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Posted: 04 Oct 10, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This album is definatley in the top 5 for every Queen fan. Their best album in my opinion and up their with the greatest ever (if not the greatest). So many great tracks, an intruging concept, amazing vocals and every member working at  their best, this album is so perfect and polished.

Procession - Amazing opener to an album, and really feels royal.
Rating - Probably the best way to start off this album (10/10 with how effective it it).

Father to Son - Very, Very underrated song. Musically, it would have to be up their in the top 5 Queen songs ever writen. The song also has catchy rythm and could have been released as a single. But the production, work ethic is supreme. A Joyful sound with energetic rock n roll, the middle section is full of unbelievable drama. The Guitar work, level of noise and crashing cymbals really make this epic.

Rating - (100% 10/10)

White Queen - Fantastic link between the previous song and this one, the White Queen is magical, dark and powerful and in my opinion beats Bohemian Rhapsody in emotional drama. Musically fantastic, the guitar work is totally unique and at the begining sounds like violins and towards the end sounds like royal trumpets.

Rating - (10/10)

Someday One Day - Soft, easy listening, relaxing, great sound, fantastic musically, this is a great and underated track. Soft guitar work and delicate drums makes this perfect.

Rating - (10/10)

The Loser in the End - Brilliant drums, powerful ryhthm, good sound, i can't see why so many Queen fans dislike this song. It does'nt quite fit in with the concept but it does act like a bridge between Side White and Black. I really like it.

Rating - (personally 10/10)

Ogre Battle- Rock and roll drama at it's absolute best. Can't catch your breath with fast guitaring explosive drums and bass and vocals out of this world.

Rating - (Amazing song! 10/10)

The Fairy Feller's Masterstroke - Brilliance. Medival like harpsichord with strange guitar sounds, ever changing tempo and style and hard not to love vocals from Freddie and the band. Flawless.

Rating - (10/10)

Nevermore - Heartbreaking ballad sung from the heart of the late Freddie Mercury, this delicate track shows Queen's supreme superiority at the top of the throne of great rock n' roll acts.This track [and album] shows their unique versitility.

Rating - (10/10)

The March of the Black Queen - The Greatest Queen song ever in my opinion and words can't describe the utter majesty of this track. Up their with two of the greatest progressive rock songs ever (up their Rush's 11 minute epic "Xanadu").

Rating - (10+/10)

Funny How Love Is - Hard not to love, great feel and perfect way to follow The fantastical drama of The March of the Black Queen.

Rating - In my opinion (10/10)

Seven Seas of Rhye - Great, Great song and one of the Absolute Greatest, Greatest Queen Hits. Classic track and perhaps underrated and should have  been a bigger hit. Fantastic feel and great way to end a stunning album the crown jewel of Queen's crown and blinding career.

Like to hear what you think of this album.

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Posted: 04 Oct 10, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like chips, chips are my favourite food. I like chips better than any other food. 10 out of 10. 100%. You get what I'm saying?


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Posted: 04 Oct 10, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@qrock:
Apparently you don't like this album much. Why start a topic on it?

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Posted: 04 Oct 10, 17:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favourite Queen album and only contains one 'hit'. If the album hadn't been all linked together then I think more of the treacks may have become singles but then that's part of the beauty of the album in the way the soings seague into one another. Has that Tolkinesque feel to it and could imagine it as part the soundtrack to some animated Lord of the Rings or Dungeons and Dragons type movie.


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Posted: 04 Oct 10, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

paulsmith2001 wrote: I like chips, chips are my favourite food. I like chips better than any other food. 10 out of 10. 100%. You get what I'm saying?

i prefer pizza :D cheese pizza is the best. mmmmmmmmm pizza.

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Posted: 04 Oct 10, 19:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What can I add about this album that hasn't been said since 1974? Not much, so I'll keep it short.

I'm glad Queen didn't go with the title Over The Top. (Can you imagine...?)

I like "Loser In The End," but it's the only song that takes me out of that fantasy world woven by the other tracks.

I like the black and white motifs used throughout.

I'd love to see this album staged somehow, either as a "musical" or a dance production. Those of you gasping at the idea of Queen in ballet or modern dance form and still being able to retain its coolness, I refer you to this:

http://www.google.ca/images?hl=en&q=dracula+ballet&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=tW6qTN23AoinnQeulbzhBg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=6&ved=0CDsQsAQwBQ&biw=1259&bih=627

It's a ballet production of Dracula. I've not seen this show, but I have the score and it's awesome.

Anyway, Queen II is a great album, one of their best, and the more I listen to it, the more I find to love in it. This is an album that really needs to be remixed into 5.1 DTS surround sound!

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Posted: 04 Oct 10, 19:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lifetimefanofqueen wrote: paulsmith2001 wrote: I like chips, chips are my favourite food. I like chips better than any other food. 10 out of 10. 100%. You get what I'm saying?

i prefer pizza :D cheese pizza is the best. mmmmmmmmm pizza.

NO! YOU ARE WRONG! FRIED CHICKEN IS 100% TIMES BETTER THAN ANYTHING ELSE. IT'S an 11 of 10!...
CHICKEN TOPPED IT'S O' LEVELS... HEAD OF THE CLASS. THAT IS WHY I LIKE IT.

CRISPINESS (3 out of ten points for flavor)
FLAVOR/JUICINESS (additional 3 points)
1 Point for Being a Chicken
3 more for seasoning... THAT IS WHY IT IS THE BEST.


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Posted: 04 Oct 10, 22:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Favourite Queen album for me (I'm liking Innuendo very much these days as well, though)

Procession
Great opener. I always loved this even when Queen used this as the opening number in their concerts.

Father to Son
One of my fav Queen songs. Great vocals, love the drums, the guitar solo
and all. I think this song is an inspiration for a lot of other songs
(e.g. Thor by Manowar - the drums)

White Queen (As It Began)
Nice song, but I prefer some live renditions over the studio version.

Some Day One Day
Pretty nice, this too.

The Loser in the End
Again, pretty good.

Ogre Battle
Pretty nice, but i prefer live versions - specially the Hammersmith '75 and Boston '76.

The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke
Another one of my fav songs.

Nevermore
Love this one too

The March of the Black Queen
The greatest song of all time for me!!

Funny How Love
The down point of the album for me, but not bad still.

Seven Seas of Rhye
Pretty nice, this one as well.


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Posted: 05 Oct 10, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I rate Basmati rice at 98%, Long-Grain rice at 70% and Brown rice at 20%.

I do not recognise any other type of rice at all.

Thanks for your time.


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Posted: 05 Oct 10, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Spandan hates Funny How Love Is so much he couldn't even finish the title of the song. 0 out of 10


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Posted: 05 Oct 10, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benn wrote: I rate Basmati rice at 98%, Long-Grain rice at 70% and Brown rice at 20%.

I do not recognise any other type of rice at all.

Thanks for your time.

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Egg-fried - 98.7%


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Posted: 05 Oct 10, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Without a shadow of a doubt the greatest album in the Queen catalogue, therefore the greatest album of all time!  I've already declared my love for March Of The Black Queen on a thread I started a while back - for me, it's Queen's masterpiece, definitely better than Bohemian Rhapsody.  Agreed that FHLI is the low point of the album, but way better than some of the junk out now.


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Posted: 05 Oct 10, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's crazy how "Funny How Love Is" is so disliked by some fans. I totally respect that, but of the many songs Queen recorded, why does THAT track polarize us nearly as much as "Body Language"? I understand why "Body Language" is so hated: it's style, what it represents in Freddie's songwriting at the time...all very obvious reasons for not liking it. But "Funny How Love Is"? It's an album track; a little experiment in Wall-Of-Sound. Of all the little experiments (Ragtime = Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Rockabilly = Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Big Band = Good Company...) "Funny How Love Is" gets the hardest hit, especially for a track that wasn't even a single.

It blows my mind.

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Posted: 05 Oct 10, 21:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't find "Funny How Love Is" to be a very bad song, its just that it comes after "The March of the Black Queen" which sets the bar pretty high and Funny How Love Is fails to live upto that.


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Posted: 06 Oct 10, 07:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What, not even Jasmine? For shame...


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Posted: 06 Oct 10, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just listened to Funny How Love is in its standalone version (from the 3" CD Single collection) and I now have a bit more appreciation for the song. It's just... different. An experiment of some sort and a catchy little tune.
In the album it segues from TMOTBQ and I very rarely skip it.

Now, nobody talk shit about Body Language. It's not Queen's worst song, by any means. That would be something like "Don't try suicide" or "Delilah", which doesn't mean that one can't enjoy those songs.

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Posted: 06 Oct 10, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah Funny How Love Is, IMO FHLI rounds up the Ogre Battle/Fairy Feller/Nevermore/Black Queen sequence, which is very dark and aggressive and demands a lot of dedicated listening, in a very happy mood. I think it's good in that order to come down a little bit before getting into the seven seas of rhye. Beside that it has a really catchy tune, that I like to whistle sometime.

@ paulsmith2001, I have to agree, chips are absolutely 10 out of 10. Best food ever.

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Posted: 06 Oct 10, 14:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In my opinion, it's tough to pick out a specific song and "rate" it. I think the greatness of Queen II comes from the whole album, all the tracks working together to create a very special atmosphere. But, on the other hand, listening to only Father to Son or Seven Seas of Rhye ain't too bad either...

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Posted: 07 Oct 10, 13:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The original poster rated every song 10/10?.....queen2 is Probably my favorite queen album,  but every song is not a ten.

Procession- 10/10,   just love the way this one starts off the album
father to son- 10/10,  Love the song
White Queen-  10/10,  great song,  but i like the live version even better.
Some Day one Day- 8/10, 
loser in the end- 4/10,   sorry,  but this one doesn't fit the album.  not a great song IMO.
Orge Battle-  Rob Halford likes this one, and i couldn't blame him.  Gets the album back on track.
Fairy feller's masterstroke-  10/10,  One of my all time favorites songs.
Nevermore- 10/10,  Same as above
March of the black Queen- 10/10,  Same as above.
Funny how love is-8/10, nice and catchy.  Could have been a hit.
seven seas of Rhye- 10/10,  sounds better while listening to side black than it does alone or Greatest hits.

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is without any doubt Queen's greatest album,

I don't know whether I should give procession a 10/10 but with its role in the LP I think its worth it.

Procession - 10/10 - With role in LP
Father to Son - 10/10 - Outstanding Progressive Rock Song
White Queen - 10/10 - Magical and intense emotion
Someday One Day - 10/10 - Physchadelic
Loser in the End - 10/10 - Yes, it's very underrated
Ogre Battle - 10/10 - This is a explosion of a record
The Fairy Feller Masterstroke - 10/10 - Excellent Experimentation
Nevermore - 10/10 - Tearful ballad
The March of the Black Queen - 10/10 - Never heard a song like this
Funny How Love Is - 10/10 - Cause it's optimistic and fun
Seven Seas of Rhye - 10/10 - Very Good.