I write this whist wearing a crash helmet and suit of armour. Cosmic Rocks is the best album Queen did. Ok it's not really a Queen album it's a collaboration, and I guess it's seen by Queen fans in same light as CAS is seen by Genesis fans. However it's the best studio album to bear the name Queen . I like Queen and Queen II . I always said they could have made a great rock band if they made the effort, and Live Killers was the one album that prooves it. Yes FM had a good voice .( His death was a tragic loss ) They they made some good songs but far too much flouncing , prancing and posing. I bought ANATO at the tender age of 13 when it was released , liked most of it at the time, (I still hold the same opinion,) and always liked Bo Rap but they really should've left all that psuedo operatic stuff there. They couldn't put an album together and often a song without spoiling it. Prophet Song has the longest la las in history. Let's face it Seaside Rendezvous is complete bollocks. What's that about ? Irony? They just went downhill from there. Somebody to Love was awful and " We Are The Champions" has to be one of the most irritating songs in the history of songs. Whilst they were doing rubbish like "I Want To Break Free" they could've done great rock music.
Then years later, Cosmos Rocks . It literally rocks. Just been playing it. It's great. Warboys, Through The Night , Say it's Not True and Surf's Up Schools Out are highlights but not a weak song and no nonsense. A really good rock album . Did Paul Rogers ever do a poor album? A shame the project didn't last. I suspect I'm in a minority of one . ( The FACTS presented above are based objective research by listening to Cosmic Rocks and ignoring most of the other stuff)