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Posted: 27 May 10, 16:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To many fans, Innuendo has been considered one of Queen's Greatest Albums. According the Top Tens.com Top Ten Queen songs, The Show Must Go On and Innuendo remain some of Queen's most popular songs among fans. I think it's a very good album and uniquely Queen in the sense that they were doing something new, even during times of struggles with Freddie's poor and decreasing health. I'd like to hear what you think about Innuendo.

Here is my review of songs:

Innuendo - 10/10 - An Epic Song
I'm Going Slightly Mad - 8/10 - A good and well created song
Headlong - 10/10 - Fantastic Rocker
I Can't Live With You - 10/10 - An Excellent track
Don't Try So Hard - 9/10 - A Clever piece
Ride the Wild Wind - 8/10 - A Good song
All God's People - 9/10 - Clever idea
These are the Days of Our Lives - 10/10 - Fantastic!
Delilah - 7/10 - Hmm, Quite Good
The Hitman - 10/10 - Great
Bijou - 10/10 - Amazing
The Show Must Go On - 10/10 - A Great Climax

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Posted: 27 May 10, 17:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Innuendo is one of Queens best albums for sure!

My opinion about the songs are quite similar to yours:

Innuendo - A true masterpiece, i really adore this song, and ive always been a fan of queen's heavier work 10/10

Im Going Slightly Mad - A nice and fun song (in a way) i like the lyrics and really LOVE the video (ofc this haven't anything to do with the quality of the song) 7/10

Headlong - A solid rocker, but for some reason i can't get really into this song. 6/10

I Can't Live With You - As you said an excellent track, i love the ending, but i think the rocks retake is MUCH better, thats how this song should have been on the album, but still 8/10

Ride The Wild Wind - a great song, with a nice "fell" to it, i like it when Freddie uses a more baritonal voice 7/10

All Gods People - A nice idea on overall cool song, but i think the piano part is a bit out of place 6/10

These are the days of our life - i love the song, very calm and relaxing plus it got one of Brians best guitar solos on it 8/10

Delilah - It seems that most people disagree with me about this song, personally i think it's a cool and very sweet song.. ok it about a cat, but i mean Freddie really liked cats so i guess thats how he wanted it lol .. , 9/10

The Hitman - Another great rocker and IMO better than Headlong 8/10

Bijou - An amazing song, some of Brians best guitar work for sure and some of Freddies best vocal performances 10/10

The Show Must Go On - I think most would agree with me about this song, truly a great song to end the album, indeed one of Queens best tunes 10/10

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Posted: 28 May 10, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, I think the album is good, but at the same time I have mixed feelings about some songs....

Innuendo - 10/10 Best song since 1974.
I'm Going Slightly Mad - 8/10 Great song
Headlong - 7/10 Great rocker, yes, but goes on too long
I Can't Live With You - 7/10 Good song, but nothing I will really love
Don't Try So Hard - 9/10 A very memorable moment
Ride the Wild Wind - 7/10 Funny idea, yet not always good
All God's People - 6,9/10 Not sure what to think of it, but it sounds nice
These Are the Days of Our Lives - 7/10 Nice ballad, somewhat sleepy
Delilah - 5/10 No comment...
The Hitman - 5/10 Sorry, boring and too long
Bijou - 6/10 Yes good guitar solo, but doesn't touch me
The Show Must Go On - 9/10 Terrific song, just a little overplayed.

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Posted: 28 May 10, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I forgot Don't Try So Hard, anyway a terrific song 9/10 :D

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Posted: 28 May 10, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo the best queen album since the 70's.

Innuendo- 10/10 (epic song from freddie, and lryics from roger)
slightly mad- 10/10  (freddie at his best)
Headlong -  5/10  (not a bad rocker,  but not great either)
Can't live with you-  7/10 (good pop song)
don't try too hard -  10/10 ( the perfect ballad)
ride the wild wind -  8/10 ( good song from roger)
all gods people  -  8/10  (good, love the middle piano bit.  lryics could have been better)
these are the days- 10/10  (perfect)
delilah - 5/10  (not as bad as the so called cool people say,  Quite charming actually)
the hitman-  5/10  ( a song the so called "cool people" like because it's heavy,  It's no better than average)
bijou  -  9/10  (they should have done more stuff like this)
the show must go on-  10/10  (classic)

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Posted: 28 May 10, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo- 10/10
slightly mad- 5/10  (Freddie never hitting a high note.  Never happened before.)
Headlong -  1/10  (Overplaying on guitar, shit lyrics, hoop diddy was it's downfall)
Can't live with you-  4/10 (Again, Brian the Overplayer, a gated drum set?  Supposed to just be the snare.  Whoops.)
don't try so hard -  4/10 ( The most synthesized Queen song ever.  Shit lyrics again.)
ride the wild wind -  3/10 ( When the drummer, who wrote the song, uses a drum machine I'm out.)
all gods people  -  1/10  (Proof that Freddie had no vocal training.  Vocal notes are all over the place, not in key, shit lyrics.)
these are the days- 7/10  (Use real congas, Roger.  Those sound like ass.  But the 2nd best track off the album)
delilah - 1/10  (as bad as the so called cool people say.  If you like it, you're simply not cool.  Shit lyrics.)
the hitman-  2/10  ( The return of Brian the Overplayer.  And the guitar sounds terrible.  Way too processed.  Shit lyrics.)
bijou  -  4/10  (A guitar solo turned into a song?  Very repetitive, after a couple of listens.)
the show must go on-  7/10  (The sympathy song.  Not bad, but a tough listen even now.)

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Posted: 28 May 10, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think if you had to choose the weakest point on the album it would be all god's people or ride the wild wind. Songs like innuendo, the show must go on, these are the days of our lives, and i'm going slightly mad are just pure genius


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Posted: 28 May 10, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Two excellent songs

Innuendo
these are the days

Four good songs

the show must go on-
bijou 
I can't live with you
all gods people

The rest are below average

slightly mad
headlong
don't try so hard
ride the wild wind
delilah
the hitman


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Posted: 28 May 10, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If it was reliased in the 70´s, it would be a average album, but after the ones they reliased in the 80´s, Innuendo really shines as the best Queen work in 10 years.

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Posted: 28 May 10, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1.Innuendo - 9/10
2. Slighlty Mad - 8/10
3. Headlong - 6,5/10
4. I Can't live with you - 7/10
5. Don't Try so hard - 6/10
6. Ride the wild wind - 7/10
7. All God's people - 7/10
8. These are the days of our lives - 8/10 
9. Delilah - 6/10
10. Hitman - 5,5/10
11. Bijou - 9/10
12. The Show must go on - 9/10


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Posted: 28 May 10, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My opinions - and everyone is entitled to theirs:
Innuendo - 10/10 - An Epic Song - I agree 100%; one of the best Queen tracks ever
I'm Going Slightly Mad - 8/10 - A good and well created song - Agreed again.
Headlong - 4/10 - Fantastic Rocker - I disagree; lame rocker, IMO
I Can't Live With You - 5/10 - An Excellent track - I agree IF you are referring to the single version; I am not very enamored of the album version
Don't Try So Hard - 3/10 - A Clever piece; I disagree; mediocre, at best
Ride the Wild Wind - 3/10 - A Good song; I disagree; mediocre, at best
All God's People - 4/10 - Clever idea; Maybe, but not well-executed; c ompare this to "Let Me Live" to see what I mean.
These are the Days of Our Lives - 8/10 - Fantastic! - I agree, but not 10/10
Delilah - 3/10 - Hmm, Quite Good - I disagree; mediocre, at best
The Hitman - 6/10 - Great - I agree, but not 10/10
Bijou - 7/10 - Amazing- I agree, but not 10/10
The Show Must Go On - 10/10 - A Great Climax - I agree; another classic Queen track

All in all, this was a nice way to end their career - they should have stopped here, without recording Made in Heaven.  Again this is just my opinion, and I tend to judge harshly, based primarily on the band's previous output - with 10/10 for Opera; 9/10 for Heart Attack, etc.

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Posted: 28 May 10, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Innuendo - 10/10
2. I'm Going Slightly Mad - 5/10
3. Headlong - 9/10
4. I Can't Live With You - 4/10
5. Don't Try So Hard - 10/10
6. Ride The Wild Wind - 6/10
7. All God's People - 3/10
8. These Are The Days Of Our Lives - 4/10
9. Delilah - 1/10
10. Hitman - 5/10
11. Bijou - 10/10
12. The Show Must Go On - 10/10

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Posted: 28 May 10, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo 10/10 - My favourite Queentrack
I'm going slightly mad 6/10 - Very Freddie. If he wouldn´t be sick, he could use it for a solo album
Headlong 7/10 - An average quasi rock song
I can´t live with you 6/10 - I like the rock's retake on Queen Rocks better
Don't try so hard 10/10 - Great song, very emotional
Ride the wild wind 7/10 - It is still growing to me
All God's people 8/10 - Can't get enough of the Queen harmony's
These are the days 9/10 - Obvisously
Delilah 6/10 - Just like slightly mad, would have worked better for Freddie's never released solo album
The hitman 8/10 - Great heavy guitar song
Bijou 7/10 - Original song
The show must go on 10/10 - wonderful.....


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Posted: 28 May 10, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote: Innuendo- 10/10
slightly mad- 5/10  (Freddie never hitting a high note.  Never happened before.)
Headlong -  1/10  (Overplaying on guitar, shit lyrics, hoop diddy was it's downfall)
Can't live with you-  4/10 (Again, Brian the Overplayer, a gated drum set?  Supposed to just be the snare.  Whoops.)
don't try so hard -  4/10 ( The most synthesized Queen song ever.  Shit lyrics again.)
ride the wild wind -  3/10 ( When the drummer, who wrote the song, uses a drum machine I'm out.)
all gods people  -  1/10  (Proof that Freddie had no vocal training.  Vocal notes are all over the place, not in key, shit lyrics.)
these are the days- 7/10  (Use real congas, Roger.  Those sound like ass.  But the 2nd best track off the album)
delilah - 1/10  (as bad as the so called cool people say.  If you like it, you're simply not cool.  Shit lyrics.)
the hitman-  2/10  ( The return of Brian the Overplayer.  And the guitar sounds terrible.  Way too processed.  Shit lyrics.)
bijou  -  4/10  (A guitar solo turned into a song?  Very repetitive, after a couple of listens.)
the show must go on-  7/10  (The sympathy song.  Not bad, but a tough listen even now.)

Just being curious....everytime you rate a queen album it's the same thing....everything is shit....what albums do you like beside hot space?....this isn't to start an argument...i'm really curious what you like from the band queen?

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Posted: 28 May 10, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Def one of my favourite Queen albums, outstanding vocals from Mr Mercury, sounds like he really gave it everything. His vocals changed as he got older and his illness progressed and they sound outstanding on this album.
Production on some of the tracks could have been better and I'm not a big fan of programed drums, Roger should have used the real deal.

Innuendo - 10/10 - Masterpiece, personal favourite
I'm Going Slightly Mad - 8/10 - I love it, it's different.
Headlong - 7/10 - Great pace, awesome vocals and it used to be a favourite when I was younger
I Can't Live With You - 9/10 - Big fan of this one, although I prefer the Rocks retake
Don't Try So Hard - 7/10 - Nice song
Ride the Wild Wind - 9/10 - I love this song, real drums would have been better though
All God's People - 9/10 - Fab
These are the Days of Our Lives - 10/10 - Beautiful
Delilah - 7/10 - Well I like it, take it for what it is
The Hitman - 6/10 - It's alright
Bijou - 7/10 - Nice idea
The Show Must Go On - 10/10 - Goose bumps every time. Listen to the power and passion, awesome


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Posted: 29 May 10, 03:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Question for Mr Microwave ,are you really a "Queen" fan or not ? You constantly moan about the band,rate their songs as low as1/10.I really dont think that "Queen" are your number one band at all.Nothing wrong with that mate , but you really should cut dowm on the medication and come up and smell the roses !!

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Posted: 29 May 10, 04:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

philip storey wrote: I really dont think that "Queen" are your number one band at all.

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Not to start an argument, but is that required in order to sign up this forum?

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Posted: 29 May 10, 05:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I suppose not, but i find it quite strange that people would take the time to slag of certain songs.Rubbish Paul Rodgers,who is without a doubt a great singer and did a excellant job on the two Queen PR tours. Innuendo was a fine album and you can bet a very difficult and emotional album to make with Freddies health as it was.You should remember that when dishing out 1/10 for certain tracks.

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Posted: 29 May 10, 09:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo    10/10 (epic! always loved the progressive rock side of Queen)
I'm Going Slightly Mad    8/10 (ok tune. theatrical song and that's why I like it)
Headlong 7/10    (it's repetitive but the chorus hook is actually nice - btw I hate the drum machine in this song)
I Can't Live With You    7/10 (it gets boring but again the chorus hook is nice)
Don't Try So Hard    8/10 (nice vocal work by Freddie, and ok ballad)
Ride the Wild Wind    6/10 (boring...)
All God's People    6/10 (yeah this song has a nice idea but the results is horrible when comparing to "Let Me Live")
These Are the Days of Our Lives    7/10 (never a fan of this song. why not the real congas???)
Delilah    7/10 (I don't hate this song as many does. it's listenable but that's all)
The Hitman    6/10 (I haven't ever liked this song. the weakest part of the album in my opinion)
Bijou    9/10 (pure gold, very beautiful!!!)
The Show Must Go On    10/10 (classic and a very very fine tune)

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Posted: 29 May 10, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

philip storey wrote: Question for Mr Microwave ,are you really a "Queen" fan or not ? You constantly moan about the band,rate their songs as low as1/10.I really dont think that "Queen" are your number one band at all.Nothing wrong with that mate , but you really should cut dowm on the medication and come up and smell the roses !!

Totally agreed. Microwave does'nt really seem to like Queen at all.