If it had never been mentioned that Mark Ronson had anything to do with this album, 99% of these complaints wouldn't be here. As soon as fans heard any mention of a "pop" producer laying hands on this album they were ready to shoot it down before flight. My guess - most complainers aren't really giving the record a chance & that's a shame.
Josh Does It Again!!! Another Instant Classic.
First off, I have to start off by saying that I am so sick and tired of all these haters and people that claim to be QOTSA fans yet they are always living in the past. If I see the words "Songs For The Deaf" or "Nick Oliveri" one more time in a review, I will lose my mind! The beauty of this band is that it is constantly evolving with every single album and aging like a fine wine. A rarity in the music industry these days. With that being said, don't let the Negative Nancies persuade you into not buying this album. Mark Ronson has a pretty good track record, he knows what he's doing. It's a finely crafted masterpiece and one of those albums that you can put on repeat and listen to over and over again. The ONLY gripe I have is that I wish that there were more songs! Other than that, I am thoroughly impressed with the diversity on this album and it was worth every penny that I spent. I highly recommmed it to anyone and everyone!
QOTSA never I mean never!!! let me down. They aren't willing to change for know one. By far my favorite band.
Most appreciated after a few listens.
This has become my favorite album by QOTSA. I was underwhelmed at first but I have too much respect for this band to just drop it. After a few listens at different times of the day and in different states of mind, I have come to admire the layers of this album that simply not noticed at first. Most negative reviews have come before the album was released (perhaps teased a little too much) or immediately after release. I disregard all these reviews. This is a great album from the a great group.
Very creative and fresh album. Bravo guys! 👍
The Queens go soft but not flat
By A Concerned Comrade
There are albums in bands where they go off the rail and try something new. U2 had Pop, Coldplay had Mylo Xyloto, and fans either love it or hate it.
Me? QotSA have always been a bit heavy for me, so this eerie, synth and groan filled album with beats that make my foot tap one minute and head bang another is a pleasant surprise for me. Definetly the highlights of the album was the first song of the album "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" where they seemed to channel Franz Ferdinand in their moans and beats, and "Un-Reborn Again", but the other songs are worth a listen too.
Be warned though you'll find little of those loud guitar growls and vocal power from "Song's For the Deaf" and it wouldn't be suprising for a disgruntled fan to call this a watered down version of "Like Clockwork".
Personally, as much as I like this album, I hope this is just a one time thing, and they revamp that aggresive sound you get in some of their previous albums that we all know and love.
A solid album.🤘🏼
What makes Queens so amazing is they are always incorporating new sounds into their albums. Each album tells a story and Josh is your narrator.
Just as many great rock bands before QOTSA, true musicians challenge the norm and never stay stagnant in a cookie cutter album sound.
To appreciate this is to know what makes Queens of the Stone Age a true Rock & Roll band. But don't take my word for it. 💫
Big fan here but what a disappointment. The Evil Has Landed is fantastic; wish the entire album was ike that.
really great LP
love how Josh n Co makes every song different, so far love Fortress and The Way You Used to Do. Very solid album, wish it was longer but heres to more to come
Long time coming ...
... really enjoying this album. A bit of a throw back to sounds from their Era Vulgaris album.