🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Queen

Morning everyone! Time for this to happen.

Here’s the leaderboard. Otis Redding storms into 2nd place!

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Otis Redding 4.34
David Bowie 4.31
The Cure 4.28
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Blondie 3.73
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Rihanna 3.19
Jay-Z 3.14
The Rolling Stones 3.09
The Strokes 3.03
Girls Aloud 2.93
Britney Spears 2.85
Oasis 2.71

And lets move on… to Queen


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Album poll

  • Queen
  • Queen II
  • Sheer Heart Attack
  • A Night At The Opera
  • A Day At The Races
  • News Of The World
  • Jazz
  • The Game
  • Flash Gordon
  • Hot Space
  • The Works
  • A Kind Of Magic
  • The Miracle
  • Innuendo
  • Made In Heaven

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Queen have released a lot of singles!

  • Seven Seas Of Rhye
  • Killer Queen
  • Now I’m Here
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • You’re My Best Friend
  • Somebody To Love
  • Tie Your Mother Down
  • Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
  • We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You
  • Spread Your Wings
  • Fat Bottomed Girls/Bicycle Race
  • Don’t Stop Me Now
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Save Me
  • Play The Game
  • Another One Bites The Dust
  • Flash
  • Under Pressure
  • Body Language
  • Las Palabras De Amour
  • Radio Ga Ga
  • I Want To Break Free
  • It’s A Hard Life
  • Hammer To Fall
  • One Vision
  • A Kind Of Magic
  • Friends Will Be Friends
  • Who Wants To Live Forever
  • I Want It All
  • Breakthru
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Miracle
  • Innuendo
  • I’m Going Slightly Mad
  • Headlong
  • The Show Must Go On
  • These Are The Days Of Our Lives
  • Heaven For Everyone
  • Too Much Love Will Kill You
  • No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)

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First band I got into when I was 6/7.

Giving these a 3, weighted slightly higher than purely my enjoyment as they obviously have a knack for writing a catchy tune (same as I did for ABBA).


Here’s my take on Queen:

Not too far from where I live, there’s a disused petrol station under a bypass that’s been turned into a Chinese restaurant. It’s always busy and very popular and everyone knows about it. Inside, the owners also run an antiques shop, and its rammed full of chintzy, gaudy ornaments and decorations and shiny things. The thing is, the food at this place is fucking awful. The shiny decorations and all the tat distracts you from the fact that it’s actually really bad. 10 minutes down the road there’s a town full of really good places to eat, none of them have the distracting stuff, but they’re a million times better. Every time we drive past this Chinese and the car park’s full I think ‘why don’t people just go a bit further and get something good’ and it baffles me. That Chinese restaurant, that’s Queen that is. My first 1/5 and that’s just for the song Spread Your Wings, which is passable and because there’s no 0 option.


A brilliant encapsulation.

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I’m muting and moving on. Don’t need to see people pretending Queen weren’t fantastic. 5/5 for the vocals alone.


Worst band of all time


The opening couplet isn’t bad but it goes downhill rapidly from there.

  • Greatest Hits

Imagine a band that played South Africa for a huge payday at the height of apartheid.
Imagine a band writing a song about Live Aid and not donating the revenue from it.
Imagine a band turning a charity single into a double-a side so that they could least get half the revenue.


Sparks for Top Gear fans.


She gave DRUMPF a book ahahshah

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UB40 run them close to be fair.

They’re a 2. They’re a perfectly fine fun-time band, I wouldn’t storm out the room if one of their songs came on. But I have no desire to listen to them. I don’t actively hate any of their songs, but at the same time, I don’t actually “like” any of their songs. They’re just there.

Have never quite understood the mad fandom that surrounds them.

Freddie was a good front-man. I will never watch that Bohemian Rhapsody film.

Think that covers everything


Hate them, awful band


really love ‘Cool Cat’ and ‘Radio Gaga’. The rest I have tried with, lord knows I’ve tried, but just can’t hack it.


Only know the singles. A few cracking ones (I Want To Break Free, Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody), some are ok, some are absolute wank (Don’t Stop Me Now).

Let’s be honest, the bass line in Under Pressure is better used in Ice, Ice Baby.

They’re not really my cup of tea but they’re ok.

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The absolute worst.

I like Queen. I like camp and ridiculousness. I like that tonnes of people like them and I like bands that mix pop melodies with something weird. I think their best song is their Christmas song.
I never listen to them or particularly like many of their songs but they’re still good and 4/5. I guess Freddie Mercury 4/5 the rest of Queen 1/5 or something.