-- Everyone knows that Innuendo is the last album released before the death of Freddie and everyone has already spoke their mind on what they think you'll like about this album... I'm simply going to tell you my opinion on it and how it influenced me, and hopefully it will influence you to check this incredible recording out. Having said that, on to my personal view of this album --
Queen is my favorite band. They are diverse, fun, cheeky, melodic, excellent showmen, and are pioneers in the art of recording and songwriting.
"Innuendo" is one of those albums that (to me) sounds very dark, spacey, and emotional at the same time. A very brittish album, each track is very cheeky and over-the-top in the usual Queen fashion but comes through sounding fresh and unique to me... More so than most of their 80's output had. I feel that the songwriting brought the band full circle at last to the brilliance that they had captured in their earlier years.
If you listen to each track, you can tell that all four members were completely in touch (musically) with eachother. They understood the goal and were all working together to get the final product something they could all be proud of. Every song has it's own character, yet seems to flow together very well. That has to do with the production/arraingments of the tracks.
Now, there are only two tracks here that I feel just aren't quite up to par compared to the rest of them, but they are still good in their own right. (I won't mention them, I'll let you see if you can figure out which two that they are. I know everyone can agree on 1 of them!!)
Get this album, sit back, take a listen (very closely infact) and try to see what I mean. It's emotional and powerful, dark and spacey, and it leaves you wishing that this masterpiece wasn't the final chapter for her majesties Queen...
All the best, The AndyMan ;o)