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All Queen Albums, Ranked Best To Worst

Updated June 14, 2019 12.4k votes 1.7k voters 25.0k views15 items

List RulesStudio albums only, and no compilations

Every Queen studio release, ranked by fan 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 albums by Queen 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. 

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  • 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 on Wikipedia
    • Tracks: Sweet Lady, Bohemian Rhapsody, Death on Two Legs (Dedicated To…)
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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... more on Wikipedia
    • Tracks: Now I’m Here, In the Lap of the Gods… Revisited, Dear Friends
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  • A Day at the Races is the fifth album by British rock group Queen, released in December 1976. It was the band's first completely self-produced album, and the first not to feature producer Roy Thomas Baker. Recorded at Sarm East, The Manor and Wessex Studios in England, A Day at the Races was engineered by Mike Stone. The title of the album followed suit with its predecessor A Night at the Opera, taking its name from the subsequent film by the Marx Brothers. The album peaked at #1 in the UK, Japan and the Netherlands. It reached #5 on the US Billboard 200 and was Queen's fifth album to ship gold in the US, and subsequently reached platinum status in the same country. A Day at the Races was... more on Wikipedia
    • Tracks: Long Away, Good Old‐Fashioned Lover Boy, The Millionaire Waltz
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  • Queen II is listed (or ranked) 4 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... more on Wikipedia
    • Tracks: White Queen (As It Began), Some Day One Day, Ogre Battle
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