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.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

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 Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
441 Ratings

441 Ratings

ryanmetallica ,

Yes

I'm glad they did another one. Still waiting for Them Crooked Vultures to get back together though...

Topher8548 ,

I can't wait 😭

Sounds great already

GZsmith ,

IDK what just happened

I've been a fairly big fan of these guys but this is just garbage. It's mostly overly poppy swing music. Just no substance whatsoever I can't get on board with it. When Clockwork came out I was hooked, it was very progressive for their style but I thought the substance was still intact. It had very good song writing. I don't get this at all. Maybe I was just really excited and set my expectations too high? Maybe I'm just an a-hole? Who knows but I don't like it and will definitely not own this one

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