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Not feeling the tunes so much, but the artwork and animation is brilliant for me.
the others are quite good as well
then again I'm one of the few people to think that era vulgaris is pretty great
I remember there were a fair few fans on here when it came out.
New stuff is heartbreakingly dull.
whelmed so far.
Like so much of the Queens' output, but these new tracks aren't quite doing it for me, except maybe "My God Is The Sun". Not quite at their jaw-dropping best on Jools either.
It'll all come good, no doubt.
And its doing nothing for me either.
I love all their albums but this one...meh. The last 3 minutes of I Appear Missing are great though.
I'm not getting anything from this so far. Hoping it's a grower, but I'm pretty underwhelmed after a few listens. Probably deserve it for falling for all the 'OMG SFTD PART II!!' hype generated over the last few months.
I hope the new one is less SFTD Part II and more Lullabies To Paralyze Part II. They were onto something there with the slightly slower and more varied tone of the tracks. Era Vulgaris was one giant fart of elevator rock, each track indistinguishable from the one after or before.
there's not really any hope for you lbc
is an amazing track, but I wasn't overly keen on Era Vulgaris as a whole. Not blown away by anything I've heard of this one yet either, and agree they've probably had their day - but 3 excellent albums is better than most bands can hope for.
being maybe Josh Homme's sexiest song ever
just seem to instantly say all their post-SFTD albums are rubbish because they aren't EXACTLY the same as SFTD
if they released an album that sounded exactly like SFTD people would probably decry it for sounding too much like SFTD
Maybe it's the fact that all the albums from Lullabies to Paralyse onward have been really fucking dull. Then again, a good third of Songs for the Deaf is a bit boring as well.
just one of those things, they aren't going to be as good as their glory days for a whole myriad of reasons. The fact it isn't 2003 and I am no longer a young man listening to their records in a scorching hot summer without a care in the world doesn't help matters.
But i agree that it may be the case that their 'time has passed'.
However, live they are still amazing. Absolutely stunning at Glasto 2 years ago.
I'm a bit disappointed. I was all behind people posting their thoughts as soon as they heard a new record in that thread where forzaboring was trolling, we're all excited right? But now my excitement to hear The National, Daft Punk and Queens is feeling really deflated after the downer comments in the threads. I still haven't even bothered with The National which is crazy for me, even after the excellent DiS review.
Obviously, I should listen to them anyway and make up my own mind, I could feel completely differently. Also, how is this different from reading a positive or negative review and be tainted by what I read? I dunno, maybe most reviews are 7/8 out of 10 to leave it up to me to decide whether it's really a 6 or 9.
Perhaps we could have a thread title system where anticipation for a record is mentioned in the title and those that have heard it can discuss in a 'spoiler' album thread title like with films.
my favourite record is Lullabies to Paralyze though, that is their strongest overall record though i will concede the previous 3 have stronger individual songs.
looking forward to this one tho
That first record is probably my favourite record ever. No shit. Put it on anytime and anywhere and I still love it.
both Rated R and the first one are all time CLASSIX
but I still really like most the stuff afterwards
This is pretty good sounding. Kinda hits that Afghan Whigs sweet spot that the best bits of LTP did. I like these tracks better than Era Vulgaris, they sound a bit more adventurous and a bit less out and out MOR rockmuzik.
QOTSA always had good design sense
I love qotsa , there first album is incredible.There best by far. I must say listening to a few of these new track and seeing them on jools. They ain't done much for me at all. Maybe new album will be a grower.
If they performed I Appear Missing for the full version of Jools that's on tonight?
I've only heard the 3 minute video version, but its fantastic. And I bet they're hiding something special for the full version.
The fact that they've gone to the trouble of making a video would lead you to believe that it will be released as a single which would also lead you to believe that they would expose it at every given opportunity!! E.g. A BBC live live music programme!!!
...this has grown on me quite a bit. It's far better than Era Vulgaris.
Scribbling my name off KIK's list of certified ballbags now, k tnx bye....
everything this band has done post songs for the deaf has been dogshit and even SFTD wasn't that good, yes it had 5 or so great tracks but as a whole album it is pretty weak, they will always hold some place in my heart though as Rated R is easily one of the greatest albums ever recorded and I saw them live 3 times around this time and they were amazing each time.
Nick back on bass, he wasn't afraid to lay down some bad ass riffs and some punk as f**k vocals.
Not totally convinced by the first and last tracks but everything in between sounds pretty great to me. Full version of I Appear Missing did not disappoint.
A fair enough take, judging by comments here and around opinion is definitely divided on the album.
I personally like the album and the evolution of sound, but can understand that if you were a massive Rated R, SFTD fan but not so keen on Lullabies or Era then this might not be your bag.
If I had a tail is killer IMO.
I may have to take back what I said. Like Clockwork may just be a little bit awesome after all.
This is an excellent album although no, it's not Rated R part 3 kids. There's certainly one QOTSA by numbers track (Smooth Sailing) but other than that it's pretty great with at least 4 absolute killer numbers thrown in.
but damn does it grow on you. Superb album. Give it time
Best thing they've done since Songs For The Deaf and the weirdest record they've put out since Rated R. It's like LTP on acid, if you'll excuse the terrible cliche. Really wasn't excited by the record given recent previous failures, but it's surprised more than pleasantly and more than exceeded expectations. particularly like how they've kept things slower and the use of Josh's voice and the range he seems to have developed is really something.
it's grown on me quite a bit
Anyone else thinking it sounds an awful lot more like These Crooked Vultures than they were expecting?
Fairweather Friends, yeah. Though I'm really loving that song.
This thread has been really funny. Loads of people instantly jumping on the "NAH THIS IS SHIT" bandwagon then sheepishly climbing back down again.
First track was suitably menacing but the rest of it was surprisingly ear-friendly...respectable even? Not saying I didn't enjoy it though
I think they should have bumped up the levels of the weird sound at 1:58 in "My God Is The Sun", That sounds lovely.
i've been hammering it for the last two weeks. as a long time queens fan i'm very happy it's delivered. very much an evolution in their and song writing. for someone who loves the gonzo riffs of past glories I am finding myself drawn to the two ballards, Vampyre of time and memories and Like Clockwork, genuine candidates for some of the best songs JH has written. My only criticism is that its just 10 tracks, I could listen to this band all day long.
I really like this so far