Queen I - kind of blurry image. Doesn't really stand out. Not an image that makes you want to buy the album.
Queen II - a pose that become classic when it later became re-used in the video for BoRhap. Based on a photograph of Marlene Dietrich. Goes well with the mysterious, black and white theme of the album. Probably looked extra impressive on the big LP format. A good one.
Sheer Hear Attack - Another group shoot of the band. Kind of funny, and I personally think it's cool, but not really a stand-out album cover.
A Night At The Opera - the Queen Crest. Looks kind of smallish on CD size, probably better on LP size. A classic, but not something that grabs me.
A Day At The Races - same as ANATO, basically, except in different colors, and with the image altered slightly in a funny way.
News Of The World - the colors, font and image are typically 70s, but a very characteristic image and very recognizable. One of the best covers.
Jazz - This one I think is very ugly, but it is very recognizable, so perhaps commercially it is a good one.
The Game - another mugshot of the band, from the Crazy Little Thing video sessions, which commercially was a good idea perhaps, because CLTCL had already been a hit when the album came out. The silver color is kind of cool, but otherwise a forgettable cover.
Flash Gordon - very yellow. Very recognizable. BAM! It's there. Of course, ties in with the movie. But, artistically, not very interesting.
Hot Space - another very recognizable image. This one catches your attention when browsing through a wad of CDs or LPs. Very 80s also, but artistically more interesting than the Flash cover.
The Works - probably the least interesting of all covers, just a shot of the band, not even in an interesting pose. As if they had to do this in a hurry and didn't want to spend too much time on it, much like the album itself which only has 9 songs on it.
A Kind Of Magic - It ties in well with the theme and name of the album (magic) and is simply fun to look at.
The Miracle - this is, I think, one of their best. It's a mugshot of the band, but their faces blending together is technically and artistically interesting. Plus it conveys a certain messages: the members of the band not acting as indivuals, but as a unit, also shown in them sharing songwriting credits. It's also very recognizable and even something people will talk about, making this a winner.
Innuendo - a good image. Simple, but clean and efficient. Works better on LP format than on CD format though.
Made In Heaven - Nice image, conveys a message. I can stare at this one for a while and dream away.
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