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Queen by Queen

Number 25 on my countdown of Top 40 albums is Queen by Queen.  I don’t really want to be the guy who is like, “Queen had a long and commercially successful career with lots of unique and enjoyable music, but their relatively unpopular first album that the majority of people acknowledge as a stepping stone to greatness along with their second release is actually their best album,” but… well, here goes.  Queen’s debut release IS their best record!  HAHA!!!!  I AM SO THAT GUY!!!!!!!!!!

As I discussed in my inclusion of Queen’s third release Sheer Heart Attack their strength often lied in their diversity, and indeed it did!  They also had the unique ability to toe the line between pop music and vast creativity-a balance that few bands have been able to grasp successfully and even fewer have been able to do for as long as Queen.  All that being said, the beauty of Queen’s debut release is a honed and cohesive hard rock sound.  A perfectly honed sound mixed with very creatively written songs makes for one heck of an album.  As a songwriter and composer myself, I strive to write music as creative yet memorable as the music on this album!

Track five on this album, “Liar,” is one of my favorite songs of all time!  If you care to hear it, I included it in this post from last year.

https://speakingofthingsthatrule.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/one-off-prog/

For your listening pleasure, here are tracks four and eight from Queen, “My Fairy King,” and “Son and Daughter.”

Well, that does it for number 25 on the top 40 countdown!  In case you are interested in other albums on the countdown, here are the links to numbers 26-40!

26. Farewell Old Friends by Bleach

27. Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum by Tally Hall

28. New Way To Be Human by Switchfoot

29. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen

30. Feats, Don’t Fail Me Now by Little Feat

31. Who Killed…… The Zutons? by The Zutons

32. The 2nd Law by Muse

33. Eat a Pickle by O’2L

34. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles

35. Chase the Sun by The O.C. Supertones

36. Goldie’s Last Day by PFR

37. Hi-Fi Revival by The O.C. Supertones

38. Sound of Melodies by Leeland

39. Oh Tall Tree in the Ear by Roman Candle

40. Kaleidoscope Heart by Sara Bareilles

Be sure to tune in next week for number 24!  Thanks for reading, and have an excellent week!

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