A Day At The Races (studio album) by Queen

A Day At The Races
A Day At The Races by Queen
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 943rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 562 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1976 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (208th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (943rd)
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A Day at the Races [Japan] by Queen (CD, Mar-1991, Hollywood Records)
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Queen bestography

A Day At The Races is ranked 5th 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 16,970.

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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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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 562 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 17.1.

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60/100
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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Rating:  
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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75/100
From 10/27/2015 11:03
Can't blame them for trying to repeat the trick of the blockbusting predecessor, but it can't really live up to 'Night at the Opera'. Which doesn't mean it's bad, just not as good.
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From 06/03/2015 09:03
One of their most consistent albums!
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85/100
From 03/28/2015 16:28
wonderful
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