Jeremy Helligar
November 15, 1996 AT 05:00 AM EST

Bohemian Rhapsody

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Atlantic, Big Beat
genre
Pop

We gave it an B

With pop-music nostalgia fever running high, someone was bound to revamp Queen’s 1976 operatic masterpiece. Rather than simply underscoring a carbon copy of a beloved classic with a hip-hop swing (à la Fugees on ”Killing Me Softly With His Song”), the Braids try something new. Stripping ”Bohemian Rhapsody” down to an insistent shuffle beat, assorted piano fills, and soulful vocals, they create a sound so moving that you might want to reach out and hug the speakers. B

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