albums All Queen Albums Ranked Best To Worst  

Clark Benson
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List Rules Studio albums only, and no compilations

Every Queen studio release, ranked by fan's votes from best to worst. Queen were one of the most popular bands of the Seventies and Eighties worldwide - they were massive in the US until Hot Space, and huge in the UK, Europe, Japan, and many other countries throughout their entire career - in fact their last 5 albums each sold even more in the UK than their Seventies classics.  Greatest hits compilations are not included, but we left the Flash Gordon soundtrack in. Do you prefer the classic News Of The World over the singles-laden The Game?  Or are your favorites the early hard rock classics?  Or the more pop-oriented releases of the Eighties, before Freddy Mercury's sad untimely death?  This is your place to weigh in on the top Queen albums, or get a recommendation if you are new to this classic group, who featured one of the absolute greatest singers of all time, as well as a bunch of other talented musicians, all of whom wrote songs. 


A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All Queen Albums Ranked Best To Worst
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A Night at the Opera is the fourth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released in November 1975. Co-produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, it was the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release. A commercial success, A Night at the Opera has been voted by the public and cited by music publications as one of Queen's finest works. The album takes its name from the Marx Brothers film A Night at the Opera, which the band watched one night at the studio complex when recording. The album was originally released by EMI in the United Kingdom, where it topped the UK Albums Chart for four non-consecutive weeks, and Elektra Records in the United States, where it peaked at ...more

Release Date: 1975

Tracks: Sweet Lady, Bohemian Rhapsody, Death on Two Legs (Dedicated To…), ’39, Seaside Rendezvous, + more

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Heavy metal, Rock music, Pop music, Hard rock, + more

Also Ranked

#18 on The Greatest Albums of All Time

#47 on The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

#10 on The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

#55 on The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

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Sheer Heart Attack


Sheer Heart Attack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All Queen Albums Ranked Best To Worst
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Sheer Heart Attack is the third album by British rock band Queen, released in November 1974. It was produced by the band and Roy Thomas Baker and distributed by EMI in the United Kingdom, and Elektra in the United States. The album launched Queen to mainstream popularity both in the UK and internationally: the first single, "Killer Queen" reached No. 2 in the British charts and provided them with their first top 20 hit in the US, peaking at No. 12 on the Billboard singles chart. Sheer Heart Attack was also the first Queen album to hit the US top 20, peaking at No. 12 in 1975. Digressing from the progressive themes featured on their first two albums, this album featured more conventional rock ...more

Release Date: 1974

Tracks: Now I’m Here, In the Lap of the Gods… Revisited, Dear Friends, Lily of the Valley, Killer Queen, + more

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Heavy metal, Rock music, Hard rock, Art rock, + more

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Queen II


Queen II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Queen Albums Ranked Best To Worst
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Queen II is the second studio album by British rock group Queen, released on 8 March 1974. It was recorded at Trident Studios, London in August 1973 with co-producers Roy Thomas Baker and Robin Cable, and engineered by Mike Stone. The two sides of the original LP were labelled "Side White" and "Side Black", with corresponding photos of the band dressed in white or in black on either side of the record's label face. It is also a concept album, with the white side having songs with a more emotional theme and the black side almost entirely about fantasy, often with quite dark themes. Mick Rock's album cover photograph was frequently re-used by the band throughout its career, most notably in the ...more

Producer: Roy Thomas Baker

Release Date: 1974

Tracks: White Queen (As It Began), Some Day One Day, Ogre Battle, Funny How Love Is, Seven Seas of Rhye, + more

Length (mins): 00:40:38

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Heavy metal, Rock music, Hard rock, Experimental rock, + more

Also Ranked

#7 on The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

#25 on The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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News of the World


News of the World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Queen Albums Ranked Best To Worst
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News of the World is the sixth studio album by British rock group Queen, released in 1977. Containing the hit songs "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions" and "Spread Your Wings", it went 4x platinum in the United States, 2x platinum in the United Kingdom and achieved high certifications around the world. News of the World was the second album to be produced solely by the band and recorded at Sarm West and Wessex Studios, London and co-produced and engineered by Mike Stone. ...more

Producer: Rick Rubin, Queen, Mike Stone

Release Date: 1977

Tracks: My Melancholy Blues, Fight From the Inside, Sleeping on the Sidewalk, Sheer Heart Attack, Get Down, + more

Length (mins): 00:39:28

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Jazz, + more

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