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  • Summary: This is the second Mondo Generator recording for Nick Oliveri and Josh Homme (Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age), who are joined here by Brant Bjork (Kyuss) and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees).
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 83
    Traffics full-time in the kind of raw, godless punk rock that's relegated to a handful of cuts on Queens' albums. [Sep 2003, p.112]
  2. 80
    A Drug Problem... is like the contents of a [D]umpster: greasy, creepy, nasty, and random. [#23, p.96]
  3. While there are plaintive acoustic moments, listen closely and [Oliveri's] inciting listeners to necrophiliac cannibalism. [Aug 2003, p.110]
  4. This record may not be as wild-eyed and rabid as it's predecessor, 2000's 'Cocaine Rodeo', but it's loaded with more illicit sex, insanity and glam-punk brilliance than you can shake Satan's pitchfork at.
  5. When 'A Drug Problem That Never Existed' is at its best, briefest and most brutish, it's a cracking piece of work indeed; daft, dirty and, in many ways, devilish.
  6. 40
    Oliveri needs a grounding element; without it, he just plays the Neanderthal wild-ass screamer. [Sep 2003, p.126]
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1