A Day At The Races (studio album) by Queen

A Day At The Races by Queen
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 1,058th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 604 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1976 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (234th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,058th)
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Queen bestography

A Day At The Races is ranked 5th best out of 49 albums by Queen on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Queen is A Night At The Opera which is ranked number 95 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,304.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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77/100 (from 604 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.1/100, a mean average of 75.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.7.

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35/100
From 01/25/2022 21:22
Yet again, some great songs but too much of the album is filler. Highlights are Teo Torriate and Somebody To Love. There's not too much else to shout about unfortunately.
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65/100
From 01/03/2022 10:25
I do love Queen and enjoy the odd mix of songs that they throw into their albums but those wee dafties also stop the individuals albums from excelling. Think what a single album you could have gotten from this and A Night At The Opera combined without the dafties? Somebody To Love the standout here for me.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 03/09/2021 20:50
My favorite Queen album because to me it's the most consistent (A Night At The Opera has in my opinion more filler) and of course also because it has my favorite Queen track: Somebody To Love. It's theatrical as hell but I adore this song. And next to this there's of course also Tie Your Mother Down. Some of the tracks are coming close to vaudeville theatre (The Millionaire Waltz, Good Old Fashion Lover Boy) but they also stay on the right side of the schmalz, something that would become their downside on their later records.
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Rating:  
95/100
From 07/13/2019 17:44
I found this to be Queen's weakest album up to that point. Still a consistently good album though.
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70/100
From 01/25/2017 00:00
A Night At The Opera was a difficult act to follow, and Queen returned with the more direct and less ambitious A Day At The Races.
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90/100
From 08/30/2016 08:08
Often compared to A Night At The Opera, but stands up just fine on its own. An excellent album.
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From 08/14/2016 01:11
Overall I find it way more consistent than ANATO. Ok Bohemian and Best Friend could be way better than the best songs here but IMO the lesser tracks here are still good and enjoyable while there were not.
A less pretensious work but I think this one is the most listeneable from start to finish Queen album in the catalog.
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20/100
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80/100
From 03/30/2016 23:51
The follow up to, a night at the opera, and also it's companion album. It's similar in content to it's predecessor, in which it contains rockers, ballads, vaudeville and sweet pop. It opens with one of the band's finest rock anthems, tie your mother down. Brian May also contributes another rocker in, white man, which features some fantastic guitar. Freddie Mercury also contributes three of his best with, the glorious gospel rock of, somebody to love, the high camp of, good old fashioned lover boy, and his beautiful ballad, you take my breath away, which I think is even better than love of my life from the last album. Elsewhere Roger Taylor's, drowse, is an underrated gem. The closing, teo torriate, is a lovely singalong . I still feel that, the millionaire waltz, is a lesser version of bo rhap, and same goes for John Deacon's, you and I, in comparison with, you're my best friend. All in all, not quite as good as a night at the opera, but still a very good album.
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85/100
From 01/24/2016 13:04
Not as good as "ANATO", but worthy successor. It's still consistent as their early albums. Honourable songs:
the epic "Somebody to love", rock anthem "Tie your mother down", rock opera "Milionaire waltz (the Bonhemian Rapsody of "A day at the races") and their catchiest "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy".
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Best Albums of 1976
1. Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder
2. Station To Station by David Bowie
3. Ramones by Ramones
4. Hotel California by Eagles
5. Boston by Boston
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