- Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the Josh Homme-led rock band includes Dave Grohl on drums as well as guest vocals from Brody Dalle, Alain Johannes, Elton John, Mark Lanegan, Trent Reznor, Jake Shears, Alex Turner, and former bassist Nick Oliveri.
- Record Label: Matador
- Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Stoner Metal
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|I Sat By the Ocean|
|I sat by the ocean And drank a potion Baby, to erase you Face down in the Boulevard Yet I couldn't face you There ain't no use in crying It doesn't...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
MojoJun 17, 2013An album truly fit to do battle with the rock classics of any age. [Jul 2013, p.80]
MagnetJul 17, 2013Queens Of The Stone Age lumbers its way through a series of increasingly skronky, sludge-by-numbers jams and sound. [No. 100, p.57]
Jun 4, 2013While it may be a well worn platitude, "good things come to those who wait" has never been more true. And "good things" on ...Like ClockworkWhile it may be a well worn platitude, "good things come to those who wait" has never been more true. And "good things" on ...Like Clockwork abound. From the haunted house monster stomp of the album's opener "Keep Your Eyes Peeled", the arena rock bravado of "Fairweather Friends", to the melodic melancholy of the eponymous album closer, it is some of JHo and Company's most adventurous work to date. And yet, never at any point did I wonder if it was QOTSA. A triumph.… Expand
Dec 8, 2013I'm a fan. I have listened to these guys since rated R. After era vulgaris and some mediocre super group experimentation, I kinda thoughtI'm a fan. I have listened to these guys since rated R. After era vulgaris and some mediocre super group experimentation, I kinda thought Qotsa was doomed. I was wrong. Like clock work is good. I'm going to be listening to it for years to come(supposing I live for years to come). It's not everyone's cup of tea, but give it a try if you enjoy something that doesn't fit into the boring mold of aggressive rock. take a dash of crunchy groove mix well with surreal imagery, pepper with arrogance, whip in some humility, and top with mystery; repeat as needed and enjoy.… Expand
Feb 13, 2016...Like Clockwork is one of the few albums were I find every song in the album excellent. I have no problem with this album whatsoever, it...Like Clockwork is one of the few albums were I find every song in the album excellent. I have no problem with this album whatsoever, it could be called a masterpiece, if you will.
We have some pure stoner rock tracks throughout the album, while still having a few melancholy piano driven tracks that inject much more emotion to the record.
Do not hesitate in checking out this album, and this is coming from a guy who recently discovered the band. I love this album to its core and it deserves to be along the best of the best.
Stand-outs: I Sat by the Ocean, If I Had a Tail, My God is the Sun, Fairweather Friends, I Appear Missing… Expand
Jun 6, 2013Not quite as good as the albums "from the good old days", but an appropriate comeback. QotSA have taken on a heavier, almost progressive-likeNot quite as good as the albums "from the good old days", but an appropriate comeback. QotSA have taken on a heavier, almost progressive-like direction in their music while still retaining their edginess.… Expand
Jun 4, 2013This is actually a really solid and varied album. I liked 'Era Vulgaris' but found myself skipping nearly half of the songs on it. For me,This is actually a really solid and varied album. I liked 'Era Vulgaris' but found myself skipping nearly half of the songs on it. For me, '...Like Clockwork' is one of those albums you need to listen to in its entirety rather than a song at a time.… Expand
Feb 15, 2014http://bit.ly/1b6f6g1 The collaborators on this album never really take the forefront or take over the track they're on (besides Alex Turner).http://bit.ly/1b6f6g1 The collaborators on this album never really take the forefront or take over the track they're on (besides Alex Turner). What they do is assist the true stars, Queens of the Stone Age. What Queens have managed to do is create one of the best albums of the last 10 years and evolve as a band. What is even more astounding is that they didn't need to flood it with effects or overproduce it. It proves that the old fashioned way of making music is still alive and that you can make amazing albums doing it that way. The hype this album has received is just.… Expand
Dec 1, 2013This album is so desperate for an identity by featuring a multitude of guest musicians, but it leaves a very disjointed, schizophrenic feelingThis album is so desperate for an identity by featuring a multitude of guest musicians, but it leaves a very disjointed, schizophrenic feeling that just never accomplishes anything worthwhile. Outside of "My God Is The Sun" (thanks for the first single, giving me the impression the whole album would sound that way), nothing on this brick is listenable.
So you were hospitalized. The album is as boring as the inspiration for the tracks. The upsetting part is that if there weren't complications with his surgery, we would have had a second Them Crooked Vultures album. I feel robbed.
Josh Homme can't steer the ship by himself. He's great guitarist but an average singer, and benefits much from his celebrity friends to flesh out songs. However, too many cooks ruined the stew here.
One good song. Skip this terrible album.… Expand
Published: December 4, 2013Throughout the coming weeks, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from dozens of music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside.
Awards & Rankings
|Motomami - Rosalía|
|Supernova - Nova Twins|
|Renaissance - Beyoncé|
|Prince & the Revolution: Live [Remastered] - Prince and the Revolution|
|Florist - Florist|
|Heart Under - Just Mustard|
|Feeding the Machine - Binker & Moses|
|Riderless Horse - Nina Nastasia|
|Dear Scott - Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band|
|Proof - BTS|
|Big Time - Angel Olsen|
|Forever on My Mind - Son House|
|Colder Streams - The Sadies|
|Last Night in the Bittersweet - Paolo Nutini|
|This Is a Photograph - Kevin Morby|
|For You Who Are the Wronged - Kathryn Joseph|
|Jack in the Box - J-Hope|
|Electricity - Ibibio Sound Machine|
|Wet Leg - Wet Leg|
|Live at the El Mocambo - The Rolling Stones|