AOTY 2018

Sheer Heart Attack

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 96 ratings
1974 Ratings: #21
November 8, 1974 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI / Parlophone / Elektra / Hollywood / Label
Roy Thomas Baker, Queen / Producer
Hard Rock, Glam Rock / Genres
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Your Review
How is it that this album still packs all the punch that it did 40 years ago? The accessible experimentation that this band went through makes this one of the most cohesive, interesting and fluid Queen albums since...well, the previous Queen album. It's an album that has such great musicianship, themes and ideas, and displays those ideas by firing off on all cylinders. While sometimes it does play into the goofy side, it's still highly entertaining to listen to, and at the end of the day that's ... read more
They finally manage to complete their epic machine just by focusing on the right elements and mixing them their own way.
Sheer Heart Attack Review:

Total Score: 8/10

Praises: Overall, Sheer Heart Attack is a great record. The way some songs on the record show great senses of braggadocio and bravado are exciting to say the least. While other songs on the record have a sense of peaceful sorrow. This record has some of, overall, my favorite Queen songs of all time (I.e “In the Lap of the Gods”, “Brighton Rock”, and “Stone Cold Crazy”), but it also has one of my least-favorite ... read more
Queen is incredible at constructing beautiful peices of musical genius. However constructing an album is a different story. That’s most prevalent on this album.
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Track List

  1. Brighton Rock
  2. Killer Queen
  3. Tenement Funster
  4. Flick of the Wrist
  5. Lily of the Valley
  6. Now I'm Here
  7. In the Lap of the Gods
  8. Stone Cold Crazy
  9. Dear Friends
  10. Misfire
  11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
  12. She Makes Me (Stormtrooper in Stilettos)
  13. In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited
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Added on: June 9, 2013