• Record Label: Downtown
  • Release Date: Apr 11, 2006
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. If you come to rock music for pure release, to celebrate the body, to forget your day job, Death By Sexy is just what you’re looking for.
  2. Its gloriously, thoroughly trashy fun makes it a guilt-free fling.
  3. Urb
    80
    A classic rock-influenced masterpiece of horny fun. [Apr 2006, p.84]
  4. Alternative Press
    80
    Hughes and his crew blow through the kind of drums 'n' acoustic booty jams that would make R.L. Burnside do ankle-grabs in his grave. [Jun 2006, p.188]
  5. Uncut
    80
    This is one mighty party album. [May 2006, p.105]
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    Innuendo set to power chords is only supposed to be funny once... but this impressively stupid side-project follow-up... has enough new sex puns and recycled Stones hooks to defy the odds. [14 Apr 2006, p.87]
  7. Essential? Not really. Fun as hell? Definitely.
  8. 75
    Feels like rock that Beavis would play if Homme were his pal.
  9. Death by Sexy rubs out the line between novelty and earnestness, reminding us that music doesn't have to be ironic to have a sense of humor.
  10. Blender
    70
    The music is as sexy as it is horny. [May 2006, p.105]
  11. Under The Radar
    70
    The album is not particularly deep or insightful, but it does provide danceable and entertaining tunes that don't bore and that don't pretend to be something that they're not. [#13, p.85]
  12. So, a grown-up EODM album, hardly serious, but certainly more complete than the half-cooked sketches that used to pass for their songs.
  13. New Musical Express (NME)
    70
    It's an unyielding piss-up of tattooed garage riffs, petrol-drenched blues and Marlboro-chuffing growlers. [1 Jul 2006, p.35]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Nov 18, 2015
    9
    Lynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top-esque rock and roll to it's core. Fast, fun and unapologetic throughout. With choruses so catchy, you'll find itLynyrd Skynyrd/ZZ Top-esque rock and roll to it's core. Fast, fun and unapologetic throughout. With choruses so catchy, you'll find it changeling to get them out of your head. Full Review »
  2. Nov 5, 2013
    0
    This isn't even rock, this is like david bowie or some sht. Josh Homme should go back to queens of the stone age and everyone else in thisThis isn't even rock, this is like david bowie or some sht. Josh Homme should go back to queens of the stone age and everyone else in this band should go to whatever shthole they came from. Full Review »
  3. Nov 5, 2013
    0
    worst retro crap ever. even worse than there debue. not even good pop rock. queens of the stone age are so much better don't waste your timeworst retro crap ever. even worse than there debue. not even good pop rock. queens of the stone age are so much better don't waste your time on this its really bad. Full Review »