Rate The Band - Queen

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Rate The Band - Queen

Poll ended at Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:33 pm

1 Lowest
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Rate The Band - Queen

Post by al » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:33 pm

After rating 30 bands we have compiled a total of 196.98 (ave.) points out of a possible 300 for an average rating of 6.57.

I got to see Queen a few times and I"m glad I had the chance. They always put on a great show.

I like everything through News Of The World, but not much after that.

1 City Boy 9.29
2 Pink Floyd 8.05
3 A.C.T 7.91
4. Alan Parsons 7.88
5 The Beatles 7.82
6 Steelhouse Lane 7.50
7 Seventh Key 7.33
8 Elton John 7.31
9 Journey 7.25
10 Supertramp 7.20

11 Moody Blues 7.17
12 Styx 7.14
13 Electric Light Orchestra 7.05
14 Kansas 7.00
15 Blue Oyster Cult 6.92
16 Porcupine Tree 6.78
17 Foreigner 6.77
18 ABBA 6.72
19 Genesis 6.47
20 Uriah Heep 6.42

21 Fleetwood Mac 6.00
22 Dream Theater 5.67
23 Bee Gees 5.57
24 Billy Joel 5.53
25 Dan Fogelberg 5.40
26 Dire Straits 5.07
27 Saga 5.00
28 Lynyrd Skynryd 4.47
29 Eric Clapton 4.23
30 Kiss 4.06

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Post by 1after2 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:40 am

Queen.... the first four albums were absolutely great, top class.

No. 5 and 6 (News of the World indeed, Al) were still very good.
After that it turned quite unsteady, ups and downs, with the album Hot Space as the lowest down by far.

Nevertheless an 8 from me, earned by the first 6 albums and because they are the sound of my younger days.... :roll: :wink:
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Post by christian » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:36 am

A solid 7 from me, for their first 4 albums, with no 5 and 6 also pretty good, but thereafter........

I would rate Queen II and A night at the opera as essential masterpieces of classic rock

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Post by cockatootoo » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:25 am

I'd give them a nine based on albums 2,3 and 4 - just amazing rock records! Hits and misses thru-out their career but always topnotch production and many great songs. Brian May is one of the most under-rated guitar players (excluding Slamer, of course) and Mercury is simply jaaw-dropping singer. Taylor and Deacon were no slouches either. Great stuff!

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Post by bertrand » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:10 am

A big 9 for me
Queen 2- still sounds incredible to my ears today.Side two is an absolute classic (Fairy feller/nevermore)and very experimental -considering they only used a 16 or 32 tracks studio in these times.Don't forget that producer R T Baker had a lot to see with their sound... just like Mutt Lange and CB.It 's a very similar relationship IMO
I believe this record was( and still is) too much underrated -critics generally mention ADATR/ANATO.
And Freddy Mercury..his voice was so great in the beginning.Without him,no Valentine (Hi Geir...),no Valensia.... :wink:
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Rate The Band - Queen

Post by Robin_Shadowes » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:02 pm

I gave a 10 also based on the four first albums which is classic rock at it's best. After that they degenarated a bit although the following three albums are quite alright. After that they haven't made a decent album until 1991 and Innuendo, their last real Queen album. Too bad Bulsara croaked since Innuendo sounds a lot like 70's albums.
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Post by Leo camoose » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:05 pm

Freddie Mercury.............says it all........One of the absolute best
vocalists ever!

......and he was a fantastic performer!

A very BIG 8 from me 8) 8)

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Post by Leo camoose » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:07 pm

Oh Al......I envy You: You saw Queen and ELO Live! :shock: :D



But Hey.........I saw City Boy :wink:

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Post by jam » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:10 pm

I'll have to check my earlier ratings: What did I give Supertramp? And do I rate Queen higher? And why? Oh, and what about ELO?

Very confusing, this...

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Post by jam » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:32 pm

Hmm...I'd like to give them 7.5, although I guess that rounds up to 8, eh? All right, then...

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Post by al » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:42 pm

Leo camoose wrote:Oh Al......I envy You: You saw Queen and ELO Live! :shock: :D



But Hey.........I saw City Boy :wink:


I wish like hell I could have seen CB, but they just didn't have much exposure here in northeast Ohio. I'm just lucky I knew about them back then.

But I must say Queen's shows were always about quality. Well worth every penny. One of the tours I got to see was the Jazz tour and I recall telling my friends that I was there for the old stuff. Still a great show even though I didn't care for the album Jazz.

ELO's tours included Out Of The Blue with the really big spaceship! and Time which was cool because it was so much more casual than the hyper-seventies shows. It seemed to be more about Jeff by that point in time (pun unintended).

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Post by Marcus Bengtson » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:58 pm

Leo camoose wrote:Oh Al......I envy You: You saw Queen and ELO Live! :shock: :D



But Hey.........I saw City Boy :wink:

I also saw Queen... but I'd trade with you anyday Leo. 8) :wink: :D

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Post by Coventry Dave » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:25 am

I've given them 9....but that's mainly for Queen & Queen 2. Two monumental albums ! Sheer Heart Attack was 50/50 for me, (can't stand that Leroy Brown rubbish), and Opera was only a quarter there, and that's really only for Brighton Rock. In fact that was the last LP of their's i bought. Did see them twice in, (for me), their heyday.....74 & 75. Have got quite a few shows on DVD though, live they WERE superb, & have to agree with all the comments about their musicianship.
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Post by 1after2 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:09 am

Coventry Dave wrote:(...) and Opera was only a quarter there, and that's really only for Brighton Rock (...)


Dave,
Brighton Rock is from Sheer Heart Attack.
Just curious to know what is the part of Night at the Opera that you do appreciate... :wink:
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Post by jam » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:46 am

1after2 wrote:
Coventry Dave wrote:(...) and Opera was only a quarter there, and that's really only for Brighton Rock (...)


Dave,
Brighton Rock is from Sheer Heart Attack.
Just curious to know what is the part of Night at the Opera that you do appreciate... :wink:


OMG, looks like Piet got Coventry 'The Rock Encyclopedia' Dave where he wants him...

Me, I'm gonna sit back and watch this celebrity deathmatch...

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