Queen II

Queen - Queen II
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Based on 4 reviews
1974 Ratings: #58 / 83
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Based on 111 ratings
1974 Ratings: #30
March 8, 1974 / Release Date
LP / Format
Parlophone / Elektra / EMI / Label
Hard Rock, Glam Rock / Genres
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MasterCrackfox
74
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
Oxide
86
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
TreyLikesBands
68
Decent

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
JustSomeGuy
84
Queen's second album is an overall musical improvement on their debut. It is much more enjoyable and is an album that I can actually see myself coming to more. However, it still isn't Queen at their best. Honestly, it's actually kinda surprising seeing how Queen started off knowing what they would end up making in the future.

Favourite Tracks: Father To Son; The March Of The Black Queen; Seven Seas Of Rhye; Ogre Battle; White Queen (As It Began); Some Day One Day

Least Favourite Track: ... read more
PipePanic
93
A musical and lyrical improvement over the groups debut, this record is everything about their debut, but refined and matured to fully showcase the bands unlimited musical talent, all wrapped in a package that is complicated while still somehow being accessible. While some of the topics are a bit goofy (i'm looking at you Side Black), it's still a grand, interesting and fun listen.

Favorite Jams: Ogre Battle, Father to Son, The March of the Black Queen

Lest Favorite: Procession
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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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