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Release date
26 Jan 2010
Running length
7 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Frequency 8:29 11,121
2 Life Support 6:28 8,390
3 Stronger Than Friction 10:33 6,943
4 One Fatal Mistake 4:54 7,097
5 Ryker Skies 9:46 6,538
6 The Province Of The King 13:44 2,249
7 Closer 8:11 6,262

About this album

Frequency is a studio album by the British neo-progressive band IQ, released in late May 2009. It was the first album recorded with new band members Andy Edwards (drums) and Mark Westworth (keyboards). A special edition with a bonus DVD was also released. This DVD contains a recording of the gig performed on 1 December 2007 at De Boerderij in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands.

Critical reception

Allmusic’s Alex Henderson reviews the album as “for the most part, a very moody album, but it is also very accessible” and “even though Frequency isn’t among their essential albums, it illustrates IQ’s ability to continue providing memorable and very digestible progressive rock 28 years after the band’s formation.”

Track listings
All lyrics written by Peter Nicholls, all music composed by IQ.

# Title Length
1. “Frequency” 8:29
2. “Life Support” 6:27
3. “Stronger Than Friction” 10:31
4. “One Fatal Mistake” 4:53
5. “Ryker Skies” 9:45
6. “The Province” 13:42
7. “Closer” 8:10

Special Edition Bonus DVD: “IQ Live in Holland 2007”
# Title Length
1. “Awake and Nervous” 10:24
2. “You Never Will” 5:15
3. “Frequency” 8:17
4. “The Magic Roundabout” 9:27
5. “Harvest of Souls” 24:22
6. “Sleepless Incidental” 7:06
7. “Crashed and Burned” (working title for “Stronger Than Friction”) 10:16
8. “The Seventh House” 15:18
9. “It All Stops Here” 8:31

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  • misterpockets

    This is good. Kinda stopped listening to IQ a while back, but this is bringing me back!

    2 May 10:01pm Reply
  • mrRamzi

    Stronger Than Friction = Amazing

    5 Aug 2011 Reply
  • kriegsturmer

    Never heard these guys before. One listen and now I have to find more!

    13 May 2011 Reply
  • cahinton

    Bought this album several months ago after Closer popped up a few times in radio mode. Very good gateway -- lead me to better material on Subterrania, Dark Matter, Ever, and The Wake.

    25 Mar 2011 Reply
  • volcanodancer

    Can't say I'm a fan... not IQ's best ever. Try Subterranea, Ever or The Wake instead.

    26 Sep 2010 Reply
  • telmiguai


    1 Jul 2010 Reply

    This album gets better and better with each listen. Every fan of progressive rock or just about every person that likes to hear a good album from the first track to the last. Should give this a chance.Its turning into one of my all time favorites.

    27 Feb 2010 Reply
  • salacio

    Why does this say Century Records?

    16 Feb 2010 Reply
  • magpie_1862

    Favourite album of the year.

    14 Dec 2009 Reply
  • non-apejase


    27 Oct 2009 Reply
  • GrantRS

    Quite probably the best album of '09 so far. Beautiful. Amazing. So many higlights and that's just on the first listen.

    22 Jul 2009 Reply

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