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Sep 20, 2019
37
There's selling out, and then there's this. Apparently, I was late to the party on the last album and failed to notice that they've been called sellouts at that time as well. While I do understand it now, that last album still had HandClap and a few other traces of the initial sound that they had at the beginning. This album is completely void of any soul. In fact, Fitz and The Tantrums have now lost their identity, because say what you will about how much they leaned toward a bygone era of ... read more
Jul 12, 2019
18
The debut album from bro-country wannabe Mitchell Tenpenny is just by-the-numbers filler at best. Even though the fact that not all the tracks from his EP made the cut on here improves its rating, the rest of the new tracks don't do much to rise it above his whiny, intoxicated sentiments.
Jul 12, 2019
96
Now, this is what I'm talking about. Queen finally comes into their own on Sheer Heart Attack, an album that amplifies their rock sound to max. The compositions are tighter and more daring, as not only have they gotten better at hard rock, but they've also begun to spice things up with splashes of glam on tracks like Killer Queen, which broke the band into the mainstream. The band itself, meanwhile, settle upon a very established system that allows them to work together as a collective unit. ... read more
Jul 12, 2019
81
Queen's sophomore album continues the band's evolution, as it improves on the sound that they've adapted from the previous album. Their approach to the prog-rock genre receives some fine-tuning, adjusting it to fit the band and find their identity. They've even put a new version of Seven Seas of Rhye from the debut that is more complete. However, what gives the first album the advantage over this is the ability to have a stand-out track. Their debut had Keep Yourself Alive. There aren't a lot ... read more
Jul 12, 2019
78
Queen's self-titled debut album is a pretty good collection of rockin' tracks. You get a lot of elements that would contribute to the sound that they'd become familiar with over the next couple of decades. It's only bogged down by the band's take on progressive rock, which while they'd do better with later on, it doesn't exactly feel like the Queen you know. The sound lacks a stand-out identity, and some of the lyrics could've been fleshed out better. Still, it's a solid foundation for this ... read more
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