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Queen's We Will Rock You

Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, 2007

WHAT A DIFFERENCE a few decades make. When Queen first came to prominence in the early 1970s, the British band was panned for its bombastic blend of glam rock and heavy metal posturing. The five-word dismissal by Village Voice critic Robert Christgau of Queen II  ("Wimpoid royaloid heavoid android void.") was typical at the time.

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