Review: Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

Rated:

3.5/5

While it was impossible to fault the musicality of Queens of the Stone Age’s last two albums—2005’s Lullabies to Paralyze and 2007’s Era Vulgaris—it was equally impossible to ignore the overripe scent of self-indulgence that hung over both of them. Thankfully, Josh Homme and fellow Queens Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, and Michael Shuman have gotten back on beam for the band’s first album in six years, apparently rediscovering the joys of creating robotic, riff-oriented hard-rock songs like “I Sat by the Ocean,” “If I Had a Tail” and “My God Is the Sun,” which exude the band’s intelligence and innate weirdness without ever softening their visceral punch. DAN EPSTEIN

Check out “My God Is The Sun” off …Like Clockwork below:


  • Barney

    3.5? Clearly not a fan of QOTSA.

    • Jameson Richter

      more like a 4