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Queens Of The Stone Age - Like Clockwork [Japan CD] BGJ-10176

Queens Of The Stone Age Audio CD
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Queens of the Stone Age
By Anthony Bourdain

It came from the desert.

What “it” was, exactly, is still a matter of debate. Are Queens of the Stone Age a band? An association? A concept? The intermittent issue of an unhinged Carlo Von Sexron? The toxic byproduct of other bands? A variously shrinking and expanding group of friends and likeminded visitors? Or a ... Read more in Amazon's Queens Of The Stone Age Store

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN
  • ASIN: B00C7NW3BM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 646,214 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ...Like Clockwork - QOTSA 17 Jun 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have never written a review on Amazon (or anywhere else for that matter) but I feel compelled to write on for QOTSA's latest offering as I cannot believe it is not averaging 5 stars, nor do I find it a fair reflection reading other reviews comparing ...Like Clockwork to previous QOTSA efforts (or even TCV).

Before I start on ...Like Clockwork, an album review should be judged on what is played out in front of you, not based on the band's previous albums. I whole heartedly agree that both Rated R and Songs for the Deaf were truly remarkable albums, deserving of 5 stars, yet I have rated other albums 5 stars that are only half as good as ...Like Clockwork. People are saying they are disappointed there is none of the 'in your face' songs that was more evident on the two aforementioned albums, but this was only provided when Oliveri was on board and had more influence on the output. QOTSA certainly have progressed, matured even, from their early albums and fans of those albums shouldn't expect a repeat of "Rated R" or "Songs For The Deaf", these days are gone now. "Rated R", "Songs for the Deaf" are immense albums and always will be held in high esteem as they should be, but if Josh & co were to merely repeat them, their strength as albums would be diluted (and those who accuse QOTSA of sounding the same would actually then have a vaild point).

I have been a QOTSA fan since the beginning and Kyuss before them. I find each of the QOTSA albums different, which for me is great. I admit LTP and EV had some below par stuff, but, to me, were still pretty decent albums. ...Like Clockwork is nothing short of a masterpiece, there is no filler on here. Once I streamed the album, I was instantly hooked. Each track is full of it's own brilliance and I'm finding myself not skipping any track.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 11 Jun 2013
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I fear to make such a bold statement, but I believe ...Like Clockwork reaches and indeed surpasses the lofty heights of Songs For The Deaf. The two albums seem fairly incomparable but I'm making the comparison anyway because ...Like Clockwork deserves the same kind of extravagant praise.

This is Queens as a fresh, matured and reflective outfit. Homme calls on some past musicians for aid (Grohl, Nick) and some new musicians for interesting collaborations (Elton John, Trent Reznor, Alex Turner) to hone this cohesive mix of grooves and lamentations.

Those looking for stomping riffs ripping through the album may not be wholly satisfied for ...Like Clockwork is an album not of subtleties, but certainly more intricately arranged and designed than say, some of the frantic jams on SFTD or Rated R. However, those people can be compensated by the heaviness (in mood as well as tone) of 'I Appear Missing' which is possibly the most emotive and breath-taking track here. 'My God Is The Sun' offers that immediate rocker need for solid riffs whilst 'Smooth Sailing' and 'If I Had A Tail' offer a groovier, funkier twist akin to the grooves on Era Vulgaris. There's plenty for everyone, and the key to a successful album is a coherent yet eclectic mix of songs and ...Like Clockwork is exactly that.

...Like Clockwork has a better fluidity to it than Lullabies To Paralyze or Era Vulgaris. It can almost be viewed as a concept album for its lyrical content alone, but the excellent final mix of the album flows so incredibly well that it feels blasphemous to dip in and out of the album (just as well I'm buying the vinyl).

Newcomers, veterans, and general music lovers, do yourself a favour and pick up this extraordinary album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bruised and beautiful 21 Dec 2013
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Ah well, I've had varying amounts of love and/or admiration for everything QOTSA have done, down the years, but for some reason failed to get too excited about this release. Um, then life went a bit wrong, and this album was a bedrock, and it kind of pulled me through. Strange as it may seem, it inspired some kind of positive response that stopped me wallowing in self-pity. The coda to I Appear Missing, in particular, moves me beyond reason.I couldn't add anything more to the reviews that have, to me, already illustrated the vulnerability, and strength, of this release. So I'll shut me gob. This is a band to be treasured.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like Clockwork... yes I do! 13 Nov 2013
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This is a brilliant album. I have listened to most of QOTSA albums and Josh Homme's other work (TCV)and never fail to be impressed by their work. Other reviewers have said that this one doesn't have the 'head-banger' appeal of older albums. I agree, but I think that they have moved on to a more mature product. I particularly like the title track and the falsetto singing which works well on that track. I listened to a live version of this track before I bought the album and really liked the intricate guitar work on the instrumental break. The album version, I felt, was slightly over-produced in comparison, but I still like it. Not a duff track and thoroughly recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably better than Songs for the Deaf 23 Jun 2013
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This in my humble opinion is QOTSA's finest hour. More downbeat than previous works, and fairly succint at about 45 minutes, but for once brevity is a good thing. No flab or filler here, just 10 beautifully crafted songs, which I believe is a first for a QOTSA album - even SFTD had a couple of clunkers in my opinion. I Appear Missing is an instant classic, but there are many fine moments here, from the slow paced opener Keep Your Eyes Peeled, through the catchy I Sat By The Ocean, the rock opera (almost) of Fairweather Friends, to the restrained closing title track. Much has been made of the plethora of guest stars but in truth only Jake Shears and Trent Reznor contribute anything of real note though you can also just about hear Elton John tinkling the ivories on Fairweather too. But as was hinted these contributions are more a minor contribution to the tracks that they inhabit rather than show-stoppers. If you're undecided about buying this, don't hesitate a second longer. It's going to take something amazing to top this album this year.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant
The best album in a long time! Already one of my favorite albums. Everyone who loves good music should buy it.
Published 7 days ago by stephen groves
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Album.
A must for all Queens of the Stone Age fans, a little different to previous Albums, but an absolute class album.
Published 8 days ago by MR B SWAN
4.0 out of 5 stars I reckon QOTSA secretly have the sights set on the Rock & Roll Hall of...
After a six-year gap, it won't alarm you to learn that Queens of the Stone Age's sixth album ...Like Clockwork is a rip-roaring success on all fronts and an obvious labour of love. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Luke Edwards
4.0 out of 5 stars STILL GOING WITH THE FLOW
I bought this album with a sense of apprehension - but need not have worried.

A lot of thought clearly went into the making of this album - the songs are intelligently... Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. McCarraher
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit bland
I kinda liked this to start with, but then a friend pointed out that it sounded like Muse and that's killed it for me because they're right. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Poppanik
4.0 out of 5 stars Raw sound
Bought for boyfriends xmas. He really likes it and feels it has a more raw feel than the other albums like a studio sound. Very good.
Published 2 months ago by Louise J.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
One of the best albums of 2013, a modern day classic! If you like QOTSA you must buy this! 5 stars
Published 2 months ago by Mr. D. J. Tandy
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of an anti-climax
I'm a bit of a fan of the Queens, so it's a shame that this record has so little to get excited about. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Wattsenhausen
5.0 out of 5 stars The ghost of Nick Oliveri has finally been exorcised
With the release of Like Clockwork, Josh Homme has created a collective masterpiece of stunning [did I say stunning? Read more
Published 3 months ago by The Doctor
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Album.
It's one of my favorite bands, and I must say, this album is one of the best they have! Awesome
Published 3 months ago by Daniel Tintino
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