User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 38
  2. Negative: 8 out of 38

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  1. MikeMusicguy
    Feb 7, 2009
    3
    I like Paul Rodgers and was very fond of Queen. I don't expect mensa lyrics but I want fun sassy and something great. The songwriting is appalling everything about it is trite and hackneyed. It tries to hard rock like old queen but second rate melodies, I really wanted to like it. Honest. It is awful. I didn't download a single song into my MP3 player I'd everwant to hear I like Paul Rodgers and was very fond of Queen. I don't expect mensa lyrics but I want fun sassy and something great. The songwriting is appalling everything about it is trite and hackneyed. It tries to hard rock like old queen but second rate melodies, I really wanted to like it. Honest. It is awful. I didn't download a single song into my MP3 player I'd everwant to hear again. Tie your mother down? Tie this crap to a raft and float it out to sea. Expand
  2. MaureenP.
    Dec 18, 2008
    1
    I think it is sad that a bunch of old men are trying to cash in on past glory with a completely pedestrain album - nothing memorable or extraordinary here. And they all take is so seriously - just the opposite of Queen's delightful tongue-in-cheek attitude toward rock music and life in general. Just grabbing at the cash cow that the name Queen brings them. And Paul Rodgers? His voice I think it is sad that a bunch of old men are trying to cash in on past glory with a completely pedestrain album - nothing memorable or extraordinary here. And they all take is so seriously - just the opposite of Queen's delightful tongue-in-cheek attitude toward rock music and life in general. Just grabbing at the cash cow that the name Queen brings them. And Paul Rodgers? His voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Do all rock groups (except the real Queen) have to feature bad singers as their frontmen? Expand
  3. zippychimpzippychimp
    Oct 28, 2008
    0
    I was the biggest queen fan growing up. I even bought all the solo albums from Freddie, Brian May, and Roger Taylor. This, however, is an abomination. Dumb lyrics, weak melodies...embarrassing. They are pissing on their legacy. On behalf of all Queen fans, PLEASE STOP!
  4. MarcosN.
    Oct 31, 2008
    2
    Sorry but this is not the old Queen we are used to hear. Rodger's voice doesn't fit with the old songs, and to make him kind of be useful to the (new) band they had to try something different, and it didn't work. It sounds more like a bad Bad Company album than anything Queen ever did, even the worst stuff.
  5. IvanK.
    Dec 21, 2008
    1
    I was expecting the intensity of Queen's older work, but this new album is a gray, muddy pool of slime. Call it a black hole.
Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. What an astronomically bad parallel universe. Queen's star is dead.
  2. As with a lot of The Cosmos Rocks, you listen to Warboys boggling that Queen--famously intelligent men--didn't at any point notice that the lyrics were stupid, trite, a bit offensive and bound to have an undermining effect on whatever musical efforts they put behind it.
  3. 60
    Occasionally they stumble, as on the clunky 'Warboys.' But with Rogers imperious, Queen's second coming is vindicated. [Oct 2008, p.100]