I do love ANATO, I first bought it as an 8 track and listened to it endlessly in my car. I bought the later albums before going back to getting Queen’s first 3 albums, and those 3 became my favorites. Oddly, I rarely listen to ANATO now, maybe all those times in my car met my limit? When I do listen I absolutely love it all over again.
Queen2 Is like that for me. My favorite In my young days, I played the album over and over. I hardly play It now, but when I do put It on It still blows me away.
This too was the album that affirmed my love and obsession with the band. I got into the band in 1990 when I discovered my mum’s Live Killers album, so from that point onwards I was interested in finding out new Queen songs. I stumbled over Greatest Hits LP for 25 cents at a flea market, but it wasn’t until I found ANATO vinyl at my local library that I was able to borrow it and listen to it. As many mentioned above, I loved how tracks flowed into the next (had never experienced that before), I loved how each track was so different to the previous and how different it sounded to what was popular in 1990. Surprisingly I was never a fan of The Prophet’s Song and Sweet Lady, but as I grew up, I came to appreciate them more (I was 12 when I discovered the band in ‘90). I still consider it the quintessential Queen album, although I’d rank it 3rd in my favorites list (behind SHA and The Game and tied with ADATR).