Top Ten Greatest Queen Albums

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The best albums Queen ever made. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
A Night at the Opera
I love how this album just flows so smoothly from start to finish, and there is so much variety in the types of songs which gives it such an epic feeling when you listen to it.

The album starts off with the Mysterious piano arpeggios of 'Death on two legs' and within 30 seconds into the first song, you instantly know that you're listening to an album that is really interesting, quirky, highly professional, and just generally beautiful.

Personally I love how the album contains a mixture of heavier, intense compositions, with Freddie's short campy songs such as "Lazing on a Sunday afternoon" thrown in between tracks which really provide it with a weird but enjoyable atmosphere.
This album is magnificent, never heard anything like it in my life
Bohemian Rhapsody is the greatest song ever made...
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2Queen II
All of Queen's albums are different and unique. Their music and style evolved and the longer they career became, the more stunning and awing it became. But their early albums are up their with the greatest of all time. Their second is a piece of artistic brilliance. An amazing, diverse band, 4 brilliant guys, amazing live, big hits, songs that stand the test of time, classic albums. Queen. The Ultimate band.

I own both this and a night at the Opera, and I just don't get what is so fantastic about it.
Yes, it's got Bo Rap, but there are songs that drag (Sweet Lady, Prophets song)
This, to me is much better.
Who the heck would vote for hot space?
1. Queen II
2. A Night at the opera
3. A Day At the races
4. Sheer Heart Attack
5. Queen I
6. Innuendo
7. News of the world
8. Jazz
9. The Game
10. The Works
11. The Miracle
12. A kind of magic
The rest are awful
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3Sheer Heart Attack
Quite simply Prog Rock at it's finest and most flamboyant. While Queen got grander and sillier with successive release @Opera' and 'Races' both being fine albums, this is to me their best, each song into the next one is just perfect. There's no filler on this record. Although what followed might have had better songs, Sheer Heart Attack as an album is without equal amongst Queen albums. To sum up, I always listen to this one from beginning to end, the rest I cherry pick tracks (well, apart from 'Races', I quite like that one all the way through as well, except 'White Man'. I don't think it's as good as this one though).
Oh come on! This is undoubtably the greatest Queen album. Brighton Rock is fabulous beyond description. Now I'm Here is another of the band's greatest songs. There is not a single weak moment here. By far Queen's coolest and sexiest album
Queen albums best to worst:
1. Sheer Heart Attack
2. News of the World
3. The Game
4. Innuendo
5. Jazz
6. A Night at the Opera
7. Queen
8. A Day at the Races
9. Queen II
10. Made In Heaven
11. A Kind of Magic
12. The Works
13. Flash Gordon
14. The Miracle
15. Hot Space

Sheer Heart Attack is highly underrated. There is not one song on that record that I don't absolutely love to listen to. Honestly, the only good songs on A Night at the Opera are "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Love of My Life. "
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4Innuendo
From Innuendo to The Show Must Go On, a final full album that gave a taste of what could have been.
Their most solid album from start to finish. Innuendo, I must be Going Slighltly Mad, and of course Queen's finest hour: The Show Must Go On
At first I thought Innuendo was high because it was the last Queen album issued in Mercury's life. But when I heard it, it blew me away. This album is so great, and all the songs on the album are great. It was a return to Queen's roots, and their best album since A Night at the Opera. Some people say they feel sad and emotional when they listen to these songs and this album, but for me I feel joy and happiness. These songs are fantastic and I enjoy them immensely. That's part of the reason why Freddie didn't want to reveal his illness. He didn't want people to buy the album out of sympathy; he wanted people to buy the album to enjoy the music. I am glad that Freddie left on a high note. Personally, I think Sheer Heart Attack is the best Queen album, but I wanted to post this comment. If you think this album is high because of Freddie and his illness, think again. You want proof? Listen to the album. And it won't be the last time you listen to it.
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5A Day At The Races
Listen to Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody to Love, and White Man and you'll see why this album is the best.

smooch98

This Queen album is simply the best. No doubt. Each song has meaning and is very catchy.

I have listened through every Queen album twice (seriously) and know what I'm talking about.

P.S. People are only voting for A Night at the Opera because of Bohemian Rhapsody. Ok, maybe not. But a good amount are.
Making a list of my favorite Queen albums is extremely difficult because of all of their albums' high quality.

By the way, if you say Hot Space and Made in Heaven are terrible, you're wrong. They're not as good as the others, but still great pieces. Same with a Kind of Magic. Flash Gordon is disputable.

Here's my list. I've also rated each album from 1-10.

1) A Day at the Races: 10
2) Queen I: 9.8
3) A Night at the Opera: 9.7
4) Sheer Heart Attack: 9.5
5) News of the World: 9.4
6) Innuendo: 9.2
7) The Works: 9.1
8) Made in Heaven: 9.1
9) Queen II: 9
10) A Kind of Magic: 9
11) Jazz: 9
12) The Miracle: 8.7
13) The Game: 8.6
14) Hot Space: 8.4
15) Flash Gordon: 8

Don't comment disrespectfully, please. Thank you.

ChiefTumor


6News of The World
Some of their other albums contained their best songs, but every song on this album is amazing. If you just crank up the volume as high as it will go, you will be ROCKED!
Contains some of their best songs We are the champions, We will rock you, sheer heart attack and spread your wings. One of their best albums ever made

idolangelx13

Oh I love this album! Especially get down make love, sheer heart attack and all dead all dead! I think it's one of their best albums!

7Jazz

This Album Is tremendous from start to Finish, I would've placed it number 4 Instead, Obviously you can tell this album was created for Live performances and even in the legenday Punk outbreak of 77' This record ROCKS... a very Undderrated album

While Bohemian Rhapsody is their greatest song (and one of the greatest songs ever written) Jazz is their best overall album top to bottom :-) EVERY song is great. And it's MUCH better than "News of the World".

In my opinion this album must be at least in top 3.
Don't Stop Me Now is awesome.
Bicycle Race and Fat Bottomed Girls also great.
Listen to them before voting for something.


8The Game
Not a single bad song

9Queen
Roger Taylor's drumming is so awesome in this album. The A-side is my favorite, but there's some great songs on the b-side too.
1. Queen II
2. Sheer Heart Attack
3. Innuendo
4. A Night at the Opera
5. Queen
6. The Game
7. A Day at the Races
8. Jazz
9. The Miracle
10. Made in Heaven
11. A Kind of Magic
12. News of the World
13. The Works
14. Hot Space

10A Kind Of Magic
Beautiful mix of strong compositions, Containing many great hits such as: A Kind of magic, one vision, who wants to live forever, friends will be friends and princess of the universe!...
Love latter day queen! Mature and yet still rocking - only with more ideas to draw from.
Best album by far, the rock and roll of one vision to the sweet and gentle one year of love

fan-o-freddie


The Contenders

11Greatest Hits
Contains all my fave Queen songs from the 70s and early 80s such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust, Killer Queen, Fat Bottomed Girls, We will rock You, We are the Champions, Bicycle Race, don't Stop Me Now and Crazy Little Thing Called Love

idolangelx13

Every song on greatest hits is a great piece of musical genius but isn't that true of anything Queen was involved with. Mr. Mercury's talent and creativity was so far beyond the times which is why people today still listen in awe to what he created.
Without Freddie, Queen would've never been this sucessful, But Brian, Roger and John are still good songwriters, singers and musicians.

12Made in Heaven

13The Miracle
Come on, it has one of the queen best songs from 80s: Khashoggis ship, I want it all, the miracle, breakthru and was it all worth it
The best album by Queen after The Game
The best "post Jazz" album out there!

14The Works
Its a first vinyl of Queen witch I bouth so propably is the reason why I like it so most, lots of the true hits: Radio Gaga, I Want to Break Free defend themselves:) Highly reccomand
I think is where he had his vision... When the whole thing just fell together

15Live at Wembley '86

16Queen Rocks
THE BEST COMPILATION EVER made by Queen:
We Will Rock You, I Can't Live With You ('Rocks' Retake), It's Late, Tie Your Mother Down (Single), I Want It All (Rocks Mix), Stone Cold Crazy, Now I'm Here, Keep Yourself Alive, One Vision, I'm In Love With My Car (Rocks Mix), Put Out The Fire, No-One But You, etc. Etc.

17Live Killers
Captures Queen at their best with the classic fast version of "We Will Rock You"

SkoolofRock

A must for all fans of Queen, but for all entusiasts of live-albums.

18Rock Montreal

19Greatest Hits II

20Deep Cuts 3 (1984-1995)

21Deep Cuts (1973-1977)

22Classic Queen

23Live Magic
Some nice edits, some odd but peculiar cuts (Boh Rhap), some tracks from the very last concert of Queen with Freddie, but nothing more. It simply doesn't worth to be bought.

24Queen on Fire – Live at the Bowl
THIS is the right title.

25Greatest Hits III
Yes, the title is "Queen plus".
Queen dynamic theatrics charge the acompilation, as Mercury's unrivaled voice and the band's grand production aesthetic resound clearer than ever before.

26Absolute Greatest
Unfortunately there is the lack of "The march of the black queen", "Innuendo", "Love of my life", "Let me live", "I want it all (Album version)", "Liar", "Was it all worth it", etc.. Etc..
However it's far better than G.H.1, G.H.2, Classic Queen, A to Z, Stone cold classics, and any other standard compilation (but far worse than Radio sampler first & second & third).

27Deep Cuts, Volume 2 (1977–1982)

28Greatest Hits IV
This is an Album which I made up here are the tracks
1. Spread Your Wings
2. Mustapha
3. Sheer Heart Attack
4. Liar
5. Keep Yourself Alive
6. Death On Two Legs
7. A Winter's Tale
8. Love Of My Life
9. If You Can't Beat Them
10. Made In Heaven
11. 39
12. I'm In Love With My Car
13. Body Language
14. Stone Cold Crazy
15. Back Chat
16. Scandal
17. Mother Love
18. It's a Beautiful Day (Reprise)
19. Seaside Rendezvous
20. Tear It Up

29Hot Space
It's not among the top 5 but it's surely not as bad as 29th! Under Pressure alone makes this at least top 10 and the other tracks are not as bad as people make them out to be.
The most underrated album of queen. A combination of rock, disco, soul and 'under Pressure which is one of their best songs ever. One of the best albums of the 80's
This is one hell of an album, it has such songs as "Under Pressure" that is duet with Queen And David Bowie.
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30Flash Gordon

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