Lullabies To Paralyze - Queens of the Stone Age
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Universal acclaim- based on 136 Ratings

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  1. 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.
  2. May 6, 2011
    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
  3. j30
    Sep 4, 2011
    A really good album, but with the departure of Nick Oliveri, the album is missing it's edge.
  4. 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. Expand
  5. 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.
  6. Oct 24, 2014
    This is a fantastically dark and atmospheric album from QotSA. The album maintains a unique and hypnotic tone that is equal parts dreadful, cocky, and creepy. The musical arrangement is phenomenal with great use of heavily distorted, fuzzy guitar tones and lap steels. This album is quite varied with each song containing it's own unique and memorable take on the Queens sound. An instant classic and an extremely underrated album. Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 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]
  2. It's the tension between Homme's conflicting impulses that pressurizes Lullabies to Paralyze's highest points and accounts for its lows.
  3. 60
    Sounds routine, obscure without much mystery. [Apr 2005, p.124]