Queens of the Stone Age
...Like Clockwork


5.0
classic

Review

by Paul4 USER (1 Reviews)
June 17th, 2013 | 22 replies


Release Date: 06/03/2013 | Tracklist

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.


user ratings (1596)
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  • bmon13 (5)
    One of the most important albums of my life (thus far)...

    Nick Morley (5)
    TL;DR: It's an incredible album that just got better with time and context....

    brandaao (4)
    ...Like Clockwork shows a band not afraid to take their characteristic sound and push it i...

    AaronBatt (4)
    The best rock album of 2013?...

  • Minus. (4)
    And like clockwork, QOTSA makes another solid album albeit slightly overrated....

    Jamie Coughlan (3)
    Middle of the road return from QOTSA, that they've been sliding toward for 8 years....

    kvltwalter (3.5)
    Josh Homme looks to the past and mixes in a little bit of the darkness into their light, c...

    BrianE (3.5)
    Queens of the Stone Age look to prove they're more than just a mere rock band....

  • Hernan M. Campbell STAFF (3.9)
    Josh Homme & Co. return with a stellar album that blends their many influences and idiosyn...

    Mike C (4)
    "if reason is priceless then there's no reason to pay for it."...

    Peter K. Mark (4)
    Not your average everyday stoner....

    Alex K. (4)
    "I blow my load over the status quo."...

  • Greg Fisher STAFF (4.5)
    QOTSA return with a bang, delivering a solidly constructed record that's imbued with seduc...


Comments:Add a Comment 
Denn3s
June 16th 2013


3 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

excellent album, the best of them work!

Artuma
June 16th 2013


15481 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

terrible review but the album rules agreed

Cipieron
June 16th 2013


3508 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

is English your first language?

EvoHavok
June 16th 2013


1478 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Another new user soon learns the ways of sputnik the hard way.

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Cipieron
June 16th 2013


3508 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

alright Sput students

This reviewer is:

(A) not a native English-speaker
(B) under the age of 12
(C) from the south, possibly Georgia or Alabama
(D) just your typical Sputnik reviewer

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
June 16th 2013


11456 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Paul4: Prepare yourself for the hate lol track by track reviews are a big no-no on Sputnik.

Pestiferous
June 16th 2013


1341 Comments


uhh not quite

StallionMang
June 16th 2013


6038 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Work on your reviewing style a bit. And DEFINITELY stay away from the track-by-tracks.

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Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
June 16th 2013


11456 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"uhh not quite"

How do u figure? Even if they're well-written they get negs regardless.

DegausserGuernica24
June 16th 2013


1134 Comments


inb4 crandynewman summary

tempest--
June 17th 2013


14421 Comments


"The Vampyre Of Time And Memory", is full of synths and dark climates.

ok

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2013


11456 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

What does dark climates even mean? Cause last time I checked music doesn't create the climate...

Uranium
June 17th 2013


7257 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

why is this a bad review guys? i cant read.

tempest--
June 17th 2013


14421 Comments


it's not it's a gr8 review people are dumm

RivalSkoomaDealer
June 17th 2013


951 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Someone piss in my eyeballs

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SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2013


16789 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album's first half is like a 3/5, back half is like a 4.9/5

Also this can't be a real review. If you don't come on here saying English is like your 8th language then I'm going to assume that you're seven years old.

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MrElmo
June 17th 2013


1955 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"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."
Nonsensical

MrElmo
June 17th 2013


1955 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Are you him?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzs6d11dhnY

RobbaqPL
June 17th 2013


162 Comments


Hey guys, here's an idea. Maybe this guy is not 7 years old... but was totally baked while writing this joke of a review. You know, because it's stoner rock. Or something.

RobbaqPL
June 17th 2013


162 Comments


Hey guys, here's an idea. Maybe this guy is not 7 years old... but was totally baked while writing this joke of a review. You know, because it's stoner rock. Or something.



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