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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 09:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To avoid any more comments:
Queen II - I think - is the best album of Queen.
What do you think?



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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Uh..yes?


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 09:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well... it's not a stupid question. In fact it's not a question at all.
Great album...great conversations...
Just opening up a subject...



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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And another reason why I don't like newbies. Opening TWO topics with an empty opening.

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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The first two Queen albums are fun when you're like 10 years old. All this talk of rats, kings, queens, fairy fellows, ogres. And I remember thinking March of the Black Queen was about ants.

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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, maybe, but if you try to leave the lyric rubject apart for a little while, you'll see that there is a freshness, a strenght an impact coming out of every single track on these albums that even Queen have hardly been able to re-create in their following albums...

... Apart from that, my favourite one is A Day at the Races.

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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

whirled peas wrote:

The first two Queen albums are fun when you're like 10 years old. All this talk of rats, kings, queens, fairy fellows, ogres. And I remember thinking March of the Black Queen was about ants.


Who knows? Did you ever think that those things could be metaphors?


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Absolutely.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 11:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

albyboy wrote:

Absolutely.


amin to that


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 11:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry?


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it's a great album, it's on my top 5.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 12:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I should clarify.. I was just stating how I felt about it when I first heard these early Queen albums when I was 10/11. I loved the music and the pictures they painted in my mind.. even if they were the result of my confused and immature little head :)

I still love Queen II. In fact it ranks right up there in the top 15 studio albums of Queen for me.

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No, really I love it.. just wanted to clarify that I wasn't stating that it was silly in any way.. that's just the way I saw it way back then.

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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good point, Whirled Peas, I thought you meant something like that...

This is a point I've missed: in fact, when I was 10/11, I wasn't able to understand lyrics at the first strike (English is not my native language, as you should have understood ;=)) and I was just listening to music like a cow, without catching the meaning... It was when I started learning English that everything became clearer in my mind, but I was already too grown up to take those songs as simple fairytales... I suddendly tried to read between the lines and so I can't share these "nostalgic" feelings with anyone of you...

Anyway, it is clear that Queen's songwriting, under the lyrics point of view, has changed a bit during the years (I would have been really astonished otherwise!!!)

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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You haven't heard Queen II until you've heard the full version of it.

13 tracks, not 11!


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Queen II, although I didn't care for it the first time I heard it, but it grew on me. It definitely deserves the praise it receives.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 16:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen2 is awesome and I love it, but I would choose SHA as the best.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen II is still one of my favorite albums of all time by ANY artist.


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Posted: 28 Aug 04, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not sure if I'd agree if it's the BEST out of all the albums, but it certainly is an excellent group of songs, and I love the way it's put together! The way some of the songs flow into each other . . . the overall structure of the album is amazing.


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Posted: 28 Aug 04, 18:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Soniutza wrote:

To avoid any more comments:
Queen II - I think - is the best album of Queen.
What do you think?


Queen II was one of the greatest. I don't like Some Day One Day that much, the Prophet's Song would fit better. IMO Innuendo is the best album ever made!


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Posted: 28 Aug 04, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen II is amongst my favourite Queen albums. 'Cus I'm a bit of a Queenfan cliché.
But... indeed, it owns. For the most part. Some of the White side is dullness, but I feel that's pretty much compensated for by the rest of the album.


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