Queen II

Queen - Queen II
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1974 Ratings: #62 / 95
User Score
Based on 184 ratings
1974 Ratings: #46
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March 8, 1974 / Release Date
LP / Format
Parlophone / Elektra / EMI / Label
Hard Rock, Glam Rock / Genres
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Full of creative, whimsical and dynamic prog-rocky elements, Queen take their first steps towards superstardom on this record. The flow from track to track is especially cohesive across this record as tracks seamlessly transition into the next and keep the momentum throughout the album from coming to a standstill.

This isn't the absolute freshest sound that the group were putting out at this point, but this was certainly a sound that followed them even as they took a less heavier direction ... read more

Although this album does come off as a bit pretentious at times, I'd say that it's still an enjoyable listen throughout. There is a prevalent story and concept to their first few albums, but I can never even make it out, as it's really too whimsical for my taste haha. Their musicianship and instrumentation is crazy on-point here, as seen in numerous tracks AND the fact that they were never performed live due to how hard they were to record.

Color: Purple
FAV TRACKS: The March of the ... read more
Something about the aesthetic of this album intrigues me deeply. Queen creates a style that is so English and so regal, and they carry this style throughout each of the tracks. Sure, the tracks themselves are nothing to write home about, but the way the entire project comes together as one big composition is quite remarkable. In addition, this album is also much better-written and composed than their debut. The tracks are more sophisticated (in a way) and, in the end, leave you with more to ... read more
The sophomore album of one of the greatest band's of all time perfectly showcases the talent possessed by the band from the very start, and also at the same time shows how much they improved afterwards.

'Queen II' is one of many classic rock albums by the UK band, and in my opinion it gives the first true glimmer of the creativity that the band possessed in both musical composition and lyrical storytelling. The album, which consists of a central theme/story is played out from start to finish, ... read more
This album marks a little change from 60's influenced progressive rock into something more modern for the time with some glam brit rock. I can definitely see the difference between both projects, and this sounds more unique and expressive than the previous project without a doubt, it's not their peak but it's their first fully enjoyable project. The essence and creativity of Queen is really born here.
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Track List

  1. Procession
  2. Father to Son
  3. White Queen (As It Began)
  4. Some Day One Day
  5. The Loser in the End
  6. Ogre Battle
  7. The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke
  8. Nevermore
  9. The March of the Black Queen
  10. Funny How Love Is
  11. Seven Seas of Rhye
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Added on: June 9, 2013