Them Crooked Vultures

User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 129 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 3 out of 129

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  1. TomD
    Jan 14, 2010
    5
    There's absolutely nothing new or interesting here. Although this supergroup is certainly talented, they aren't able or willing to get out of their comfort zone and produce anything memorable.
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. It’s an oddball groove-rock album, played very well, imprinted with Homme's undeniably interesting personality. Yet when all’s said and done, it's not particularly memorable and entirely lacks the type of yee-haw exuberance that might have made it a sloppy treat.
  2. This stomping, panting, sweaty monster is a great listen.
  3. Homme and Grohl are old hands at this kind of thing--see their excellent Zeppelin homages on the Queens' "Songs for the Deaf." But they definitely seem inspired by Jonesy's presence, and he helps them keep it light.