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  • Queen (1973)

    5 26.32%
  • Queen II (1974)

    9 47.37%
  • Sheer Heart Attack (1974)

    10 52.63%
  • A Night at the Opera (1975)

    12 63.16%
  • A Day at the Races (1976)

    4 21.05%
  • News of the World (1977)

    2 10.53%
  • Jazz (1978)

    1 5.26%
  • The Game (1980)

    1 5.26%
  • Flash Gordon (1980)

    0 0%
  • Hot Space (1982)

    0 0%
  • The Works (1984)

    1 5.26%
  • A Kind of Magic (1986)

    1 5.26%
  • The Miracle (1989)

    2 10.53%
  • Innuendo (1991)

    6 31.58%
  • Made in Heaven (1995)

    0 0%
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    Default Which are your three favorite Queen albums?

    I've been exploring the Queen albums I didn't know yet in the last days and am interested in knowing the results of this poll. Please select three and only three options.
    Last edited by Xisten267; Jul-27-2021 at 03:25.

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    There are six that stand out for me (link), but picking only three, I went for Sheer Heart Attack (1974), A Night at the Opera (1975), and A Day at the Races (1976).

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    The first three, but because I only really liked their early hard rock output (even if they occasionally did sound like a slightly derivative hybrid of Led Zeppelin and Uriah Heep). I could make a very satisfying compilation from the rockier parts of A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, News of the World and Jazz but from then on there was very little I liked.

    From the mid-70s Queen increasingly became more of an 'all things to all people' band in which they tackled a myriad of styles with near-equal aplomb, but as much as I admired their cleverness and desire not to stand still I became less of a fan as time went on.
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    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

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    I first got into Queen via two singles - 'Killer Queen' and 'Now I'm here', both of which I bought at the time. Later that year I bought the album, so Sheer Heart Attack is my all-time favourite. I really enjoyed the albums 'News Of The World' and 'Jazz' and I thought the live album 'Live Killers' was a killer - their greatest moment for me. Later stuff with Freddy's art really coming through was also enjoyable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    There are six that stand out for me (link), but picking only three, I went for Sheer Heart Attack (1974), A Night at the Opera (1975), and A Day at the Races (1976).
    Thanks for the link. I've been exploring rock lately and it will be interesting to read your insights on it.

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    I still have not bought a Queen album. Last year I picked up a used copy of the 3 disc greatest hits from my local store. Unfortunately, the mastering was so horrible I couldn't listen to it, so I returned it the next day.
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    How do I create a Venn diagram between two threads--this one and "Which are your three favorite Marx Brothers movies?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    How do I create a Venn diagram between two threads--this one and "Which are your three favorite Marx Brothers movies?"
    Judging by how the press lambasted it perhaps the Hot Space album should have instead been called Horse Feathers.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    I was listening to their albums many many years ago and don't remember much, but I'm sure that Innuendo would be in top 3 and probably Opera Night.

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    I never got in to Queen. I don't know why. The dorky-guy in the class was a mega-fan which maybe made it uncool to like them.

    Looking back, I should have paid more attention.

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    I've neglected lots of major classic rock groups for whatever reason, will check out Heart Attack since it has the most votes so far.

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    The Miracle (1989) is my favorite album.

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    These aren't on the poll list, which is too bad. My favorite Queen albums:

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    Of course, that's talkin' "the music".

    If I had to pick a favorite Queen album just for the cover art, this one might do well:

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    Now, since the show must go on (yeah!) I'm going back to listening to music. I just cued up "Bohemian Rhapsody" on the turntable, and I'm eager to hear it via my newly installed Clearaudio Maestro V2 cartridge. I have a feeling it will rock me!

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    The first two are easy picks

    A Day At the Opera
    Sheer Heart Attack


    But I had to really think about choosing a third. I'll go with

    Innuendo

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianozach View Post
    The first two are easy picks

    A Day At the Opera
    Sheer Heart Attack


    But I had to really think about choosing a third. I'll go with

    Innuendo
    Are you trying squeeze four in PZ?

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