How can you say the criticism is unjustified? I have been a Queen and RT fan for 25 years and am very disappointed with this album. I can honestly say that there are only a handful of songs that I will transfer onto my Ipod. These being: Say it's not true, The unblinking eye, Small & Sunny day. Strangely enough only one of these being an original recording for Fun on Earth.
I am more than happy that he is making music but that doesn't mean it should be given a good rating out of being grateful. The rest of the songs are just 'fillers', I am the drummer and Quality street are just awful songs and I wonder if this album had been released by a new artist then it would have received any good reviews at all. I think fans need to look at this album with an 'unblinkered eye'. I wonder if he would have released this album if 'The Lot' wasn't also being released at the same time. I know Roger said the album is eclectic, but that doesn't give an excuse for what is pretty poor song writing - Eclectic doesn't always mean good.
I saw Roger last week at the cross reunion and he was brilliant, full of energy and fun. A pity this couldn't have been emulated on the album.