Probably it has absolutely nothing to do with Queen but I just felt like getting rid of that memory. Anyhow Queen was my absolutely favorite band for quite many years and now looking back I`m not absolutely sure of the reasons for that. Maybe it lies in the fact that a friend of mine once said that it was his favorite band so I started listening to it and learned to like it. And where does this lead me? It leads me to a place where I understand that I probably don`t have a musical taste of my own. Queen was forced upon me, so was Pink Floyd. I may only like the Beatles for themselves, but everything else - I first heard how cool some band was and only afterwards started listening to it. On the other hand, I`m not sure whether you can find something noone knows about nowadays and become the first one to recognise the brilliance of it. Probably that`s better with books where I rarely read something because someone says to me that I`ll love it, I love it first and then start praising it to other people. Well, maybe I liked "Arthur" by the Kinks before I knew that was highly appreciated but one exception only proves the point.
As for "Jazz", it isn`t the most famous out of albums "Queen" recorded, but it has relatively little filler therefore it`s one of their best records for sure. But I probably can just quickly go through all the songs on this record. "Mustapha" - it would be cool, were it much shorter. "Fat Bottomed Girls" - this is a song that I sometimes find to be one of the best Queen ever recorded, while at other times I think it`s boring, right now I tend to agree to the latter version. "Jealousy" - a beautiful piano ballad. "Bicycle race" - it`s not bad but I somehow never cared for it much, despite the subject. "If you can`t beat them join them" - filler! "Let me entertain you" - cool. "Dead on Time" - filler! "Seven days" - nice. "Dreamers Ball" - very good, in the typical musichall genre that Queen were once so good at. "Fun it" - crap! "Leaving Home ain`t Easy" - filler! "Don`t Stop me Now" - one of the best tracks on the album. "More of the Jazz" - worthless. Well, maybe it isn`t such a good album after all, but who cares, this time it`s not about the album, it`s about what it makes think of me, of what I believe in and of naked women.