zaterdag 18 mei 2013

Queens of The Stone Age - … Like Clockwork


Queens of The Stone Age - … Like Clockwork
Matador – 2013
Rock, Robot, Desert
Rated: ****

During a certain festival there was little time to listen to the streams that came pouring in but there was one that definitely had to be checked out before enveloping oneself once more in the brilliant pool of love and music that is Roadburn. It was the Matador stream that captured my attention. And it entered Like Clockwork. And it definitely turned out to be a good album but moves ever further away from the Queens of The Stone Age we fell in love with before the turn of the century. It has moments that remind of the Era Vulgaris album and things that do that Them Crooked Vultures magic. It is a definite grower and still incorporates that ‘anti’ thing that QOTSA does. The biggest disappointments will probably be the missing of a lot of fuzz; the very limited extra input the many guests produced and the roughness. The plus side of things is that Josh and comrades decided to go for the gusto and make everything as big as possible. Fuck all expectations and fuck that punk adagio he lived by from the Kyuss days. I want to do this, so I’m gonna do this. The result is something gigantic and it might just turn out to be something legendary… After time…



4 opmerkingen:

  1. Can't quite make up my mind about the album. Although I again love the messages displayed in the songs. And indeed; maybe it is a grower. Most of the Era songs did not have that quality. This one might have!

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  2. They just suck now and should give it up. They should have called this "Cockwork", too rich, too complacent to care. Great art requires suffering and they are just past it now. They'll be on tours with the Rolling Stones next - the has-been tour it'll be called.

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  3. RIP QOTSA but the album sounds like a fantastic Josh Homme solo album instead

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  4. I'm pleasantly surprised. Just try not to think about Rated R and SFTD, and approach it as a new band... It's actually quite a good album and definite possibilities of a grower!

    As HjS said "RIP QOTSA but the album sounds like a fantastic Josh Homme solo album instead"

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