News of the World

Queen - News of the World
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1977 Ratings: #43 / 76
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Based on 129 ratings
1977 Ratings: #32
October 28, 1977 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI, Parlophone, Elektra, Hollywood / Label
Hard Rock, Glam Rock / Genres
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JoaoSantos
0
Giving it a 0 just cause it has We Will Rock You in it.
Doofy
16
This is a strange album, opening with the two big hits (which are quite ploddy and lumpen as big hits go) but then the remainder of the album jettisons Mercury's usual theatrical flamboyance for the most part...but what it replaces the trademark Queen sound for is cumbersome and simply boring 'meat and potatoes' genre experiments (blues rock, hard rock, flamenco flavoured ballad, etc).

Album is an awful trudge, truth be told.
TreyLikesBands
70
Good

Kind of slow in its tracklist, this album is really a mixed bag for me. There's more of a difference of sound in each track, but with that difference comes some hits and some misses. They tried arena rock, and it kinda worked, they tried crooning, which also worked, but pop punk and blues rock just isn't their thing I guess.

Color: Purple
FAV TRACKS: My Melancholy Blues, We Are the Champion, All Dead All Dead, Spread You Wings, Who Needs You
LEAST FAV: Sleeping on the Sidewalk, Sheer ... read more
tha138
53
Extremely huge,it embraces the term arena rock and throw the ball through the loudspeakers.
MasterCrackfox
64
In terms of a full record, this just wasn't there for me. The album begins with what might be easily considered two of their biggest tracks of all time (We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions) but also could be argued from my perspective to be two of their most overrated songs. Sure, they are arena rock and that is expected to be more of a statement than a technical masterpiece, but when held under a critical lens simply don't carry much weight.

From there on the album has some duds and ... read more
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Track List

  1. We Will Rock You
  2. We Are the Champions
  3. Sheer Heart Attack
  4. All Dead, All Dead
  5. Spread Your Wings
  6. Fight from the Inside
  7. Get Down, Make Love
  8. Sleeping on the Sidewalk
  9. Who Needs You
  10. It's Late
  11. My Melancholy Blues  
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