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A Day at the Races based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
I really love this album. Although it's not as famous as A Night At The Opera, it is still loved by Queen fans everywhere. From the hard riffs of "Tie Your Mother Down", to the gospel choirs of "Somebody to Love", and to the beautiful "Teo Torriate", this album is surely a classic. This was my first Queen album and I love it. It's a true jewel!
I absolutely love this album. I have a few other Queen albums but nothing compares to this one. My favourite songs are: Somebody To Love, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, Teo Toriatte, Drowse and Tie Your Mother Down. I love the first song because of the power of all the voices. I seem to like the songs when they are powerful. Good Old Fasioned Lover Boy is a great fun song with an interesting melody. I think Teo Toriatte is brilliant. It's a very sad song and quite depressing but it has a brilliant haunting melody. If you are a Queen fan and you don't like the operatic or soft side of their music, then this is not an album to get. However, White Man is quite heavy. It's a great album. My advice is: BUY IT!!!
Don't get me wrong, this album is very good, but it isn't quite as good as A Night at the Opera. The album can be very easily compared to its predecessor: Tie Your Mother Down = Death on Two Legs/Sweet Lady, Somebody to Love = Bohemian Rhapsody (but less bombastic), Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy = Seaside Rendezvous, etc. But if you like A Night at the Opera, you'll find a lot to like here, it's just that there isn't a whole lot of variation on the formula. That would change with News of the World, one of their harder rocking albums, and with the manic Jazz.