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Jazz (album) by Queen

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Jazz
Jazz by Queen (1978)
Overall rank: 1,171st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 364 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1978 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (258th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,171st)

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QUEEN Jazz 1978 UK Vinyl LP + INNER + POSTER EXCELLENT CONDITION Original Press
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Queen bestography

Jazz is ranked 8th best out of 46 albums by Queen on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Queen is A Night At The Opera which is ranked number 76 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 30,681.

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 364 votes)
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80/100
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71/100
 
80/100
06/21/2019 03:07
78/100
 
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06/16/2019 14:07
74/100
 
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Rating:  
75/100
Truly one of the most inconsistent albums of all time, in both regards to quality and style. Don't Stop Me Now and Bicycle Race are two of Queen's finest, and I find Mustapha and More Of That Jazz to be highly underrated. And then there's In Only Seven Days, which is quite honestly awful, plus other forced filler tracks like Let Me Entertain You, Dreamers Ball, and Leaving Home Ain't Easy. Should it be in 1978's top 20 though? Yes.
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Rating:  
65/100
From TheHutts
I was holding out high hopes for this album, given that its infamous double A-side of ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ and ‘Bicycle Race’ consists of two of my favourite Queen singles, but the remainder of the album is disappointing in comparison.
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Rating:  
40/100
The obvious highlight is Don't stop me now -wich IMO is one of their best songs ever-. Fat bottomed, Bicycle, Jealousy and Dead are fine too.

2 tracks are lousy IMHO: Fun it and Mustapha wich I think is one of the worst album openers I can think of.

Ups and downs as usual.
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Rating:  
90/100
This is my favorite Queen album. From start to finish, I like every song, particularly Dead On Time, Jealousy, and Don't Stop Me Now.
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Rating:  
70/100
Queen's party album. It really is a hoot. As usual with queen album's the strongest songs are the singles. Fat bottomed girls, bicycle race, and the wonderful don't stop me now, are all grade A queen tracks. Other standouts are Freddie's bizarre Mustapha, his beautiful ballad, jealousy, and Brian's overlooked gem, leaving home ain't easy. There's plenty of rocking going on here with, let me entertain you, and John's if you can't beat them. Not all the tracks are great, but there's nothing bad here. It's just good fun.
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Rating:  
80/100
From gtroda
Best Track: Fat Bottom Girls
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Rating:  
85/100
From vruslov
tradionally great
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Rating:  
80/100
From jan-gus
Good album.
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100/100
From ~SMiLE~
Queen followed up their massive worldwide success from "NEWS OF THE WORLD" with "JAZZ" . Reviewers were quick to lambaste this album, which included the scathing Rolling Stone review that suggests "Queen may be the first truly fascist rock band".

It was criticized for its alternating styles; that what I appreciate about this diverse album. Polished with an abundance of Brian May's layered guitars, the band remains typically tight. Plenty of Mercury's ear shattering vocals. This also marks the last time that Queen recorded without the use of synthesizers.

There's a notion that was Queen was arrogant and self-important band that took themselves far too seriously... if true, it doesn't show on this release. It's a fun with great songs such as "Bicycle Race", "Let Me Entertain You", "Fat Bottomed Girls", " Dead on Time" and "Don't Stop Me Now".
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Rating:  
80/100
From junodog4
The last truly great Queen album. Tongue firmly planted in cheek without becoming camp. Freddie Mercury at his best.
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