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Posted: 01 Jan 04, 15:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just came across this interesting list on Amazon...it's someone's Top 30 progressive rock albums, and I was surprised that Queen II is #1:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/guides/guide-display/-/5F7DC82SIS5R/qid=1072987919/sr=18-1/ref=sr_18_1/002-1071869-9266420

IMHO he has such good taste in prog albums, so it's nice Queen II is being recognized by prog fans as part of that genre.

(In college a few years ago I listened to "Thick As A Brick" in my Walkman daily for two years. :)


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Posted: 01 Jan 04, 18:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think their early albums do have a strong following there. My stepdad was a prog rock fan.. stuff like ELP, Tull, Rick Wakeman(?), and he had all the early Queen stuff.

I just wonder what this guy means by:

"You don't come by (people) like Freddie Mercury, musicians like Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, this album, and bands like Queen very often!"

Freddie is just a (people) and the others are musicians?

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Posted: 09 Jan 04, 09:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its No1 because it is well deserved, Queen II was and still is the very best of Queen,s music, writing,vocals, harmonizing and imagination, of course everyone has their own favourites but, Queen II is, in my opinion, the best album ever made by anybody.


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Posted: 09 Jan 04, 14:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have been on a Queen2 kick the past couple of days. It's the only cd I've been playing in the car. I will never get tired of it. :)


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Posted: 09 Jan 04, 18:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen II is IMO a prog-rock album. And probably my favourite album ever. Can't wait for it to be released on DVD-A!!!


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Posted: 09 Jan 04, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember when Queen II came out. I thought the cover was very striking, and opening the gatefold was even better! After putting it on the turntable, I was blown away and still am whenever I listen to it. I hear a lot of influences too but am most influenced by the clarity of Freddie's voice and the big step the band took after Queen I. Hard to believe that album is thirty years old this year....

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Posted: 09 Jan 04, 19:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I first listened 'Black Queen' I was stunned. It was sooooooo great. Like from 1 to 10 I give it a 20. And the best part is ... each time I listen to it I like it more :)


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Posted: 10 Jan 04, 05:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've had Queen II playing in my car the last 3 or 4 months. It's a fantastic album!


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Posted: 10 Jan 04, 05:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

why the need for categorisation? just enjoy it for what it is - great music. as a certain Andrew Partridge once wrote....

In a milk bar and feeling lost
Drinking sodas as cold as frost
Someone leans in m direction
Quizzing on my juke-box selection
What do you call that noise
That you put on?

THIS IS POP
Yeah Yeah

This is!

On a walkway and moving fast
All I get is transistor blast
Someone leans in my direction
Quizzing on my station selection
What do you call that noise
That you put on?

THIS IS POP
Yeah yeah

This is!

We come the wrong way
We come the long way
We play the songs much too loud

THIS IS POP
Yeah yeah

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

Queen II is a truly stunning album and I urge you all to listen to it this instant.

Second only to 'A Day At The Races' in my book.*


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Posted: 10 Jan 04, 23:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Flashman, you have stolen my opinion. I want it back, you bugger.

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Posted: 11 Jan 04, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is lots of fun trying to sing March Of The Black Queen in the car and having other people stare :)


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Posted: 11 Jan 04, 01:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen II seems to be the only CD I can not find at any store, anywhere which is a shame seeing as I like Ogre Battle, Seven Seas of Rhye and most of what I have heard off of Queen II.

Me: Excuse me, I'm told that you have a Queen II CD sale on, can I buy a copy?
Counter guy: What Queen II?
Roger: Can I go to lunch now?
Brian: NO! NO! *bashes Roger to death*
Me: Suzuki!


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Posted: 11 Jan 04, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Andrew Partridge sure wrote some shit.


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Posted: 11 Jan 04, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen II is one of the best albums ever, indeed


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Posted: 11 Jan 04, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it sure is!!


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