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Posted: 27 Dec 17, 05:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Listened to this album for the first time in over a year, and was reminded why I had it as my favorite for years until I started mentioning Opera as my favorite for longevity reasons. Just seems Opera has more all time favorites. Anyway, I think Opera gets it's due. How on earth does Queen 2 not get mentioned as an all time great? Father to son/white Queen....the whole Black side, especially Masterstroke/Nevermore/Black Queen...such a underrated masterpiece. I still think what a fool I been should have ended side White since it blows Loser in the end away, that's my only complaint.... I guess they figured see what a fool I been sounded too much like Zep, but that shouldn't have stopped them, everyone has Influences and the song kicked butt.

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Posted: 27 Dec 17, 08:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Love it. See what a fool I've been, to me , has a sort of novelty, tongue in cheek air about it, more befitting a b- side. (Which it was of course) , have no problem with loser, it finishes side white nicely for me and opens the portal to the magnificent side black, which, to me, is perhaps the greatest concentration of power packed, subtle, sublime and original lightening bolt of rock music ever .


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Posted: 27 Dec 17, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the album to bits. In my humble opinion, the greatest album of the greatest band ever!

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Posted: 27 Dec 17, 20:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I rate Queen II in my top 5 Queen albums, but certainly not the best.

Side Black is the best album side by the band, but Side White leaves a bit to be desired for me, as Loser in the End is my favorite song on Side White.


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Posted: 27 Dec 17, 20:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Love it. See what a fool I've been, to me , has a sort of novelty, tongue in cheek air about it, more befitting a b- side. (Which it was of course) , have no problem with loser, it finishes side white nicely for me and opens the portal to the magnificent side black, which, to me, is perhaps the greatest concentration of power packed, subtle, sublime and original lightening bolt of rock music ever .


Side Black, side 2 of ANATO and side 1 of Sheer Heart Attack could fight out what the best side of a Queen album is.....good luck with that one.

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Posted: 28 Dec 17, 01:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I’ll prolly get crucified for this: side two of The Works.

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Posted: 28 Dec 17, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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master marathon runner wrote:

Love it. See what a fool I've been, to me , has a sort of novelty, tongue in cheek air about it, more befitting a b- side. (Which it was of course) , have no problem with loser, it finishes side white nicely for me and opens the portal to the magnificent side black, which, to me, is perhaps the greatest concentration of power packed, subtle, sublime and original lightening bolt of rock music ever .


Side Black, side 2 of ANATO and side 1 of Sheer Heart Attack could fight out what the best side of a Queen album is.....good luck with that one.


You seem to be at odds with your initial post. Having begun with Queen II then replaced it with Opera, mentioned Queen II again, you've now brought Sheer Heart Attack into the list. Do I guess Queen II is actually further down your lis then it ever has been? Good luck with that one indeed, maybe Races should be in there too!

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Posted: 28 Dec 17, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting you picked that up.......when someone asked me back then what my favorite Queen album was without hesitation I would say Queen 2. Now I can't really pick Just 1 album. Usually It's Opera/Queen2 I go back and forth with. But like you hinted other albums have Gained steam over the years, like A Day At The Races, which I like almost as much as those 2 and the self titled is close as well. SHA I always loved, but Queen 2 is still a top album for me, always in my top 2 or 3.

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Posted: 28 Dec 17, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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have no problem with loser, it finishes side white nicely for me and opens the portal to the magnificent side black, which, to me, is perhaps the greatest concentration of power packed, subtle, sublime and original lightening bolt of rock music ever .


Nicely put, sir.



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Posted: 28 Dec 17, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My second favorite Queen album. A near flawless masterpiece!


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Posted: 28 Dec 17, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wouldn't say I'm at odds with anything....go a year or so without listening to one of your favorites and when you hear it again you get blown away all over again. That's what happened with Queen 2. Just a brilliant album. I'll say one thing though. Someday one day isn't as good as future Brian sung songs and loser In The End doesn't fit the album at all. That's probably the reason other albums caught up. Opera and Races every song I like. Even sweet lady is better than those 2 songs.

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Posted: 28 Dec 17, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gregsynth wrote:

My second favorite Queen album. A near flawless masterpiece!
what's you're #1?



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Posted: 28 Dec 17, 20:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Same here..with Queen 2 a very close 2nd. Black Side is perfection, still blows me away after 30 years of listening, but side 2 of Opera is equal in my opinion. After understanding the brilliance of Good Company I put it up there with side Black. The difference is side 1 Of Opera is more Consistent than side White. Procession/Father to son/White Queen is perfect. Some day one day is no 39 and loser In the end is no I'm in love with My Car. That's the difference for me.

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Posted: 29 Dec 17, 08:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Same here..with Queen 2 a very close 2nd. Black Side is perfection, still blows me away after 30 years of listening, but side 2 of Opera is equal in my opinion. After understanding the brilliance of Good Company I put it up there with side Black. The difference is side 1 Of Opera is more Consistent than side White. Procession/Father to son/White Queen is perfect. Some day one day is no 39 and loser In the end is no I'm in love with My Car. That's the difference for me.


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Posted: 29 Dec 17, 12:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mike, that's too easy for me, stating that Some Day, One Day is no '39, given that thought, Who Wants To Live Forever is no '39 either, or Leaving Home Ain't Easy. Tenement Funster is no Drowse either. In that light, I'm In Love With My Car is also a tad out of place on Opera.


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Posted: 29 Dec 17, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not sure what you mean tom.....why I feel Opera has the slight edge is side 1 is more consistent and side 2 is equal. Some Day is ok, but those Brian songs got better with 39, Good Company and long away. Loser In the End I neved liked. Nice drum work, but the song didn't fit the feel of the album. I'm not saying anyones wrong if they think Queen 2 is better, It's a brilliant album. I Just think Opera Has everything that is Queen.

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Posted: 29 Dec 17, 17:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Mike, that's too easy for me, stating that Some Day, One Day is no '39, given that thought, Who Wants To Live Forever is no '39 either, or Leaving Home Ain't Easy. Tenement Funster is no Drowse either. In that light, I'm In Love With My Car is also a tad out of place on Opera.


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yea, but if we were comparing Opera with Jazz it would be natural too say 39 is better than leaving home and love Of My life is better than Jealousy. Death on two legs is a better opener than Mustapha. That's usually how you compare albums.



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Posted: 29 Dec 17, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mike, that's my point, what if Loser In the End was the opener for the Black Side?


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Posted: 29 Dec 17, 20:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree you can't go only by that.....you also ask yourself over time....In our case a long time, if you were born in 63. What our all time favorite songs are and what album you keep going back to after years of listening. How do you decide which album is your favorite? I agree you can't say one album is better than another. We all like different things. Someone on this thread mentioned side 2 of The Works. That's his taste....let's grill him over that. How dare he like The Works over Queen 2 and Opera.....I think Roger and Brian liked SHA when asked what their favorite was. Slash It was NOTW.....I'm stating a reason why I put opera at 1 and Queen2 at a very close 2nd. In my opinion it was bit more consistent, and we also got many different styles of music on Opera. One thing we could agree on is Opera was the most Important record they ever made as per Roger Talyor.