Lullabies To Paralyze Image
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 180 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Only Josh Homme remains from the QOTSA's previous LP, and he's now joined by guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen (A Perfect Circle) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig). The band's fourth album also includes appearances by Brody Dalle, Shirley Manson and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.

Top Track

In My Head
It's the cruelest joke to play I'm so high, i run in place Only a line, we separate, so I keep on playin our favorite song I turn it up while you're... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Alternative Press
    100
    The Queens have officially given us the first legitimate Album Of The Year candidate for 2005. [May 2005, p.130]
  2. Filter
    84
    Taken on its own, any one of these songs is pretty good--and some are really good--but Lullabies to Paralyze is held prostrate by an overall lack of variety not made up for by kitsch or vigor. [#14, p.94]
  3. Under The Radar
    80
    At times, the songs get bogged down in too much heavy instrumentation, but they are always saved by [Homme's] soothing, drawling vocals. [#9]
  4. What's great about this album is they've managed to wield the same monolithic power riffs but make them count, with melodies and ideas way more consistent than before.
  5. Lullabies occasionally evokes early Black Sabbath and nods to a few psych-rock stalwarts but, like most Queens' records, it's oddly unclassifiable. It's also troublingly inconsistent.
  6. Where Songs for the Deaf found the perfect middle ground between aggressive rocking licks and experimental flourishes, Lullabies falls to the experimental side.
  7. Even through patches of mediocrity, QOTSA still offer something healthy and respectable to the hard rock world, but too much of anything can be bad for you.

See all 31 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 65
  2. Negative: 1 out of 65
  1. KeytonE
    Mar 22, 2005
    10
    If you're a Queens fan, this album is amazing. Forget all this crap about mediocrity, this is the Queens at their best.
  2. JohnR
    Apr 6, 2005
    10
    It kills and you know it. Like Josh says "We could come off sounding like Slayer, and people would still be saying 'their edge is It kills and you know it. Like Josh says "We could come off sounding like Slayer, and people would still be saying 'their edge is gone'. Bull! This chugs in all the right places while ending up even more eclectic and strange than the similar Rated R. As fun, innovative and loud as any rock out there. Expand
  3. VladaJ
    Aug 15, 2007
    10
    for me this is best album ever,best album of 2007, although i spent lot of time listening to it end i'm finding that this album for me this is best album ever,best album of 2007, although i spent lot of time listening to it end i'm finding that this album can't be likeable at first,and you realy must like QOTSA...so if someone say that he realy listens them and say that he don't like that album,then i can understand... QOTSA FAN Expand
  4. aaronm
    Mar 24, 2005
    9
    i'm so sick of hearing people bitch about the absense of oliveri..even more so about grohl (absolutely no disrespect meant to either i'm so sick of hearing people bitch about the absense of oliveri..even more so about grohl (absolutely no disrespect meant to either musicians..especially the mighty grohl). yes oliveri letting loose and screaming like a demon on previous records made for some serious ass-kickery but i didnt listen to this album missing that. Josh Homme is an immensily creative individual who makes music that is far more unique and so so much better then most of the crap bein produced. LTP might not be as balls to the wall as previous albums but it seriously rocks without a doubt and has some gorgeous melody to boot. If u love the queens, you'll love this CD Expand
  5. JohnN
    May 16, 2006
    8
    Excellent shakes you outta your bones with every listen bistling with energy my only quandry is the first eight songs are great (Burn the Excellent shakes you outta your bones with every listen bistling with energy my only quandry is the first eight songs are great (Burn the Witch and In my Head especially) but the rest is not that memorable. Expand
  6. KeithVanL
    Apr 15, 2005
    8
    I was disappointed at first. Then I grew to love this disk. Great tunes, great lyrics...and it's pretty faithfull to the rest of the I was disappointed at first. Then I grew to love this disk. Great tunes, great lyrics...and it's pretty faithfull to the rest of the their other albums. If you're a QOTSA fan, and have been waiting to get this disk...stop waiting and buy it! Expand
  7. calcxxk
    Mar 23, 2005
    3
    After two of the greatest albums EVER and one pretty good one in Songs..., Queens just give us an album thats barely a joke. Some moments After two of the greatest albums EVER and one pretty good one in Songs..., Queens just give us an album thats barely a joke. Some moments would sound great from other bands - I Never Came and Little Sister are good, but very standard in their apporach. I find this album a little insulting really. Expand

See all 65 User Reviews