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Posted: 19 May 10, 09:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In my opinion quite a good album

What do you think of it?
What were the highlights?
Etc

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Posted: 19 May 10, 09:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the album is great

highlights for me in order

WWTLF
AKOM
One year of love
princes of the universe
Friends will be friends
One Vision

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Posted: 19 May 10, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favorite Queen album from the 80s with an even greater cover art.

Favorites:
- A Kind of Magic
- One Year of Love
- Who Wants to Live Forever
- Princes of the Universe

And the rest is great as well. Good album.

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Posted: 19 May 10, 11:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh boy, 3 good reviews for a kind of magic....I have a feeling it's all downhill from here. not a queenzone favorite by any means......It's a mixed bag for me....Like all the their 80's stuff it could of and should have been better.  i'll start with the good.

the good ones
One vision
a kind of magic
Who wants to live forever?
Princess of the universe
one year of love

Average
Friends will be friends
gimme the prize

Bad ones
don't lose your head
pain and pleasure

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Posted: 19 May 10, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also like the cover art for some reason...pretty cool stuff.

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Posted: 19 May 10, 18:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Easily the worse 80's album!

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Posted: 20 May 10, 03:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What album do you like then?

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Posted: 20 May 10, 03:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pain Is So Close To Pleasure is one of Freddie's finest moments.

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Posted: 20 May 10, 08:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

aaaaaah ..... ok, not my fave of the entire discography but .....

AKOM was the FIRST Queen album I bought just after its release. Having met - and liked - the band a couple of years before with Radio Ga Ga and IWTBF I had no doubts and went for AKOM , falling inmediately in love with it and deciding to get the rest of the band´s albums ... and becoming a fan !

So, yeah, it´s not my fave album now but I really appreciate it for sentimental reasons.

And of course .... Princes Of The Universe is GREAT!!!!


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Posted: 20 May 10, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pure crap. The only good song is Who Wants To Live Forever

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Posted: 20 May 10, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote: Pain Is So Close To Pleasure is one of Freddie's finest moments.

are you being sarcastic?.......

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Posted: 20 May 10, 09:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote: Pure crap. The only good song is Who Wants To Live Forever

now that i disagree with....the album is a bit weak by queen standards but that doesn't make it crap.....the only crap here is you're stupid post.......go listen to that crap band metallica "st anger" the worst album of all time.

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Posted: 20 May 10, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At first I liked it a lot. Now - this album dropped out of my favs. Who Wants To Live Forever and Princes Of The Universe are the best tracks on it.

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Posted: 20 May 10, 10:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think there are some pretty good tracks (like every queen album), but the rest are just somewhat average, not bad though

Best: 
Who Wants to Live Forever
Friends Will be Friends
Gimme the Prize
A Kind of Magic

Worst:
Don't Lose Your Head
One Vision
One Year of Love
Princes of the Universe


It's late, but it's time to set me free

It's late, yes I know but there's no way it has to be

Too late, so let the fire take our bodies this night

So late, so let the waters take our guilt in the t
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Posted: 20 May 10, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mike hunt wrote: pittrek wrote: Pure crap. The only good song is Who Wants To Live Forever

now that i disagree with....the album is a bit weak by queen standards but that doesn't make it crap.....the only crap here is you're stupid post.......go listen to that crap band metallica "st anger" the worst album of all time.

     Whoa !, calm down you two, c'mon lads we're' all Queen fans here.
     Queens albums all have their idiosyncracies, generally their is no bad album, in my opinion 'dont lose your head is an excellent track from an excellent album.
    Once again i'll ask the same question  on QZ, 'Are you sure you like Queen ?

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Posted: 20 May 10, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mike hunt wrote:

are you being sarcastic?.......


No I'm not.  If you're a fan of Freddie's falsetto, which I take it you're not, this song is right up there with Cool Cat.

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Posted: 21 May 10, 05:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:

mike hunt wrote:

are you being sarcastic?.......

No I'm not.  If you're a fan of Freddie's falsetto, which I take it you're not, this song is right up there with Cool Cat.

Actually I love freddie's falsetto....vocally couldn't agree with you more,  but the music?.....not so great.....Cool cat  vocally is one of his best for sure, and also the music is cool.

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Posted: 21 May 10, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mike hunt wrote:



pittrek wrote:

Pure crap. The only good song is Who Wants To Live Forever


now that i disagree with....the album is a bit weak by queen standards but that doesn't make it crap.....the only crap here is you're stupid post.......go listen to that crap band metallica "st anger" the worst album of all time.



Well you really LOVE that album, don't you ? :-)

But honestly, I used to like the 80's albums - in the 80's and early 90's. But after hearing the 70's albums for the first time, I never could like the 80's albums again.

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Posted: 25 May 10, 06:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's maybe the worst Queen album (A Kind of Magic).

But I like Pain is so Close to Pleasure. And also Don't Lose Your Head and A Kind of Magic...


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Posted: 25 May 10, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queen's greatest work and a sad reminder as a lot of the lyrics point to the fact of freddie knowing he had AIDS already...