Band’s evolving and it’s wonderful.
By The Goathead
Keep it Coming!!
This album sneaks up on you, I was stunned on the first few listens and now after seeing it live it has to be thier best album yet!! Every song is amazing.
Ya either dig, or ya don’t.
And I dig, baby.
The latest from Josh and Co is definitely a grower. Lots of layers, depth, and textures you're going to miss if you're looking for a quick fix. It didn't start to gel for me until somewhere between 5-10 listens. Sonically reminiscent of ...Like Clockwork (a 5 Star masterpiece), but with the boogie of Era Vulgaris, some of it deceptively complex. It feels like another chapter in the nightmare dreamscape they created for ...Like Clockwork, but with a lighter theme. Maybe not their best, but definitely a very good album!
Probably Their Worst To Date
Sonically, this album sounds horrible which I blame producer Mark Ronson for; along with a lot of other things. He should stick to pop music and avoid quality rock music like QOTSA is accostomed to making. Theodore has some solid drum work on the album however they made his kit sound like a six year olds toy kit with papery snare, no kick, and absolutely absent cymbals in the mix. That is just one example of total trash production and mixing. Mabye the band was going for what some would call a "raw" sound but I think it's more than that. Sure there are some good tracks here but nothing compared to what one expects from a QOTSA album. At the end of the day, I don't think Ronson and the band were a good fit for each other. Maybe he should go back to working with Bruno Mars or whoever.
By Peppard Beef Jerky
"The Way You Used To Do" sounds straight out of a commercial for Maybelline mascara.... lucky for the guys, that's my favorite eyeliner.
Ronson, what exactly did you do here? Fart in the control booth? Where's the brass!?
Josh, hope the kids and family are doing well.
Rest of the band, I envy your positions in life.
By Spilly j
Really good and different, always changing their sound.
The Hero's Journey
It's so goddam good.
Let It Grow
By Annette WI
Ok, every past album QOTSA has at least two clunkers on it. This one does as well! I won't list mine here. Either way this is classic QOTSA. I am guessing most reviewers that have bashed this and wrote it off did so after two or three listens. I have had this on repeat in the car and thru the cans. There is a lot going on here, and its pretty effing great. Not there best, but some sonic bliss built in on many of these tracks.