News of the World

Queen - News of the World
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1977 Ratings: #56 / 94
User Score
Based on 211 ratings
1977 Ratings: #47
Liked by 4 people
October 28, 1977 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI, Parlophone, Elektra, Hollywood / Label
Hard Rock, Glam Rock / Genres
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Giving it a 0 just cause it has We Will Rock You in it.
opinions are opinions. but to that guy who gave this a 16, i just wanna talk.
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.

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
Queen overhated on here tbh
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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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Added on: June 9, 2013