Queens of the Stone Age | Villains

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PostQueens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Floex » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:45 pm

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Floex » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:48 pm

Out today, so who's listening?

I was kinda worried, wasn't really feeling the singles they put online and Mark Ronsons involvement had me scratching my head but given it a full play through and absolutely loving it. Feels like an extension of 'Like Clockwork', perhaps a tad poppier than that though. More upbeat too but that classic Queens darkness has its greasy pours all over it.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Knoyleo » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:11 pm

Pretty unimpressed. Reminds me a lot of Era Vulgaris.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Floex » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:27 pm

I dont even know how you can compare the two?...

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Skippy » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:27 pm

It's alright. New War on Drugs album out today too is much better

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by rinks » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:39 pm

Floex wrote:More upbeat too but that classic Queens darkness has its greasy pours all over it.

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I had no idea this was out today. I'll listen at some point, but I still can't get past the fact that I'd swap the entire QOTSA catalogue for one more Kyuss album.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Corazon de Leon » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:40 pm

Skippy wrote:It's alright. New War on Drugs album out today too is much better


Not really comparable bands though.

I was distinctly unimpressed with the track I heard, but will give it a shot with open ears tomorrow when I have the chance.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by smurphy » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:49 pm

I picked it up today. Only listened once, but seemed cool so far. It's like they made an album out of Kalopsia.

It's a shame they'll never return to the sound of Songs for the Deaf, and no other band will likely ape it's quality. But whatever, Like Clockwork is probably their second best, and by extension one of my favourite records. Hopefully the new one will reach those heights on more listens.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Ironhide » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:12 pm

Rated R is by far the best album they've done, this one doesn't come anywhere near to it.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Knoyleo » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:28 pm

Floex wrote:I dont even know how you can compare the two?...

I guess it's the guitar tones more than anything. It's been a while since I've listened to Vulgaris honestly, though.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by massimo » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:09 am

Just listened to this all the way through. Didn't like one song.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Brerlappin » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:03 am

Ironhide wrote:Rated R is by far the best album they've done, this one doesn't come anywhere near to it.


Self titled is their best imo. Only album they ever did that wasn't packed with shitty filler songs

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Knoyleo » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:29 am

Brerlappin wrote:
Ironhide wrote:Rated R is by far the best album they've done, this one doesn't come anywhere near to it.


Self titled is their best imo. Only album they ever did that wasn't packed with shitty filler songs

wow what an opinion

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Corazon de Leon » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:14 pm

I think Era Vulgaris is under-rated. Top tier QOTSA is Songs For The Deaf though.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Knoyleo » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:41 pm

From the Like Clockwork thread, over 4 years ago. :shock:

Knoyleo wrote:
Winckle wrote:Why is everyone rating Songs for the Deaf 2 instead of 1? Am I in some sort of bizzaro world?

I know, right?

1. Deaf
2. R
3. Clockwork
4. QOTSA
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=6. Lullabies
=6. Vulgaris

Not quite sure where I'd put Villains in that line up right now, but it's not breaking the top 4, that's for sure.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Floex » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:03 pm

1. Songs for the Deaf
2. ...Like Clockwork
3= Rated R
3= Villains
5. Lullabies to Paralyze
6. Era Vulgaris

I don't think they've ever made a bad album, cracking songs on all of them. I've come round to enjoying Era more these days and Villains I'm enjoying immensely. Very different sounds in their albums which just keeps them interesting after all these years

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Floex » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:04 pm

massimo wrote:Just listened to this all the way through. Didn't like one song.


You need to try it again.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Ironhide » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:53 pm

Current order is

1. Rated R
=2. Self titled
=2. Songs for the Deaf
4. Lullabies to Paralyse
5. ...Like Clockwork
6. Era Vulgaris - In my Head and 3's & 7's are really the only songs I like off this
7. Villains - improved with 2nd listen but still a bit meh

I was tempted to stick Them Crooked Vultures in there too as it's essentially a QOTSA album in all but name and is quite frankly, strawberry floating superb.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by smurphy » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:00 pm

Ironhide wrote:7. Villains - improved with 2nd listen but still a bit meh


This is laughable. To even attempt to judge an album on the second listen, especially to compare it to other albums that you've had presumably 10+ years to digest.

Anyway it's sounding better and better the more I listen. I stand even more by my previous statement of this being Kalopsia Smooth Sailing stretched out to a full album. Groovy as hell.

Their best album is obvs Songs for the Deaf, with Like Clockwork and Rated R constantly switching places for second. Lullabies and S/T are also both amazing with some of their best songs, but they don't stand up as a cohesive album as much to me. Era Vulgaris is good, but noticeably not as good as the rest of their output.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Corazon de Leon » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:10 pm

smurphy wrote:Their best album is obvs Songs for the Deaf, with Like Clockwork and Rated R constantly switching places for second. Lullabies and S/T are also both amazing with some of their best songs, but they don't stand up as a cohesive album as much to me. Era Vulgaris is good, but noticeably not as good as the rest of their output.


I'd probably agree with this except Like Clockwork sits at a definite third place behind Rated R. I find EV to be a bit more consistent than Lullabies and Self Titled as well but it was my first Queens album so I probably have a bit of nostalgia around it.

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