Review Summary: The seductive power and engaging Like clockwork ..
A good way to assess the quality of a disc, after listening nonstop for about two, three days straight, you take a break for a week. If you get those songs echoing in his head, leaving that urge to listen can be sure you have a great record in hand.
Opening with Keep Your Eyes Peeled, Homme now turns his thoughts in verses like "If life is but a dream, then wake me up." The guitars weigh during the whole song almost dragged under the line marked below, and in the end fall silent while a subtle cello closes the song
The next track "I Sat By The Ocean" is from the first hearing, one of the best, with everything we like Queens Of The Stone Age classic with a riff holding music and a guitar solo and catchy chorus.
"The Vampyre Of Time And Memory", is full of synths and dark climates.
"If I Had A Tail" with all evil sex advice and participation of Alex Turner and former bassist Nick Olivieri, has taken a Rolling Stones song, quite different from those perfect and insane screaming of the first albums.
"My God Is The Sun" appears in the middle of the disc, referring more to the band's earlier work, a thrilling footprint.
"Kalopsia" begins slowly, almost stopping in a gloomy melody: I never lie, to myself, tonight ... - fills After weight and this alternation occurs in the course of music.
"Fairweather Friends" Josh shows a new side of his vocals, and even with the participation of most guests. A mature sound that seems to have come from one of the disks at the end of the Beatles' career, super refined and exquisite taste.
"Smooth Sailing" with its distorted guitars, the falsetto Homme, its seductive rhythm to finish the song without doubt one of the most engaging tracks QOTSA
The track "I Appear Missing" reminds phase of Rated R, 2000. It's like a sort of cousin of "Better Living Through Chemistry." With six minutes long, is the longest ... Like Clockwork, and also one of the best. Those you can close your eyes, shake my head and just enjoy the riffs of guitars Homme and Troy Van Leeuwen.
"... Like Clockwork," which closes the album, is a trail that begins with voice and piano, a ballad with poetic lyrics and melody that closes this great album in a big way.
It is fair to say that Like Clockwork met, and even exceeded, expectations this great record.