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Posted: 08 May 06, 12:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So whoever has Freddie's, Brian's and Roger's solo albums which of these three do you prefer in order?

My order is:

Brian
Freddie
Roger

My reasons for this order is because, Brian is more my kind of music, you know, the most rocky solo out of the three I would say. It just does it all for me. I would choose 'Another World' between his two solos, though I love songs like "Love Token" "Ressurection" "I'm Scared" "Driven By You" "Too Much Love Will Kill You" "Last Horizon" from 'Back To The Light' album.

Freddie's would be 2nd because I love his party/disco side to him also his operatic side with his album called "Barcelona" which I love.

Roger's would be 3rd because his music doesn't really appeal to me as much as the others. I find myself getting bored or skipping some songs when listening to his solos. But still I would say "Fun In Space" and "Eletric Fire" are my favourites from his colllection.





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Posted: 08 May 06, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger. He recorded albums (great albums), not compilations of already released tracks.

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Posted: 08 May 06, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger Taylor's fun In space is the best thing any of them has ever done, in my opinion of course.

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Posted: 08 May 06, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Wanna Testify from Roger if a pretty good album.

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Posted: 08 May 06, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Anyway Fun In Space is good as well

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Posted: 08 May 06, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger, definitely, his 'Strange Frontier' album is excellent.

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Posted: 08 May 06, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Electric Fire no.1
Happiness? no.2
Another World no.3
Fun In Space no.4
Back To The Light no.5
Strange Frontier no.6
Blue Rock no.7
Mad: Bad: And Dangerous To Know no.8
Furia no.9
Star Fleet Project no.10
Barcelona ??? no.11
Shove It no.12
Mr. Bad Guy no.13
The Freddie Mercury Album no.14


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Posted: 08 May 06, 14:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Barcelona is the best for me.


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Posted: 08 May 06, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. FM
2. RT
3. BM

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Posted: 08 May 06, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dont know that a hard one


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Posted: 08 May 06, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger and freddie i like the same.
And last but not least would be Brians solo work..
Roger in my opnion has done better albums that brian x


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Posted: 08 May 06, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie should have hired better musicians or just played all the instruments himself.

Brian's albums would've been better with a different vocalist on some songs.

Roger should have done a US tour, so we could've found his albums in record stores and on radio.

John should've formed an R&B band.

Which is why I definitely prefer them as Queen.

(I guess PAUL would have the best solo albums, sorry BPP!)

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Posted: 08 May 06, 18:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr. Bad Guy is a very underrated album. But it's Freddie being Freddie...so it has my vote as the best solo album ever....


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Posted: 08 May 06, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Back To The Light

it's great


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Posted: 08 May 06, 20:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"John should've formed an R&B band."

That's actually not a bad sounding idea.


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Posted: 08 May 06, 21:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie no.1 - Barcelona, Living on my own, IWBTLY, Made in heaven etc. are fantastic songs, that can't be beaten
Brian - "Too much love will kill you" and "Driven by you" are classics
Roger - fantastic albums, my favourite is Happiness

can't decide between Brian and Roger, maybe Brian in little advantage, but all three are fantastic


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Posted: 08 May 06, 22:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In first place I woud place Brian May...Another world is even better than "Back to the light" you can see he was tranquiler and may be in better music conditions (after all the pain he might felt during the earliest 90´s)
In second place I would chose Freddie Mercury...Mr Bad Guy...in fact just a couple of songs I really like..and those are the ones that seems to be made for Queen...
In third place...Roger Taylor...I think Happiness? is the best one...
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Posted: 08 May 06, 23:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Roger definitely had the best crop of solo material. Each album is a little different, and while some of his tracks tend to sound the same, there is a freshness to his music. His early tunes are very... very 'alive'. They get me tapping my feet and bobbing my head. I love, love, LOVE 'I Wanna Testify' and 'Strange Frontier' for this reason. They make me feel good.
'Happiness?' leaves me feeling sort of sad... I'm not very familiar with that album but it's always given me this depressing feeling. From what I've heard, I think that one was... hmm... not the 'worst' of his work, but not as enjoyable as the others. It appeared to me that Roger used said album as a really great way to blow off some steam. If anything, I think it's really great that he dedicated it to Freddie's memory. That was classy. 8)

As for Brian and Freddie, I'm going to have to put FM as number two, and BM as number three, simply because I'm not familiar with Brian's solo work. :)



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Posted: 09 May 06, 00:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Great Pretender. Time and In My Defense would have been great Queen songs. It would be nice for Brian, Roger and John to rework Freddie's solo works by adding Queen touch and feel to it.

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Posted: 09 May 06, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

2 orders:

Best work discounting quantity:

1. Freddie
2. Roger
3. Brian

Best work of total output(quantity being a factor)

1. Roger
2. Freddie
3. Brian

How I rank the albums themselves?

1. Mr. Bad Guy
2. Strange Frontier
3. Fun In Space
4. The Great Pretender
5. Electric Fire
6. Barcelona
7. Another World
8. Back To The Light
9. Starfleet
10. Happiness
11. Shove It

I have not heard my downloaded copies of 'Mad Bad...' and 'Blue Rock' enough to factor them.

If Smile's release is eligible, I would place it 3rd, after Strange Frontier.

One final note... It took me awhile to warm up to Roger's later two albums(Happiness and Electric Fire), but the each time I hear them, I like them more than before.

Favorite 10 solo tracks off the top of my head would be:

1. Man Made Paradise(easy call)
2. It's An Illusion
3. Your My Kind of Lover
4. In My Defence
5. Wilderness Child
6. Living On My Own
7. Love Making Love
8. Low Me Like There's No Tomorrow
9. Made In Heaven
10. Cry For You or My Country 1 + II