Sound — 7
So everyone knows that Queen is legendary. They were one of the best bands if not the best from the the 70's to late 80's. They had a very unique sound that was well received. So by 1882 they wanted to try something new so the released Hot Space. They wanted to capitalize on the success of Another One Bites The Dust, so they made an album with a heavy disco style. It was completely different than other Queen albums. The first side was all disco and the second was more of Queen fans were used to. The second side was fantastic and even spawned a number one hit with Under Pressure but the first side wasn't overly good. In fact it was just pop garbage that basically ruined the band's popularity in North America.
Lyrics — 6
The lyrics go about 50/50 depending on what side you are listening to on the album. If your listening to the second half you get the same good old Queen that everyone loves plus David Bowie for one song. The first have the lyrics are overly sexual or have the tendency to make no sense. Of course Freddie Mercury delivers the lyrics with the best of his ability and his vocals are fantastic as always.
Overall Impression — 7
As far as Queen stands I would most likely put this as their worst album. Its got great songs on the second half but the first half has got so much over produced disco garbage that it just doesn't sound like Queen. If it wasn't for the fact that it was Queen singing and playing this album in wouldn't be worth the buy at all. I do admire that they tried to change it up a little bit but maybe they should have stuck with what they had.