Queen - Queen
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1973 Ratings: #94 / 118
User Score
Based on 284 ratings
1973 Ratings: #55
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July 13, 1973 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI, Elektra / Label
John Anthony, Roy Thomas Baker, Queen / Producer
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Queen's debut is honestly a pretty underrated one, as underrated as a Queen album can get at least, like it's not some hidden gem that nobody knows about or anything but I think its better than some give it credit for and its a really solid glam rock/prog rock record that showcases their strength as a band.
The songwritting on the album is solid but not great most of the time, the vocals are, as you'd expect, fantastic and there's enough memorable moments like Liar, Keep Yourself Alive, Jesus, ... read more
Going Slightly Mad with Queen (episode 1: The Tales of King Rat)

Queens debut is pretty good for what it is. The psychedelic sound on tracks like "Great King Rat" and "Son and Daughter" are really good and interesting. This album really feels like they were fully in their element when they recorded most of these songs. Also really liked Freddie Mercury's vocals on here, you can tell he was pretty much destined to be on the big stage with these vocals. Lyrics on here were ... read more
I'm Back from my grave, and now I'm going to review Queen

This is review is biased, so yeah

Queen is a very interesting case for me, as I was once a big fan of their hits and shit because of that fucking biopic, now I can only really respect and admire very few of their albums. They're an extremely basic rock group. They have a wide appeal in terms of rock music, as it might be many people's introduction to rock. Simplicity and "Basicness" define the group. And No, I do not see ... read more
Queen is generally hailed as one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and whether you may agree with that sentiment is up for personal debate, but no one can doubt their influence on popular music. Regardless of what others say, I’ve been meaning to delve into the collective’s discography and start at the tippity top and go from there, starting with their 1973 self-titled debut.

I have to say I am genuinely surprised by how established their sound is on this album. Many traits ... read more
A novel combination of glam sensations with heavy instrumentals and progressive structures makes this debut and those to come unique though also a bit pretentious
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Added on: June 9, 2013