We Are Caribou is the third studio album by the pop/rock band Canadian pop group Queen. With their long history in the music industry, Queen has always managed to create timeless music. In We Are Caribou, the band explores different musical genres with a heavy influence of reggae. The album includes a number of covers of songs from various artists including Bob Marley and Wanda Jackson. Listening to the album provides an ideal background for reggae fans as this is one of the first reggae albums to incorporate the synthesizer.
Some of the songs from the album We Are Caribou feature the classic hit, We Are the Champions by Bob Marley. Other songs on the album include We Will Rock You by Don Henley and My Little Pony by Pink Floyd. The album covers also have a heavy influence of reggae with prominent appearances by the iconoclastic icons such as David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and John Entwistle We Are Caribou.
The album contains a number of tracks that feature David Bowie. This song is a very dramatic rendition of Queen’s We Are the Champions cover, featuring a bombastic guitar solo and featuring the band’s classic logo. There is also another song by David Bowie called Oasis. This song pays tribute to the band Oasis. It is sung by the original band member, but it also samples other songs.
The production on this album is quite different from the sound of previous Queen albums. Songs are sung in a much lighter tone with slightly less instrumentality. Songs like I Want To Break Free and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together are examples of these softer sounds. Queen has always done well when it comes to sound, and their contribution to the album is clearly audible. One track that stands out amongst the rest is We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, a classic guitar rock number that sounds like something from Pink Floyd.
Queen did not really progress beyond their successful reign of the 1970s. However, they gained a bit more popularity after the death of their bass player, John Entwistle, in 1996. Their classic rock songs have been re-recorded and given new life, and they have also worked with some well-known directors (including Quentin Tarantino), including Clint Eastwood.
The supergroup of Queen, accompanied by The Who’s Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle, did tour together, but their appearance on We Are Caribou was their first time together in many years. It featured appearances by The Rolling Stones, The Omen, The Who, Cream and Kasabian. This album did not do as well as anticipated, and did not become popular with fans. Their music videos remained the same, but some of the fans did appreciate the difference.