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Queen Studio Albums from best to worse

Amazon Customer "swainward"
 
A Night At The Opera
A Night At The Opera
"The centrepiece of the crown jewels. From the spit and snarl of opener Death On Two Legs to the majesty of Bohemain Rhapsody this showcases all that was good about 70s Queen. Favourite Track: Bo Rhap."
Sheer Heart Attack
Sheer Heart Attack
"A very varied album, one minute the heavy rock of Stone Cold Crazy, the next a short piano ballard. Works fantastically as a complete album. FT: 'Killer Queen'."
Queen II
Queen II
"The most OTT Queen album. Guitar overdubs and vocal harmonies abound before the whole thing ends with a brief chorus of 'I do like to be beside the seaside'. FT: 'March of the Black Queen'."
A Day At The Races
A Day At The Races
"Slightly less accomplished sister of 'Opera'. Retains the early Queen trademark sounds and some great individual songs. FT: 'Somebody To Love'."
Queen
Queen
"A confident and accomplished debut. Probably the heaviest Queen album. Not without flaws but full of imagination and with enough quality to prove they were special. FT: 'Liar'."
Innuendo
Innuendo
"After the disppointments of the 80s, this was a great start to the 90s. Top quality rock and great vocals with only the occasional lapse in taste (Deliah and Slightly Mad). FT: 'Innuendo'."
Made In Heaven
Made In Heaven
"A fine swansong. The variety of songs gives a good idea of what Queen was about although it lacks an all out rocker. The piano is more prominent than for many years. FT: 'Let Me Live'."
Jazz
Jazz
"Contains some good songs but the band were struggling to live with the brilliance of earlier albums. Fun It and More Of That Jazz should have been strangled at birth. FT: 'Don't Stop Me Now'."
News Of The World
News Of The World
"Opens with the stadium favourites of Rock You/Champions but NOTW shows the first signs of the band running out of ideas. Too many mediocre songs. FT: 'It's Late', a forgotten Brian May gem."
The Works
The Works
"Best Queen album of the 80s. Combines the early era guitar led bombast with a funkier synth driven sound and gives rare prominence to Deacon and Taylor with 'Ga Ga' & 'Break Free'. FT: 'Open Windows'"
A Kind of Magic
A Kind of Magic
"Starts well with One Vision and contains some good songs but has no coherence and is not great to listen to from start to finish. FT: 'One Vision'"
The Miracle
The Miracle
"Horrible cover and two weak tracks to kick things off. Ultimately the strong tracks (I Want It All, Miracle, Breakthru, Worth It) are swamped by the rubbish around. FT: 'Was It All Worth It'"
The Game
The Game
"After NOTW and Jazz, Queen needed to change direction. They did it with a poppier sound and brought in a new set of fans. An important Queen album but too lightweight for my taste. FT: 'Save Me'"
Hot Space
Hot Space
"The much maligned 'disco album'. Even the less funky tracks are mostly below par. Partly redeemed by Under Pressure and Life Is Real, a beautiful piano led tribute to John Lennon. FT: 'Life Is Real'"
Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon
"Haven't listened to this in years. Don't remember that it had much to recommend it. A basic film soundtrack lacking proper songs. FT: 'Flash' but even that's nothing special.."