Monday, April 23, 2007

Queens Of The Stone Age

"Sick Sick Sick"

“Rock should be heavy enough for the boys and sweet enough for the girls.” Those words, straight from QOTSA head honcho Josh Homme, sum up the band pretty well. The music is always great for rocking out without sounding like a macho scream fest. I like to think of it as hard rock with a groove. With their fifth album Era Vulgaris to be released in June, the band has seen a slew of line-up changes as well as slight changes in musical direction. And while experimentation is always welcome, I have to admit that I feel the band is at its best when they bring the rawk, as they do on “Sick Sick Sick.” It almost sounds like a reckless Nirvana b-side. The song is heavy on riffs and rhythms, equally useful for head banging or just plain dancing. Homme describes the new records as "Dark, hard, and electrical, sort of like a construction worker." I’ve spent the last week or so trying to figure out what the hell he’s talking about. Let’s just hope it somehow means “good.”

Download >>Sick Sick Sick

Bonus: Here's a track featuring Trent Reznor that was cut from the album.

Download >>Era Vulgaris

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