Queen II (studio album) by Queen

Queen II
Queen II by Queen
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 644th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 617 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1974 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (152nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (644th)
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Queen bestography

Queen II is ranked 3rd 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 90 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 17,284.

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.0/100, a mean average of 76.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.4.

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30/100
From 06/20/2020 21:42
I never liked this record. It sounds like scraps from the first record and there's nothing interesting going on with any aspect of this record. I think the band were all comatose for the majority of the recording process of this record. The new rendition of Seven Seas of Rhye is the only thing Queen II has going for it, but the original is better anyway, so I have no reason to even listen to this. The cover is cool. I can't think of anything else nice to say about this album.
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From 06/09/2020 15:32

347/5000
It's one of the first Queen albums I've heard. Very innovative, colorful, imaginative and to some extent unrepeatable. After Queen II, no similar albums were released by Queen.
You will hardly find a weak spot on this album. Maybe just Funny how love is.
The best songs are: March of the Black Queen, White Queen, Ogre Battle, Fairy Feller Mater Stroke
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80/100
From 08/16/2019 00:26
Favorite Tracks:White Queen (as It Began), Ogre Battle, The March Of The Black Queen
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90/100
From 06/19/2019 22:11
This was awesome. Nevermore and March Of The Black Queen are my favorites.
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60/100
From 09/21/2018 13:09
While on their later records they blanded the theatrical sound perfectly with the hard rock, on this album it sounds like listening to a musical with guitars. Sometimes it even sounds like the guitars act like fucking sound effects. It’s certainly better than some other glam and hard rock acts of the time, but it comes scary close to the “reluctantly banging your head”-sound of AC/DC and Kiss.
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85/100
From 11/28/2017 07:01
This is one of the best Queen albums. It shows that the band was much better when they took risks. The theatrical progressive rock here blows away any tame classic rock sounds this album has to offer.

Procession is a decent intro, but also aids well in allowing the album to flow with how it seamlessly ties into Father & Son. Both Father & Son and White Queen are highlights, the former showing a bit of Queen's heavier side. From there the next two songs are by far the worst for me. Not at all into Brian May's Some Day One Day, and Roger Taylor's The Loser In The End is highly forgettable to me other than the cool percussive intro. This part of the album just suffers from Lack-of-Freddie-itis.

Ogre Battle picks the album right back up again and begins a string of great and eclectic Queen compositions that doesn't let up until the album is over.

Maybe my 2nd favorite Queen album.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 11/22/2017 13:24
Not bad, but there are some songs that feel like filler.
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80/100
From 11/21/2017 23:10
One of their best. Never been a fan of their 80s and late 70s stuff, but the first several great albums hardly get any recognition...
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From 08/05/2017 07:33
I love how this album segues from one song to the next multiple times. The fantasy styled themes in the prog rock are also amazing.

Favorite album all-time
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75/100
From 02/03/2017 21:42
Of all the Queen albums, this one is probably the most cohesive from beginning to end, although it doesn't have any of the more well known songs. It's almost like a concept album. The production value is remarkable, and Brian May is one of the most underrated guitarists ever in my opinion. Overall, good but not great. Highlights include Father to Son, Ogre Battle, March of the Black Queen
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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. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
7. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
8. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
9. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
10. Queen II by Queen
11. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
12. Mirage by Camel
13. Radio City by Big Star
14. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
15. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
16. Veedon Fleece by Van Morrison
17. Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa
18. The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
19. Country Life by Roxy Music
20. Phaedra by Tangerine Dream
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