Lullabies To Paralyze - Queens of the Stone Age
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  • Summary: Only Josh Homme remains from the QOTSA's previous LP, and he's now joined by guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen (A Perfect Circle) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig). The band's fourth album also includes appearances by Brody Dalle, Shirley Manson and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. This is metal that swings, heavy with a deft touch. [24 Apr 2005]
  2. 84
    Taken on its own, any one of these songs is pretty good--and some are really good--but Lullabies to Paralyze is held prostrate by an overall lack of variety not made up for by kitsch or vigor. [#14, p.94]
  3. The 2005 version of QOTSA finds the band more relaxed and loose than it has ever been on record.
  4. Where 'Songs For The Deaf' was about jumping up and down until your eardrums burst, 'Lullabies To Paralyze' will use its enigmatic mysticism to lull you into a blissful daze so you don't at first notice that the riffs have broken your neck. [12 Mar 2005, p.55]
  5. The macho posturing can get obnoxious.... That said, anyone looking for a band that can mix and match metal, blues, thrash, punk, psychedelia, and grunge as the mood suits will be floored by Lullabies. [25 Mar 2005, p.70]
  6. For the most part, "Lullabies To Paralyze" keeps up the high musical standard set by its predecessors.
  7. Even through patches of mediocrity, QOTSA still offer something healthy and respectable to the hard rock world, but too much of anything can be bad for you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 62
  2. Negative: 2 out of 62
  1. Nov 22, 2013
    9
    Again, as QOTSA release another album with a completely different sound to any of their others. A lot of my faovurite QOTSA songs are included on this album (Tangled Up In Plaid, Burn The Witch, Little Sister, Someone's In The Wolf) and had the last few songs been as good as the first 3/4s of the album, it really would be a perfect 10. Expand
  2. May 6, 2011
    8
    classic album 8.9,this is a wonderful albums the lyrics are spot on.a blues experimental type from qotsa.
    good for when your sick of
    something.i recommend this album ..a true journey Expand
  3. j30
    Sep 4, 2011
    7
    A really good album, but with the departure of Nick Oliveri, the album is missing it's edge.
  4. Jul 1, 2013
    6
    The Queens of the Stone Age is my all time favorite band. I love almost all of their albums with a burning passion... "almost".
    Lullabies to
    Paralyze, really, was a large disappointment. To be frank, most of the songs bore me and are not memorable at all (the only exception being Little Sister, which is amazing).

    If you want to get into the QotSA, listen to any of their other albums, just not this one.
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  5. Apr 11, 2012
    3
    If you take the lead single "Everybody Knows That Your Insane" out of the mix, this is a really dull affair and doesn't do the band justice at all. Almost as if they had blown all their rock energy when making Songs for the Deaf. Expand

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