Sheer Heart Attack (studio album) by Queen

Sheer Heart Attack
Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 590th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 672 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1974 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (140th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (590th)
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QUEEN - Sheer Heart Attack Remastered Japan Import Mini LP CD OBI Sealed
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Queen bestography

Sheer Heart Attack is ranked 2nd best out of 47 albums by Queen on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Queen is A Night At The Opera which is ranked number 93 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,992.

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 672 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.0/100, a mean average of 77.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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55/100
From 06/09/2020 15:28
I´m a Queen-Fan. But, in my opinion, this album is very overrated. There are only three really good songs, maybe four: Killer Queen, Now I'm here, Stone Cold Crazy, In the lap of the gods.
That wouldn't be so bad yet.
But the other 8 songs are too weak.
PS: I am listenting to Queen over 25 years, since I was 9 years old
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80/100
From 12/29/2019 20:59
I'm not a Queen fan however this is a great album.
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90/100
From 08/16/2019 00:22
Favorite Tracks:Brighton Rock, Bring Back That Leroy Brown
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From 06/20/2019 02:56
Really good album. Freddie's vocals and Brian's guitar playing make every song worthwhile.
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95/100
From 12/25/2018 19:16
Aqui o Queen resumiu todas as suas características principais. A voz de Fred, a guitarra progressiva e toda a dramaticidade.
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From 07/14/2018 20:44
There were a couple of hints on the first two albums of how great Queen was going to be. Namely "Keep yourself Alive" and "Nevermore" When The Sheer Heart Attack album came out it was Queen finally mastering their style and sound. From heavy to campy, theres not a bad song on the record. My favorite release by them.
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65/100
From 03/18/2018 09:01
I've always dismissed Queen as nothing more than an FM Radio singles band and as such this was my 1st listen to an actual Queen album ( two listens actually ) and it was pretty good ...enough to definitely change my Queen perception

What I liked ?
Brighton Rock , Killer Queen , Stone Cold Crazy , She Makes Me and In The Lap Of The Gods Revisited

What I didn't dig ?
Bring Back Leroy Brown , Flick of The Wrist & Now I'm Here

And I can now understand 100% The Muse / Queen comparisons

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65/100
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From 01/19/2018 20:10
It makes me so sad that this album is not in the top 500! Probably one of my favourite albums of all time. Queen is like Zeppelin if they had a sense of humour.
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85/100
From 11/23/2017 04:43
Highly underrated album. Brighton Rock has one of the best guitar solos ever, Killer Queen has THE best guitar tone ever, and the other songs are very good. Especially the little medley near the beginning.
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
7. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
8. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
9. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
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