A Kind of Magic

Queen - A Kind of Magic
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1986 Ratings: #79 / 85
User Score
Based on 108 ratings
1986 Ratings: #52
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June 2, 1986 / Release Date
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EMI / Label
Rock / Genres
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Okay what’s with the hate on this one? This album is an entire bop and a solid pop rock record! Certainly very underrated, the track list is concise and parallel to itself in the sense that every song goes with itself.

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FAV TRACKS: Who Wants to Live Forever, Pain is So Close to Pleasure, A Kind of Magic, One Year of Love, Friends Will Be Friends, Princes of the Universe
LEAST FAV: Gimme the Prize (Kurgan’s Theme)
After improving on The Works, this pop rock album is even better and massively underrated, one of their best to date even, the energy is very intriguing and unique, an album that stands out on their discography, the eletronic mix of pop and rock here makes up to one of the best albums of its genre of the 80's, this is the msot innacurately underrated Queen album by far.
This album is neat, though admittedly forgettable. Some songs lack substance and feel rather pretentious, but other songs like Who Wants to Live Forever and Princes of the Universe are AMAZING. This is because the album is split into two halves: one half is studio material, and the other is the soundtrack for the film Highlander.

The studio half is okay, with decent songs, however there is nothing too memorable. However, ironically, the soundtrack is the highlight. These songs are great, with ... read more
Some GOOD SHIT here
This is perhaps the most underrated Queen album. Although there are a few tracks on A Kind Of Magic that don't hold up well compared to the rest of their discography, for the most part it's amazing track after amazing track. There are actually a couple of songs on here that I would say are pretty high up in Queen's top best songs.
As an album as a whole, it's clearly not Queen's best, but it is still a really enjoyable album.

Favourite Tracks: A Kind Of Magic; Who Wants To Live Forever; One ... read more
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Track List

  1. One Vision
  2. A Kind of Magic
  3. One Year of Love
  4. Pain Is So Close to Pleasure
  5. Friends Will Be Friends
  6. Who Wants to Live Forever
  7. Gimme the Prize (Kurgan's Theme)
  8. Don't Lose Your Head
  9. Princes of the Universe 
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Added on: June 9, 2013