This comes from the days before Queen could write a decent melody, turning a rock song into a pop song. Seven Seas Of Rhye turns up on this album as the last song, but even that is a heavy song with only a slightly catchy vocal line that takes it out of the dirge of the rest of the album.
People might buy this album expecting Bohemian Rhapsody to be included – the cover of the album was later used by the band to iconic effect in the music video to that song. Unfortunately, there’s nothing even hinting at the genius of that song.
Queen are an odd band – loved by millions but similarly derided by millions. They’re a rock band that appeal to a pop audience. Here, they’re still a rock band having trouble appealing to a rock audience.
Hit: Seven Seas Of Rhye
Hidden Gem: Nevermore