The Miracle (studio album) by Queen

The Miracle by Queen
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 2,247th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
67/100 (from 272 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1989 (28th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (343rd)
Award Best albums of all time (2,247th)
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The Miracle is ranked 12th best out of 51 albums by Queen on BestEverAlbums.com.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
67/100 (from 272 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 67.0/100, a mean average of 65.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 66.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.0.

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65/100
From 02/22/2024 23:56
Great album, terrifying album artwork
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80/100
From 10/10/2019 17:00
One of the most positive Queen album
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65/100
From 11/18/2018 13:14
I remember buying this when I still loved queen as a kid. I want it all single gave hope of something good. Alas, no. File next to hot space and flash that, unless you are a completest, you really don't need.
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50/100
From 06/07/2018 20:17
Along with Flash and Hot Space 3 Queen albums I don't possess,'Breakthru', 'I Want It all' best here,I wouldn't miss the rest of the album.
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Rating:  
65/100
From 01/25/2017 00:07
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From 08/23/2016 00:32
I could live listening to Breaktrough all day, it's such a powerful rythmic song. The miracle song has great moments and I want it all is a great rock tune. Invisible man is worth the punchy bass&drums line -impossible not to follow it tapping the foot- and that's it. The rest is just no good. Party, Rain must fall and My baby does me are specially awful.
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Rating:  
65/100
From 03/26/2016 16:49
This was queen's first album in three years after a kind of magic. In truth, it has only one really good track in I want it all. The rest is a cross between good and terrible. Good stuff is was it all worth it, breakthru and scandal. The invisible man and the title track are ok, but rain must fall and my baby does me are awful. That it took three years to make with the talent that band has it's extremely disappointing. They were better than this, and I just feel that was a problem with queen in the eighties, they didn't quite have the hunger or the edge they had in the previous decade. Still, the crazy thing is that, the miracle, really is fun if you don't take it to seriously. One more thing, I wonder if the album was originally intended as a concept. Party, is the band getting together, and off course, ending with, was it all worth it. Throw scandal in there to and you might have a rock'n'roll story.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 05/27/2014 09:23
This will always be one of my favourite albums for personal reasons (it was the first album I ever bought back in 1989). History has judged it harshly, but when you have The Miracle, I Want It All and Was It All Worth It, it can't be all that bad. I think the two openers are among Queen's most "fun" tracks and even My Baby Does Me has a laid back vibe that is really rather good.
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75/100
From 09/26/2012 21:12
This album contains blatant great tracks like The Miracle and I Want It All, but also has the hidden gem (also my favourite song of all time for personal reasons) Was It All Worth it. Could do without the banal My Baby Does Me, and The Invisible man isn't really appealing to me. All in all, it's a good, however inconsistent album.
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85/100
From 05/06/2010 10:53
Unfairly judged as Queen's worst album quite often, when in actuality, this is probably their best album since 1980s the Game. Full of wonderful tunes, and only a few corny sidetrackers. The Miracle, I Want it All, Scandal, Hang on in There and Was it all Worth it are all primo Queen songs, and the only songs that could've been done away with are My Baby Does Me and Rain Must Fall.
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