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5.0 out of 5 stars
A sometimes misunderstood album, 20 May 2012
Not a big commercial success nevertheless this record stands alongside Night at the Opera on the top tier of Queen albums.Queen made a string of mostly excellent LPs through the 70s and despite the odd nod to prevailing trends from '77 onwards Hot Space was the first to update things more completely into a new era though The Works represented something of a backwards step.
So the sound is different.The songs are leaner with straighter edges and share the same brittle production to other records at the time such as Bowie's more successful but less satisfactory Let's Dance and like that album it has more of a R&B influence though May's guitars help create more a hybrid.
There may have been unrest in the camp but Hot Space remains Queen's most intriguing release and their most complete statement since A Night at the Opera in
the mid 70s.