A Day at the Races
A Day at the Races is the fifth studio album by Queen. It was released on 1976-12-10 on vinyl and produced by Queen themselves without the help of Roy Thomas Baker. While the has a couple hard rock and progressive rock songs, it focuses much more on soft rock romance and relationships ballads than previous albums. Like A Night At the Opera before it, this album has a Marx Brothers title and uses a monochromatic motif, only black instead of white.
Despite being my fourth favorite Queen album, this was one of the last Queen albums I bought, though, I'm not sure why. My first copy came from the Crown Jewels box set my high school girlfriend bought me, but I later bought an individual CD for the bonus tracks. Before I got the album, I only knew the songs Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody to Love, and Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy from compilation albums, but I quickly began enjoying the other songs that were new to me.
I own this album on CD, and have two copies on vinyl.
This is the order in which I enjoy the songs from this album, and their individual song ratings.
|2||Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)||9|
|3||Somebody to Love||8|
|4||Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy||8|
|5||You and I||8|
|7||The Millionaire Waltz||7|
|8||Tie Your Mother Down||7|
|9||You Take My Breath Away||7|
The album's total score is 1,217.