listening. I like the album better today than I did last night. Fave Songs: Killer Queen, In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited, Now I'm Here, Stone Cold Crazy, Lily of the Valley, Brighton Rock

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5

This album is a whole ass fucking MOOD and I am loving every minute of it!!

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5

It was good revisiting Sheer Heart Attack again. I used to listen to this regularly as a teen on the way to and back from High School. There isn't much enthusiasm for Queen as there was back then but still can't fault a near-perfect album. I must say though that re-listenting to this after a few years has gained me a new love for the deeper cuts like Lily in the Valley and Bring Back That Leroy Brown. It's got two fantastic singles, a great guitar solo in a quirky opening number, a couple of song suites that go well and a perfectly fitting closer. None of the 13 songs overstay their welcome here. Behind A Night At The Opera, this is their best album.

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Queen has such a diverse sound, and they don't really sound like anyone else either. A lot of the songs on this album presage what would come on their next album, A Night at the Opera. 4/5

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First time hearing the whole album. Queen is undisputable.

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5

Easy 5, every time.

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tenho que ouvir mais queen tb, não tenho?

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5

Always amazing.

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TOP

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5

Very fun to listen to. A good mixture of high energy and interesting melodies. Lots of fun guitar solos. Only one traditionally popular song on here (Killer Queen), the rest were new to me but very good. Very solid album!

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Queen!

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5

Uno de los grandes de Queen, una maravilla.

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5

Great album

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5

I think my favorite Queen album so far. I’m a sucker for good medleys. I really did enjoy it end to end.

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5

Obviously I love Queen so in my eyes every album is a 10

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Queen is always great.

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5

I'm not entirely sure if this is the first (non-compilation) Queen album I've listened to in full. That said, I've listened to multiple Queen compilations up and down and there are a couple of their songs that I really love (none of them included here though). The majority of songs on this album are versatile, very good & interesting and the guitars as well as the singing of course are frequently fantastic. Some of the songs seem a bit overly dramatic. But it's well-executed enough to contribute to Queen's charm. Also, this album doesn't contain any of their really annoying and uninteresting/cheesy hits (which Queen also have a couple of... the horrendous We Are The Champions, Another One Bites The Dust and We Will Rock You come to mind... urgh). Instead, this album is straight-up quality - only In The Lap Of The Gods was sort of, uh, weird.

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Топовы альбом, открыл квин с другой стороны

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Hellingur af lögum sem ég held ég hafi aldrei heyrt, naut þess að hlusta á þessa meistara

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10/10

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5

Great album, easy 5 for me. All songs top notch.

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I think this was the first queen album I listened to as a teenager. Instant classic. Aggressive but beautifully done. One of the best

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5

A bit more rockin' Queen than A Night at the Opera. This is a great, fun album

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5/5 - It's Queen

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This album is amazing and I love it. Guitar solos don't get much better, and good luck finding better vocals than Freddie Mercury. It simply rocks, and has enough breadth that you can't wait for what you're going to hear on the next track. I came to this album later in life and wish I had it when I was younger.

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5

Wow, wow, wow! Amazing album from start to finish. I knew a couple songs prior to listening to this album in full but I'm surprised I hadn't given it a full listen earlier than today. My favourite songs are Killer Queen, In The Lap Of The Gods, Dear Friends, Misfire... but my most favourite has to be Now I'm Here. I've added all of these songs into my library and will definitely keep revisiting this album. 5/5 stars.

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5

A wonderful record from an amzaing band at His best. I love you John Deacon

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One of Queens best - a great mixture of solid songs and performance.

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Este fue el primer disco de Queen que tuve después del Greatest Hits I y es uno de mis dos o tres favoritos de la banda. Creo que sí es de esos discos que hay que oír, en especial quien le late Queen pero solo conoce los de éxitos. Me encanta el amplio rango que tiene: desde el solo elaborado y lleno de delay de 'Brighton Rock', y el poder rockero de 'Stone Cold Crazy' hasta el sonido jangly de 'Bring Back Leroy Brown'. Obviamente 'Killer Queen' y 'Now I'm Here' son las súper conocidas del disco y me encantan, pero el medley de 'Tenement Funster', 'Flick of the Wrist' y 'Lily of the Valley' son mi parte favorita y puedo oírlas (siempre juntas) una y otra vez. Por cierto, Dream Theater tiene un cover muy bueno de este medley.

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5

Queen at their imperious best

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5

A classic, with lovely less well known tracks like Tenement Funster.

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Er, it's Queen. Bangers Central.

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5

Mis favoritas: Brighton rock Killer queen In the lap of the gods Stone cold crazy She makes me In the lap of the gods... revisited

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This Queen album was new to me. The only song I knew was “Killer Queen” (a classic!). I loved it. Really nice early Queen that has a strong rock edge in the guitar solos (“Brighton Rock”) mixed in with some very prog-rock sounds all mixed together with Queen’s pure glam! “Killer Queen” is easy to identify as the big single off the album - it’s arrangements, little sound effect touches, and the way the instruments and the bands voices play together make it a no-brainer hit record. The big surprise was how much great Queen I have yet to discover. I loved the rock sound of “Tenement Funster” - this is a great song that joins with the two songs that follow into an incredible song trilogy. It has a more straight rock sound. Then it blends seamlessly into “Flick of the Wrist” that starts with a great piano interlude and takes things in a darker direction. This feels like more of a prog-rock song that blends seamlessly into “Lily of the Valley” which begins with ‘baby you’ve been had,’ a line from “Flick of the Wrist” that starts the third movement of this trio. This song is piano driven and a beautiful ending to this song trilogy. These three songs need to be listened to as a group to really appreciate, reminding us that there will always be a place for albums even in our digital future as the three songs are so much more when listened to together than they are as separate pieces. “Dear Friends” is a really sweet song of hope (in the best way). “Misfire” and its rhythm is so great! I love this song. Wow Wow Wow. And a love song subtitled “Stormtrooper in Stilettos”? I LOVE QUEEN! This album is spectacular Queen that brings me a lot of much needed joy and hope. Listening to it made me feel like I was listening to Queen for the first time again. So amazing! I will be coming back to this often!!!

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Wowee! That was exhilarating! I am giddy. That's what I wrote last night. This morning I woke up to the news of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict and I wasn't so giddy. This album's great though and I expect to be in the mood for it again someday. It had managed to fly under the radar for me all this time and I'm glad to be finding it now. I love that, though there are several different styles of music here, Queen is as unique a band as you'll find, hard rocking and broadly theatrical and fun (if you're into fun). Definitely will come back to this one again and again.

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First of all, I love Queen! I had never listened to this album, and now that I have, I love it. I will admit that I got confused when Freddie was not on lead vocals, but I still enjoyed it.

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Queen! Not every song is a 5 but Queen is hard to beat.

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One of Queen's greatest albums.

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Queen needs no introduction, being one of the most popular pioneers of hard/glam rock. In 'Sheer Heart Attack', Queen enlists both uptempo and downtempo elements in its tracks, demonstrating their dynamic ability through intimate piano ballads like 'Lily Of The Valley' or anthem-worthy guitar arrangements and solos in 'Brighton Rock'. The proficiency and understanding of musical direction is highly apparent, with the album never losing its step lead by Freddie Mercury's energetic vocals.

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5

A glorious step forward for Queen into stardom. Despite its troubled development, Sheer Heart Attack comes packed with several early standout hits from Queens career, along with excellent deep cuts. This might be on of their first albums to not be afraid to deviate from their typical rock form of music, which helps this album feel a lot more unique from others of the time. Even with their later albums, I still come back to this one, because even on here the band has already mastered the Queen formula to a tea. Favorites: "Brighton Rock", "Killer Queen", "Flick Of The Wrist", "Stone Cold Crazy", "Bring Back That Leroy Brown"

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5

Another classic. What is there to say about Queen that hasn't already been said?

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5

Great band.

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Killer queen

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5

YESSSSSSSSSSS. SHRED THAT GUITAR.

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5

This a good album. Very operary. I liked the singing of it and the change in speed and tone. I can see that in music today.

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i don’t think it is possible for queen to have lower than a 5 for me. I love this album and was unfamiliar with a lot of the songs but they were very fun to listen and learn to

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Queen kan voor mij weinig mis doen. Ook dit album is een topper

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It's a fucking musical! In my opinion, this album feels like an improvement of Queen II bc its narrative is not just complete but more complex than the previous one. It has more feelings involved, and we can hear that. We go from glory to misery, epic to heroic in a way that only Queen does it. It's not easy to go everywhere and still kill it.

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Vrhunski!! Sami instrumental je maestralan, a tek sve ukupno. Baš san zadivljena. Par pisama me podsjeća na one sountrackove iz crtića pa budi nostalgiju. Sviđa mi se šta su raznolike pisme. Obozavan!! 🥰

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5

Very cool. Only complaint is it's tendency to track heat and explode when near warm objects or people.

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Brilliant at the time and still sounds spectacular.

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5

It's a stone cold classic and a ton of fun. So many great tracks, including classics like Killer Queen (Queen's breakthrough, with all the elements that make Queen great), Now I'm Here (Queen goes full glam, even mentioning Mott the Hoople in the song), and Stone Cold Crazy (proto-thrash). Songs I was less familiar with but enjoyed: Tenement Funster - in any other band Roger Taylor would be an impressive lead singer, but hard to beat Freddie! Flick of the Wrist - a cross between Queen and Black Sabbath. Lily of the Valley - sounds like it would fit well on A Night at the Opera. Bring Back that Leroy Brown - fun track. Weakest tracks: Misfire and She Makes Me. Misfire has seriously cheesy lyrics - literally a misfire. She Makes Me sounds like it was recorded in a large room with two small mics. Also, when you have singers like Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor in the band, maybe Brian May shouldn't sing. Not to insult Brian May - he's the very definition of a guitar god. The guitar solo on Brighton Rock proves it right from the start. In fact, Brian May is outstanding across the entire album. Finally (literally), In the Lap of the Gods...Revisited is a great album closer. Easy 5.

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I am embarrassed at how much I profess to be a Queen fan and yet I don't own a single album that isn't greatest hits. Oh well, making up for lost time. So many different styles on this album. They don't all fit seamlessly but like Led Zeppelin III it shows a band who can play whatever the hell you want. Brighton Rock - classic hard rock and damn does Brian May heat up around the 2:40 mark. What. A. Solo. It just keeps going. Killer Queen - quintessential glam rock. Tenement Funster - a mix between the Who and LA Rock (nice acoustic work from John Deacon and wow can Roger Taylor sing), which turns a bit progy when considered alongside Flick of the Wrist and Lily of the Valley. I love how these three fit together and Freddie Mercury's vocals on the latter two are as entrancing as any of his most notable performances. In the Lap of the Gods - not my favorite but it does have a rock opera feel (and it's Taylor hitting the high notes). Stone Cold Crazy - frenetic pace (almost Sabbath-esque). Dear Friends - soft and sweet, piano and vocal harmony only. Bring Back that Leroy Brown - almost ragtime. In the Lap of the Gods Revisited - a soaring rock opus (that's how you close out an album). Other notes - I've always loved Now I'm Here, especially the effect that makes the acoustics sound like its jumping from one side of you to the other (also used at the end of Misfire). So much to like, so little to dislike.

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5

As much as I enjoy the first 2 albums of Queen, here is where they really develop their sound. Going from metal (Brighton Rock) to glam (Killer Queen), they can really do it all. Even the songs that don't clunk resonate on this album. Yes, "Killer Queen" is overplayed on the radio, but it's still a damn good song. As great as Mercury's voice is, I think it's May's guitar work that really shines here. "Brighton Rock" and "Stone Cold Crazy" are real statements as to what he can do. Definitely one of my favorite Queen albums.

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Awesome! Short, but catchy and a few classic songs. Glad I was able to give it a few listens through; it meant even the "lesser" songs were able to shine

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Yeah I agree Queen is grossly overrated most of the time and the idea of them as a “Greatest Hits” artists is pretty common, but god damn theirs a good reason for it. They’re good, really good. And this album is by far my favorite (and their best) in my humble opinion.

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Fajnie posłuchać utworów Queen, których wcześniej nie miałem okazji poznać - między innymi In The Lap of Gods w dwóch wersjach w stylu opery rockowej, co było zapowiedzią późniejszego "A Night At The Opera". Zespół postarał się o wszystko - przedstawienie uniwersalnego wokalu Freddiego, wysokiej skali Taylora, niesamowicie rytmicznej perkusjii świetnych solówek gitarowych. Na płycie numerem jeden oczywiście Killer Queen, moim zdaniem jeden z trzech najlepszych utworów zespołu. Większe wrażenie robi jednak otwarcie albumu Brighton Rock, które swoją drugą młodość przeżyło dzięki filmowi "Baby Driver". Mimo wszystko album bardzo eksperymentalny, warto odciąć się na pół godziny i przesłuchać go na dobrej jakości słuchawkach, dość głośno - postprodukcja i mastering płyty są wtedy najlepiej odczuwalne, a Queen poukrywało kilka smaczków. Zdecydowanie nie jest to najlepszy ich album, w skali wyrównanej pod Queen dostaliby 3.5/5 - ale w tym challenge'u mogę na spokojnie dać 5, bo płytka jest ponadczasowa i po 50 latach nadal brzmi nowocześnie.

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Sheer Heart Attack is a delightful record. There's something about Queen that I cannot resist, most likely one of the most beautiful voices in music history. Before listening to it I knew nothing but Killer Queen, however, all other tracks felt familiar - in a good way. I never felt any boredom during listening and was excited to see what else might surprise me in following songs. A work of beauty. Highlight: In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited

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Class.

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This album is all over the place, much like the members of the band in the fairly weird cover photo. Which can we take a moment to appreciate Freddie's one nail polished hand, unbuttoned pants, Brian's weird silver bolo/neck tassel and the wildly different expressions. Anger, amazement, amusement and ... Freddie. Anyway, I appreciate the momentum carried throughout. I might even call this a "fun romp". I don't love every single song (I'm looking at you, Tenement Funster), but most of them are fantastic and a few are transcendent. I hope these guys keep making music!

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Ok I'm not a huge Queen fan, but only because I've heard the hits to death. But this only Killer Queen, my fave on, and loads I havn't heard. And it's great, polished glam rock. Joyful.

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4

Very strong start to the album and a good variety of sounds. Unfortunately I think the back half of the album is a little more boring. I keep going back and forth between 3 and 4, but i think i can mark it as 4

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4

Is it sacrilegious to say this is better than "Night at the Opera"? Probably. But it is.

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Queen sendo foda, como sempre. Não é meu álbum favorito, mas é muito bom.

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I enjoyed the album. It’s an album of theirs that I don’t think I ever listened to all the way through.

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4

A classic, and rightly so.

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This was good but there's better Queen albums IMO

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I've never been a massive fan of Queen apart from the hits but this was pretty good and I can't deny their musical importance so it's a thumbs up from Cress.

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4

So fun. Queen is wonderful, and it's interesting hearing some of their earlier sounds.

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4

High rating because it’s Queen. Really good at points. Maybe it’s a 3 star and I’m just biased.

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4

fuck yeah Queen

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Incredible. Loved the weirdness of "Lap of the Gods"!

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4

Fun album - Queen has a wider range than I realized.

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Classic. Good shit right here

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4

Enjoyed this album. I've heard a couple of the songs, but was not aware of or have listened to the entire album. Love Queen's harmonies. It did occur to me listening to it, that a lot of their stuff is reminiscent of show tunes, don't know if that was in their roots, but it feels like it.

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4

Pretty good album, some great guitar parts

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4

Great album

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4

Amazing album, not Queens best work but definitely the cornerstone of what they’re known for musically 4.4

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4

Love it. Print it. Done. Good.

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It's Queen, what more do you want? Classic hard rock

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Hard rock. Muy bueno.

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4

Pretty good

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Killer Queen is tattooed on my brain from Guitar Hero. Enjoyed this one

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4

The beginning disappointed me a bit, but from some point on I loved it

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Línea Queen. Siempre espectaculares

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Great album, Queen always has a very "storytelling" sound that I appreciate particularly in this album

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7.5

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Kirā Kuīn

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My brother and I are debating who bought this album, but nevertheless, I remember playing the first song, Brighton Rock, over and over, because of the heavy, echo-y guitar solo. I had forgotten the rest of the album, but it sounds pretty good now, especially the sequence of tracks after the radio hit. Well-crafted songs & Brian May really rocks.

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Listened to it 3 times - very enjoyable 😉

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I'm not a huge Queen fan, and I've never listened to one of their albums end to end. This was a real treat for me, as I actually found that the tracks that didn't make it to the radio resonated with me more than the singles that did. I'm definitely going to be exploring more of their catalog.

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4

Good album

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Nice!

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I haven’t listened to this album before. I’ve always thought of Queen as a “best of” band. But this album proves me wrong. They are really good at guitar effects/layering and Freddie Mercury operatic/hair metal singing range/layering and it really shines in spacey, ethereal songs like “in the lap of the gods.” What really stood out to me on this album though was the harder rocking bangers like “Brighton Rock” and “Stone Cold Crazy” I didn’t know they had that arrow on their quiver, these songs blew me away. It’s cool that they added the layer of near seamless transitions between songs. I hear opera, hair metal, classic rock, even a little punk. I found myself a little less excited about a few of their songs that sounded like classic rock standards, almost southern rock, they were still solid songs but weren’t as strong and killed the vibe, I would’ve removed them completely. At the end of the album I was blown away by “she Makes me” it sounded like proto New Wave or proto Brit Pop, in fact I feel like there’s a song that straight rips it off. I feel like this albums deserves a 5, much of the album does, but there were a couple filler songs dragging it down that could’ve been cut. A-

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Un descubrimiento de esos años

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4

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We Will Rock You We are the champions Get down make love It's late

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The album that saw Queen really hit their stride. Excellent songs (Flick of the Wrist especially being an underrated Queen song), but the production can make the project feel a little dated. The foreshadowing of ideas that would be explored later in their catalogue is always fun though!

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Queen playing some thrash metal before thrash metal even existed (Stone Cold Crazy). As with most Queen album it's a mad mish-mash of various genres with some hits and some duds. Fortunately the hits outweigh the duds on this one. Best track: Stone Cold Crazy

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AWEFUCKINGSOME

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Queen, what a classic album. Love Freddie's voice and this rock album have the signature queen sound throughout. There are very inspiring elements that sounds like they were made today and not in 1974.

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It turns out I’d never listened to a Queen album before, having assumed they were nothing but a greatest hits band with some great hits, but this really thrilled me. Freddie’s voice is always a charm. It’s just as mental and hops hither and yon like a greatest hits album, but it’s also tighter, less polished and frankly more fun. Big digs.

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I love Queen and this is one of my favorites from them. It flows well, it’s catchy, it rocks in a classic timeless way.

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4

great album, love queen

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Inconsistent but the high points are very well done

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Queen is always good

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Solid Queen album. Killer Queen itself is a stone cold classic, the rest of the album is decent enough.

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I am a huge Queen fan, but this is one of those albums I know the least, so this was a great opportunity to listen to it thoroughly. When the movie Baby Driver came out I remember listening to Brighton Rock over and over again. That was a great movie and I became a fan of the song too. The rest of the album is still growing on me. Standouts: Killer Queen Brighton Rock Lily of the Valley & Dear Friends

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Classic!!

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Killer Queen is a top track of all time! The rest of the tracks on the album aren't as memorable but good

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'A coked up mountain hare hopping over a disgruntled badger' is the best way to describe this glam rock masterpiece. The year was 1974 and hares were doing loads of drugs and running wild. The hare revolution was on the cusp of global domination and this album smacked the world in the chops and said "hey, here come the fuckin' hares, man. You fuckin' watch yourself, boy." Hares were all but extinct within 8 months.

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Great. 4/5. Second listen. Next time it might be 5/5.

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15th September 2021 Listened on my phone spread through the day. Funny that this came up the day after I watched baby driver and this album and it's opening track are mentioned. It's classic queen, arch, camp, big sounds, excellent.

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Es Queen. Creo que la primer mitad del disco es muy buena, la segunda sentí que se cayó.

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Very inventive stuff but bigger songs coming from them soon

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Creo que nunca había escuchado este disco completo y me encontré con un Queen que sube y baja de velocidad como se le pega la gana, haciendo temas con elementos que después predominarán en los siguientes discos en diferentes momentos. Pareciera que es el medley de introducción que anuncia lo que pasará en toda su carrera. Songs: Stone Cold Crazy, She Makes Me (Stormtrooper in Stilettos), Killer Queen

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A lot of great songs but interesting to hear the album as a whole with many songs that were not as strong.

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A symphony of sound very cool to listen to. 4.25/5

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A briskly paced album of varied songs in Queen's own style, thoroughly enjoyable.

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Exceeded my expectations. Not many standouts other than killer queen, but tied together nicely

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4.1 - OK, I officially eat crow. I'd unfairly written off Queen as poncy cock-rock twats. To be sure, there's some of that in full effect here. But, this album comes well before they descended into the realm of "Bicycle Ride" and "Fat Bottomed Girls" (shudder). These songs are undeniably fun, risk-taking and energetic - it's really hard to deny what they're putting out. As an album, it's an incredibly coherent piece, each song interweaving with the next, with reprises at different points. It's also got "Killer Queen", which is a favorite.

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Like it ...some aint so good tho

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Saved Prior: None Off Rip: Brighton Rock, Flick Of The Wrist, Lily Of The Valley, Now I'm Here, Stone Cold Crazy, Misfire, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited Cutting Edge: Tenement Funster Overall Notes: Good stuff. Diverse, extra, fun rock. Wish I could've seen this era of Queen live, must've been absolutely electric. I will say that Killer Queen wasn't that good?

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3.75

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fairly intense start. Fun! 3.5

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Als Album besser als gedacht, aber trotzdem kein 5 Sterne Material…

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Hard to believe we haven’t had any Queen on the list until now. A few years ago I listened to all of their albums, so I do know this one. It’s one of their earlier projects, and you can hear the rock and roll fire that would one day give way for the more refined, artsy style of the later stuff. I still don’t know which Queen album is/was my favorite, but I love this one. It’s got plenty of hits, even in the deeper cuts. I welcome Queen albums on this list. Favorite tracks: Now I’m Here, Killer Queen, Stone Cold Crazy, Brighton Rock, She Makes Me, Misfire. Album art: A band photo in which they look horrifying. Why are they so sweaty? These guys barely look like Queen at all. I love the bold, red font but the picture is just unsettling. 4.5/5

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Big fan…. Love their music

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I love queen, great talent. Mercury & May had great song writing abilities.

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3.5

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Pretty enjoyable. 8/10

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7/10. Good, but Killer Queen is the only thing that really stood out to me, and largely because it is the only song on here I was already familiar with.

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Yuss. 9

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8/10 enjoyable hard rock w a couple classics

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Brighton Rock is my favorite Queen song. That alone boosts this album, but the whole thing is a joy.

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A good one

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Killer Queen is a classic and Stone Cold Crazy has had such an influence on thrash metal. An album that surprised me as I had not listened the whole way through.

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I was a fan. There were songs here that I had heard before that I didn't realize were sung by queen

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great album

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Solid

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My acquaintance with Queen is mostly a mixed-up mish-mash of their incredible greatest hits, which can be an overload of over-the-top. I really enjoyed listening to this early breakthrough album to get a true sense of where they were and what they were doing and trying when they really made it big. I like all the personalities and styles represented in this. It's amazing to me that with such diversity, representing the complete gamut of mid-70s rock, that they all still sound like Queen songs.

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Enjoyable

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Fun stuff. Love their theatricality.

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Pretty consistently good. Killer Queen is a hell of a song. Noticing for the first time how similar Ratatat's guitar sound is similar to some of Brian May's sounds.

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4.5 fo sho

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Не фанат я квин

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My first full queen album I listened to. It was pretty solid. Killer Queen I've of course heard before but I also really enjoyed Now I'm Here and In The Lap Of The Gods. There were some parts that weren't as great as these high points, but overall it was a good 4/5 in my opinion.

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Ah (Killer) Queen 5/5. Stone Cold Crazy kans aika jees tykittelyä.

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Much preferred to a night at the opera, gets an extra star for stone cold crazy - love that one

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This was my first time listening to any Queen album start to finish, and it did not disappoint.

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I really dig it

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Huh, turns out I enjoy Queen even when I only recognize one of the songs.

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In a recurring theme with bands from the 60s and 70s, what I found out about Queen while looking into this album is how incredibly prolific they were. And I realized that I really have only heard their hits. "Killer Queen" is the only song on this album that I was familiar with, but most of the album is strong. (Aside from that weird Broadway number.) But "Sheer Heart Attack" seems no different from other Queen albums throughout the 70s. Between one and three hits on each album, with a new album almost every year. So why is it that modern rock bands don't put out albums as frequently? Lazy Gen Xers and Millenials? Record label interference? A quest for perfection leaving all those non-hit singles on the studio floor? Whatever the reason, it must have been cool in the 60s and 70s to constantly get new music from your favorite band. Fans of "Killer Queen" wouldn't have to wait long for "Bohemian Rhapsody."

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Awesome! Short, but catchy and a few classic songs. More time to listen would probably mean I gave it 5, but even once through it's a high 4.

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6/10

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This is where Queen started to become "Queen" - drenched in layers of sound, melody, those harmonies... the undisputed classic here is "Killer Queen" which you can't go a few hours without hearing on any classic rock radio station. It's easy to dismiss it from familiarity but honestly who else ever had the talent and brains to pull off an amazingly complex harmonic song like this and in 3 minutes? Slight negative takes on this album might be that it can trend bit boring at times, e.g. I'm not wild about "Stone Cold Crazy" although it seems to be a fan favourite; I don't think they were great at metal overall) and "She Makes Me" is too plodding. But every time they lapse they come right back to their best work which is heavily melodic songs, utilizing tens of vocal harmonies at once, multiple instruments (either adding piano/keys or ~821 guitars to create a quasi-orchestra), and even giving a nod to 30s big band sounds ("Bring Back Leroy Brown"). Queen's follow-up to this ("A Night At the Opera") started a run of 6-7 albums that to me were a little more consistently excellent but this is a really good album (side 1 is the better half) and really brings a lot of their theatrical side to most of these songs. 7/10 4 stars for good variety.

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third queen album, killer queen, cool first song, great guitar by Brian may. their first glam rock sound album.

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Good queen album. Several bangers. Not the most cohesive

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Queen goes from hard rock to their recognizable pop rock with this album. Great listen.

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This album has some diversity and is exactly what you would expect from a Queen album. Fun to listen to. Let it repeat 3 times so I think I liked it.

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Würde dem eig auch eine 3 geben im vakuum aber will die ratings bisschen mehr spreaden damit spannender ist fands ganz unterhaltsam

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Sheer Heart Attack is one of the rare albums on this list that gets better, as I've said, retroactively. And that's without particularly obvious sonic contrast: This record is pure Queen from opening to closing chord and one's expectations have to be tuned to that fact. The A side is clearly a transitional period for the band. There are fantastic elements, but the songs are pretty tight. Side B is where Queen starts to throw a bunch of arrangement styles at the wall. It's a technique I adore on A Night at the Opera, and it elevates this record.

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Killer

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The first minute of this album was super chaotic and I was worried the rest of the album was going to have the vibe. I’m glad that wasn’t the case. Love how you can hear their solid harmonies through the classic rock of the album! Not my favorite from Queen but still great.

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Loved the smooth transition from song to song and the fun mix of short songs and longer ones!

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Queen hefur alltaf verið "Greatest hits" hljómsveit fyrir mér, og fyrsta platan þeirra þótti mér lítið merkileg. En þessi... þessi er hress. Margt mjög fínt hér.

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Queen is a whole lot of fun musically, and this album is right there, too. Yes, of course, Freddie Mercury's incredible pipes, histrionics, theatrics, yep, they're there as always, but the rest of the band is so good and worth attention. Brian May is such a dynamic and expressive guitarist, and Roger Taylor on drums and John Deacon on bass are so locked in. Even though I don't love all their songs and can listen to this band only in bursts -- just a bit too much for me when it's more than a few songs -- they belong on this list.

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Energetic album

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Really enjoyed this. New album for me.

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A little rough going at first (some sections of Brighton Rock) but eventually the album finds its swing with hard rocking familiarity (Killer Queen, Now I'm Here, Stone Cold Crazy) and unexpected gems (Flick of the Wrist, In the Lap of the Gods, Stormtrooper in Stilettos). A pivotal step forward for Queen as they get closer to legendary status. Favorites: Killer Queen, Flick of the Wrist, Now I'm Here, In the Lap of the Gods, Stone Cold Crazy).

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It’s not as good as Queen 2 but it’s still catchy and fun to listen to. I like the vibes of Leroy brown and killer Queen is still solid

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drulluflott

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Pas mauvais

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Amazing album! Love queen, but never listened to this one before. Freddy his voice is just amazing. Favourite songs: - Killer queen - Dear friends - Bring back that Leroy Brown

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Zanimljivo mi je šta nema njihovih hitova. Dosta različitih pisama. Sviđa mi se

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Really good album interesting mix of music and some good classic rock songs

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I've always loved Queen as a singles band but don't think they have a perfect album- this one might be their closest, along with A Night at the Opera, and the vast majority is great The diversity of styles on this album is great, but it does feel a bit scattered especially in the second half as the songs just don't flow as nicely as they should. The two songs without Freddie on lead vocals are really lacking as well and are just quite boring, which is a shame because otherwise there's some truly wonderful stuff here (both versions of In the Lap of the Gods are incredible, and Lily of the Valley and Dear Friends are two gorgeous shorter cuts)

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Killer Queen is such a powerhouse of a song that it elevates this whole album to top notch even tho it is still a solid bop factory.

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OK this was v good, exactly like I imagined a queen album would be. It did slow down a bit, and nothing else could hit the height of killer queen, but tbf that's a high bar and the album was a lot of fun.

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listened to before an absolute classic

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"Sheer Heart Attack" is a crossroads of Queen at their most theatrical, their most rip-roaring, and their most heart-achingly sweet. To some that may sound like a nightmare, but for every snooty critic who hates "Radio Gaga", there's a die-hard "Sheer Heart Attack" fan ready to champion a bucketload of songs the detractors have never heard. "Killer Queen" is of course the most recognisable name here and is wonderfully weird for a hit single. It's a bells-and-whistles number moving effortlessly through numerous modulations and vocal flourishes with such conviction and panache. It showcases a playful side that the band never quite lost, for better or worse, but when it's paired with such great musicianship and a strong ear for melody it's hard to complain. "Bring Back That Leroy Brown" is another novelty track which has always been a favourite for just how much is going on from one line to the next: Brian May even brings in a banjolele, for god's sake! On the more solemn side, "Lily of the Valley" and "Dear Friends" are miniature masterpieces: perfectly formed ballads. Despite each being well under two minutes, they're absolutely gorgeous and do more with their time than many full songs manage (including a lot of Queen's own). And when they want to go all-out blistering rock, they really do: "Stone Cold Crazy" and "Now I'm Here" should forever be used as counter-arguments for those who say Queen were just soft poppy sell-outs. All four members contributed sublime material throughout Queen's run, but John Deacon and Roger Taylor are still warming up as writers here: "Tenement Funster" and "Misfire" are the weakest offerings, lacking the punch or the drama of May and Mercury's material. As instrumentalists, though, all of the band are on great form throughout. "Brighton Rock" kicks things off with a virtuoso showcase from May's instantly distinctive guitar style, all boxy Vox and tape delay. The vocal harmonies are also reliably exquisite. From the first taste of stadium singalong in the stunning "Lap of the Gods… Revisited", to the choral backing in "Dear Friends", to Taylor's impossibly high falsetto in "Lap of the Gods", the band's multi-tracked vocals really come into their own on this album, elevating already great songs to something really special. The only reason this one doesn't get the full five stars is that I prefer the two albums either side of it, "Queen II" and "A Night at the Opera". "Sheer Heart Attack" presents Queen in transition from their heavy rock roots to the perfect blend of theatrics, eclecticism and theatri-pop of their next album.

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good album

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It's Queen. It's not the best Queen album, but it's rock!

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Queen is one of those bands you either love or you hate. This album, like most of theirs, feels like a rock opera from start to finish. Most songs sung by Brian May suck, as per the usual… this one had a few less radio hits, which could be why I enjoy it so much. It’s no Night at the Opera, but still a worthwhile listen.

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Yeah, this rocks. A couple mediocre songs in the mix here keep it from a five star

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Queen is very good. This album is heavier than other queen I have heard. And I like that. Favorite tracks: Flick of the Wrist, Lilly of the Valley

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Never listened to this one from start to finish. Forgot Stone Cold Crazy was a Queen song that Metallica then covered.

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More like an album of demos

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Gdyby puścić ten album komuś nie mówiąc czego słucha i z pominiętym Killer Queen to ciężko było by mu odgadnąć zespół. Nie ma tu jeszcze tego stylu znanego z greatest hitsów, widać że wciąż szukali, bo album jest dość różnorodny, jednocześnie ciekawy i angażujący.

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Some good solid rock tracks.

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It’s queen. I mean c’mon now

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Good

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Queen is the only band that sounds like this. The guitars are out of this world. Too much of it is overkill for me but the talent level is incredible.

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Really Great! 4.5 / 5 Classics: Killer Queen, Brighton Rock Others: Lilly of the Valley, Now, I'm Here, Bring Back Leroy Brown, In the Lap of the Gods, Stone Cold Crazy

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Not a big fan of the album cover, but I like the music a lot! The sound of a band coming into their own. 4 stars.

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Definitely some of the rawest Queen tracks I've ever heard and prob the best moments of this style of glam rock. Still can't get as enthusiastic about the record's theatrical flourishes as it sounds like the band is performing them but there are some great riffs and I love riffs. Also "Stone Cold Crazy" is thrash as hell and goes extremely hard.

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Solid but still feels like they’re finding their footing. Killer Queen is a top 10 track tho

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A bit uneven. Some Killer and some filler. A thirteen track album shouldn't have three sub-2 minute tracks. Best track: Killer Queen

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7/10 склоняющееся к 6

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Eh s' kay

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Pretty good, but later Queen albums are better

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great sound but definitely not queen's best outside killer queen

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I don’t think I’ve heard this album before. The radio plays Queen way to much but was good to hear some different Queen songs

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Obviously everyone knows the classic Queen songs, but the songs on this album surprised me quite a bit. Queen with Guitar solos and constant drumming was a pleasant change from Bohemian Rhapsody.

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not the best Queen album but still good

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Pretty good, not something I’d likely play again other than the hits. 3,5

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Killer Queen is clearly the standout, but the album has enough interesting bites to keep it interesting.

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Pretty good. One of the better Queen albums as a whole. 7/10

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Decent.

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Didn't enjoy this as much as I expected to. Quite a few samey ones.. and weird ones that I wasn't into. Was a bit much at times - but I know that is Queen

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Classic Queen

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Never been the biggest fan of Queen, but it was interesting to hear how their operatic influences developed in the early years. top 3 Killer Queen, Flick of the Wrist, Lily of the Valley

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Misfire was a track I never heard before that I liked. But please no more Queen.

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Queen was my favourite group when I was in High School. They certainly had style and flair, plus some pretty darned good musicmanship and of course the inimitable Freddie.

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Gives a really good feel of them right on the edge of superstardom... but not my favorite.

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Freddy's tone on Brighton Rock isnt great. Killer queen is incredibly, duh. Stone Cold Crazy is a cool thrash piece. Bring Back Leroy Brown is wacky. some good tracks but it didnt really leave me with much as a whole

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Bang average

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Enjoyed it. It was fun.

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Not classic queen yet

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Too complex for me, I just like Killer Queen

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I know it was Queen but I only really liked the commercial tracks. Consequently ***

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I thought I had listened to this album. Guess not! Knew only the two hit singles (Killer Queen, Now I'm Here).

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I listened to my original vinyl copy of this album. I didn’t have Queen’s earlier stuff but recall this album had a new sound - glam rock as it’s called.  We now know they still had another gear or two to ramp up the glam. The liner notes give Freddie the credits for “vocal extravaganzas”. How 1974 is that? I don’t recall Killer Queen being in the recent(ish) Boh Rap movie which surprised me since it was a big hit. While I had this LP for 45 years, the vinyl is in great shape which means I didn’t play it much. Aside from Killer Q and Now I’m Here, I don’t really remember the other songs. I thought "Flick of the Wrist" was a vg song but it was like today was the first time I heard it. I appreciate the historical and transitional  significance of this LP for Queen but the fact I can’t remember 11 of the 13 tracks means I can’t justify a rating north of 3.

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Enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Not bad.

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Never heard this one but seems like a transitional album for them, moving on from their prog roots (e.g. "Ogre Battle" from their previous record) to big arena rock and their anthemic destiny. The vocal harmonies really do it for me. Four voices in concise, majestic arrangements, fit into a compressed metal tube. The Queen sound is born. Brian May seems to be enjoying playing around with heavy delay, and the guitar solos sound rad repeating onto itself and creating percussion. For the first time realizing Queen probably had a big influence on 80s glam rock. I bet Eddie Van Halen loved Brian May. Bigger picture question - when is arrogance welcome in music? People like Freddie Mercury and Mick Jagger (and even Boston bad boy Steven Tyler) can strut and pomp all over a stage and I love it. Their inflated egos can blow up a stadium and it's fantastic. But why is it such a turn off when a Johnny Rotten or a Bono put their arrogance on display? Maybe it's an authenticity thing. Anyhow, in the end, this album is the soundtrack to a Broadway musical about an elf queen (chaotic good) and a lightning dragon. B

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It’s Queen, it’s pop/rock, it’s non offensive & pleasantly welcoming...but it’s safe and run o’the mill. In other words a bit boring. You can drive around in your car listening to it and by the time the last track finishes you could be fooled into believing you just listened to one very long song instead of the full 13 or so on the album. They all kinda sound alike and none really stand out. I’m giving it a rather bland 3 stars.

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This was a really varied and fun album that bridges Queen's glam rock/live band chops and some inventive studio trickery. I was taken aback when someone other than Freddie Mercury started singing on "Tenement Funster"! Some of the transitions are pretty remarkable. While a few songs are a little indulgent, I enjoyed the overall experience of this record. Rating 3.5/5 Favourite tracks: "Killer Queen", "Now I'm Here", "She Makes Me"

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This record is the most consistent fun I've had with a Queen record. They've always been a bit of a singles band for me, so Sheer Heart Attack is a nice surprise. The arrangements are more complex and explosive than their older material, and doesn't suffer from some of the more egregious experimentation of their 80s material. Fav Tracks: Brighton Rock, Killer Queen and Bring Back That Leroy Brown.

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Queen para empezar, casi nada.

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Good songs, though they tend to overdo the theatrics.

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Super fun. Sexy. Sassy. Pumping guitar solos. Some weaker tracks in there let’s it down but it sure passes the time eh???

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Eh

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Some ok songs, musical theater, Proto punk drug infused rambling

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Certainly not the greatest album by Queen, in my opinion, but a solid guitar-heavy record that brought the band to popularity in the USA. You can really tell the band stretched themselves to make this a very "in your face" and technically complex album. Mercury's range really stays in the upper register throughout the majority of this record, but most the studio tracks will never hold up sonically to the live renditions.

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Enjoyed it, nice queen album you can instantly hear it’s them

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Not much in typical Queen music I’m familiar with so I only enjoyed a few songs. Bring back Leroy brown and tenement funster were my favorite.

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Brighton Rock is a guitar masterpiece

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Fun listen. Queen never quite hits home perfectly with me, but you can't deny that this is a solid album with some really fun tracks.

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Bit of it all, got the slow ballads, the fast rock, a lullaby, Leroy Brown is a ragtime tune, and some rock jams; Stone Cold Crazy is a great high-tempo tune which is then followed by a lullaby. Album really bounces back and forth with the styles and they have a lot of different ideas going on. Still it's all Queen so it works.

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fun

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Un bon albu. Rock avecdes classiquemais qui ne m’a pas jeter par terre. 3.75

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One of my favourite Queen songs on this album - Brighton Rock and I am a Queen fan to. Great album. 3 stars

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Joah, Queen: bin ich jetzt kein Experte für, aber auf dem Album haben sie langsam ihren Sound gefunden, kann das sein? Satter Hardrock, Freddies Powermoves, endlich auch in Richtung schrill und Operette (ich bin von sowas ja eigentlich gar kein Fan, aber …) Werd ich mir wahrscheinlich nicht mehr so oft anhören, aber: gefällt schon. Favourite Song: In The Lap Of The Gods. 3.4

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Hier wird groß gedacht: Rock Oper ist das Stichwort. Die Songs gehen nach „Killer Queen“ für eine Weile nahtlos ineinander über und dieser Part ist auch die große herausragende Stärke des Albums, was unter anderem daran liegen kann, dass hier der Gesang nicht ausschließlich von Mercury sondern auch von Taylor („Tenement Funster“) sowie später in „She Makes Me (Stormtrooper in Stilettos)“ von May beigesteuert wird. Ganz klar wird hier eine Menge Potenzial angedeutet, aber ehe sie ihre Grenzen zu sprengen beginnen, sind Queen ein recht mitreißendes, aber doch eindimensionales Rock Outfit. Gimme a good guitar and I‘ll give 3.3

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Hier en daar vliegen de heren een beetje uit de bocht, maar over all vind ik dit best leuk.

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Leuke band, en ook leuke liedjes zoals Killer Queen. Maar de rest ging toch wat aan me voorbij.

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Although I have heard many tracks from Queen, "Killer Queen" might be the only track I was familiar with prior to listening to this album. This album is a reminder that Brian May (lead guitar) is worth listening to. With some of the vocals given to others besides Mercury and allowing for solo work from May, this album has music that is not easily identified as music from Queen (e.g. "Tenement Funster"). I would be tempted to skip the last two tracks of this album, but they don't reduce my rating below 3 stars. No new favorites from this album, but I enjoyed listening.

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It's crazy that these four guys all jizzed into the Queen's hole and 9 months later produced a royal, sweat-free, pizza hut dwelling definite non-nonce.

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Good album great theatrics

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De este disco sólo conocía Stone Cold Crazy y Killer Queen, que en mi opinión es una canción que representa muy bien la esencia de Queen. Fue interesante escuchar estas canciones que son muy del principio de la carrera del grupo, pero no fui tan fa del álbum en sí.

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3.5 | Creo que mi opinión no va a ser la más popular, pero durante mucho tiempo intenté adentrarme en Queen como discografía y siempre siempre caigo en el mismo tope... Sus discos completos como albumes en general no me cuadran. Jamás quitaría la importancia o calidad de muchísima de su música, pero siempre se me ha hecho una banda de éxitos y sencillos (muchísimos y excelentes) y muchas canciones que se sienten medio de paja; quizá por esa democracia de terminar con canciones que son escritas por cada miembro y terminando con albumes que se sienten un poco sin cohesión. Killer Queen, Stone Cold Crazy, Flick of the Wrist... Excelentes canciones, pero el disco completo sigue sin agarrarme completo como para decir que con gusto lo vuelvo a poner todo. ¿Es un álbum que deberían escuchar todos? No estoy seguro... Estoy seguro que todos DEBEN escuchar mucho Queen y entender su importancia. Mi problema es que quizá no se DEBA escuchar la discografía de Queen, sino un disco (o varios) de éxitos.

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Quuen

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I like Queen but probably wouldnt listen again.

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This is pretty decent, has some really good songs on it too Now I’m Here and Stone Cold Crazy are brilliant rock songs in themselves An easy and fair ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Some absolute bangers on here and a bunch of hidden gems. Production seems a little thin but I guess that could be down to being exposed to much richer mixes in more recent times. Still a lot of fun!

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As innovative and quirky Queen is, nothing beyond the hits caught my attention on this one. Killer Queen and Stone Cold Crazy are awesome but some of the others got a little too whispy for my taste when I listen to Queen I'm more on the rock side than the roll side but again, doesn't make it a bad album, just not one of my favs.

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Not my favorite Queen album, but still good.

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Yup. That was Queen.

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Solid Queen album. Already has that rock-opera sound. Not incredibly outstanding compared to other Queen records.

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Expected to like this more than I did. Granted it all was fine and I didn't dislike anything, but a lot of the tracks were just ok to me. Killer Queen rules though.

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Brighton Rock and Killer Queen is a pretty great opening for the album! It's then followed by the incredibly bland Tenement Funster, sadly (while it's great the group operated quite democratically regards songwriting, it did mean some rubbish slipped through!) Flick of the Wrist is another song, and I didn't realise this, which is pretty damning. It's 50/50 so far. Lily of the Valley is camp as balls, and therefore ace. Then Now I'm Here is great fun too. Very Queen, and I think the variable quality is part and parcel. It's an album of brilliant ups and mediocre downs, which makes sense of Queen's reputation as a 'Best of' band.

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Muutama tykki biisi ja salee Queenin paras levy

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Hyvää queeniä. En ollu aiemmin kuullu tältä levyltä varmaan yhtään biisiä aiemmin, mutta menee kyllä jatkoon.

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Truly the only not-totally-positive Queen experience I can remember. It just doesn't feel fully realized? Like the musicality is there and some songs are great (Killer Queen most notably), but I can't get behind the whole thing.

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Good music.

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A bit of a mixed bag. Queen has always been a singles band to me, not meaning that as any shade (cos their singles are great). A few hits, but the songs that flow together do so in such a jumpy, weird way that it's somewhere between glam camp and a poorly-run stage show. Also, if Freddie Mercury is your lead vocalist, you let Freddie Mercury do lead vocals. No one else. Favorite tracks: "Stone Cold Crazy", "Dear Friends", "Killer Queen", "In The Lap Of the Gods (Revisited)"

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3/5 good album but not enough to buy.

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6/10

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1974. Killer Queen, Flick of The Wrist

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also folgendes ich hab wirklich versucht unvoreingenommen ranzugehen und ich muss sagen es ist "ok" also ne 3 (hehe). Ich war überrascht wie vielfältig das album so ist und teilweise auch wie rough. es hat ja mitunter wirklich schon sehr geile heavy riffs - wie zb der anfang von stone cold crazy. Aber sobald die galileo figaro stimme dann kommt gehts mir wieder aufn sack, vorallem die hohen gitarren soli sind einfach für mich generell nicht gut gealtert in >rock musik<. Diese quietsche nummer "bring back that leroy brown" auch komplette musical scheiße. Dann aber wieder "she makes me" was ne richtig schöne ruhige nummer ist, wo ich auch nicht direkt auf queen getippt hätte, das ist ja fast schon velvet underground style. Unterm strich viele coole, viele egale und viele nervige momente deswegen ne 3. (so wie ich gelesen hab ist das aber auch so das roughste von denen was mir jetzt eher bedingt bock auf den rest der diskografie macht)

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Wenn sie dieses verspielte Queen-Ding machen klingen sie schnell ziemlich kindisch und affig. Die besten Stellen sind hier die, die sich in richtung Prog und Thrash Metal (?) bewegen, vielleicht gerade weil sie *nicht* nach Radio-Queen klingen. Ich würde lügen wenn ich sagen würde ich hatte überhaupt keinen Spaß mit dem Teil.

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Die erste hälfte war sogar ganz in ordnung, aber spätestens in der mitte fing es dann an, dass diese bestimmte energie, die queen mitbringt, sehr nervtötend wird. Spätestens die reihe an kürzeren songs mit den ständigen sprach harmonien gaben mir dann etwas den rest zur bestätigung meiner vorurteile. Einzelne songs machen aber schon durchaus was her. 6/10

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Queen is notable for being a singles band. The singles, Killer Queen, Brighton Rock, and the album's namesake are fantastic spectacles of songwriting that stand on their own for years to come. For the rest of the album, it's pretty good! Not nearly as great but I enjoyed the listen for the most part. It's a fun, hard-rockin' album that's simply here for a good time.

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A really solid Queen album. I definitely prefer the following 2 albums, but there are some belters here. It lacks cohesion and feels like a collection of songs rather than an album.

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Really good, but not their best.

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Honestly, Killer Queen is a great song but I wasn't crazy about the rest of the album. It wasn't bad by any means but there are plenty of other Queen albums I'd go back to before this one.

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Great lyrics and guitar solos.

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This is a very mediocre album to me. I just am not much of a Queen fan. It is certainly a listenable album but not necessarily one I'll come back to. It didn't have any bad tracks but certainly some mid tracks. Killer Queen is a fantastic song and obviously the best one on the album.

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Fun, lots of guitar.

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C’est la première fois que j’écoute ce disque en entier. C’est pas mal ce que Queen a fait de plus rock. Stone cold crazy a toujours été ma toune favorite de Queen. Brian May est vraiment solide sur cet album.

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Le lien spoty est un remaster 2011 et j'ai fait le saut qque fois, c'est très bright ou c'est moi? J'ai pas pu m'empêcher de penser à Guy a lepage dans in the lap of the gods😅 C'est Queen, je connaisais que 2 tounes au plus sur cet album. Ça a le mérite de bouger pas mal harmoniquement mais ça va souvent aux même places. Ya plein de bonnes affaires et plein d'affaires qui me gosse😂 Mention spéciale au boutte de contrebasse!

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Great fun! Not full of smash hits, but plenty to enjoy.

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pretty good, like his voice and the energy, album doesn't flow well but each song is good.

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I thought it was ok. Not their best album by a long shot.

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First song on the album was p good

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I own this already but had forgotten that it is far more rockin' than their later work. Far better in my opinion.

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Faster-paced songs are very good, struggles to be consistent with the slower ballads.

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Standout tracks: Brighton Rock Killer Queen Stone Cold Crazy

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3.5

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I like Queen's greatest hits a lot. But their other stuff just doesn't do it for me. Killer Queen is good enough to bump up the album for me.

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A couple rock gems with the tight harmonies that define Queen and (now) classic Brian May guitar sonics. But overall too many songs that sound like show tunes or novelties.

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i thought i had listened to a lot of queen, but literally had not heard any songs on this album but one. it's okay, not their best. definitely early work.

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I rather enjoy Queen, but feel this album is a bit on the overrated side. Killer Queen is a banger, but the rest I could potentially pass on. 3/5

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High 3. Certainly top 5 Queen album but, maybe not top 3.

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A significant departure as far as Queen's sound goes, and yet it presents a wholy uninspired and unremarkable collection of tracks. Nothing much to say about it, not great not terrible, the definition of average

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Tout un band qui sait jouer ensemble. Heureuse découverte pour moi, hors des sentiers habituels de ce groupe classique.

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Mixture of Glam Rock and Hard Rock. Lap of the Gods sounds like a Beach Boys song on acid.

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This record continues the overall musical motif for which Queen had become known. Orchestral arrangements, falsetto singing, “royal” subject matter. Not every song is a hit, but the hits do hit well. I am giving this one an extra star exclusively for Brian May’s guitar work, which is once again masterful.

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However great they became, this is mostly horrific to modern ears

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Ok. No really popular songs.

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Meh

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Sounds like a basic Queen record. Straightforward, generic 70s rock with the band harmonizing at points over each song. Brian May's solos are technically amazing, but generally don't stand out as overly melodic or fun to listen to.

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Buenos recuerdos

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I expected worse. Far less of the annoying stuff on the Opera album. A big drop off in the 2nd half however

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Very underwhelming when compared to other albums from this group...

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I think with Queen you need to focus on the hits. Not overly keen on this.

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Not good :(

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Queen just doesn't do it for me

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not King

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Inimitable vocals from the stellar front man but the songs just don't really do anything for me. Best song: Killer Queen.

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It felt unstructured, a load of ideas thrown together but nothing compelling.

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Queen halt , paar banger, paar filler

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While I generally think that, theatrics aside, Queen's music is overrated, I do acknowledge they have some pretty good material (though rarely pretty good albums). This one, though, is all theatrics.

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Queen is op een paar nummers na nooit echt mijn ding geweest. Maar nu ik het eerste nummer van dit album hoorde kwam er nog een nieuw 'type' Queen bij: on speed. Dat was helemaal niet te harden zeg.

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Queen! Ik weet dat 't goed is, maar ik kan er toch altijd maar weinig mee.

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Rgrgg

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ehh, the hits are great and the rest very meh. Really wish it had more character sonically.

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Not a huge fan of Queen fan to begin with but turns out that I like the hardrock-y early Queen even less than the Queen I know from the radio/tv/greatest hits albums. 5/10

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Ich mag Musicals nicht besonders

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She’s a killer! Is a fav of mine. Didn’t know the rest cut definitely hear their future style coming out through this album. Can’t wait for more 👸🏻 albums

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overblown pomp as usual - just don't feel them. 2

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Queen ist mir relativ egal und dieses Album hat auch nichts daran geändert. Einen guten Song haben sie aber: https://open.spotify.com/track/2IglrWprYTOnkFG8Lyk3Fe?si=4e75576335dc4cdf

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Musikalisches Äquivalent zu dem Theater Typ in der Schule der zwar extrem viel Pathos in die Performance gesteckt hat aber nicht wirklich schauspielern konnte

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was passieren würde, wenn musicalmacher ziggy stardust nachmachen würden. hätte hier schon bessere songs erwartet. sehr wenig bleibt hier bei mir hängen. die songs fließen zu einer art brei zusammen. zementiert meine meinung, dass queen eine der am meisten overrated bands aller zeiten sind

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Meh

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Je n’avais jamais entendu cet album en entier. On sent qu’ils se cherchent encore. Pièces préférées: Killer Queen et Stone Cold Crazy

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Not my thing. I like Killer Queen but the rest felt like filler.

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There are parts I like, but in general i just don't care for this band.

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I guess the purpose of the album and by extension the band itself is to provide aural and operatic pop rock experiences. Unfortunately this ain't my thing and found little to no enjoyment here.

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Unbearable

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not even queen killer could save this shite. Who knew photoshop existed in 1974, the glistening hunks on the cover of this album look nothing like the disfigured beasts that are in queen.

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I love queen, but although they made a lot of really great songs, they also made a lot more not great ones. I have never thought that Queen makes good Albums, and Sheer Heart Attack did not change my opinion. 1

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Hates it, dull and overly glam at the same time.

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Unbearable

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Behold a band with no soul. For Queen, showcasing a technical guitar solo or vocal gymnastics matters more than writing entertaining or moving songs. Beware a band having more fun playing than you are listening. It’s lifeless drivel.

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Größtenteils mittelmäßig geschriebene und nicht sonderlich interessante hard und glam rock songs die durch das ab und zu durchscheinende Virtuosentum eher noch vermiest werden, da es komplett fehl am Platz wirkt. Besonders die unzähligen Gitarrensoli wurden nach der Zeit echt ätzend. Nichtsdestotrotz gab es auch einige kleine Lichtblicke wie die Ballade Lilly of the valley oder die Hit single Killer queen, die schon eine Vorahnung auf die Zukunft der Band geben. Insgesamt muss ich sagen, dass ich zwar ohnehin kein Fan von Queen war, ich sie aber von anderen Songs als deutlich talentiertere Band kenne, die auf diesem sehr holprigen Album nicht anzutreffen ist.

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Herzattacke bekommen davon wie sehr ich Queen hasse aber schon noch hörbarer als andere Alben von diesen br*ts

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NEIN ey Welcher Gigaboomer hat diese Liste erstellt das ist ja unerträglich

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Brighton Rock - alright - too uplifting for me right now Killer Queen - Liked killer queen - more laid back - ooos and ahhhs were nice Like the 8D audio in Now I'm here - too much squealing in some sections In the lap of the gods - liked the piano overall too much oohh and ahhh and too much 8d audio going on 6/10

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