Added on 13-Sep-2008
The Cosmos Rocks
Rodgers, May and Taylor might sound like a law firm, but it's less misleading than Brian May and Roger Taylor passing off this sparkle-free set as Queen. Cosmos Rockin' sounds like boffins getting loose and the single C-lebrity is actually shallower than its subject. The daft Surf's Up School's Out, surely the cry of the Cornish educator, is better, as is the power ballad Say it's Not True. As slick pensioner blues-rock goes this is perfectly acceptable. But the odd Eastern scale aside, its charms rarely evoke the idiosyncratic sound of Queen.