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FLASH GORDON (OST)

Queen

 

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2.15 | 303 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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1 stars Not too flashy

Flash Gordon is a soundtrack album for the film with the same name and should be listened to as such. There are only two songs that feature vocals and thus resemble Queen's regular output. The rest are shorter instrumental tracks with lots of dialogue from the film.

This music is by no means poorly made and it is indeed a fun listen. There are several good instrumental moments here, with Football Fight as my personal favourite, but the spoken word passages distract too much from the music to make this truly enjoyable as a Rock album. When we come to the rating it is inevitable to compare this with other Queen albums and other albums in general and then it is evident that this is a one star album.

Only two sorts of people need this album: hardcore fans of the band and hardcore fans of the movie. For such people (myself included) Flash Gordon is, as I have said, a fun listen but not more than that.

SouthSideoftheSky | 1/5 |

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