Peace Love Death Metal

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Hughes' titillating vocal performance makes these Eagles soar. [26 Mar 2004, p.73]
  2. Canned Heat mixed with Kiss and chopped into lines with Elvis and Queens Of The Stone Age.
  3. Blender
    80
    Eagles of Death Metal aren't air-quote ironic like the Darkness; they're a passionately played goof for Homme. [May 2004, p.120]
  4. Opener "I Only Want You" busts the QOTSA model with a little funk and jive. The rest of the album follows suit: a Queens backbone and Seventies rib.
  5. Peace Love Death Metal is at its best when the inside joke is buried deep in the music, but whenever the deathtongue is planted squarely in the deathcheek, the songs turn not just silly, but lumbering and self-indulgent, overburdened by the overriding concept.
  6. Mojo
    70
    A swaggering, intoxicating tight-but-loose debut. [Jun 2004, p.107]
  7. Uncut
    70
    Often shambolic and in-jokey, it's also sensationally good fun. [May 2004, p.93]
  8. If there's a problem, it's that the fifteen songs tend to blur together after nearly forty-five minutes.
  9. Alternative Press
    70
    So authentic, you'll think songs like "Bad Dream Mama" were put to tape 25 years ago. [Jun 2004, p.108]
  10. Q Magazine
    70
    Splendidly queasy listening. [May 2004, p.100]
  11. Like all great garage rock, it all sounds the same, but that doesn’t matter.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Apr 2, 2012
    9
    This is boogie woogie, head-shaking music that's consistent the whole way through. Eagles Of Death Metal aren't trying to start a movement orThis is boogie woogie, head-shaking music that's consistent the whole way through. Eagles Of Death Metal aren't trying to start a movement or get you thinking about the meaning of life, absolutely not. It's just good old rock and roll that makes you want to swing your hips. I've listened to it once already and I'm instantly hooked. A- Full Review »
  2. Mar 8, 2014
    0
    Not the worst thing to come from members of Queens of the Stone age, but its pretty bad. Josh Homme should just stick to Queens of the StoneNot the worst thing to come from members of Queens of the Stone age, but its pretty bad. Josh Homme should just stick to Queens of the Stone Age where he belongs Full Review »
  3. Mar 8, 2014
    0
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