Queens of the Stone Age-…Like Clockwork (2013)

My Rating: 90% (A)

Pitchfork Rating: 73%

Rolling Stone Rating: 80%

Metacritic Rating: 82%

Average Rating: 81% (B+)

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Keep Your Eyes Peeled
  2. I Sat By the Ocean
  3. The Vampyre of Time and Memory
  4. If I Had a Tail
  5. My God Is the Sun
  6. Kalopsia
  7. Fairweather Friends
  8. Smooth Sailing
  9. I Appear Missing
  10. …Like Clockwork

Label:

Matador

Favourite Song on Album:


Listen to This Album When You’re:

Ready to rock out, but you’re kind of tired too.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

It’s awesome!

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Yes, it’d be awesome to own.

Final Thoughts:

Queens of the Stone Age have never been a huge band for me, I honestly don’t know their catalog too well, but I really love 3’s and 7’s, it was one of my favourite songs to play on Guitar Hero. …Like Clockwork never hits 3’s and 7’s level, but it’s a really solid album, one to put on and zone out to. It doesn’t make me want to rock out as, say, Thee Oh Sees, but it is consistently enjoyable and is made me played on vinyl again and again. I think they probably have better albums out there, but …Like Clockwork is definitely not a bad start to get to know them.

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Quasimoto-Yessir Whatever (2013)

My Rating: 83% (B++)

Pitchfork Rating: 74%

Rolling Stone Rating: 60%

Metacritic Rating: 69%

Average Rating: 71.5%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Broad Factor
  2. Seasons Change
  3. The Front
  4. Youngblood
  5. Astronaut
  6. Planned Attack
  7. Brothers Can’t Save Me
  8. Catchin’ The Vibe
  9. Am I Confused?
  10. Sparkdala
  11. Green Power
  12. LAX to JFK

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Sick of conventional music, looking for something psychedelic and reminiscent of the golden age of hip-hop.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

It’s super awesome. I love it so much. It fits the album title and the overall vibe of the music on the record.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Yes, absolutely.

Final Thoughts:

This is what I’d define as psychadelic hip-hop. It’s like John Dwyer put his talents to a hip-hop album and allowed a weed fiend take the mic from him. You can practically smell the weed through the speaker when listening to Yessir Whatever. It’s truly a unique album, super odd, not for everyone, it strums the right chord for me, but I can see it really grating against others. Listen to it and let me know your opinion in the comments below.

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