Alongside the larger-than-life A Night At The Opera this Queen's debutalbum was my first album by them.
OK, this had to grow on me. Still, liked Keep Yourself Alive from the word go, for example.
The production of this album is quite raw and rough, but in a good way. From Queen II on their sound will be more polished and the band is perhaps more on the form they are known for.
If this were you're very first exposure to Queen, you might get the wrong idea about thre band, not the whole picture, anyway.
That being said, back in 1973 this was the introduction of Queen to the whole wide world!
If you are a fan of '70s rock and the unpolished sound of it, you should give this a spin whether you're thoughts of Queen might be.
If you want to get seriously into Queen and feel adventerous, you too could add this album in your shoppingcart ASAP.
Because this is a good album. Songs to listen and take note especially are: rocking Keep Yourself Alive, beautiful Doing All Right, interesting My Fairy King (BoRhap-style operatic bits done rough!), fabulous Liar, among others.
You might also want to take note of the early instrumental version of Seven Seas Of Rhye, which closes this piece of early Queen.
Listen to the skills of all the Queen -guys: Freddie's vocals, Brian's guitar, John's bass and Roger's drums (Roger also has lead vocal on one of the songs): excellent!
Recommended, five stars all the way. Queen indeed was very fine right from the start!