Top Ten Greatest Queen Albums

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The Top Ten

1 A Night at the Opera

The only weak song on Side One is Sweet Lady and the only weak song on Side Two is Good Company
Nevertheless, I love this album. - queeniifan

Bohemian Rhapsody, Love of My Life, You're My Best Friend. That is all I need to stay sane.

Actually, "Bohemian Rhapsody", the album that's been released to coincide with the movie of the same name in cinemas now (2018) is my favourite at the moment but I love "A Night At The Opera" too plus I'm particularly fond of Queen's Greatest Hits 1, 2 & 3 albums.

Great album.

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2 Queen II

Deserves more attention - iliekpiez

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

Their best album! - V4noM

I love all the tracks. Perfect album.

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3 Innuendo

Seven words :
These are the days of our lives - DaringXx

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.

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4 Sheer Heart Attack

Tremendous album! As someone who has listened to all of Queen's albums at least twenty times, this is one of the two albums by the band in which there was not a weak track. Although I love the other album, Queen II, I have to vote for this one based on the versatility of the songs.

Amazing!

FANTASTIC!

Solid from Start to Finish.

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5 News of The World

Always overshadowed by its two monster singles, the album cuts on the record are among the best Queen ever recorded. In typical queen style they vary widely in genre, from punk rock on Sheer Heart Attack all the way to jazz on My Melancholy Blues and everything in between. All four members are on fire here, bringing some of the strongest songwriting they ever did in the whole 1970's. Notable examples include Roger Taylor's funk rock piece "Fight From the Inside", years before the group would have a number one hit in the same genre, and John Deacons two cuts, "Spread Your Wings" and "Who Needs You" both criminally underrated, both absolutely spectacular. This album should definitely be number one on this list.

I got the vinyl/LP of this. - queeniifan

Why is this so low!? I love every single song in this album! Especially We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, It's Late, and It's Dead! Brian May made all of these, I guess I just love Brian May's compositions and technique.

Spread Your Wings best Queen song

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6 A Day At The Races

This album is so great. Millionaire Waltz is probably one of my favorite songs ever

This is my most favourite Queen album. I love the sound and the feel that the album has throughout. Drowse is one of the most underrated songs that Queen ever recorded, it is so immensely beautiful.

This Album is just the greatest Album by Queen. It's the only album on which every song is amazing. Tie Your Mother Down is the greatest Hard Rock Song by Queen, You Take Me Breath Away is one of my favourite Queen songs anyway, Long Away is one of the greatest songs with May on vocals, The Millionaire Walz is a typical progressive Queen song and is so interesting, You And I is just amazing and makes you bein in a good mood, Somebody to Love... no words needed, White Man is hard rock in the way hard rock has to be, Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy is great glam rock, Drowse is the second best song with Taylor on vocals, just behind I'm In Love With My Car and Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) is one of the greatest Queen ballads and is an honorable ode to the japanese fans. In addition to that, the way of starting and ending the album with the same thing, makes it such a cool and round thing. The album has so many different styles in the songs, so many different moods in the songs, ...more

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.

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7 Jazz

Tonight, gonna have myself a real good time,
I feel alive and the world I'll turn it inside out, yeah,
Floating around in ecstasy,
So don't stop me now, don't stop me
Cause I'm having a good time, having a good time!

I got this on vinyl/LP too. - queeniifan

Best album ever

Best queen album in my opinion understated compared to other albums every song brilliant a mature queen and every band member sang recognised songs

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8 Queen

One of the best debut albums ever. Criminally underrated - dlbk03

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.

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9 The Game

So many hits on one album, severely underrated given how iconic some of the tracks are

Not a single bad song

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

This album had more great songs that were hits than any other.

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10 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

The best album by Queen after The Game

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The Contenders

11 The Works

A super strong album jam packed with hits, there really isn't a bad song on this album. One cool thing about this record is the fact that the four singles were written by the four different members of the band.

Defines the 80s sound of Queen that shaped their future.

Juist why? Need at least to be top 10.

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

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12 A Kind Of Magic

AKA The Highlander soundtrack. - truckturner

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?

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13 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

Not an album it's a compilation - Shamo24

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

Of course it duz because its not an album it's a compilation of their "greatest hits" - Shamo24

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

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15 A Night at the Odeon
16 Hot Space

What this is 24 bs

Come on, how can it be below literally everything on this list. It's not a great album, but deserves to be at least in top 13. Staying Power, Put Out the Fire, Action This Day, Back Chat, Dancer and for god's sake - Under Pressure. Sure there is a mediocre song - Calling All Girls and most horrible thing Queen ever made - Body Language. But mostly, it's still good.

Obviously not their best album, in fact, probably their worst. However, it is a vastly underrated slump in the catalogue of a band who produced little trash for 15 albums straight. In my book, this is nearly as good as The Game, which harbors some of Queen's most astonishing highs, but also some unfortunately forgettable lows. Even without "Under Pressure," songs like "Life Is Real (Song For Lennon)," "Staying Power," and "Las Parablas Des Amor" rank among the most underrated gems of their career.

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.

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17 Live at Wembley '86
18 Greatest Hits II
19 Queen 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.

20 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.

21 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).

22 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.

23 Rock Montreal
24 Queen Forever

Grate album grate new songs

Which features new songs:
Let me in your Heart again
Love Kills ( balled, 2014 remake )
There must be more to life then this ( ft. Michael Jackson )

25 Greatest Hits IV

WHY THE HELL DID YOU PUT A FAKE ALBUM ON THIS LIST?! YOU SHOULD BE BANNED FROM THIS SITE!

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

1 dead on time 2 khashoggis ship 3 tear it up 4 let me entertain you 5 scandal 6. Need your loving tonight 7 man on the prowl 8 if you can't beat them 9 hang on in there 10 the hitman

These are my tracks. 1. I want it all. 2. Keep yourself alive. 3. Don't stop me now. 4. Ogre Battle. 5. The hitman. 6. Jealousy. 7. Scandal. 8.hammer to fall. 9. Dead on time. 10. It's a hard life.

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26 Live at the Rainbow '74

The band's finest hour finally released officially! - Mard

27 Classic Queen
28 The Platinum Collection I II and III - Queen

All the greatest hits ever created.

29 Queen on Fire – Live at the Bowl

THIS is the right title.

30 Deep Cuts (1973-1977)
31 Hungarian Rhapsody
32 Flash Gordon

This is album is crap

33 Greatest 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.

34 Deep Cuts, Volume 2 (1977–1982)
35 Deep Cuts 3 (1984-1995)
36 The Cosmos Rocks
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1. A Night at the Opera
2. Sheer Heart Attack
3. News of The World
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1. A Night at the Opera
2. News of The World
3. The Game
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1. A Day At The Races
2. Queen II
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