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Album Review

Josh Homme returns with The Desert Sessions, Vol. 9-10, two more installments of his ongoing collaborations with likeminded friends and musicians. This time PJ Harvey, Ween's Dean Ween, Marilyn Manson's Twiggy Ramirez, Eleven's Alain Johannes, and Queens of the Stone Age contributors Troy Van Leeuwen and Joey Castillo (also of A Perfect Circle and Danzig, respectively), among others, join the festivities. Unlike some of the other Desert Sessions volumes, 9 (aka "I See You Hearin Me") and 10 ("I Heart Disco") stay more or less grounded in the kind of creative stoner rock that Homme purveys with Queens of the Stone Age. Despite the fact that Johannes sings on the opening track, "Dead in Love," the song's searing guitars and insistent grind make it a potential QOTSA track. Likewise, the driving "In My Head...or Something" could easily fit on their next album if it was given a little more punch, as could the dark, parched desert rock of "Holey Dime" and "Bring It Back Gentle." Out of all of Homme's collaborators, Harvey makes the biggest impression, sounding the best she has since 1995's To Bring You My Love. Whether it's because the pressure's off because it's not her own project, or she's just ready to rock again, she sounds freer and more ferocious than she has in a long time on "There Will Never Be a Better Time," a spooky, vaguely Spanish-tinged acoustic number, and slinky-yet-menacing songs like "Crawl Home," "Powdered Wig Machine," and "A Girl Like Me," all of which play her witchy diva image to the hilt. The collection's more experimental moments vary in quality, ranging from the loose, fun faux soul of "I Wanna Make It Wit Chu" and the thrashy workout of "Covered in Punks Blood" to "I'm Here for Your Daughter" and "Shepherd's Pie," both of which were probably more fun to make than they are to hear. Still, The Desert Sessions are intended as a sort of musical notepad, so it's not surprising that some of the ideas here are less sketched out than others. Bearing the project's off the cuff nature in mind, The Desert Sessions, Vol. 9-10 is another success.

Customer Reviews

What about the rest of the albums?

QOTSA has taken a pretty prominent role in my musical tastes as of late, and the desert sessions are a much more logical extension of their work than Eagles of Death Metal. I love vibe of the whole CD, it seems much more relaxingly focused than the bands latest offering, Era Vulgaris. If their were 6 stars to give this album, I would! And Itunes needs to get the rest of the desert session up!

Josh Homme is a genius.

Josh Homme has many friends. That is the first thing you'll notice when you listen or read about Desert Sessions or this album in particular. From PJ Harvey, to Nick Oliveri, to Dean Ween, the gangs' all here and they've all chipped in to make one hell of a rock album. If you are a fan of QOTSA or just like rock music in general and want to hear how it should be played, pick up this album or any of the albums by the contributors on this album. Desert Sessions is a rare occasion where prime musicians come together, not to make a failed attempt at music(that whole entire VH1 super group show for example), but they come together to make some of the best music that cannot be matched by any other. Josh Homme has a gift and hopefully he will continue to make this art with Queens of the Stone Age and beyond.

A must have for any QOTSA fan

these tracks are the roots of what made queens of the sonte age. Even the songs not featuring josh are amazing. It is a nice combination of blues, stoner rock and alternative and have songs that can fit all moods. But the biggest selling point is that QOTSA have already used two songs on this album for singles and are most like going to again (ie, In My Head and Make It Wit Chu). Great album all around.

Biography

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

The seeds for the revolving door lineup that Queens of the Stone Age has become famous for were originally sown in another related project, the Desert Sessions. Dating back to the ‘80s, guitarist Josh Homme and his pals would throw what would become known as "generator parties" — consisting of live music played for a bunch of friends out in a secluded part of California's Palm Desert, the electricity for the amplifiers being supplied by a power generator. Between his exit from stoner rock groundbreakers...
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