Lullabies To Paralyze - Queens of the Stone Age

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. The Queens have officially given us the first legitimate Album Of The Year candidate for 2005. [May 2005, p.130]
  3. They are so good, so natural on Lullabies to Paralyze that it's easy to forget that they just lost Oliveri, but that just makes Homme's triumph here all the more remarkable.
  4. 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]
  5. Lullabies to Paralyze explodes with tight, meaty riffs, enormous pop melodies and vocals that seem to come from outer space.
  6. If this is what treading water sounds like, I'll take it.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 132 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 62
  2. Negative: 2 out of 62
  1. Nov 22, 2013
    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. Full Review »
  2. Jul 1, 2013
    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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  3. Apr 11, 2012
    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. Full Review »