A great sophisticated
debut album. bad:
Could of used a love ballad. There should of been some promotion (but that's the record company's fault!) Queen II good:
Really sophisticated and has a nice single bad:
Some of the songs are a bit too long. They should of released March Of The Black Queen as a single.
Sheer Heart Attack: good:
It's wonderful bad:
Vocals on 'Lap Of The Gods' A Night At The Opera: good:
It contains some nice tracks. bad:
I consider God Save The Queen, Good Company, and Sweet Lady as filler. And also, Freddie's two vaudville songs are too much for an album. Could of used one of them on Innuendo. The Prophet's Song has a lame bit of "Now I know" for far too long. It ruins the song. A Day At The Races: good:
Less filler than A Night At The Opera, thank goodness! bad:
Too many love songs, actually! I think Freddie used up too many of his love songs in the 70s instead of saving them in his mind for the 80s. News of the World: good:
Most of it's pretty great. bad:
Sleeping On The Sidewalk Jazz: good:
I like the album quite a lot.
bad: Dead On Time should of been a single in the USA. Flash Gordon: good:
It's okay. bad:
Could of used some more songs with lyrics. They did it six years later on Highlander! The Game: good:
Commercial quality, lots of catchy stuff. bad:
No hard rock on this album. I don't think Dragon Attack is hard rock... I think it's filler! Same with Don't Try Suicide. Hot Space: good:
bad: I love this album very much. I think the promotion sucked for it though, and the wrong singles were chosen. Put Out The Fire wasn't a single and still made it on the mainstream rock charts, so it's obvious it could of been Queen's rock hit for 1982 if it was released as a single! The Works: good:
The singles for it were really great singles.
bad: Keep Passing The Open Windows wasn't too great! There weren't too many songs on the album, only 9! Needed a few more. A Kind Of Magic: good:
Good songs. bad:
Too many singles. 9 album tracks with 7 singles? Something like that anyway. And they should of released Friends Will Be Friends in the USA, I don't know why Capitol chose Pain Is So Close To Pleasure...... it's a great song, but they could of released both! And at the time, when they did release Pain Is So Close To Pleasure, they did it without a video. That's a no-no in the USA. It's missing that mainstream quality rock song though. Missing a Freddie love ballad as well. The original version of A Kind Of Magic should of been added as the last track on the album. The Miracle: good:
Fun, catchy. bad:
Not enough sophistication. Missing a Freddie ballad. There's a few fillers. My Life Has Been Saved should of been on the album. I also don't like Stealin' or Hang On In There or Chinese Torture, so I'm glad they were left on the album when it was first released. Freddie sang in a hard rock style most of the time, yet there was too many keyboards and drum machines going around. Was It All Worth It? should of been a single instead of The Invisible Man. Innuendo: good:
It's a very touching album. Sophisticated too! Delilah is a song only sophisticated people will understand and appreciate. Also has Queen's heavy metal song 'The Hitman' on it. bad:
Innuendo, the song, should of been released as a retail single in the USA instead of just a radio promo. These Are The Days Of Our Lives should of been on vinyl and/or CD, instead of just being released as a cassette single. The Hitman should of been a single. They had plenty of time to make videos for 'The Show Must Go On'.... but failed to do so, and when they decided they were going to release it as a single, it was just too late for them to do so. They could of done it back in January of 91 if they wanted. Made In Heaven: good:
Great songs. Though, because they had Made In Heaven and I Was Born To Love You on the album, Mr. Bad Guy went out of print for some damn reason. bad:
Every song Freddie wrote, had Queen as the writer, which is fine, BUT, when Brian contributed to Mother Love, he just couldn't let it be sold as a Queen written song. He also does this with I Want It All after Freddie died, so much for sticking with Freddie's decision... Brian, that greedy bastard! Also, not the regular Torpedo Twins video clips, but the British Films videos to the songs sucked pretty much. Another problem here, is that they couldn't of worked on some other unreleased songs for the album, instead of re-making the music to solo songs????
"Please buy my upcoming album... I need the money"