Songs For The Deaf - Queens of the Stone Age
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9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 248 Ratings

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  • Summary: Stoner metal is back in the form of the third LP from Queens of the Stone Age, who are supplemented for this release (and supporting tour) by drummer Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) and former Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan.
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 100
    [A] breathtaking, virtually flawless album. [Sep 2002, p.104]
  2. 100
    Say hello to your new metal gods.
  3. Queens Of The Stone Age are the greatest heavy rock band on the face of the planet and soon everyone will know it.
  4. The bottom line is that QOTSA turns in another genre-demolishing, hard-as-titanium album in Songs for the Deaf. This is not your father's metal. It's better.
  5. 'Songs For The Deaf' is a triumph, a record forged with fire and sweat in the pits of Valhalla... It is the very essence of Rock.
  6. Mixes melancholy and might to a rare degree. [Sep 2002, p.104]
  7. [The opening] quartet of tunes blows the band's wad, leaving the rest of the album scattered with only moderately cool mid- tempo metal, all of it delivered with gusto but not enough serious hooks to make anything stand out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 115
  1. DennisM
    Oct 11, 2002
    10
    F+#@ing Rules!! Best ever!!!
  2. Jan 15, 2011
    10
    You like good rock, you like good music? How about a trip- how about a rolling, thundering blast of grit and rock- shot into your skull, still yeah? Then, do this album! Do it now! Expand
  3. JasonD
    Mar 28, 2004
    10
    Great album from a great band. Takes a while to get into but its worth it.
  4. DaraghL.
    Nov 13, 2007
    10
    Rocked my socks off...
  5. Vatishi7
    Jan 4, 2010
    10
    The beginning of a life long love affair. Better than brilliant.
  6. j30
    Sep 4, 2011
    9
    Rock god's of a **** era of music. Rap-metal? Really? What the hell were we thinking. QOTSA, from this point, made everything from that time look like a high school's battle of the bands competition. Expand
  7. FuckingJesus
    Aug 23, 2002
    0
    Fuck yall fucking posers!! PUNK NOT DEAD!!!!!!!

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