- Record Label: Domino / Rekords Rekords
- Release Date: Jan 11, 2011
- Summary: The remaster of the debut album for the rock band led by Josh Holmes features two songs with Beaver from the 1998 EP The Split CD and one song from its collaboration with Kyuss.
- Record Label: Domino / Rekords Rekords
- Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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Apr 14, 2011Other changes of note are a full remaster, which has actually made a palpable difference to the plumpness of the bass in songs like 'Hispanic Impressions', and three extra tracks, all released on split EPs prior to this album coming out. They haven't ruined it or anything daft, but also aren't cooking at the level of most of the actual album.
MojoApr 20, 2011Homme has gone on to make sexier records, but for sheer creepy sensuality QOTSA is the definitive article. [Apr 2011, p.112]
UncutApr 20, 2011Now reissued and remastered, those principals are still sound: classic riffs and also more toothsome and unswinging structures, what ch are nice, especially when they stop. [Apr 2011, p.94]
Q MagazineApr 14, 2011The newly remastered version is also bolstered by three additional track as reclaimed from the vaults. [Apr 2011, p.114]
May 27, 2011I fire up Slave I, pop in this album, rollup a dutch, light it and collect bounties in a galaxy far, far away.
Regular John and Mexicola areI fire up Slave I, pop in this album, rollup a dutch, light it and collect bounties in a galaxy far, far away.
Regular John and Mexicola are my favorite songs on this record, although when I caught Han Solo trying to pull the ol 'float away with the garbage trick', I was listening to How To Handle A Rope... so now I'm partial to that when I need to get sh*t done.… Expand
Nov 27, 2014Simply put, this album is gritty as **** and I love it. The dirty fuzz in the instrumentation give it a nice, uncut and rough edge that reallySimply put, this album is gritty as **** and I love it. The dirty fuzz in the instrumentation give it a nice, uncut and rough edge that really caps off the overall vibe of the album. It's untamed, it's loud, and it's superb. Excellent riffing and heavy everything, not to mention the almost southern drawl delivery from Hommes that makes Queens of the Stone Age who they are.… Expand
Feb 6, 2014While Songs for the Deaf just about edges it, this is my second favourite album of all time. Includes a lot of my favourite QOTSA songs and isWhile Songs for the Deaf just about edges it, this is my second favourite album of all time. Includes a lot of my favourite QOTSA songs and is just an all round brilliant album. Has a great tone that's half way between Kyuss and QOTSA's later records and (probably) includes my favourite ending song of any QOTSA album. Just buy it.… Expand
Feb 26, 2012The reissue of the debut album at last! After around nine years, Queens Of The Stone Age have re-mastered and re-released their 90s stonerThe reissue of the debut album at last! After around nine years, Queens Of The Stone Age have re-mastered and re-released their 90s stoner rock self-titled album. My personal favourite songs include Mexicola and Regular John, both of which sound a lot less 'muddy' than the original. A couple of songs have been added to the track list including Spiders And Vinegaroons.
Everything somehow sounds a lot clearer here, and this new quality of old songs really adds to the energy. To any more recent Queens Of The Stone Age fans: don't be surprised by the less refined style of this album; there's definitely a lack of that spacious atmosphere we've gorwn accustomed to hear from Josh Homme and his band. However the tasty riffs and wall-of-sound guitar tone definitely make up for this! This is closer to Homme and Oliveri's 80s stoner metal band Kyuss than anything the queens have done since Songs For The Deaf (this is probably due to Oliveri's input until 2003 when he was fired from the band for being a wife-beating maniac.... Anyhoo...).
Absolutely worth buying, unless you have anything against Kyuss. Or Nick Oliveri. Or crude album covers.… Expand
Dec 8, 2014QOTSA deliver a debut record that sets out the bands stall for the rest of their career. The music is primal yet at the same time complex. TheQOTSA deliver a debut record that sets out the bands stall for the rest of their career. The music is primal yet at the same time complex. The rhythm section pounds along with often sludgey power chord sequences in brutal fashion but this is more than your average hard rock/metal. You get a sense that QOTSA are a band with serious self belief. There is no doubting the talent of the band but I do think what we have here is a bit on the raw side and the likes of "Rated R" and "Songs For the Deaf" trump the debut. "Queens of the Stone Age" is a good introduction to the band and an essential listen for fans. Casual listeners should check out some of their later stuff first but be sure to check out the likes of "Regular John", "Walking On the Sidewalks" and "Give The Mule What He Wants".… Expand
Jan 10, 2021First listenings were totally uninteresting. I had trouble to understand why this record were so famous, so important for some people. All theFirst listenings were totally uninteresting. I had trouble to understand why this record were so famous, so important for some people. All the album felt so grey, so flat, inintelligible and unimpressive. It felt like there were no chorus and no rhythm. Singer's voice didn't evoke any emotion to me.
But from thread to needle I managed to get in the mood of 'Queens of the Stone Age'. I surprised myself to nod in rhythm during some songs. So I shaped my expectations to stop waiting for a guitar or drum solo that would sign an impressive flight that would never come. In the end I managed to get some satisfaction from riffs and some lyrics. But I will not lie; it wasn't an easy listening. This album rhymes with first steps of stoner rock genre.… Expand
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