A Day at the Races

Queen - A Day at the Races
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1976 Ratings: #68 / 83
User Score
Based on 161 ratings
1976 Ratings: #44
December 10, 1976 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI, Parlophone, Elektra, Hollywood / Label
Hard Rock / Genres
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Queen's charm and fun is.....still here on this album. Yeah, I guess the genral public opinion on Queen is now "Love them or Hate them." I would have never thought that Queen would become one of those super devisive like Captain Beefheart or Coldplay. There was a long period of time where "Queen is good" was the most cold take on Earth. And now, you're a straight up boomer.

Look, I like Queen. I like their complex arrengments, they're fun operatic attitude, their cute and ... read more

Some tracks are completely outstanding, while others are somewhat annoying. The outstanding tracks well make this album go higher in its score. Much more experimental than ‘A Day at the Opera’, you can tell that they’re still drawing reference from those influences.

Color: Red
FAV TRACKS: Tie Your Mother Down, Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together), Somebody to Love, The Millionaire Waltz, White Man
LEAST FAV: Long Away
Queen's fifth album (and first since their worldwide breakthrough) follows the same operatic and royal aesthetic as the previous record in both the music in it and its title (based on two movies by the Marx brothers).
With this said, "A Day At The Races" has a more burlesque and laid back feel to it in my opinion, it's like the band recorded this album filled with the optimism that the massive success brought to them...But that can be a double edged sword.
While this optimism could be ... read more
First time Rolling Stone was right for once
While being quite enjoyable for most of the time, this isn't a memorable album on their discography and it isnt fully consistent front to back, but the high points are really high
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Track List

  1. Tie Your Mother Down
  2. You Take My Breath Away
  3. Long Away
  4. The Millionaire Waltz
  5. You and I
  6. Somebody to Love
  7. White Man
  8. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
  9. Drowse
  10. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)  
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Added on: June 1, 2013