Top Ten Greatest Queen Albums


The Top Ten

1 A Night at the Opera 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.

Bohemian Rhapsody is the greatest song ever made...

This album is magnificent, never heard anything like it in my life

A Night at the Opera is one of the most versatile albums I’ve ever heard. It mixes different genres. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is an absolute masterpiece. - littlebear82

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2 Queen II Queen II

Their best album by far. They would drop their more progressive leanings for a more streamlined sound by Sheer Heart Attack, which is a bloody shame because this is not only Queen at their finest musically but also some of the best prog that decade had to offer. They had refined their sound from their first album, creating something extremely fresh. Meanwhile, the songs mostly deliver in spades. Ogre Battle. Nevermore. The March Of The Black Queen. And who could forget the classic that is Seven Seas Of Rhye? The musicianship is tight and fantastic to listen to, and above all else, Mercury's vocals are sensational. It's a near perfect album, and I'm only disappointed that they didn't continue venturing down this style, outside of occasional albums (mainly the brilliant News Of The World). While they are still my favourite band, none of their other albums can touch this underrated gem. Top notch and one of my all time favourite albums. - Mrveteran

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.

Queen in it's rawest and most sincere form, while expanding that fantastic over-the-top sound we love in early Queen. Indulgent in make-believe lands which reflect our own society, this is John, Roger, Brian and Freddie at their finest.

If you want to know what Queen at their "purest" sounds like this is the definite choice. They just put what they thought felt right without much consideration if it was radio friendly or not. Great and unique tracks such as the Fairy Fellers Master Stroke and one of the most underrated and obscure songs of all time The March of Black Queen.

Like it or hate it you'll never hear anything like this album. Which is why it's my personal favourite Queen album and one of the best I've ever heard.

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3 Sheer Heart Attack Sheer 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

Great album. Killer Queen, Brighton Rock, Stone Cold Crazy, Now I'm Here, In The Lap Of The Gods, truly one of their best.

Actually the best album. Brighton Rock, Tenement Funster, Flick Of The Wrist, Now I'm Here, In The Lap Of The Gods (revisited), Stone Cold Crazy are songs that I like! (basically, almost all the songs from this album)

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4 Innuendo Innuendo

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

Everyone always brings up the title track and The Show Must Go On when talking about Innuendo. I think everyone fails to realize that there are other songs, such as These Are The Days Of Our Lives, one of my favorite Queen songs, I'm Going Slightly Mad and Headlong.

Freddies last masterpiece before he rest in peace forever ( not queens last album though) all songs are masterpieces. Best album after night at opera

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5 News of The World News 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!

A great album, includes 'we will rock you' and 'we are the champions'. - IronSabbathPriest

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6 A Day At The Races A Day At The Races

What a masterpiece. "A Night At the Opera" probably would be my #1 if it weren't for the dreadful "Sweet Lady". A Day At The Races, however, does not have any songs of such poor quality. While it does not have a "Bohemian Rhapsody" on it, it is still just as ambitious and bombastic as A Night At The Opera. Complete with such classics as "Tie Your Mother Down", "Somebody To Love", "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy", and one of Queen's all time best and underrated songs "Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)" Which ties the album together with a perfect close. Although no quite as popular as A Night At The Opera, it is still Queen's greatest release in my humble opinion.

Somebody To Love and Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy are some of my favorite songs by Queen. And This album (to me) gives me that and more. This is pretty much a sequel to "A Night At The Opera" only far better. Definitely one of my favorites.

Listen to Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody to Love, and White Man and you'll see why this album is the best. - smooch98

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7 Jazz Jazz

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".

This is my favorite Queen Album. - Pony

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.

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8 The Game The Game

I think this album is much better than most say. It is near the top of the list, for me!

Fantastic album from start to finish

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9 Queen Queen

A great album from Queen - includes a lot of my favourite songs by the band. It's a shame that 'Mad the Swine' was never one this album. It would have been the perfect fit between 'Great King Rat' and 'My Fairy King' where it was intended.

This album is still worth to listen to.

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.

Great King Rat... Liar... Keep Yourself Alive... some of their best songs. If you only know the hits, you need to hear this.

It is a good song to remember my child story

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10 The Miracle The Miracle

While it doesn't have any on those really, really orgasmic level good songs, it's brimming with tons of great ones!

Freddie Mercury went around the world and Bali, saw god and dali very mystic. Surrealistic.

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

Great album with my favourite song 'Scandal'.

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The Contenders

11 A Kind Of Magic A Kind Of Magic

Looking back in the 80's and the late FM this album is amazing an truly individual, with a soul! One album - one prize, one soul, one goal. The best soundtrack for a Hollywood movie ever! Highlander is definitely a strong movie, but the music makes this brilliance that bring this fantasy action to the top ones. Just listen the beginning - powerful Princess of the Universe. The whole story follows the music themes and the music follows the story. And so many worldwide hits. I always watch this movie until the end of the inscriptions, until the end of the unique original "A kind of magic".
Great! In top 4!

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!...

Tenth? This is my favorite...It has so many good songs. Who Wants To Live Forever, A Kind of Magic, One Vision, Princes of The Universe, Friends Will Be Friends, One Year Of Love...How is this tenth?

Most underrated Queen album

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12 The Works The Works

I think is where he had his vision... When the whole thing just fell together

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

13 Made in Heaven Made in Heaven

How the heck this could be so low! This is the most compact and full with amazing songs album of Queen that ever existed!

Has two of the worst songs by Queen

First is Yeah. Listen to the song.
And the other one was the boring 20 minute song.

14 Greatest Hits Greatest Hits

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.

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

This is a greatest hits album... Of curse every song on it is full of their greatest songs. - SammySpore

Contains the essental queen songs ( exept under pressure, and the show must go on)

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15 Live Killers Live 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.

16 Live at Wembley '86 Live at Wembley '86
17 Live Magic Live 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.

18 Absolute Greatest Absolute 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).

19 Greatest Hits II Greatest Hits II
20 Queen Rocks

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.

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