QUEEN — Jazz (review)

QUEEN — Jazz album cover Album · 1978 · Hard Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
2/5 ·
Warthur
A notch better than News of the World solely because it contains no songs as turgid and lifeless as We Are the Champions or We Will Rock You, or as doggone lazy as Sheer Heart Attack, Jazz is still a miserably cynical Queen album which leads off with a half-hearted attempt to revive the heaviness of their early days disguised by a botched attempt to imitate Middle Eastern music (Mustapha), but otherwise contains a clutch of moronic clap-along tracks that remain inexplicably popular to this day (Don't Stop Me Now, Fat Bottomed Girls, Bicycle Race) and a whole heap of utterly forgettable filler.

The hits are fun enough to sing along to on a karaoke night but aren't exactly satisfying listening material if you aren't drunk and singing along with a crowd of friends. Not even alcohol can improve the filler material. Only the Queen-obsessed should touch this one.
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more than 2 years ago
Being the moron I apparently am, I love this album ;-)
more than 2 years ago
I think 'Keep On Time' from Jazz is one of the band's best ever songs, you should try listen to it out of context and see if you enjoy that one.

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