|Like the title says, favorite solo album?|
|I meant Queen related, but others are welcome.|
|That one that Freddie did... Not the one, But the other. ;)
*It's a toss-up between "Mr. Bad Guy" and "Barcelona"*
|Fun In Space.|
Those first six songs are enough for me... Fun In Space is close 2nd
|Brian's Another World is a real gem imo.I found it very fresh and inspiring and I believe that it should have more impact in general.
Barcelona is another GREAT solo album.
|Mr. Bad Guy|
|Barcelona is great- majestic and glorious at times. But my favorite is Fun in Space.|
|Electric Fire-no question about it.|
|Fun in Space by miles.|
|Barcelona or Mr Bad Guy, I can't decide!
And of course Strange Frontier is good too.
|"Fun In Space", definitely. Good to see I'm not alone here.|
|1. Another World
|Mr Bad Guy -- always gets me in a good mood!|
|I don't have one because I can't seem to find any of them.|
|They're cheap on amazon.com.
I got Back To The Light and Another World together for about $6.
|Shove It is being delivered to me tomorrow, but from what I've heard about it, it won't be challenging for my favorite solo album...Oh well, it will be nice to hear a Roger solo track with Brian on guitar though....|
|I've seen the covers to the albums. Does anyone else think that the cover to the Shove It album looks like Mickey Mouse is flipping you off?|
|I just have the Freddie Mercury albums:
2.The Great Pretender
3.Mr. Bad Guy
4.The FM album
..in that order
|That must definitely be Another World!!! I think musically Bri's albums are just way better than Roger's. However, the more I listen to Rogers albums, the more I start to like them......|
|Barcelona and Another World - out of question. I also like "Mad, Bad & Dangerous to know" by The Cross very much - although it´s not really a Solo-album|
|Barcelona, just magical :D|
|Electric Fire, Happiness|
|Barcelona seems to be the favourite...but I'll add mine (it is a legit release):
THE SOLO COLLECTION -- FREDDIE MERCURY
I love everything about this! All the outtakes, interviews, the DVDs, the book -- who could ask for anything more? :-))
"Nation of Haircuts"
|Roger Taylor's Fun In Space.
The first one, the best one
|Okay, I have finally received Shove It, and have listened to it through a full three times. It comes nowhere near eclipsing any of Roger's other works, especially the divine Fun in Space. What an odd album- it has about three tracks with what sounds like Roger rapping. I think I'll go put Let's Get Crazy on and Roger redeems himself once more!|
|Happiness is a lot better, not as invasive on the ears like EF. Fun In Space is, well, fun...|
|My favourite solo album is The Freddie Mercury Album. It has a good tracklisting with all of Freddie's great solo singles. My favourites are Foolin Around & Your Kind Of Lover.|
|BACK TO THE LIGHT or... STAR FLEET PROJECT... Well, I love it!!!!|
|Old Friends always makes me cry!!|
|Brian's sweet sister
|1. Mr Bad guy
2. back to the light
and the starfleet project I also like ;)
|1.Back To The Light
(I'm glad Bri got out of the Dark and made his way back to the Light:)
(Some of Roger's best songs on this one + his version of Working Class Hero sends shivers down my spine)
('Happiness is what you need')
|1) Electric Fire.
2) Back To The Light
4) Another World
I agree that Working Class Hero is a great version. I think EF is some of Roger's finest work, maybe even including the Queen stuff (although, then you think of These are the Days Of Our Lives which was one of his wasn't it?!?)!
He seems to write very differently on his own - maybe that shows the influence of the group over the individual.
I'm always torn between Rog and Bri's solo stuff. I love Brian's stuff 'cause of the guitars, but I prefer a lot of Roger's songs for his more subtle writing, and (sometimes) better lyrics.
I've spoken about this before, and others have countered, and I am again unsure, 'cause some of Brian's songs, especially on BTTL (Nothin' But Blue, Just One Life) are great songs - ironically less guitar based! But then, things like China Belle and Cyborg have all the guitar I love, but I'm less enamoured by the lyrics, while Roger's stuff seems more rounded to me. I just find his solo stuff a little better all round, and Electric Fire is the epitome of this I think.
|I think "Fun In Space" is the best, by far. It's VERY underrated.|
|My hair's a disgrace
- Old Friends is a beautiful tribute
2. Another World
- Reminds me of why I love Queen
Not overly keen on The Cross stuff, and don't know Electric Fire too well.
By the way, has anyone followed the link from the new Queenonline site to Roger's personal site? Is it meant to be a Work in Progress site by any chance?
|For me, there is only one good solo album by Queen.
FUN IN SPACE is one of my favorite Queen albums altogether.
I hate the rest of the solo albums
Happiness? - Roger Taylor
Another World - Brian May
Paul Simon - Graceland
All of Tom Morello's Nightwatchman stuff.
|Barcelona, because it is a GREAT album and it's named as my city :)|
Mr. Bad Guy
Back To The Light I don't like that much and I don't have any of the others.
Joe Strummer - Earthquake Weather
John Lennon - Collection
Those first six songs are enough for me... Fun In Space is close 2nd"
I couldn't say it better! ;)
Freddie-Mr Bad Guy,pure Freddie!
Brian-Tough one,maybe Back to the light but I really love Another World the song.
Roger-Happiness,contains the masterpiece Foreign sand