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A Night at the Opera by Queen

Published January 4, 2016

A Night at the Opera by Queen

Album info

  • Title A Night at the Opera
  • Artist Queen
  • Year 1975
  • Genre Rock

Tracklist

  1. Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To…)
  2. Lazing On a Sunday Afternoon
  3. I’m In Love With My Car
  4. You’re My Best Friend
  5. ‘39
  6. Sweet Lady
  7. Seaside Rendezvous
  8. The Prophet’s Song
  9. Love of My Life
  10. Good Company
  11. Bohemian Rhapsody
  12. God Save the Queen

Thoughts

Beautifully eclectic mix of grungy rock & roll alongside the more poppy pieces, some country influences and more. Crazy but brilliant.


Revisited May 2019

I was a lot easier on this album when I first listened to it than I think I would be if it was thrust upon me now. Having seen the film that documented the making of this album and realising they deliberately chose it to be without genre, this was a troublesome one to start the album adventure with.

The whole point of this game was for Mr C to prove to me that albums should be journeys and have a body of interconnected work - but this one, not so much.

It’s got three epic songs on there, one of which is the most iconic song of all time, but on the flip side, it also has I’m In Love With My Car which is not great. And an instrumental national anthem. It’s messy. Queen can get away with a lot because they’re experimental, influential, and eclectic as you can be, but here, on second thoughts, it doesn’t quite work for me.

Rating: 2 / 5

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