Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R (X Rated)

Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R (X Rated)
Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R (X Rated) Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R (X Rated) Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R (X Rated)
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Interscope (490 864-1)
Special Attributes: Ltd Edition, Gatefold Cover
Release Date: 2012
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"This album is strong from beginning to end. It is an album like no other, and Josh and his various musical guests will have a hard time matching it. It fulfills Josh's dream of letting sex bleed into the music, and will continue to get people jumping and dancing for years to come!" (extracted from

The second Queens of the Stone Age album, Rated R (as in the movie rating; its title was changed from II at the last minute before release), makes its stoner rock affiliations clear right from the opening track. The lyrics of "Feel Good Hit of the Summer" consist entirely of a one-line list of recreational drugs that Josh Homme rattles off over and over, a gag that gets pretty tiresome by the end of the song (and certainly doesn't need the reprise that follows "In the Fade"). Fortunately, the rest of the material is up to snuff. R is mellower, trippier, and more arranged than its predecessor, making its point through warm fuzz-guitar tones, ethereal harmonies, vibraphones, horns, and even the odd steel drum. That might alienate listeners who have come to expect a crunchier guitar attack, but even though it's not really aggro, R is still far heavier than the garage punk and grunge that inform much of the record. It's still got the vaunted California-desert vibes of Kyuss, but it evokes a more relaxed, spacious, twilight feel, as opposed to a high-noon meltdown. Mark Lanegan and Barrett Martin of the Screaming Trees both appear on multiple tracks, and their band's psychedelic grunge -- in its warmer, less noisy moments -- is actually not a bad point of comparison. Longtime Kyuss fans might be disappointed at the relative lack of heaviness, but R's direction was hinted at on the first QOTSA album, and Homme's experimentation really opens up the band's sound, pointing to exciting new directions for heavy guitar rock in the new millennium. (

Track List
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A1 Feel Good Hit Of The Summer        
A2 The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret    
A3 Leg Of Lamb        
A4 Auto Pilot        
A5 Better Living Through Chemistry        
A6 Monsters In The Parasol    
A7 Quick And To The Pointless        

B1 In The Fade        
B2 Tension Head        
B3 Lightning Song        
B4 I Think I Lost My Headache        
B5 Ode To Clarissa

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