Heart On - Eagles Of Death Metal
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  • Summary: The Josh Homme band fronted by Jesse Hughes releases its third album.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. EODM thrives on confidence, not exploration, and Heart On finds the pair plenty cocksure.
  2. On their third album, the duo are as danceable as ever, but they've tiptoed away from straight musical pastiche, crudding up their blues boogie with low-fi fuzziness and oddball percussion.
  3. 80
    The tracks on Heart On don't veer from EoDM's favored subjects of Los Angeles fakery, sex, girls, sexy girls, and how they're gonna get sexy girls. But shit, that doesn't matter because they're sure as hell sticking to what they do best (with their trusty cow-bell, no less): they make you want to rock out and get your sleazy dance-on at some greasy bar with a PBR.
  4. The songs themselves live in the present--and live all over the place.
  5. Eagles Of Death Metal have crafted a soundtrack to hedonism, a series of paeans to earthly and earthy pleasures and deliciously illicit behaviour. It's enormous fun all right but it's a long way from being a joke.
  6. The first half of Heart On is a heroically hedonistic party, but it's the subsequent comedown that, inevitable, lingers longer. [Feb 2009, p.113]
  7. Heart-On, despite its snarling, strutting riffs, feels disappointingly lightweight. [Year End 2008]

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. Jul 11, 2012
    7
    Eagles Of Death Metal still manage to make some great hip-shakin' tunes, but on Heart On the song-writing is a lot better and the way the songs are arranged aren't as sloppy as they were in Death By Sexy. Eagles are slowly becoming a better band and I can't wait for what they do next. Expand

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