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Queensryche - Q2K cover.jpg
Studio album by Queensrÿche
Released September 14, 1999
Recorded 1999
Length 49:45
Label Atlantic
Producer Queensrÿche
Queensrÿche chronology
Hear in the Now Frontier
(1997)Hear in the Now Frontier1997
Singles from Q2K
  1. "Breakdown"
    Released: 1999
  2. "The Right Side of My Mind"
    Released: 1999
Audio sample
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal5/10[2]
PopMatters6/10 stars[3]
Q3/5 stars[4]

Q2K is the seventh studio album by progressive metal band Queensrÿche, released on 14 September 1999. It was the only Queensrÿche studio album to feature guitarist Kelly Gray, who, in the early 1980s, was in a band called Myth with vocalist Geoff Tate. "Breakdown" was released as the first single off Q2K. "The Right Side of My Mind" was released as the band's first music video since the album Promised Land and has had occasional airplay on VH1 Classic, which also premiered it in a special co-hosted by Geoff Tate.

On August 29, 2006, Rhino Entertainment released an expanded & remastered edition of Q2K which included four bonus tracks.[5] In Canada, the album was released by Anthem Records.

Two songs "Discipline" and "Monologue" still remain unreleased after Q2K sessions.[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Queensrÿche.

1."Falling Down"4:28
2."Sacred Ground"4:12
3."One Life"4:48
4."When the Rain Comes..."5:05
5."How Could I?"3:44
6."Beside You"5:14
7."Liquid Sky"4:53
9."Burning Man"3:42
10."Wot Kinda Man"3:15
11."The Right Side of My Mind"5:51


  • Queensrÿche - producers, engineers
  • Jon Plum - mixing at London Bridge Studios, Seattle
  • Eddy Schreyer - mastering


External Links[edit]

Q2K Album Page - Queensryche Official Website


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Q2K - Queensrÿche". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-06-09.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ Angotti, Chris. "Queensrÿche, Q2K". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  4. ^ "Queensrÿche - Q2K". Q. No. 161. February 2000. p. 92.
  5. ^ "QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Q2K (Expanded & Remastered)' Listening Party". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 2006-08-30. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  6. ^ http://www.anybodylistening.net/breakdownroom/index.php?topic=3594.msg72771#msg72771[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ http://www.anybodylistening.net/breakdownroom/index.php?topic=3685.0[permanent dead link]
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  9. ^ "Q2K Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 27 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
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  11. ^ クイーンズライク - クイーンズライクのアルバム売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2013-02-17.
  12. ^ "Queensrÿche – Q2K (Album)". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
  13. ^ "Q2K Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 27 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-25.