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Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age: Rated RRated R (2000)
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Reviewer Rating: 4
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Contributed by: Not-To-RegretNot-To-Regret
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I noticed there was not a single QOTSA review on the site, and for open-minded individuals like us I felt knowledge of this album had to be shared. Sure, I hated this band when Songs for The Deaf was all over the radio and TV, but since then my tastes have matured and blues-influenced rock has becom.
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I noticed there was not a single QOTSA review on the site, and for open-minded individuals like us I felt knowledge of this album had to be shared. Sure, I hated this band when Songs for The Deaf was all over the radio and TV, but since then my tastes have matured and blues-influenced rock has become an essential part of my collection. Don't kid yourself though, as this album is anything but that, with styles as varying as the musicians themselves. Spawned from Josh Homme's relatively overlooked yet brilliant work in Desert Sessions, many artists from several backgrounds have come forth to be a part of this project.

For fans of Screaming Trees, Kyuss, Dwarves and good alt-rock, pick this up immediately. It's a tough listen at points, but when this album slowly seeps into your subconcious you'll find yourself singing this shit at work. This record's a trip; I do not recommend using this album while operating heavy machinery.

 

 
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clamum (August 22, 2006)

Wow. jones the bones you're one stupid piece of shit.

Not-To-Regret (June 30, 2006)

If anyone stumbles onto this review, I will admit I did a terrible job, I was stoned at the time, and maybe drunk? I seem to recall more drug references in relation to the "feel good hit of the summer" as a track and an album. This review was severly edited and cut, it was much longer but i'm sure it was still staunched gibberish. Score still stands, just buy the damn record already.

pabstboy (October 22, 2005)

QOTSA is a pretty BA band. I don't care for their latest effort though. Bands like Fu Manchu and Nebula are great stoner rock.

stevejonestherealbones (October 21, 2005)

not to regret. suicide is not the answer

castration is. it worked for me!!!1111111111111111!!

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Anonymous (October 19, 2005)

I guess its suicide again for me!

-Not-To-Regret

Anonymous (October 19, 2005)

qotsa is a good band with or without nick!

you guys should review more good stuff like fu manchu and the hellacopters.

Anonymous (October 18, 2005)

I kind of picture Jerry Only as Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. You know, with the gold chain, sweatpants, flip-flops and the silly car.

Anonymous (October 18, 2005)

better than the dwarves?
OK their last 2 albums were shitty but if you say that QOTSA wrote better songs than on the young and good looking & Blood, Guts & Pussy you are a moron

Anonymous (October 17, 2005)

superdude posted here....

Anonymous (October 17, 2005)

Where the fuck is superdude???

Anonymous (October 17, 2005)

But what about Jerry Only? I feel bad that he was eating and counting his money, then interrupted over the Armstrong-Dalle divorce.

But QOTSA, doesn't have a Scrappy-Doo guest rapper to bog down their songs. But Josh did push Tim into a new direction of suck. So I guess, Josh should atleast say he's sorry. DO IT FOR THE FANS!

NoUse4aScnName00 (October 17, 2005)

this is my favorite album to listen to when i'm stoned.......

the_other_scott (October 17, 2005)

as far as i know, the "c-c-c-c cocaine" part is sung by rob halford (sp?)

this album is killer

these guys are better than the dwarves (who i like)

and josh homme is a thousand times more talented, and less obnoxious, than tim armstrong

SkolarX (October 17, 2005)

never got the appeal of some stoner jacking off a guitar. i saw them open for nin a couple weekends ago, didn't do anything for me and i've seen them a few other times. always seemed pretty boring, though it was kind of cool seeing dave grohl play drums

fox82 (October 17, 2005)

Nope, i tried downloading this again and couldn't be fucked. Still shit.

Anonymous (October 17, 2005)

Not a fan of this band.

Anonymous (October 17, 2005)

So far nobody has mentioned the best thing about this album, which is the godlike genius of Mark Lanegan.

sickboi (October 17, 2005)

Wow, what a shitty review.

Anonymous (October 17, 2005)

you give a good score and a shit review for a classic record. maybe it'd help those open minded few if you explained why the record is worth checking out. lazy wanker.

fox82 (October 17, 2005)

I tried to like this record, 'Feel good hit of the summer' was more amusing than interesting (what's so cool about some stoner-come-chemical-freak yelling co-co-co-co-co-co-co-caine?). The only good thing about this is that Nick Oliveri is still awesome after all these years and Josh Homme fucked Tim Armstrong's wife, making him the coolest bastard in my book. For the time being. Meh.

Anonymous (October 17, 2005)

this is so overrated

Crookedsuperhero (October 17, 2005)

Isn't this the same lame guy who won't download a single mp3 before he buys an album and then complains when other people do?

Seems you suck at most things.

localh (October 17, 2005)

where are all the Wesley Willis reviews?

Anonymous (October 17, 2005)

one of the worst reviews on this site. seriously, you hated them when they were all over the radio two years ago, but now you love 'em? haha

joeg (October 16, 2005)

"I may not be the most studied and articulate 21 year old but I have a sense of "good" music."

huh? how articulate to have to be describe 1 SONG? maybe like "this rock. this roll. this groovy! this heavy!"

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

not to regret. i think the problem most people have is, you didnt really review the album...at all

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

Haha, what the fuck was that thing about Skinhead Rob and Jerry Only two comments back?

Well, score is for it because it made me laugh harder than anything else this week.

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

What was I thinking? I submitted this like 5 months ago. I guess i'm a "fanboy" when it comes to Josh Homme. But I hear alot of comments that people don't like hearing "song-by-song" reviews. The idea was to inform people who have heard of QOTSA but never listened to this record. If I wanted to force my opinion on you I would have told you my favorite songs on here (such as In the Fade). Fuck what's "punk" or not, this is just damn good music. I may not be the most studied and articulate 21 year old but I have a sense of "good" music.

-Not-To-Regret

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

Hi Everyone, This is Lindsey Nagle, Skinhead Rob spokewoman reporting from beautiful downtown Los Angeles. We all know there is still ill feelings over the Armstrong-Dalle divorce.

Skinhead Rob wants all of his fans to know how he feels about this Queens Of The Stone Age Review on punknews.org. Skinhead Rob had this to say, "Yo, I ain't down wit dis. Y'all see what dis dib to Tim, right? Well to get back at Josh, everytime I go to the dentist or Mr.Cartoon's, I bust out the Mad Libs and crib out Josh name out YO! It also helps me wit da rimes! Hey I sell drugs! Seacrest Out!"

We caught up with punk pioneer Jerry Only he had this to say, "Um, like, whos dat? I was eating a slice in New Jersey and you bother me wid dish shit? Why is a skinhead rapping? Lemme ged dis straight?A rappin' skinhead with clown tattoos?I gotta go count my loot from da merchandice, before Glenn wants to become my friend"

joeg (October 16, 2005)

i say just stop doing a "classic review" day but continue to include the best (or the marginaly acceptable?) of the classics with the current reviews, 3 times a week. that way you filter out garbage like this.

superdude (October 16, 2005)

This review was pretty good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. Where do I begin?

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

It's kind of mind boggling to see paltry and completely insubstantial "reviews" like this on this site and know that there are piles of reviews just sitting in the queue that get passed over three times a week.

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

wow. this review is hilarious.

there are two qualities that make "short reviews" work well. this one got the "short" part down, but didnt include a "review"

kenjamin (October 16, 2005)

this album deserves a 9 or a 10 because its that good

I wasn't talking about this album because I think QOTSA are a memorable band. I'm talking about people who write reviews of late 90s Blink 182 clone pop punk bands and stuff and then slap a 9 on for the score. Like when I listen to mxpx, I can't help feeling warm, thinking about hanging out with my first female friend when I was 14 and skateboarding and shit. I'm not going to write some nostalgia cum review for mxpx though. They suck.

the_other_scott (October 16, 2005)

this album deserves a 9 or a 10 because its that good

when a band manages to be unique and listenable its pretty impressive, to me at least

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

Kenjamin is right.

kenjamin (October 16, 2005)

People really need to stop being such fanboys when writing reviews. Just because you enjoyed the band in high school doesn't mean it's deserving of a 9 or a 10. Get over your nostalgia.

gregs (October 16, 2005)

"If any of you were to actually step foot into the cesspool that's currently pre-2005 reviews in the queue, you'd drown. There's so little worth posting we're probably either discontinuing this very, very soon or using the space to post 2005 reviews."

I love the idea of an extra day of older reviews, but I vote to discontinue it if the backlog is really this bad

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

"and for open-minded individuals like us"

Score is for how much this line made me laugh. I come to this site because to read the hilariously stupid opinions of the most elitist bunch of ass-holes in the punk music world.

CherryColaRain (October 16, 2005)

Holy shit. I just noticed there is not a single 2005 review right now. We are really running out of ideas or bands. Or maybe we are all way to lazy to actually write reviews of new bands that have their efforts this year. I for one did submit a 2005 review...I Am The Avalanche's self titled debut. It was a horrible review I must admit. But I goddamn tried.

the_other_scott (October 16, 2005)

feel good hit of the summer does still pwn (assuming that that's a good thing)

lost art of keeping a secret is one of my favortie songs ever

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

Feel Good Hit of the Summer still pwns

Anchors (October 16, 2005)

I'm going to start writing more of those classic reviews.

Well, I tell myself this, getting it done is another matter entirely.

the_other_scott (October 16, 2005)

this record is tits!
go buy it

Dante3000 (October 16, 2005)

So I can assume from your comment, Brian, that there are reviews that are worse than this one. That being the case should I even bother submitting older reviews or should I just basically consider it a lost cause?
-Dante
P.S. Of course the ever declining quality of the "classic reviews" would explain how not one but two of mine got posted, awesome.

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

granted, the review may have been short and not in the highest of quality. but this album does kick some serious ass, people. you just gotta give it a spin...

nicotine valium vicodin marijuana extasy and alcohol c-c-c-c-c-cocaine.

inagreendase (October 16, 2005)

If any of you were to actually step foot into the cesspool that's currently pre-2005 reviews in the queue, you'd drown. There's so little worth posting we're probably either discontinuing this very, very soon or using the space to post 2005 reviews.

CherryColaRain (October 16, 2005)

"Where in the hell did that quality control button go..."

And the 10 is for this comment. Not because of the band it was intended towards, but it because it came just at the right time and gave me a chuckle.

CherryColaRain (October 16, 2005)

I got a friend who can't quit rambling about this CD. He, mind you, is a die hard Queens Of the Stone Ages fan and I believe he flew to the states for 2 days just to see this band live (..We Live in Mexico. No, not all people who live in mexico talk about chile and mariachis) So for a band to have that big of an impulse on a listener gains my respect. hell If I had the money I would surely fly to the states to watch a Blood Brothers concert anyday. I'm no particular fan of this type of music. But hey, if someone who went on a over 4 hour plane ride JUST to see this band its gotta count for something...right?

maverick (October 16, 2005)

Where in the hell did that quality control button go...

-Scott

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

"Why the fuck is this useless band being "reviewed" on PunkNews?"

QOTSA are ten times more punk than some of the crappy emo boybands that regularly get posted on this site. You clearly have shitty music taste if you choose to complain about this instead of all the My Chemical Romance clones who get news posted here. Queens are too musically diverse to be a straight-up punk band, but a lot of their stuff is heavily influenced by bands like Black Flag, the Stooges, GBH, Subhumans, Dead Kennedys, Misfits and the Buzzcocks, so try knowing what you're talking about before you whine about what should be on the site or not.

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

Hope you didn't overexert yourself on this one buddy.

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

Why the fuck is this useless band being "reviewed" on PunkNews?

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

what a horrible review. why dont they filter shit like this out?

clamum (October 16, 2005)

Ok, for this to be a review there needs to be comments on the music. So there the fuck are they? Can any idiot just submit pointless bullshit and call it a review?

etwiels88 (October 16, 2005)

Reminds me of Filters album cover

http://g-images.amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/47/fd/23a5b2c 008a09759c69e1010.L.jpg

Dante3000 (October 16, 2005)

I like this album. This review, however, seems to approach the reader from the angle that they must already know about QOTSA and this album. Sure lotsa people heard about Songs (and why not it was fucking good), But this isn't that album. There should have been much more detail in this review since the "hit" on this album was "Lost Art of Keeping a Secret" (or "feel Good Hit of the Summer") which wasn't all that well known at all. Seems like a cheap move just to push a Queens review into the archieves.
-Dante

Godfather (October 16, 2005)

no one knows

TheNightProwler (October 16, 2005)

I thought this album was shit, I actually bought this when it first came out when it was really cheap but I just couldn't get into it.

Of course that was years ago so I really wonder if listening to it again would make me find anything I didn't notice back then.

joeg (October 16, 2005)

brilliant review

gladimnotemo (October 16, 2005)

I really dig this band. The new one is a lot slower, but still good.

Anchors (October 16, 2005)

You only wrote one line that had anything to do with the actual album.

I don't even know.

AlmostPunkEnough (October 16, 2005)

my favorite QOTSA disc. they never quite lived up to the potential of this album, though 'Songs for the Deaf' was almost as great.

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