Songs For The Deaf Image
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Universal acclaim- based on 421 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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No One Knows
We get some rules to follow That and this, these and those No one knows We get these pills to swallow How they stick in your throat Tastes like... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    100
    The year's best hard-rock album. [6 Sep 2002, p.86]
  2. Uncut
    100
    [A] breathtaking, virtually flawless album. [Sep 2002, p.104]
  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. Musically and vocally, the band sounds tighter and more accomplished than ever.
  5. Blender
    80
    While cliches abound... this huge music is delivered with panache. [#9, p.154]
  6. Mojo
    80
    All the elements which made its predecessor so great are here, but in excelsis, and occasionally excess. [Sep 2002, p.95]
  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: 3 out of 113
  1. TimmyL
    Oct 1, 2002
    10
    Best album ever....just plain great
  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, stillYou 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. BrydenS.
    Nov 26, 2007
    10
    Best metal album of the 00's. Even Dave Grohl admitted it was the best album he had ever played on. The fact that it is a loose concept Best metal album of the 00's. Even Dave Grohl admitted it was the best album he had ever played on. The fact that it is a loose concept album and flows cohesively is the icing on top of the fact that it rocks harder than any of the other crap currently plaguing modern rock radio. Anyone who doesn't give this album at least an 8 doesn't know anything about hard rock and should stick to the Adult Alternative section of the record store. Expand
  5. Apr 26, 2017
    10
    A full throttle ride through the deserts of California that never slows down. Every riff from this masterpiece has managed to establish itselfA full throttle ride through the deserts of California that never slows down. Every riff from this masterpiece has managed to establish itself as an instant classic. The album always seemed a bit under-appreciated because of its besettling nature, so it was nice to see it recognized and praised like it deserves to be. One of the best albums of the century for me. Expand
  6. Mar 26, 2018
    9
    I was kid, confused and didn't know what I should listen. I was searching something new. I my music taste didn't form yet and I found what II was kid, confused and didn't know what I should listen. I was searching something new. I my music taste didn't form yet and I found what I want, I found many new albums, music ,singer and one of the albums was this. Thank for the memories. If you like rock, metal, if you brain can take loud music, this album will be treasure for you. Expand
  7. FuckingJesus
    Aug 23, 2002
    0
    Fuck yall fucking posers!! PUNK NOT DEAD!!!!!!!

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