Queens of the Stone Age | Villains

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Green Gecko » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:49 pm

Wasn't aware of this, will give it a listen, I find it's quite good "gooseberry fool gon git dun" music.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Pancake » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:51 am

I like it.

It's no Songs for the Deaf but what is? It's quite upbeat, not as dark as some of their older stuff but I think it works. There are moments that are a bit too Franz Ferdinand for my tastes but in general I am enjoying it.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Pancake » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:35 pm

I especially like the last track, Villains of Circumstance, even though it is probably their most 'poppy' and upbeat song.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Yulehide » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:49 pm

I like a few songs, namely The Way you used to do, Domesticated Animals and Un-reborn again but l don't like Fortress at all, it just doesn't sound like a proper QOTSA song.

I really miss the heavier and more seedy feel of the older albums and also the lack of Mark Lanegan (again) seems odd too.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by BID0 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:00 pm

Listened to this a lot over the weekend and it's really really good :wub: :datass:

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by Floex » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:13 pm

Ironhide wrote:I like a few songs, namely The Way you used to do, Domesticated Animals and Un-reborn again but l don't like Fortress at all, it just doesn't sound like a proper QOTSA song.


Of course it does, it probably is one of the highlights on the album too. It honestly feels like you want them to make the same song, over and over.

My deluxe vinyl arrived today, oh wow it's a treat :wub:

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by BID0 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:54 pm

Floex wrote:
Ironhide wrote:I like a few songs, namely The Way you used to do, Domesticated Animals and Un-reborn again but l don't like Fortress at all, it just doesn't sound like a proper QOTSA song.


Of course it does, it probably is one of the highlights on the album too. It honestly feels like you want them to make the same song, over and over.

My deluxe vinyl arrived today, oh wow it's a treat :wub:

The artwork/prints are gorgeous :wub:

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by smurphy » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:06 pm

Pancake wrote:There are moments that are a bit too Franz Ferdinand for my tastes


That's a great way to put it. :lol:

Floex wrote:My deluxe vinyl arrived today, oh wow it's a treat :wub:


I couldn't believe how thick it was in the shop. I reckon you could kill a man with it, so I just went for normal.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Green Gecko » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:46 am

I'm curious what the value of a thick vinyl is considering it's just as susceptible to dust and scratching?

And the weight of the thing is more to do with your platter than the vinyl itself to get any benefit. Actually, a poorly balanced, heavy platter/record is probably worse than a normal LP.

I guess it just feels nice.

Anyway, I liked the opening track and then hit pause, went to make tea and forgot to listen to it all. I'll finish tomorrow. It's nice things are immediately on Spotify these days, without having to download/pay/wait to hear a new album.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by smurphy » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:50 am

I meant the all the packaging and booklets and stuff that's in it. Dunno if the disks are any ticker.

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by Green Gecko » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:54 am

Lol, I was imagining this giant pancake/frisbee thing. You do get heavyweight vinyls, but they're usually used as archival copies (although I may be thinking of gold disks).

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by EberKneesUp » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:53 pm

The album's growing on me a bit, but it's not really doing anything to grab me, still.

Pretty much in agreement with the Needledrop review :


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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Yulehide » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:44 pm

Played it a couple more times at high volume and its finally grown on me, its so different from the earlier albums but I think that's what I now like about it.

We'll probably never get another 'classic' sounding QOTSA album but I don't think I mind.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by BID0 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:24 am

Green Gecko wrote:Lol, I was imagining this giant pancake/frisbee thing. You do get heavyweight vinyls, but they're usually used as archival copies (although I may be thinking of gold disks).

I think all vinyl these days are "heavyweight", it's just how they're made now.

I'm not sure how thick they were back when vinyl was at its high but in the late 80s when CD came out they were manufactured so thinly and I think that's why such a big deal is made about "180g vinyl" to step away from the stigma. A few records I have from the 80s and 90s are so flexible and I've had some from eBay I've had to return where they have actually warped.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by Green Gecko » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:14 pm

I actually bought some warped vinyls once for 20p each deliberately for sound art experiments, got some cracking warbly, ghostly samples out of Cliff Richard and Kylie singles :lol:. Sounds like something out of Twin Peaks.

I imagine it would help with that, but maybe nowadays heavyweight is just normal compared to the obvious cost cutting about with producing millions. I wasn't alive so I wouldn't know, I'm sure I could find some terrible records in my mother's collection though (or at least what's left of it).

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by smurphy » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:16 pm

Aye some of my parents' records from just before we got a CD player are paper thin. They practically flop over in your hand.

My Villains record definitely ain't 180g though. I don't think it makes a huge difference sound wise, but it feels much nicer to handle the big hefty ones.

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by Green Gecko » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:21 pm

I've not noticed anything literally floppy in my handful of records. I can't really remember records other than a novelty digging them up again and speeding up and slowing down a Beatles record.. We had a double tape deck and CDs, I probably didn't appreciate that was high end at the time because my father has always been an audio buff. I remember the CD deck was a Phillips built like a tank (actually looked like something out of a cold war armoured vehicle in army grey) - given Phillips invented the format it was probably a good'un.

I'd like a great vinyl setup but I just don't have the space. Have an automatic Kenwood deck and various opportunities to do up decent Pioneer ones but on top of the games and CAD stuff there's just nowhere for it to go even in 2 small rooms.

I'm very happy with my balanced audio monitors and optical out from a CD separate to my audio interface (that has a standalone mode, making it basically a small mixer that just routes stuff). Sounds fantastic, but lacks character. Shame I lost my old Denton/Wharfdale bookshelf monitors (actually I think my brother blew them up) and my Marantz amp died.

I miss getting a CD even from Play and just listening to music without any devices/computer sometimes. No Spotify or online samples of the entire album, no compression and no badly encoded MP3s / warez. Surprisingly, the PS3 seems to do that job now - shame its fans are so strawberry floating loud.

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by BID0 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:08 am

I think another reason records went paper thin was to make CDs more attractive (just like CDs now that are literally a disc and sometimes a cardboard sleeve, no booklet etc making downloads more attractive)

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by rinks » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:21 pm

Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age to read cBeebies Bedtime Story

The US singer will narrate Zog, a story by author Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, about an accident-prone student dragon.

The 44-year-old has recorded two other stories for CBeebies as well.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/4 ... time-story

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PostRe: Queens of the Stone Age | Villains
by rinks » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:23 pm

^^^ This is on in half an hour.

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