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narsica

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new Queens of the Stone Age
« on: June 16, 2017, 03:38:35 PM »
is out!! (I know, it actually came out yesterday, but I didn't get a chance to catch it)

The Way You Used to Do

Ugh. So good. Less freewheeling than their usual sound - people are saying it sounds "tighter" but they've always been a really tight band. It's more compact. Still the catchy guitar riffs, but less jazzy improv (a bit of a loss, to be sure). Guitars sound fucking awesome, super aggressive.

Really looking forward to the album.
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Re: new Queens of the Stone Age
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 12:35:12 AM »
The album is good.

Really good.
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Re: new Queens of the Stone Age
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 02:54:06 AM »
Quite liking it too. They had advertised that this album was the one which would get your feet moving, and damn, they sure didn't oversell, I was dancing on my way to the train this morning.

QotSA is tight in execution, but usually much looser on the form, that may be what I am missing a bit in this album, but still a good one :) TBF, the only QotSA album I don't like 100% is Era Vulgaris, and Song for the Deaf is literally my favorite record ever.

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Re: new Queens of the Stone Age
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 09:51:44 PM »
Quite liking it too. They had advertised that this album was the one which would get your feet moving, and damn, they sure didn't oversell, I was dancing on my way to the train this morning.

QotSA is tight in execution, but usually much looser on the form, that may be what I am missing a bit in this album, but still a good one :) TBF, the only QotSA album I don't like 100% is Era Vulgaris, and Song for the Deaf is literally my favorite record ever.

Totally agree - one of the things that appealed to me immediately with QotSA was how tight they were as a group. They're just as tight on this album as they've always been, but I feel like there's less space in the songs. It's still ridiculously self-indulgent though - only 'Head Like a Haunted House' approaches a length suitable for radio, pretty much everything else is a 5-6 minute jam. It's absolutely danceable, and I'm loving the guitars over the whole record. I feel like 'Un-reborn Again' and 'Hideaway' are the only two weak songs on the album, and they're not even bad songs. But I cannot get 'Domesticated Animals' and 'The Evil has Landed' out of my head.

My only gripe so far is while the guitar hooks are as catchy as always, there's not as much variation in how they're played. It's a small disappointment, and hardly worth noting.

If anyone else is interested, you can listen to the entire album on YouTube, to decide if you want to buy it.
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Re: new Queens of the Stone Age
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 10:54:04 AM »
I enjoyed it. I thought it was a nice progression of QotSA sound but, harkening back to the complexity found on Song's for the Deaf.