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Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age

1998

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Queens of the Stone Age

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3.26

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Some nice but generic 2000s rock. Honestly, it feels more like a promising demo than a complete album. I liked it, but really not a ton draws me back. (Also, Josh Homme always feels like a dollar store Chris Cornell to me lol)

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“Queens of the Stone Age” by Queens of the Stone Age (1998) Marginally competent stoner rock, but this ain’t Nirvana. Composition needlessly repetitive. Too much l/r separation and hanky-panky in the mix. Pathetic vocals. Senseless lyrics. I preferred the original vinyl LP cover art. 2/5

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2.7 - Really nothing special. It's got a straightforward, commercial hard rock sound. Vocals never grabbed me. Uninteresting guitar parts - just a generic high gain drone with the same patterns: power chord-power chord-riff. Songs don't land anywhere emotionally. I'd hear this at a head shop and not give it a second thought. Chuck this album and listen to Superunknown instead.

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5

piss shit cum

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Not my cup of tea; I like the general sound of QotSA, but this album feels boring, like the same bass and drums lines continue throughout the album. Meh.

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Too serious to make a virtue of their dumbness, too dumb to conceive of seriousness as anything other than vocal lassitude and fuzzy guitars. More proof that whoever wrote this book used spin the bottle to choose albums from the 90's.

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5

I consider myself a fan, but I must not be a true fan because I have to admit I started at Songs for the Deaf and never looked backward in their discography. This sounds fantastic. Weird to think that Josh Homme was only like, 25 when he made this. The QOTSA sound was already fully formed.

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4

Weirdly had QotSA grouped with a bunch of forgettable post-grunge bands without really having listened to much. Turns out this is a actually a really good lo-fi garage rock album. Pleasantly surprising.

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4

I like the dusty desert sluggishness of the album, and think with a bit more refinement this could be an excellent album.

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5

What a cracker of a first album. Still lots of Kyuss vibes but completely Josh starting something fresh.

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5

Steengoed album met vettig gitaarwerk. Nogal vreemd einde. Maar I like it.

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5

Очень стоунер)

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Wooooow

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5

This is the best Queens of the Stone Age album because it sounds the most like a Kyuss album.

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stoned and sleepy on you would know. I'm asher burns and I approve this album

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5

Always been an album I've loved. Stand out tracks - How to handle a rope, If only

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We fuck to QOTSA

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5

rainhas da era da preda

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5

Probably my second favorite QOTSA album, but goddamn it gets me pumped. A near perfect combo of simple and repetitive structures with complex and intricate arrangements and rhythms and great melodies. The instrumental bonus tracks are unnecessary though and it’s weird that the reissue is the only version on streaming

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Queens of the Stone Age debut album, 1998. Desert rock / Stoner rock / Hard rock. Album received generally positive reviews from the critics. Homme remarked that he "just wanted to start a band that within three seconds of listening, people knew what band it was". And it is really damn good! Please generate me more stoner rock albums in this list! :)

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5

There's just something about the way this sounds that's so pleasing to my ears

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5

Huge QOTSA fan,so obviously biased here

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5

He he eindelijk weer iets uit mijn lijst van favorieten🤘

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5

Heerlijk, wat een lekker album!!

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5

Awesome album. Some incredibly good songs. Doesn't get boring at all.

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5

brutal y sexy.

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5

Muito fodaaaaa

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5

Crushing stoner rock. More refined and polished and less sprawling than Kyuss and probably better for it.

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Essencial

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5

Sonzao.

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Ayahuasca is a psychoactive/hallucinogenic brew made from various plants and considered among the indigenous people of South America’s Amazon basin to be a ceremonial spiritual medicine. It is purported by many to be effective in treating things like chronic depression and addiction. Author Michael Pollan wrote an excellent book in 2018, 'How to Change Your Mind,' in which he also advocates the use of other psychedelics (namely, L.S.D. and psilocybin mushrooms) in treating disorders as well as offering spiritual insight and transcendence. Both shamans and modern scientific researchers, however, insist that these substances are only a first step, a jump start if you will, into a more sustainable practice of things like daily meditation for life-long wellness. And neither condone hallucinogens for purely recreational purposes. I got very close to taking an ayahuasca treatment a while back, met the requirements and had all but signed up and made travel plans to a location here in the U.S, but then finally decided against it. I was scared of the possibility of persistent psychosis that is also reported among persons who may have a history of psychiatric disorders. I have shown symptoms of mild borderline personality disorder, but this is only a self-diagnosis, unconfirmed by medical professionals. My personal belief, gut reaction/intuition, is that my emotional and behavioral issues are more accurately spiritual disorders, which I’ve been treating for the last few years with a twice daily practice of Sahaja Yoga meditation, among other things. It’s a slow, lengthy process, but I am making significant recovery back to health and wellness. The reason I bring this up is because of the nature of the ayahuasca experience as differentiated from L.S.D. and mushroom. Acid and ‘shroom trips can be both frightening but also quite pleasurable, ecstatic even. But ayahuasca, by contrast, is designed to plunge the recipient into the very heart of terror. The guidance being not to flee from one’s demons (and I’m using that term in a more Hindu/Buddhist/Taoist way rather than a traditional Jewish/Christian/Muslim understanding) but to face them and allow these deeply buried entities, now unearthed, to guide you to a better place. This is exactly what my meditative practice is also accomplishing, albeit in a much gentler, gradual, and less frightening way. As I was listening to 'Queens of the Stone Age,' I was very aware of lyricists Josh Homme and Alfredo Hernandez’s own potential disordered (perhaps even sociopathic, or worse, psychopathic) thoughts, at least as revealed in their lyrics, which are by design subject to a variety of interpretations. These fellas are talented and creative lyricists, no doubt. Still, there is a tremendous amount of violent cutting going on in this LP, among both the objects and subjects of the hellish scenarios they present. In ‘Avon,’ for example, the ‘Free range humans (are) all cooped up… I string ‘em up, I cut ‘em down.’ On the final track, ‘I Was a Teenage Hand Model,’ the protagonist peaks in the window, ‘lookin’ inside, the butcher’s got a fork in your face. I’m standin’ alive, and I was singin’…’ Most disturbing of all, on ‘You Can’t Quit Me Baby,’ we experience the actions of a ‘psycho in love,’ who breaks into his ex-lover’s home and kills himself: ‘I slashed and I cut and I do it for you. I want you to notice when I’m not around.’ And, ‘I’ll see you in hell.’ This is accompanied by a guitar solo that literally evokes a disturbed mind, and then an accelerated tempo at the end concluding in a cacophony of sounds which is quite effective in its artistic representation of insanity, despair, and bloody suicide. It was scary, and not in a fun-scary rollercoaster ride kind of way. (Allow me to make a quick comment here, off the subject. On the final track, a reference is made to the patience of Job. The intent of the story of Job has very little to do with patience, at least as I understand it. Furthermore, as much as I adore Pink Floyd’s 'Dark Side of the Moon,' the Bible reads the love of money as the root of all evil, not simply money itself. I wouldn’t expect casual readers of either the Hebrew or Christian scriptures to know that, nor do I blame them for the mistake, but I just had to get that off my chest. You know, for the record. Ok, back to 'Queens of the Stone Age.') Musically, these boys are in my sweet spot. I do love me some stoner rock, man But these fellas have lifted their version up from the sludge of the Wishkah river where most play, and rinsed theirs off until its squeaky cleanier, sleeker even, and much closer to that wonderfully rich, deep Black Sabbath-esque vibe that is so influential to stoner rock bands, rather than the full-fledged grunge of, say, Nirvana. Josh Homme, while not as good a singer as Soundgarden’s late vocalist Chris Cornell, definitely echoes a similar mood. And he (also playing guitar, bass, and keyboards) and drummer Hernandez share musical surprises galore throughout, including an excellent understanding of dynamics, melodic guitar solos that are more concerned with serving the song rather than showing off (‘If Only’ is a good, but hardly the only, example), and even a taste of prog metal- a quirky 4/4, 4/4, 4/4, 4/4, 4/5 time signature on the LP’s sole instrumental, ‘Hispanic Impressions.’ I’m also a real sucker for that repetitive groove so common to the stoner rockers. ‘Walking On the Sidewalks’ produces a near trance-like state towards the end. They could’ve played that thing for ten more minutes (I’m guessing they just might in concert) and I would’ve been more than content to listen. Seeing as how the folks who create the 1001 LP list did not see fit to include any Melvins recordings (a true loss and major disappointment) I’m pleasantly surprised and relieved to discover this LP, 'Queens of the Stone Age,' as a close alternative. I love everything about this album, despite approaching the lyrics with a bit of caution. I’m emotionally mature enough, now, to take it. However, I would most certainly not recommend this while taking a hallucinogenic trip. It pretty much serves that purpose just fine all by itself. And sometimes the trip soars like an angel, but then it just as quickly takes an awfully scary descent. To smooth out the whole thing, I would recommend a big ol’ bong hit or two before dropping the needle to vinyl, or whatever musical platform you’re on (they’ve never come up with a term descriptive of the playing of virtual music that’s as good as the needle to vinyl image.) I mean, there’s a reason why they call this ‘stoner rock.’ Turn it up real fucking loud, too.

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5

I love QOTSA. I would rate songs for the deaf, like clockwork and r rated above this album though. It’s a shame they are not on the list. But in there absence their debut is getting a 5. So much sex and swagger to this.

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5 easy

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5

There is no QOTSA track that I don't like. They are one of my more favorite bands. Have been listening since Kyuss.

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4

This is rockin…. Much better than expected. Weird, yet familiar! Enjoyed!!

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4

Honestly way way better than expected. Groovy licks and energetic vocal delivery put me in a good mood.

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Skulle kunna få ett ännu högre betyg men för långt album och vissa låtar som inte håller måttet.

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4

Nice one! Lots of quality songs; not the massive hits as other albums, but very solid overall!

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QOTSA is always awesome, and has always been awesome. I had never confirmed it by listening to their debut, but I'm very happy I did now.

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Distinctive sound. Good album

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At first I thought "this isn't the QotSA album I'd pick", but I guess I haven't listened to it in a long time, as it's a banger. Lot of great tracks! Fave track - "Avon", maybe? "How To Handle a Rope" and "You Can't Quit Me Baby" are great too!

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I consider "...like clockwork" to be one of my formative albums and myself as a QOTSA fan but I had never listen to this one. Maybe I'm biased but this was excellent. strong and meaningful although that last track was confusing and uncomfortable with the headphones lol

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👍👍👍

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4

Eléctrico. Rock stone en ocasiones. Bien producido

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4

Worth listening to more. Just for the song titles.

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4

Bigger fan of their later work, but still a great album.

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Begint zeer sterk, maet mijn favoriete nummer van hen. Blijft eigenlijk tamelijk sterk, tot "These aren't the droids you're looking for" (love de Star Wars referentie tho) vanaf daar word het wat experimenteler. Heel bevreemdend einde, al bij al een goede plaat. 4.25/5

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Good

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Brilliant

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Hyped me up to get some work done

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Queens was pretty well fleshed out from the beginning, this record sounds like it could have come out next to their most recent. For a stoner rock record it has a pretty unique sound, it’s so dry that at times it seems like the band members are playing in different rooms. This does allow the listener to pick out each instrument individually at any given time, which is a neat trick. Has some of their best songs: “Regular John,” “Mexicola,” “How to Handle a Rope,” the record can drag a bit towards the end but overall worthwhile.

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Love it.

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4/5

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A cracker! I always thought they were very, very stoner rock but this has elements of keeping one eye on the dance floor. I think I'd kinda avoided it because everything I'd heard from Kyuss courtesy of Bennett didn't do much for me and incorrectly assumed the apple hadn't fallen far from the tree.

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Not sure why this one was picked as every other album they've produced is better than this.

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Pretty good album, I would give an 8/10 because it's very clean and yet feels very jagged at the same time.

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This started strong, but the middle was weak. Weirdly liked the last track though.

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This was pretty good, not as great as their later stuff -some of it was very simple and similar, but enjoyed it a lot

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Probably the first albums of this challenge that I actually enjoyed. Rating: Sick Guitar Riffs/10

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Literally this rocks

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I used to own this album, but sold it as I rarely listened beyond track 3 and Mexicola. It's interesting to revisit it 20 years later, and now that QOTSA are a big festival headlining band. As it turns out, I still really enjoy the first three tracks (Regular John, Avon and If Only), and although I'm still not keen on Walkin' on the Sidewalks (track 4), the rest of the album is a really enjoyable listen. It gets into a groove and chugs along nicely. I guess this is at a point somewhere between Desert Sessions and the later, more mainstream, QOTSA albums. This is more subtle than the next two QOTSA albums, Rater R and Songs for the Deaf, but stands up with them in terms of quality and is very much a single and consistent piece. 3.5/5.

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it's no Kyuss but it's still some damn good desert rock.

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I was already thinking I should get into QotSA before this, so it was nice to see the generator spit out something I can cross off my backlog, and even nicer that I enjoyed it. I really like the heavy yet borderline radio-friendly sound the band has (and even the hazy, jaded-about-everything-and-nothing-in-particular lyricism fits the bill well), but Josh Homme's vocals are as vital an instrument as anything else, so it's hard to treat the instrumental wankery included between many of the vocal tracks as anything more than an obstruction. Even so, the majority of that is added through the bonus tracks, and it's worth putting up with considering said tracks include "The Bronze," a highlight of the 2011 reissue that I listened to. I'm definitely digging deeper into the band after this, and maybe even checking Kyuss out. Key Tracks: Walkin' on the Sidewalks, How to Handle a Rope, You Can't Quit Me Baby

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I'd be lying if I didn't say it's a generous 4. I like this album fine but I can't help compare it to some of their later works which are some of my favorite albums. it's lacking a bit of punch

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4

so close to being a great album :/ if everything was more interesting and like, 15 min shorter, id give it a 5

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Soft 4 stars. Never heard this debut and I consider myself a QotSA fan. Their roots with Kyuss are definitely evident, but with more musical diversity on this one.

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I dug this, would go back and listen. Good post-Nirvana grungy ish sound

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Un bon album rock, j'aime bien le style. C'est un bon band et un bon album. 4.0

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Surprised by how much I enjoyed this. I got ABBA right before this one and this is the perfect palate cleanser after that slick, syrupy pop so maybe that's part of it... But this is an easy win for me. I'm already a QOTSA fan. I've seen them live at PJ20 and I actually just re-purchased Rated R on vinyl. Wouldn't call myself a huge fan though. I actually haven't listened to this one much before. I really liked Rated R and Songs for the Deaf. I kind of lost track of them after Lullabies but a few weeks ago I spent some time catching up with their more recent work. But for some reason I always kind of skipped this one (maybe I listened to it once and wasn't impressed, maybe it's the kind of terrible album art... not sure.) This is great! I think I'd still rate Rated R and Songs for the Deaf above it but it's clearly QOTSA. Love Homme's guitar sound and the big stoner riffs. Great stuff.

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Brings together some of my favorite musical pleasures: stoner metal heaviness and krautrock grooves. Sprinkled with an almost poppy melodic flourish in the vocals. Hypnotic and catchy.

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4

You can’t trust someone that doesn’t like QOTSA

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kind of heavy grungy. If only is a cool song. simple fuzzy rock. you would know. You can't quit me baby, great song.

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As their debut studio album, Queens of the Stone Age took on a stern yet explorative form of hard rock. Through creative use of psychedelic tools in the form of fuzz-guitars, repetitive bars, and an assortment of arrangement styles, 'Queens of the Stone Age' (album) manages to manifest the 'stoner culture' in their direction of sound. Systematic yet colorful, direct yet thought-inducing, this record has its fair share of CHBs therefore earning its credit.

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With this acid guitar riffs I would say is stoner-rock for the masses. (7/10) FT: If Only, Regular John

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4

Good upbeat album. With QOTS you know what you’re going to get

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The best of this album IMO: - If Only - You Would Know - How to Handle A Rope (A Lesson in the Lariat) - These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For - I Was a Teenage Hand Model It's very good. Some chord progressions are unexpected, which I like. Many catchy songs. Some tunes are a bit on the weird side. 3.7/5

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Would this band have been better named Stone Age Monarchists, or just Stone Age Monarchy? Rock band debut albums tend to be a bit rough, and this is no exception, minus one, and that it is a good one. Josh Homme has a benign vocal style, and QotSA in general showed early on that they had technical prowess to go with their musical talent. This much is evident on "Walkin' On The Sidewalks" with its repetitive bass and rhythm guitar line, screeching guitars that join rather than interrupt, so much so that it is noticeably intentional. Benign vocals for this listener is sort of what gives QotSA its charm. The band, in spite of revolving members over the years, manages to keep QotSA as their branding. Credit should rightfully go to frontman/founder Josh Homme for managing that in spite of the inevitable controversies that plague frontpersons. This is a solid rock album, as though it were recorded in an actual garage and then being mastered in a studio. It carries a 'real, genuine article' feel that precedes QotSA's eventually steady rise in the mainstream.

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4

good rock album, I liked it.

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Pretty good rock and roller.

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their early sound is great, really raw guitar sound

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This was a great listen. Way “sludge-ier” than their later work. Oddly Homme played the bass on this album so it was before even Olivieri joined the band. I dug it overall. Fav tracks: “Regular John” “These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For”

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Love Mexicola especially

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4

Still as good as I remember it - and still holds up well. Not their best album but it’s a good one.

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3.5 moody

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Niet hun beste album. Dat zijn wat mij betreft de twee daarop volgende platen. Je hoort heel goed waar het allemaal toe ging leiden, maar de plaat is nog wat wisselend en Josh zong hier ook nog niet zo goed. Maar nog steeds top.

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4

Cool rock album. Nothing super special but some solid rock tunes.

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Yes. Hell fucking yes. This wasn't my first Queens album, but it was certainly the first album to permanently drag me into the fray of fuzzed-out, lo-fi garage rock that pulled no punches and took no prisoners. The lack of polish on this LP is a feature, not a bug - the grimy guitar, punchy drums, and absolutely sinful growl of the bass unify to form some sort of primal roar, a sound dwarfing the expected output of a usual rock threesome. Already the vestiges of future QotSA albums are present in the straightforward rock charts augmented with off-kilter, skittering accents that suggest something is not quite right, that perhaps the sex, drugs, and rock n' roll this song describes belies some greater horror. An unbelievably deep first outing for a band (thanks in part to Homme's time with Kyuss) and an album I return to whenever there's the need to kick some metaphorical teeth in.

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4

Surprisingly well put together, but the lyrics could use some work.

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Quite some good rock there I think.

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já curtia demais esse som, essa fase inicial deles que vai até o songs for the deaf é maravilhosa, aqui o josh ainda tá com sequelas do kyuss então as riffaradas são bem violentas, os hitszinhos radiofônicos que caracterizaram a banda ainda não estão tão marcantes, apesar de já ter um apelo mais comercial na pegada do som. gosto MUITO de mexicola e de avon, que é um contender forte para minha musica favorita desses caras.

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Inte lyssnat på den här förut! Inte QotSA:s bästa kanske men tycker det är gött gung ändå

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Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Regular John, If only, You would know, Mexicola

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I haven't listened to this one before. I'm surprised an album like Rated R or Like Clockwork is not on here, but it makes sense that the debut makes the cut, considering that the QOTSA sound is pretty consistent. If anything, one of my gripes is that the album can get a little too samey. Also, on the Spotify version of the album, it sprinkled the bonus tracks within the original track list, which is bizarre in general, and especially for the sake of reviewing. Hispanic Impressions is a solid track, as are the other instrumentals. My other favorite song is You Can't Quit Me Baby, with a solid buildup at the end, and even a Radiohead reference. A lot of the Kyuss sound is still there, and that is probably why this record is so enjoyable to me. Just wish that Welcome to Sky Valley made the cut.

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4

As a newer QOTSA fan, this is enjoyable and has the sound I was expecting and a lot of nice guitar riffs. However, for me this is not as good as their newer albums such as "Villains" and "Like Clockwork"

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"Spider and Vinegaroons" <3. 8.5/10

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So until about 2 years ago I thought Queens of the Stone Age started with No One Knows off of Songs for the Deaf. But it turns out they had two albums prior to that and this one (their debut) is really good. It's a shame no singles were ever released - the first three tracks alone are smashes in my opinion. Regular John and If Only are what got me into finding out more about the Queens. I guess these guys (or them in their former bands) were too off the beaten path (too nu metal?) prior to this. But the pounding melodies are great - i.e., buzz from backing guitar & bass plus intermittent lead guitar intricacy and high fret change of pace. To me, this was one of the best examples of post-grunge alternative creativity, even though few went in its direction. I wish it had more staying power or influence. Very cool album, though it dragged a bit at the end.

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There are some really strong tracks here; I really enjoyed things like "Regular John." "I Was A Teenage Hand Model" was... interesting, but it kind of meandered a bit. I listened to the reissue, and I think if I listened to the original I would have liked it more. It would have been tighter, and not all the chaff. I obviously had heard of QOTSA before (particularly the stuff from the radio and such) but the stuff on the album I liked I REALLY liked. I just wish the electronica stuff wasn't so noodle-y. So yeah, I will give 4 stars. Definitely a band I want to check more of.

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Very groovy stuff

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Never really gave them a listen before. It was better than I was expecting and I listened to the whole thing. Nice discovery!

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4

Rock. Muy bueno.

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I'm a long term QOTSA fan, but had not listened to this album before. Found it a little disappointing at first, but it repaid a few repeat listens

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QOTSA are one of those bands that's been around my entire adult life and I've never really listened to them outside of what's played on the radio and going to one of their shows once. I've never been in love with Josh Holmes's vocals. They're almost too melodic against that hard rocking sound. But all in all, this is a really great album and I'll be listening to more of their stuff as well as going back to Kyuss.

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4.5/5. QotSA. Ofc it’s epic 😎🤘 (not as good as rated r or sftd or like clockwork doe)

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Heavy and filthy. Songs sound very similar to each other. Mexicola slaps

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I've been a fan for a long time. It's not their best, I believe the two following albums are superior. This is sort of a Josh Homme solo project with a good amount of his previous band Kyuss's sound. Home is a good enough singer but it's the riffs that are the star attraction. Side note: it sucks that the original album isn't available on Spotify. The bonus tracks are fine especially The Bronze, but they make the album a bit too long

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4

Great disc, it's sounds like Foo Fighters jaja, but overall great

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This is the sound of locking yourself up in a motel for the weekend with hookers and drugs. Sounds fun, but, it just turns ugly and you become paranoid. Would you do it again? No. But, are you glad you did? Yes.

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4

Some songs too long

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4

Pretty good. Starting to appreciate more 'dad' alternative these days

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Dont know why I never listened to these guys before. Very good. Cover art 2/5

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This was really cool, not so out and out commercial sounding

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7/10. Pretty good, don't know why they have to end the album with an assault on my ears though.

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8/10 really good, but it's pretty annoying when the rereleases of albums intersperse the bonus tracks throughout the whole thing.

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I've always enjoyed them.

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My Queens of the Stone Age experience began with their second, "Rated R," and third, "Songs for for the Dead," albums. This is their debut. Written and performed by Alfredo Hernandez (drums) and Josh Homme (everything else) in the wake of their band Kyuss. Put in the Stoner Rock category. I definitely hear that but would just call it hard rock. Trance-like rhythm guitars and a grunge-like rhythm section drive these songs. This is basically a more raw and less guitar complex version of their next two albums which is fine with me since their next two albums are great. To say their lyrics are cryptic would be a generous use of cryptic. I would say most songs are about sex and some aspects of relationships but....again, this is classified as Stoner Rock. "Regular John" starts the album and is maybe the most "Queens of the Stone Age" song I've heard with its driving guitars: a definite rocker. Other song highlights, "Walkin on the Sidewalks" - three guitars, more heavy and grungy, "Hispanic Impressions" - impressive instrumental and "You Can't Quit Me Baby" - nice Stoner vibe, tempo changes. The style of Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA) has also been described as krautrock. I had to dig to hear that comparison; at first, I couldn't hear it and eventually listened to a Can album (not entirely bad). The kraut-rock aspects of QOTSA are the constant, trance-like groove and the addition of layered guitars as the song progresses. There are areas where QOTSA and Can don't match up but I don't think that has anything with krautrock. Anyway, a very good album laying the foundation for some great Queens of the Stone Age albums and songs in the future.

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It’s impressive to see how solid QOTSA was since the beginning of their career. All their characteristics elements are there, thou not fully developed, but can be perceived.

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Why have I never gotten into Queens of the Stone Age? Better late than never.

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Great stoner rock - riffs, solos, weird subject matter and some amazing song titles. Best Tracks: Regular John; If Only; Mexicola

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I love the overall atmosphere of the first few QOTSA albums. The driving drums, fuzzy guitar, and Homme's vocal performance make for a tasty treat.

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Bändi on kyllä saavuttanut jonkinlaisen klassikkorockin kulminaatiopisteen. Rouheaa jytää, 4/5.

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Pretty impressive. This was a great example of grunge. Sounds like it was late enough in the movement to benefit from a lot of different influences, and early enough that it wasn't yet cliche.

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Don't mind a bit of QOTSA, couldn't say they'll ever be my favourite band or anything but I always enjoy it. I don't think I've heard this album before, but so far sounds pretty cool. I want to give it a 4, but it'll probably just be a 3.

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6/10. Very early qotsa FT: Regular John

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Real solid and shows the potential this band has, but not my favorite QotSA. The Josh Homme guitar tone is sick

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I was really into this type of music back in the day, but listening to it now, it's clear that I just didn't know any better. This was okay. Best track: Regular John

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O.K.!

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It’s ok- they weren’t on my radar til No One Knows. I can see why.

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Early QOTSA. Before the record I know, but still legit. They’ve always sounded very earthy and organic to me.

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I wonder if I'd like this without knowing what comes after it, because they get so very much better in subsequent albums. There's so much promise here, they just weren't quite there yet but you can hear it coming over the horizon. They already had such a distinctive sound. The potential is an interesting listen.

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Not like their later albums

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not really my thing

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Solid album, in regular rotation for me already.

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Too lengthy rock

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A good listen. I hadn't heard of singer Josh Homme before his venture into QOTSA but I found his music good to listen to. Though they're not as heavy a sound as I would prefer it still had an almost metal edge to it and I didn't mind that about half the songs on the album were under 3.5 mins in length. But I found the singing was a little underwhelming and soft at times. But the guitar work was pretty good and I enjoyed it for the most part.

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good stuff

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Meh

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Not my favorite album of theirs

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CTE opened for them when they were starting out, good listen overall

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I like QOSA, but this album is not excptional

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Good

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I'm honestly not sure what to say or rate. Overall, it's likeable, nothing more.

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3.7

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First song has a garage-type feel to it that I really like. Other songs starting to sound a bit more metal, but like pop metal you would hear on a mainstream alternative station. Not really something I’m totally into. Actually like the last song as well. It’s a bit more mellow.

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Good stuff.

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I had their second album as a teenager, and went through a phase with it. Never checked out their other stuff. This one has firmer roots in stoner & psych rock. But it's stripped back to the rock basics. Guitar sounds good. I always liked his voice and what I can hear of the lyrics sound intriguing. I prefer the bigger sound of the follow-up personally. Also massively not a fan of this trash album cover, but I won't factor that in.

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cool

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Crunchy.

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Decent overall sound. Lots of crunchy guitars and bassy tones. Vocally there's not much there and it's a bit too long for my liking. Not bad though.

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Good punky album, uniform feel, liked the vibe. Nothing special

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Some good songs. Some musical nerd stuff. Some duds.

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It's a good sound, but it gets boring pretty quick

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Yeh was alright. Good indie guitar vibes for a bit.

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I know the queens of the stone age, but never actually listened to any of their work. Regular John - It's a fairly neat one, It's for sure about a prostitute, or well the relationship between them and the John. I like it, Song writing solid, Production is sweet, some guitars noises I'm pretty unfamiliar with, Vocals are great. This one is good for sure. Was gonna do a track to track review on this, but nah, I don't think I have anything to intelligent to say, atleast not anything really interesting to add. It's just good stuff. Albums long but not in a boring way. Decent way to spend my afternoon. Some real neat sounds on this one.

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It's fine. I don't mind if I hear it again, but I don't mind if I never hear it again either.

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Not bad but not great. All felt a bit simple and based off one sound. I think they got better as a band but this wasn't the best.

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Rock bastante monótono.

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I really like this album. It's distinctively stoner rock, staying true to roots like Black Sabbath for slower tempo metal combined with kraut and modern hard rock. However, their music tries to sound too much like other people. Too much like their former band Kyuss. Too much like Black Sabbath. Someone pointed out how the beginning of "If Only" sounds just like The Stooges "I Wanna Be Your Dog." The singer sounds too much like someone... but I can't pick out who it is... Eddie Vedder? I don't know what's up with the other reviews saying they have a distinctive sound... I raise an eyebrow. Either way, I immediately liked it because it sounds like what I'm used to. The album doesn't really go in any general direction. I'll listen to their other albums, but I'm expecting just to stick to their hits.

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Was always a fan, but these guys blew me away live. This album doesn't really do it for me, but I'm a huge fan of the band.

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Listened while working and it was a good album for that. Not my favorite qotsa but has some bangers.

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Pretty standard stoner rock. Not much as a whole stuck out. The guitar is good the rest meh. Dislike this style drums.

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It wasn't bad, but I don't think I'd revisit this album again. My favourite song was Regular John. 3/5 stars.

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There is absolutely no way this album should be on here ahead of "songs for the deaf". Having said that, this album did kind of invent "stoner metal" and for that we should be eternally grateful

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QOTSA before they hit the big time. Songs are all pretty good, but very similar.

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Deec

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This is better walking than driving music. It comes across as a bridge between 20th-century hard rock and the garage sound of the oughts, with QOTSA flair (I hope my lack of knowledge of Kyuss is as clear as it is deep). It could have come out in 2008, which suggests that songwriting has advanced unfortunately little since its release. Except for a few tracks at the end, the recording seems like one of an exciting if long session. There's rockstar swagger but not a whole lot of boundary pushing.

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Still can't vibe with the Queens.

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Wasn't amazing, wasn't bad. Right down the middle. Didn't realise it had ended, which usually means I didn't hate it haha

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Really good rock album. Just solid

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Spotify only had the 2011 re-issue album in their catalogue, I believe the omission of some of the added songs may have made the album flow a little better. Might have given it a slightly higher rating if it was the original track-list. Overall I thought it was a good intro to QOTSA being their debut album. Best: Regular John Worst: These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For

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That was okay. Not brilliant though. I might give this one last shot.

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Starts off great, but got more monotonous and boring to me as it went on.

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This was much better than expected. I really liked the Kraut rock influence of the driving guitars on Regular John, and just when it starts to get samey sounding they really mix it up with I was a teenage hand model. Very creative writing and arrangements for a debut album and their post grunge sound is much more appealing to me than the bigger and more popular Grunge bands out there.

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I get what they are doing. Never dug super deep into QOTSA but I'm familiar enough and I think I like them in smaller doses, in fact if this album had been, I don't know, fifteen minutes shorter I think I would've liked it a lttle more, it just gets a little too samey after a while.

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It's fine... but I find this sort of rock to be quite boring and sterile. Reminds me of listening to the "hard rock" radio and thinking this was the best shit ever.

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Couple good tracks.

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After a brief flirtation with liking Queens of the Stone Age in my late teens, I quickly grew tired of Josh Homme's songwriting, guitar tone, and personality. There are a ton of genre adjacent bands like Melvins or Sleep or Clutch or Mastodon who I would take over QotSA. I guess QotSA are a little catchier, a little more radio friendly, but I'm just not impressed. This album isn't terrible, it worked fine as background music while I played video games, but it's just kind of blah to me. Low three.

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Not bad not bad

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Interesting use of dissonance. all rock, no roll. solid.

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It was okay, but didn’t really do much for me

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Ett band jag har usel koll på, trots att jag vid den tiden lyssnade på en del liknande. Gillade den, överlag. Kändes nostalgiskt, även om jag inte hört skivan förut i sin helhet. Kul att den inte bara var hård och skramlig utan kände som att de experimenterat lite med roliga ljud.

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3 låtar in: Inte min genre men inte så dumt ändå. Som en mix av The Doors och Nirvana, gillar det mer än förväntat. 6 låtar in: Är det inte lite väl mörkt? 9 låtar in: Kommer de någonsin hitta ut ur heroin-dimman? 12 låtar in: Lyssnar jag mer kommer jag hoppa från Västerbron

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QOTSA is a popular band but this album is a curious choice for inclusion on this list since it didn't have any of their hit singles or do as well commercially. It's sort of a grunge/stoner rock album with shades of Soundgarden and Black Sabbath and the opening track was a bit Radiohead-esque.

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The songs blended together. Nice for something to not pay attention to.

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Generic

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Really good at first, but got a bit much

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Not a bad rocker for Friday drivetime

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I wish I liked this one more

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I like the sound but no song really impressed me.

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Okay

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Queens of the Stone Age had better albums than this, and while I don't mind it I attribute its inclusion in this list to the "look at me, I knew Queens of the Stone Age would be great way before anybody else noticed its existence" hubris factor.

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Great stoner

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Could feel the early 2000s/90s vibe from ot

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It was fine, nothing really stood out to me but I didn't think anything was that bad on it.

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I feel bad bc i really liked the first album of theirs i listened to (...Like Clockwork), but this didn't affect me as much and felt a little bit too long. "If Only" and "Avon" were my favorites.

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Really liked the production sound of this.

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It was fine

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Not their best, heavy sabbath influence.

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Solid enough album.

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Not really in my taste. The last songs are a bit too weird and psychedelic for me

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Brilliant

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Decent rock album. They sound better than I expected. They call it "stoner rock," but that doesn't sound like a fair comparison. They sound a little more technical and together than that. Still, nothing special overall.

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Rätt bra faktiskt

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stone it up, fuzzball

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Occassionally brilliant, occassionally interesting, often just another 90's US rock band. If I'd discovered them at the time and no other 90's US rock bands ever existed then I'd have been a fan, but I didn't and they did. Nice try QOTSA, nice try.

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This stoner rock album blew my expectations away. Somewhat competent and I vibe with it heavy.

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I like QOTSA, but I don't fully get why this album was chosen for this list instead of "Songs for the Deaf". This album is just mostly them trying to find their footing. You can still hear the iconic "QOTSA sound", but it's not as refined as their later works. Still pretty good, but I'd rather be listening to Songs for the Deaf or Era Vulgaris.

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It's alright. Sounds a little dated. But some fun tracks.

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não sou fã do gênero rock tradicional mas de fato reconheço que não tinha conhecimento da banda até então. não ouvi o album inteiro mas pelas faixas que pude escutar, claramente trata-se de sons com muitas camadas bem construídas. quem sabe retorne a ouvir mas pelo fato de não ser muito o gênero que me interessa, deixo uma contemplação singela de que trata-se de outro album atemporal.

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Okay -- prefer "Songs for the Deaf"

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Slightly repetitive but some good tunes on the front half.

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OK

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Des bangers et des morceaux moins fous. Pas leur meilleur album imo.

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was a little unrefined. like their later stuff more

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Top Songs: > Regular John > If Only > Mexicola > You Can't Quit Me Baby

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New to me. Because I missed this band when they debuted and beyond (had heard the name, but don't recall hearing any songs), I have a feeling their sound would come across to me as more original back then than it does now, but no doubt there is some really good driving rock here. They play very well and lock into a groove that many similarly-styled bands often miss. Put another way, their composition and musicianship are slightly more disciplined in the right way. Still edgy, still driving, but not sloppy. I don't know if I'll seek out more of their music or come back to this album for more listens, but overall I liked it.

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A bit gungey for me. Come on guys, it’s 98, contemporize.

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Solides Debüt aber im Vergleich zu allem was danach kommt ziemlich eintönig. Weil ich fan pilled bin vom Rest finde ich es schon okay, aber hat mich jetzt nie sonderlich hervorgeholt.

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War alright war mir stellenweise bisschen repititiv aber fand ich nicht allzu schlimm. Iwie hat mir da aber doch der letzte kick in irgendeine richtung gefehlt

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Gutes Album, catchy riffs etc bla bla Stoner Rockig. Josh Homme kann aber dezent sterben gehen der Hurensohn

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Jo, war ganz in ordnung. Passt auf jeden fall in deren diskografie, aber ist auf der Länge nicht wirklich ganz so spannend. 6/10

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I'm only familiar with the QOTSA songs that get radio play, haven't listened deeply. And I definitely haven't heard any of the songs from their debut album before, just the hits that came after. I like it, it's in the vein of stoner rock that I dig. I think if I'd been listening to this in college it would have stuck with me more. But it's not breaking any new ground or blowing me away sonically. It's better than a lot of the shit I've waded through so far on this list, I'll give it that. The album artwork is horrifically dated and cheap looking though. It's giving me Bollywood hip-hop / basement porno vibes.

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Good enough, but notable only for painting the Queens' blueprint, trancey stoner rock with sexy dance vibes. Homme and crew would refine their approach to great success, becoming one of the best, most dependable rock bands of all time, but this album may be the least of their efforts. "If Only" is a standout track and best represents their path forward.

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Some good tunes throughout, but not a super winner.

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Not as incredible as Songs for the Deaf, but you can hear where they are headed on this one

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I like them but this album want my favorite

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Song good songs, and then a lot of noise.

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Really did not have much use for this and its popularity and regard escape me. I don’t even want to spend more time thinking about the specifics; will happily never listen to this band again. Escapes a lower rating by being mostly competent If unremarkable rock and only having a tiny bit of the synthesizer knob-twiddling that made me want to throw my phone in the garbage.

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It's good, not as good as later albums but still worth a listen. I love their sound but like so many others have commented are there no other albums out there more worthy than this? 'Songs for the Deaf' is better in my opinion. Still. This is a great sound.

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There’s not much here. The music is fairly standard late 90s rock. It’s unimaginative, especially when you consider how much innovative music came out of the late 90s. There is an excessive amount of noodling much of it repetitive and not terribly constructive. It sounds fine but it just doesn’t seem to belong on this list

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Yeah decent but a lot of meh album tracks

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Do I like this album? Yes. Would I call it essential listening? No, not really.

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Mjukt och tungt.

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Why is this the one Qotsa album on here and no Kyuss bruuuhhhh 💀💀💀 give me some of what Rob’s smoking!

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Mer likt queens of the dull age

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Stoner rock dude. I know Songs for the Deaf and it doesn't grab me the same way but still it contain some great riffs and I may well play again. (Must explore the albums of Kyuss) Feel this is a 3.5..

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Liked this a lot - technically brilliant, super tight instruments and just driving powerful tunes. Not always sold on some of their songs but this was a good introduction to a lot of things I'd never heard before and really helped me warm to them as a band.

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more interesting than I predicted, not as good as their later work

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Genre: Stoner Rock 3/5 This was disappointing. I had never listened to the debut album from Queens of the Stone Age, a group I've grown quite fond of over the years. Their albums Songs for the Deaf (No One Knows, etc.) and ...Like Clockwork (God Is the Sun, etc.) are both great rock albums, but neither are in the book, which gave me the impression that their debut was going to be something to behold. Turns out the group was still in its infancy, none of the songs have the polish that their later songs have, and what we're given is a fairly lackluster garage/stoner rock album, with some minor gems, but mostly stocked with filler. Regular John, the album's intro, is a great little rock song, which I thought was setting up the rest of the album for success. As Avon and If Only finished, two other popular songs from this record, they were just okay. Nothing special, and nothing which would differentiate itself from the rest of the pack. As the album progressed, even through Mexicola, another big song from this project, I ran into this problem a lot. Sufficient, high energy, but overall not very exciting. It all starts to sound like one big guitar distortion-fest, with not much in the way of interesting songs. Some moments stood out, the solo in You Can't Quit Me Baby is fucking awesome, but not enough to warrant anything more than a 3. Listen to their other albums, you can skip this one.

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QotSA:n muu tuotanto on kunnon menevää rokkia mun makuun, mutta jotenkin tää levy ei vaan iskenyt. Ihan mukiinmenevää kuitenkin.

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Kaiken kaikkiaan kiinnostava bändi. Tämä sieltä levyjen paremmasta päästä. Ei niin hittirikas mikä on varsin ok. 3/5

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Otroligt menlöst. Kassa vocals, långa tråkiga låtar. Våga släppa loss, grabbar!

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Stoner “robot” rock, langsom tung metal, Josh Homme

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not my style

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An unknown band to me. The music did not tough me. I only liked one song a little bit. 'Spiders and Vinegaroons'. It had a nice bild up.

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I didn’t enjoy this at all but I could tell it was competent.

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Pretty repetitive. Not very impressed

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It's fine. 5/10

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It's decent but nothing special. The 2 albums they did after this were much better I thought

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Too repetitive and stonery for me. Unpleasant sounds at the end of the last song.

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Van eentonig tot zelfs vreemd. Objectief gezien doen ze wel coole dingen met geluid. Één nummer apart luisteren zou ze misschien meer eer aangedaan hebben dan een heel album.

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Listened for the first time in years. Still a meh.

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Didnt really get into this one. It all sounded the same to me. I did enjoy the last 3 tracks though. I would pass on listening to it again.

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Never liked QOTSA and this hasn’t changed my mind

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I liked it for the first few tracks but it just keeps going on forever and it’s so repetitive. This album could be so much better if they cut 4-5 tracks and got it under 40 minutes.

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I've never understood the hype here. It's fine, but not mind blowing stuff.

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Not bad.

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I do absolutely love some QOTSA, but I'm not sure this was so up my street. I love the newer stuff I guess, more poppy and less heavy

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Queens of the Stone Age's debut album comes tantalizingly close to being good. Unfortunately, in almost every area, from songwriting to vocals to lead guitar playing, they fall just short. Unlike most contemporary rockers, QOTSA can actually play their instruments. Josh Homme is clearly capable of writing interesting chord sequences and rhythmic hooks, but he stops short of where he needs to go. These tunes are screaming for a little more instrumental interplay and a little more melodicism, but Homme insists on keeping everything skeletal and basic. Again, the songs demand a charismatic frontman with vocal chops, like Gavin Rossdale, but Homme's vocals are flat and thin. Finally, these songs cry out for a guitarist on the level of someone like Metallica's James Hetfield, but instead we get barely adequate solos. I mean, I wouldn't turn this off if I heard it on the radio, but listening to an entire album's worth of what sounds like unfinished demos that have the potential to be great with two or three more revisions and a better vocalist and guitarist is just frustrating.

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The first two tracks are soooooo boorrrrrring. This is the simplified song structures of punk, but slowed down and all the fun or edge taken out. its like a masonry wall or a piece of concrete that is just there. How To Handle A Rope connected with me. What the hell this sucked.

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Queens of the Stone Age explore rhythm as a defining characteristic of rock music in greater depth than just about any band out there. In fact, there are times where it seems like rhythm is all they’re interested in. It makes for a whole host of riffs that get you bouncing, but songs that don’t live long in the memory. I guess it makes sense why they call it “desert rock”: it’s as samey and featureless as a desert landscape.

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Not so bad,

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I like some of Foo Fighters' stuff, and "No One Knows" by QotSA. This album didn't strike a chord with me though

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Absolute sludge and I say that as someone who has quite liked QOTSA in the past.

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bored i think.

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First Listen. After listening to it several times, none of the songs stand out to me. Doesn't mean it is bad, it just needs more time for me. For now, I'll give it a 2/5.

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1998 eh? A very riff-oriented, 70s feel. The singer sounds a bit like Ozzy at times. I was thinking after the first few songs they weren't as depressing and gloomy as the Seattle Bands, but then I changed my mind once I hit the one-hour mark. A 36 minute vinyl offering might have garnered an extra point.

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The first song has an indie / garage sound which I'm sometimes good with but it reminds me of songs CFNY would play after it went downhill. While the first song was nothing to write home about, things quickly got worse. They sound like boring metal from over a decade earlier.  To be sure, there is decent guitar playing but the "ham sandwich" comment from my Hüsker Dü review applies equally in this case.

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Classic rock sound that mostly blended together for me

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decent stoner rock, but nothing special.

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Flum-album som i och för sig inte är dåligt men som kanske skulle behövt en producent som styrde upp saker och ting.

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I didn't really dig it. A little heavy for my tastes, and TOO LONG. I liked the cohesion though. I feel like each song managed to sound like the same band, while not all sounding like the same song. That was well done, but overall I just didn't really care for it.

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Dull and repetitive

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Love the sound of the distortion but the songs are pretty aggressively average

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Alright!

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It's not my styl.

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Honestly, I keep mixing up these guys with Kings of Leon or (even worse?) System of a Down. I can't find anything groundbreaking or even memorable here. An album to forget the instant it stops playing.

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I thought it was alright but then there came some songs that were too repettive and some that actually hurt my ears with the sound effects. Overall a background music kind of album, not really in a hurry to listen to it again. 4/10

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Grooves along well, then gets a bit repetitive and tuneless. A pick n mix band. Very cool man, that Josh.

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Expected something much better. The last song is very good, tho.

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Very inconsistent album, some of the songs were great and some very pretty trash.

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Meh

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Ikkje heilt min smak

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This was really close to hitting 3 stars, but it's just a bit too experimental at times and there's nothing that just find a great groove and energy i was able to get into. There are much more interesting QOTSA albums to listen to.

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These may not be the droids I'm looking for, and this ins't the album that I'm looking for, either. I didn't get the purpose of this song. Maybe I'm searching for too much. Who knows?

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somewhat grungy, not really impressive nor energetic enough, kind-of depressive

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je sais pas c’était pas ouf quand même

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Je pensais que je n'allais pas trop aimer, je n'ai pas trop aimé.

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Basic 90s rock with way too many crappy sounding moments. I'm going to talk about songs that had moments I couldn't stand: You Would Know, Hispanic Impressions, You Can't Quit Me Baby, These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For, I Was a Teenage Hand Model. Annoying album. I'll give it a 2 because there were a few cool moments. I'm very sparing about giving an album a 1, but this one was up there. Or do I mean "down there"? Who cares. Next.

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Entiendo por qué está entre los 1001 pero no me encantó. Hay un poder pero podría haber sido más interesante. Le faltó algo.

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It doesn't get better or worse. If you like the first song you will like the album but if you don't stop because each song just blends into the next feeling like 1 long song. This album gets a solid MEH rating.

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2/5 nope

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Klinkt als het typische schoolbandjes muziek. Als het iets meer up-tempo was geweest had ik het wel leuk gevonden, maar dit is niet zo mijn muziek. **

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Ziemlich langatmige Affäre, besonders die Vocals funktionieren für mich nich.

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Die Songs an sich sind ganz cool aber als Ganzes ist das zu ermüdend und vor allem viel zu lang

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neee das geht echt nicht was ist das. wieder ein album wo jeder song derselbe ist und der ist nicht mal gut

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I didn't really dig it. A little heavy for my tastes, and TOO LONG. I liked the cohesion though. I feel like each song managed to sound like the same band, while not all sounding like the same song. That was well done, but overall I just didn't really care for it.

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Better than I feared, but I wouldn't consider it a must-hear album.

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BORING.

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04/11/2022 It all sounds the same. Can't hear anything special that would lead me to coming close to classifying this as an all-timer album.

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Riff-driven metal, but the riffs aren't good enough. Too complex, jumping around a lot - a substitute for melody. A sort of prog-metal. I'd rather go back to fundamental pentatonics. Occasionally it comes close, but there are no classics here. Music for teenage boys only.

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There's definitely "a sound" to these guys - that propelling/droning doubled guitar power chords, combined with Josh Homme's almost laconic singing style. I've just never been able to figure out how much I like it. Well I'd yet to hear this debut album so here we go.... and yeah it starts exactly as I'd expect on the first cut "Regular John" Maybe this is a Josh Homme problem (or rather me with his work...). I listened to a lot of Them Crooked Vultures when that album came out and I loved it. Well...I thought I loved it. I wanted to love it. I realized I didn't love it. My problem is that even though the sound is kinda cool - like a hopped-up Black Sabbath - none of these are great *songs* at all. It just sort of reveals itself as a stoner wallpaper that looks weird and cool in black lighting but sometimes you just need to turn that stupid light off and want to see something interesting on the walls. And it just ends up being a bunch of detuned sludgy progressions that all meld into one another. Terrible analogy but I just want to leave the room. And if that's the point, ok great - achievement unlocked. I just wanted a few songs - any song - to really sink my teeth into, but absolutely none of them are memorable and before the end i just wanted it to finish already... 4/10 2 stars

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i rarely like no singing but i thought it was pretty good otherwise. it was just kinda boring. i’d give it a 5/10

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Strangely hypnotic in places. This is possibly the only type of metal that I can stomach.

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Not my favorite mellow punk-grunge rock. Just not that entertaining.

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meh

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Nota: 1/5. Se m'ha fet insopprtable. Potser tenia mal dia.

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Meh.

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Have a hard time listening to grungier stuff

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Not to my liking

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really? top albums?

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Pretty good Reminds me of the early Radiohead actually. I take it back, this sucks balls Second half of "Spiders and Vinegaroons" is the only good thing on this album.

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The best thing about this album is that I will have forgotten about it by this time tomorrow!

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Det var så oinspirerande. tråkigt och dåligt. visste inte alls att de var såhär dåliga?

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Hate them

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Not listening to it. Can't stand to hear the voice of a man known for being agressive and abusive, sorry.

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Nothing new or interesting with this one.

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I guess this might be called post-grunge? I never got into grunge as it seemed to take all of the macho posturing of punk and none of the more interesting bits. So an after-the-fact version of that definitely is not for me. The band’s Wikipedia entry, which mentions "Krautrock and electronica influences”, makes them sound much more interesting than I found this album. Didn’t enjoy the backing, the lyrics or the voice, which doesn’t really leave anything here for me to admire. Stoner rock, nein danke.

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