...Like Clockwork - Queens of the Stone Age

Universal acclaim - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  1. Jul 17, 2013
    Queens Of The Stone Age lumbers its way through a series of increasingly skronky, sludge-by-numbers jams and sound. [No. 100, p.57]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 261 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 72
  2. Negative: 1 out of 72
  1. Jun 4, 2013
    It's so refreshing to hear Josh Homme's main band record some new music after his recent troubles in the hospital and depressions and whatnot. But how does this new record hold up to the genius they've released before? Well, it matches nearly perfectly in quality to classics like "Songs for the Deaf" and "Lullabies to Paralyze", but strangely stands as its own record. It's more mellow and heartfelt than previous releases, yet still provides some decent headbangers along the ride. If you're a fan, it's definitely worth checking out. If you're not, it's still definitely worth checking out. Full Review »
  2. Jun 4, 2013
    While it may be a well worn platitude, "good things come to those who wait" has never been more true. And "good things" on ...Like Clockwork abound. From the haunted house monster stomp of the album's opener "Keep Your Eyes Peeled", the arena rock bravado of "Fairweather Friends", to the melodic melancholy of the eponymous album closer, it is some of JHo and Company's most adventurous work to date. And yet, never at any point did I wonder if it was QOTSA. A triumph. Full Review »
  3. Jun 5, 2013
    Too many jerky tempo changes and slow rhythms bog this album down. When it does start to sound like vintage Queens it lacks the gusto, fuzz, and dimension, the reckless abandon. It's still unique in it's old Homme way and the is ever-present, it just seems stripped down and lonesome instead of heart-pumping and creepy. I Appear Missing is the gem here. Full Review »