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A grittier successor.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 12/11/2009 16:54:10
Kicking off where 'Lullabies...' ended, every track is a glorious blend of scuzzy guitars, pounding drums and dirty vocals. 'Sick...', 'Misfit Love', 'Battery Acid' and '3s & 7s' being the pick of the bunch. '...Hollow', 'Make It...' and 'Suture...' tone things down a tad but with the ambitious '...Designer' and spooky 'Run, Pig, Run' this album doesn't let up, not a single track should be skipped, classic.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 10/07/2009 19:16:24
I bought one of their last CDs (Lullabies to paralyse) off a friend a while back and since I had some spare cash I decided to get this. I gotta say it was definatly well spent, because this is a fantastic CD. I've heard a few of their last tracks of past CDs, such as the more popular Songs for the Deaf, but I personally think this CD is just as good, with some of the best tracks to me being "Sick, Sick, Sick" and "3s and 7s". Definatly reccomend, either this or Songs for the Deaf are definate QOTSA CDs to buy, you won't be dissapointed.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 03/03/2009 12:22:27
I bought this after hearing a few preview tracks when this album was being hyped up. I think it's pretty damn good. I know some people reckon older material/SFTD is much better but I think it's on par. It nicely fits in with QOTSA heavier/noiser sound and has some pretty damn good catchy songs. And for 5 sheets it is worth a look.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 28/02/2009 22:48:13
Like other QOTSA albums, guest musicians are paraded in and out, but here it's impossible to tell if Mark Lanegan contributed anything or if that indeed is the Strokes' Julian Casablancas singing lead on the lethal "Sick, Sick, Sick," because Homme has honed Era Vulgaris so scrupulously that it's impossible to hear anybody else's imprint on the overall sound. QOTSA retain some of the spookiness of Lullabies -- there's a ghostly hue on "Into the Hollow" -- but this is as balls-out rock as Songs for the Deaf, only minus the mythic momentum Dave Grohl lent that record. But Era Vulgaris isn't designed as a monolith like Songs; its appeal is in its lean precision, how the riffs grind as if they were stripping screws of their threads, how the rhythms relentlessly pulse, and, of course, how it's all dressed up in all kinds of scalding guitars, all different sounds and tones, giving this menace and muscle. If the songs aren't pop crossovers -- not even the soulful seductive groove of "Make It Wit Chu" qualifies it as a potential pop hit -- they still have hard hooks that make these manifestos even if they aren't anthems: "Misfit Love" digs in like a nasty Urge Overkill, "Battery Acid" is metallic and mean, blind-sided only by the gargantuan, gnarly "3's & 7's." It's hard to call Era Vulgaris stripped-down -- there's too much color in the guitar, too much willful weirdness to be that -- but this is Queens of the Stone Age at their most elemental and efficient, never spending longer than necessary at each song, yet managing to make each of these three-minute blasts of fury sound like epics. It's exhilarating, the best rock & roll record yet released in 2007 -- and the year sure needed the dose of thunder that this album provides.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 24/02/2009 13:42:09
firstly the the guy who wrote the review below has obviously only listened to songs for the deaf and has never heard them live.....if you have listened to previous queens albums you will no they are all different and this is very true of era vulgaris but its still qotsa through n through and its a great album. Probably hard to get into if you havnt listened to their other stuff but to say this isnt good musically is silly haha if you appreciate music you'll love qotsa...and take a look at dessert sessions too =]
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White noise at best...
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 22/01/2009 15:40:16
Possibly one of the worst albums I've ever bought and I'm a big QOTSA fan. It just doesn't do anything or go anywhere musically. It's like a jamming session for a bunch of kids who've just been given a few guitars and a drum kit without having played before. Very dissappointed. Songs for the Deaf on the other hand has to go down as one of the greatest albums ever made!!
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A harshly formed diamond in the rough.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 08/01/2009 07:42:58
Firstly, get 'Songs For The Deaf' before you buy this or you might be scared off from listening to this band again. This took a few listens to grab me, apart from 'Sick Sick Sick' which is just brilliant but once it did it became addictive, and I now realize this is a very well made album.
It's very dark and grungy sounding at least half of the time and actually made me feel queasy when listening to it with my i-Pod at full volume from beginning to end, but this is a true rock album and demands concentration to be enjoyed fully. I'm officially addicted to this album now and can't believe how much I like it after initially not being fussed, and you have to admire the fact they've been brave enough to head into a challenging, almost completely non-mainstream sound.
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Queens' greatest moment (so far)
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 21/10/2008 11:06:55
This may not be the most instantly accessible Queens album, it lacks a big rock number like No One Knows or Little Sister but it more than makes up for it with some of the most inventive rock music you'll ever hear.
For those who always preferred Josh's style to Nick's this album is for you. Just give it time and you'll find it an incredibly rewarding experience.
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blows u away !
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 08/09/2008 14:14:54
Wow wot an album! The queens are back 2 form after the dissapointin lullabies 2 paralize, great riffs and hooks and take u in, needed at least 2-3 listens but now its on me ipod every day. Best tracks are sick sick sick, 3`s and 7`, run pig run, and the mindblowing battery acid ! Get it and enjoy !
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 13/07/2008 13:29:58
Era Vulgaris is a unique album from all the other releases. Turning on the screw is a great opening it has a laid back edge and a rocking riff. My favorite song on the album is 3's and 7's this song and along with battery acid, misfit love and sick sick sick bring this album to a whole new level.
I think Josh, Joey and Troy are a master class and beat Dave and Nick in creativity that is why i think this album is so excellent and unique
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: jgunner on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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