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Posted: 08 Jul 11, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Are there any albums that you like except for that one song that grates on your nerves? This is not for those who think Hot Space would be fine without Dancer, Back Chat, Body Language, and Staying Power, or people like me who think The Miracle just stinks all the way around. One song that you think would have been better left off the album.  To get the ball rolling, here are mine:

Queen: Jesus
Jazz: In Only Seven Days
The Game: Another One Bites the Dust
Hot Space: Body Language
The Works: Radio Ga Ga
It's a Kind of Magic: Friends Will be Friends
Inneundo: All God's People

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Posted: 08 Jul 11, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Your Fairy King wrote: Are there any albums that you like except for that one song that grates on your nerves? This is not for those who think Hot Space would be fine without Dancer, Back Chat, Body Language, and Staying Power, or people like me who think The Miracle just stinks all the way around. One song that you think would have been better left off the album.  To get the ball rolling, here are mine:

Queen: Jesus
Jazz: In Only Seven Days
The Game: Another One Bites the Dust
Hot Space: Body Language
The Works: Radio Ga Ga
It's a Kind of Magic: Friends Will be Friends
Inneundo: All God's People =============================================================================================

I know that this is all about personal opinion, and I can kinda see where you're coming from with Jesus and In Only Seven Days (although I personally like those tracks), but can't agree with GAGA or FWBF :)

My opinion is that the following tracks mar their albums:

Modern Times Rock n Roll (Queen)
The Loser In The End (Queen II)
She Makes Me (SHA)
Seaside Rendezvous/The Prophet's Song (NATO)
White Man (DATR)
SHA/Fight From The Inside/Get Down... (NOTW)
Mustapha/Dead On Time/Fun It/Leaving Home.../ More Of That Jazz (Jazz)
Dragon Attack (The Game)
Dancer (Hot Space)
Tear It Up/Machines (Works)
My Baby Does Me (Miracle)
All God's People (Innuendo)

I don't dislike any of the tracks on AKOM or MIH, although neither are my favourites lol....that honour goes to Queen II. Queen, MIH and then Innuendo follow!!  My least favourite "album" is Flash.


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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 08:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me:
Innuendo (Delilah)
Hot Space (Body Language)
The Miracle (My Baby Does Me)

That's all I can think of...


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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen II - The Loser In The End
News Of The World - Who Needs You
Jazz  - More Of That Jazz
The Works - Machines
A Kind Of Magic - Don't Lose Your Head

The only song I really don't like is Don't Lose Your Head. It should have been replaced with something like I Go Crazy, or one of those B-Sides. The others were just, in my opinion, the weakest on the album.


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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen - Son & daughter
SHA - She makes me
ANATO - Sweet lady
Jazz - Leaving home ain't easy + Fun it
AKOM - Pain is so close to pleasure
MIH - My life has been saved


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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is only one song that really gets on my nerves, and that is JESUS, cant listen to it, it gets skipped all the time, oh and their version of Rain, i know its very early queen, but its awful !


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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 18:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queentel wrote: There is only one song that really gets on my nerves, and that is JESUS, cant listen to it, it gets skipped all the time, oh and their version of Rain, i know its very early queen, but its awful !

 I thought Rain was by The Cult?

anyway, I've always hated Jesus on the album, but I actually like the DLL version on the 2011 bonus disk. For the first time I realized they might have been doing a pastiche of Black Sabbath, a plodding heavy riff and marvelous psychedelic guitar. Lyrically it may have been tongue in cheek as a contrast to the nature of the music. Just an observation. I could be dead wrong.

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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 18:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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 Posted: 09 Jul 11, 18:12   queentel wrote: There is only one song that really gets on my nerves, and that is JESUS, cant listen to it, it gets skipped all the time, oh and their version of Rain, i know its very early queen, but its awful !

 I thought Rain was by The Cult?

anyway, I've always hated Jesus on the album, but I actually like the DLL version on the 2011 bonus disk. For the first time I realized they might have been doing a pastiche of Black Sabbath, a plodding heavy riff and marvelous psychedelic guitar. Lyrically it may have been tongue in cheek as a contrast to the nature of the music. Just an observation. I could be dead wrong.

It was a version of the beatles song "rain"

Unless im wrong of course


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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 21:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen: Jesus
Queen 2: Funny how love is
SHA: She makes me
ANATO: Sweet lady
ADATR: none
News of the world: Flight from the inside
Jazz: More of that Jazz
The Game: Dont try Suicide

The rest have lots of crap on them.


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Posted: 10 Jul 11, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can we play "what one album mars the otherwise perfect discography"?

I have a feeling you'd like my answer but I'll keep it to my Paul Rodgers self.


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Posted: 10 Jul 11, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mercury mars uranus


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Posted: 10 Jul 11, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wish there was a "like" button on these forums

Liam: The rest have lots of crap on them. 
ain't that the truth

Zebonka12: Can we play "what one album mars the otherwise perfect discography"?I have a feeling you'd like my answer but I'll keep it to my Paul Rodgers self. 
nice! Personally I don't count anything with a "+" in the name, but it would be a Miracle if I found one album which marred the otherwise perfect discography

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Posted: 10 Jul 11, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sweet Lady - can't stand it
White Man - can't stand it

Without those songs on those particular albums, those would have been perfect. In addition, it would have been cool for ANATO and ADATR to be a double album.


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Posted: 10 Jul 11, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen - Seven seas of rhye
Queen 2 - Some day one day
Sheer heart attack - Misfire
A night at the opera - God save the queen
A day at the races - Drowse (hard to choose)
News of the world - Get down make love (i hate the sexy interlude in the middle)
Jazz - Leaving home aint easy
The game - Dont try suicide (but great solo)
Hot space - Body language
The works - Tear it up
A kind of magic - One year of love
The miracle - My baby does me
Innuendo - All gods people
Made in heaven - Track 13


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Posted: 10 Jul 11, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It must be "Sweet Lady" - tuneless nightmare right in the middle of one of the best albums ever.

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Posted: 10 Jul 11, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not saying Sweet Lady is the greatest song ever, but it features some of the best musicianship and creativity on any song in the catalogue.

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Posted: 10 Jul 11, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jazz: Mustapha - WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? SINCE WHEN DID FREDDIE WORSHIP ALLAH!?


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Posted: 10 Jul 11, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Jazz: Mustapha - WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? SINCE WHEN DID FREDDIE WORSHIP ALLAH!"

Shit.. I hate agreeing with you but it is by far the worst opening song of any Queen album. Sheer Heart Attack must have turned 10 million people off Queen who bought the record for Champions And We Will Rock You then heard dirge...