The Works

Queen - The Works
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Based on 3 reviews
1984 Ratings: #73 / 90
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Based on 94 ratings
1984 Ratings: #37
February 27, 1984 / Release Date
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Pop Rock / Genres
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I enjoyed the majority of the album, as it’s a mix of their early rock sound and the rhythms of the 80s pop. Most tracks on here are really fun, with their bouncy synths and surging guitar lines, but some are just misses for me. This album is important to the Queen discography because it’s like a transition point between styles and mindset of the band overall.

Color: Orange
FAV TRACKS: It’s a Hard Life, I Want to Break Free, Hammer to Fall, Radio Ga Ga
LEAST FAV: ... read more
While it is more interesting then Hot Space, there's something to this record that makes it more of a drag then it really should be. This album represents a band that, in a desperate attempt to 'break the mold' have created a grey mold that has stripped them of most of their personality. And while this does have some great tracks on it, it's still more of a slog then it really should be.

Favorite Jams: Hammer to Fall, It's a Hard Life, Radio Ga Ga

Lest Favorite: Machines (Or 'Back to Humans')
The Works certainly redeems Queen from their previous two disasters that were Flash Gordon and Hot Space. This album is one of the few in Queen's discography that I can say doesn't have a song that I dislike. However, whilst I can say that I like all of the tracks on here, I do have to say that I really don't care about the album as a whole. It's fun and entertaining, but this really isn't the best in their catalog and I really don't see myself coming back to this anywhere near as much as other ... read more
1984 was a great year to music and this album is a proof. "Radio Ga Ga", "It's a Hard Life", "I Want to Break Free" and "Hammer to Fall" are classic anthems.
The Album is so damn great. The best queen album in my opinion. The Best singles for real. Radio Ga Ga, Hammer to Fall and I Want To Break Free so damn great.
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Track List

  1. Radio Ga Ga
  2. Tear It Up
  3. It's a Hard Life
  4. Man on the Prowl
  5. Machines (Or 'Back to Humans')
  6. I Want to Break Free
  7. Keep Passing the Open Windows
  8. Hammer to Fall
  9. Is This the World We Created...? 
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