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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:37 am 
 

Hi,
I've been in a QOTSA binge this last week and I just found out this:
https://store.qotsa.com/products/villains?variant=35780505617

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(2017) Queens of the Stone Age - Villains

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01 Feet Don’t Fail Me
02 The Way You Used to Do
03 Domesticated Animals
04 Fortress
05 Head Like a Haunted House
06 Un-Reborn Again
07 Hideaway
08 The Evil Has Landed
09 Villains of Circumstance

http://store.matadorrecords.com/villains

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"The title Villains isn't a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It's simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened... Everyone needs someone or something to rail against - their villain - same as it ever was. You can't control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go." - Joshua Homme

Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one yearlong detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age reemerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, Villains, out August 25 on Matador Records.

Produced by Mark Ronson and co-produced by Mark Rankin and mixed by Alan Moulder, Villains is the first full album offering from Queens Of The Stone Age since 2013's ...Like Clockwork gave the band its first #1 album in the U.S. Like the stunning artwork of returning illustrator Boneface, the sonic signatures of the lineup that took ...Like Clockwork around the world and back are as unmistakable as ever, though coexisting with sufficient new twists to induce recurring double takes. As Homme himself puts it, "The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question 'what do we sound like now?' If you can't make a great first record, you should just stop - but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn't evolve, you become a parody of that original sound."

Of his role working within such a closed and confident ecosystem as Queens Of The Stone Age, Ronson says, "Queens are and have always been my favorite rock n roll band ever since I walked into Tower on Sunset and bought Rated R in the summer of 2000, so it was incredibly surreal to be welcomed into their secret, pirate clan - or the 'jacuzzi' as Josh likes to call it. There were moments during the making of the album in which I was aware I was watching my musical heroes craft something that was sure to become one of my favorite moments on any Queens album. And to have some part in that felt like being in a dream--a very heavy, dark, wonderful dream."

http://www.qotsa.com/

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Cool!
P.S: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villains_(Queens_of_the_Stone_Age_album)

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TheGreatTrendkiller
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:38 am 
 

There's some cool guitar work from what I heard but the whole thing is just too soft.

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Rosenthorn
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:48 am 
 

"Are you a *real* villain?"
"Well.. Uh, technically.. Eh... Nah"
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Conan Troutman
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:19 am 
 

Artwork ripped off from Pan's Labyrinth.

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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:37 am 
 

TheGreatTrendkiller wrote:
There's some cool guitar work from what I heard but the whole thing is just too soft.

I gave this my first listen and the only good song seems Villains of Circumstance at first.

Conan Troutman wrote:
Artwork ripped off from Pan's Labyrinth.

Ok, I see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan%27s_Labyrinth

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MARSDUDE
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:08 pm 
 

Conan Troutman wrote:
Artwork ripped off from Pan's Labyrinth.


I'm certain I've seen it done in one of Clive Barker's paintings, and I'm sure it's older than that, too.

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TadGhostal
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:34 am 
 

I've been digging this album quite a bit lately, but just don't expect the heaviness of the early records. It feels like a pretty logical progression from "...Like Clockwork" to me.

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dystopia4
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:31 am 
 

Seen a lot of hate for this album, but actually enjoying it a lot and bought the limited edition vinyl. They're never going to outdo their first three albums, but this one is their most consistent in a while and also the first in a while where I'm not disappointed about it essentially being the Josh Homme Band.
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OzzyApu
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:57 am 
 

BasqueStorm wrote:
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At my work a guy ordered 2 of these. That was my first indication that the band had released a new album. So the same day I had them play the album at work and man that first song hooked me. Never got to give it a full listen yet but the tracks I heard made me like it.
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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:51 pm 
 

TadGhostal wrote:
I've been digging this album quite a bit lately, but just don't expect the heaviness of the early records. It feels like a pretty logical progression from "...Like Clockwork" to me.

+1. Getting better in my second or third listen. :thumbsup:

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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:42 am 
 

BasqueStorm wrote:
+1. Getting better in my second or third listen. :thumbsup:

This rules. Just like the previous one. :bow:

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Yahko
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:45 pm 
 

I loved Clockwork. This one has that progressive sound to it - that everything sounds the same. Every song has the same tone and vibe and feeling. I would give it a few more tries but nothing really stands out as far as tracks or specific songs.
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