9 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For all their black-jacket badassery, Queens of the Stone Age have always been defined less by their heaviness than their toy-like tightness, by the sense of rattling down the track at manic speed without ever going off the rails. Produced by pop guru Mark Ronson (“Uptown Funk,” Adele, Lady Gaga), the band’s seventh album bridges their sly, sinister hard rock with chilly synths and hints of disco, making for a sound both brittle and punishing. The imagery remains gritty, but the production—especially on standouts like “The Way You Used to Do” and “Head Like a Haunted House”—gives the music a surreal air, like a nightmare rendered as cartoon.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

For all their black-jacket badassery, Queens of the Stone Age have always been defined less by their heaviness than their toy-like tightness, by the sense of rattling down the track at manic speed without ever going off the rails. Produced by pop guru Mark Ronson (“Uptown Funk,” Adele, Lady Gaga), the band’s seventh album bridges their sly, sinister hard rock with chilly synths and hints of disco, making for a sound both brittle and punishing. The imagery remains gritty, but the production—especially on standouts like “The Way You Used to Do” and “Head Like a Haunted House”—gives the music a surreal air, like a nightmare rendered as cartoon.

Parental Advisory Explicit Content Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings
10 Ratings
Daddy McFatsacks ,

One of their best yet

I’ve got most of QOTSA albums but I rate this one up there as one of the best. This album is quality.

Catnip5670 ,

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS IT GREAT CAN I HAVE 6 SYTARS PLES

longjourney19 ,

BLISTERING ROCK BONANZA

THIS QOTSA ATTACKS YOU RIGHT AWAY WITH FEET DON'T FAIL ME WITH ITS SNEERING BUILD UP TO A ROLLICKING ROCK RIDE THAT DOES NOT RELENT. ELSEWHERE THERE ARE MORE EXCEPTIONAL MOMENTS OF MASSIVE STOMPING SONGS WITH BEATS THAT BUST YOU OUT OF WHATEVER PLOD ALONG EXISTENCE YOU MIGHT BE EXPOSED TOO. SIMPLY PUT THIS IS 48 MINUTES OF MIND BLOWING MUSIC.

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