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Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
Released: Nov 1974
Label: Hollywood Records
"Killer Queen" was the band's first U.S. hit and remains one of their biggest songs, well summing up the Queen credo: impossibly catchy songwriting and an impeccable recording, with Freddie Mercury's flawless vocals on top and Brian May's celestially harmonized guitars adding punctuation. Sheer Heart Attack marks the emergence of Mercury's thousand-angel-chorus (check "Stone Cold Crazy") and, with the jaw-dropping opener "Brighton Rock" and Roger Taylor's taut Bowie-metal contribution, "Tenement Funster," Queen's third album is required listening for any rock fan.
Mike McGuirk
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