Flash - (maybe heard it all the way through only twice in my life and still do not own an original copy on ANY format)
Hot Space - (obvs)
Jazz - (A few lambs making a bunch of mutton look good)
Innuendo - (Don't know why, I like it and the songs are great I just never really play it from beginning to end)
The Miracle - (same as above, I actually like it but there are more albums I would put first...)
A Kind of Magic (I love One Vision, Who wants to live for ever and Princes of the universe)
The Miracle ( Only 4 songs I want it all, the Miracle was all worth it and Kashogi's ship
Sheer heart attack (great album but now I only listen Lilly of the valley and ITLOTG revisited)
Flash the most underrated album, it has some great instrumental compositions, like football fight, the kiss, love theme, death theme and of course the Hero great song. Also the wedding March arrangement is like 1974
ADATR (Just feels a bit 'light' compared to others from the seventies)
MIH (this album is none of my business)
Innuendo (A cold wintery album that doesn't bring me much joy)
Flash (would rather watch the film)
Works (Arguably more filler than AKOM which on a 9 track album doesn't leave much)
The irony, some of my favourite songs are actually contained within these records - Drowse, The Hero, Radio Ga Ga, IGSM
AKOM (my least favourite Queen album)
The Miracle (sounds too much like "old band looking for new crowd" to my personal taste)
MIH (their most cringe-inducing album imo)
The Works (half good, half fillers)
Flash (actually not a bad album at all, but not one that I'd like to listen to over and over)
I actually rarely listen to whole album. I like more to listen to some songs from albums. I listen to least songs from these albums, and often listen just a some songs from: Flash Gordon, Queen, Queen II, A Night At The Opera, The Game.
The Miracle - admit it, they were coasting with this one. Too many songs were below par and the production is terrible.
Innuendo - has some great songs but the tone of Freddies voice was too thin at this point. Plus Headlong, Delilah, Ride the Wild Wind and a few others are pretty naff
Flash - actually really like this album but I want to hear Freddie's voice so I usually skip it.
The Works - loved it at the time but find hearing the singles on Greatest Hits 2 is usually enough for me.
Queen II - another album I like but just never seem to play much. Maybe it's so intense it demands complete attention and who has that available for anything these days??
"Queen II - another album I like but just never seem to play much. Maybe it's so intense it demands complete attention and who has that available for anything these days?? "
Yep. Not something to have on in the background. I only listen to it when I can invest the time to actually 'listen' to it, not just hear it. It still blows me away.
A Night At The Opera - i know it inside out... played it a lot when i first hit double digits in the mid 90s... knew every note off of Seaside Rendezvous, Prophet's Song and Good Company.... don't feel to revisit more than one or twice a year if ever.
Jazz - liked it when i first heard it - but as i get older, it's Queen's least interesting album... love playing it for If You Can't Beat Them and Dead On Time.
A Kind Of Magic - i don't hate it - just don't play it that often.
The Works - i lose interest once side 1 is over. so it rarely needs to be played. once you hear GH2 and Live at Wembley (Tear It Up, Is This The World, Live Hammer) there is no need to listen to The Works.
Flash - i own multiple copies (unlike mooghead)... but really, unless i feel like listening to the movie... i'm not going to play it from start to finish. it's a fantastic soundtrack album... but i'm just not a soundtrack album kind of guy.
It's all subjective. For example - I LOVE The Miracle for nostalgic reasons, but I'd rarely play it all the way through. Perhaps once a year on a really sunny day when it feels like it did in 1989. Same with Queen 1 - the memories I have of discovering that and the feelings I get when I listen to it outweigh any appreciation of the emotional weight and background of Innuendo, but again, I'll only listen to it all the way through once every 2 years or so. I get enjoyment out of music from a largely nostalgic position. Jesus means more to me in that respect than The Show Must Go On.