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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No your all wrong sorry!
This is QOTSA album presents them at there rawest lo-fi best buy far. The best songs on the album are Regular John, How to handle a rope and You cant quit me baby. In a music scene full of teenie boping heart break lyric pop punk and crappy goth metal bands with speach impedements this is real rock and roll.
Published on 2 Jan 2004 by L. Hardy

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2 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Arrived but damaged!
Preordered this CD as a massive QOTSA fan and received the CD very promptly. Unfortunately it arrived in woefully inept packaging and with 2 large cracks on the front of the CD case. More padding needed in the packaging definitely!!
Published on 24 Mar 2011 by Caroline Gillett


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No your all wrong sorry!, 2 Jan 2004
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L. Hardy (Sunny Basingstoke, UK) - See all my reviews
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This is QOTSA album presents them at there rawest lo-fi best buy far. The best songs on the album are Regular John, How to handle a rope and You cant quit me baby. In a music scene full of teenie boping heart break lyric pop punk and crappy goth metal bands with speach impedements this is real rock and roll.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite album of all time..., 7 Dec 2002
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This really is my favourite album of all time. I have to disagree with the review below saying that the two later queens albums are better. They can't really be compared in this way because the first album is quite different in style. Yes, they have progressed as a band, but this album will always remain my favourite because of it's lo-fi, dry sound. Another thing i love about this album is Alfredo Hernandez's drumming. This was the only queens record he played on and he has a real hypnotic, bare sound. Josh Homme's guitar is mind blowing on this album, especially in some of the solo's - like at the end of "Avon" (my all time favourite queens songs, along with "You Would Know"). If you really like Songs for the Deaf but arent sure if this debut is worth picking up think again!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Missing the point, 25 Jun 2001
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I'm basing this on the review before this one, where every single track is given a rating. Why? The album works because it works as a whole. Just like Kyuss's albums, the whole album is like one long, shape shifting song, and as such cannot be reviewed track by track. The basics are, this album rocks. Its bone crushingly heavy, surprisingly melodic and spookily hypnotic, and its difficult to choose between this album and 'Rated R' in terms of quality. I reckon buy them both, and buy anything else that Josh has had a hand in cos the guy is a bona fide genius.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning post-stoner masterpiece, 7 Jun 2000
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Drawing from their Kyuss and most defintely Desert Sessions pieces, Josh Homme and Alfredo Hernandez have created a blend of music that is the aural equivalent of suddenly understanding why the Universe exists. The album is delivered in a minimalist way that belies its depth and heaviness. Gone are the mammoth riffs of Kyuss, replaced by melodies that carry another type of heaviness, one that tunes into your mind and takes it down beyond any mind trip you've had. Suddenly everything makes sense. The world of music is made complete and everything is understood. Genuinely an album that makes all other music obselete, and that includes the genre that Homme has already blessed us with. Queens of the Stone Age have shifted the boundaries and created a whole new experience, one that is so perfect that it seems like a natural progression. Genius.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 24 Feb 2005
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This album cannot be faulted in any way. There is not a dull song on the album and the level of musical talent expressed by Homme in all of the tracks is astonishing. If you are at all inclined towards rock or alternative metal and you do not own this album, buy it. Rated R, Songs for the Deaf, Lullabies to paralyze, Dessert sessions vol9&10 and Kyuss's Sky Valley are also worth considering.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars QUEENS DEBUT GETS LONG AWAITED REISSUE, 7 Mar 2011
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It's taken a while but finally Queens Of The stone age have reissued and remastered their self titled debut album. This album unless you bought it back in the day is very hard to find any where for a reseanoble price, i can still remember finding my copy back in 2002 (just after Songs For The Deaf came out) in an Traditional Irish Music shop!! strange but true. The album was released on an independent label back in 1998 by Loosegroove records in the US and Roadrunner Records in Europe and now get's the reissue treatment courtsey of Rekords Rekords. This was Josh Hommes first record since the end of Kyuss and and a brief stint in The Screaming Trees and while it sold okay it wasn't untill their next two albums Rated R and Songs For The Deaf broke the band to a wider audience that people wanted to go back and buy the debut record.

The album is almost entierly played by Josh Homme as he play guitar, bass(under an alias of carlos Von Sexton) and piano as well as all vocals, Alfredo Hernández(Kyuss, Brant Bjork) plays most of the drums on the album. Regular QOTSA contributors Dave Catching, Hutch and Chriss Goss also appear. Despite being included in the album artwork and appearing in a phone message on the end of the album Nick Oliveri does not play on the album.

The album itself has stood the test of time and is full of unforgettable riffs and songs that still get played live to this day. there's not many better album openers than "Regular John" which is still one of the finest songs Homme has ever writtten and when played live can usually go on for 10 minutes, second track Avon originally apperared on Desert Sessions' Volume 3: Set Coordinates For The White Dwarf!!! in a slightly different form. "If Only" originally apperared under the name "If Only Everything" on a split Queens Of The Stone Age/Kyuss cd. "You Would Know" shows the talent that Homme has for delivering quality riffs, How to handle a rope picks up the pace on the album with it's banging drums and once again a riff to die for. "Mexicola" starts of with a pounding bass that will have your bass speaker tested to the full, There is 3 unreleased tracks included on the album, "Spider and Vinegaroons"(familiar to anyone who has the Live dvd Over the years and Through the woods as it's used on the various title screens), "The Bronze" and "These Aren't the Droids Your Looking For" interestingly enough they are not just tacked on at the end instead they are spread out through the album giving them more of a feel that they belong on the album in the first place.

Another track that should be familiar to people who don't own the album is "You Can't Quit Me Baby" which has also been a live staple through the years, it features a great Homme riff as well as a deep bass sound that holds the song together for it's near seven minutes running time it has been featured on the live cd/dvd "Over The Years and Through The Woods" as well as the deluxe edition of "Rated R". "Hispanic Impressions" is an instrumental track that shows off what a fine muscian Homme is.

It's very hard to find fault with this record and it's great now that fans can know own a copy of this album as before "Rated R" and "Songs For The Deaf" there was this.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent album, 16 Mar 2011
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Big fan of Queens of the Stone Age for some years now and most of my friends have been ear bashing me about this album, which until recently, was incredibly hard to find. This reissue finally allows me to see what all my friends were on about.

I was worried it was all hype and no substance. Thankfully QOTSA are a class act and this album is amazing. Maybe even some of their best material. The tracks have a heavier sound than later/more recent QOTSA albums, but the killer riffs are there and the songs are amazing.
If you like Queens of the Stone Age and don't own this album buy it now, you won't be disappointed.
If you like good rock music, buy this album now.
If you like Justin Bieber, buy this album and learn what real music sounds like.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one strong album, 15 Dec 2002
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From begining to end this album has a continuous flow of great (not fantastic but great) sounding songs which just keep you jumping up and down on your bed wanting more. Ok so it lacks one stand out track but this is for me what makes this album the most significant and modernised creation of Homme and Oliveri. There are no songs dwarfing others as on Rated R and Songs for the deaf and the whole Kyuss collection. Why buy the album if there are no fantastic stand out tracks? Because the whole thing deserves your attention not just a handful of parent biting classics. The signifier of things to come. It creates more of an appretiation of every thing Q.O.T.S.A. If you purchase this care for it as though it were your child knowing it will grow into Rated R and Songs for the deaf. It is with out a doubt one of the most hard working albums I have heard and one of my favourite all time albums. IT WILL GROW ON YOU.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ........And Queens are created, 19 Mar 2004
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When "Kyuss" broke up Josh Homme didn't pick up his guitar for a year. After being asked to tour by Mark Lannagan with his band the "Screaming Trees", Homme had a renenwed passion for music. He met up with ex-Kyuss member Nick Oliveri to form "Queens of the Stone Age". The band was created with a revolving door policy, drawing many ideas from Homme's "Desert Sessions" collaberations (which i advise you listen to). Queens first album took the heavy metal/stonor nature of Kyuss and tempered it with more harmonious melodies. Homme had always been able to write descent melodies (listen to "Demon Cleaner", "Thumb" for proof), but now assuming vocal duties and free from the restraints of his former band (which is part of the reason "Kyuss" broke up), Homme was able to execute his own vision and music more directly. "Regular John" is a perfect example of this, with a heavy metal riff being played underneath a softly melodic vocal. This album has a unique mix of both. "Avon", "Mexicola" show this. Songs like "Walkin' on the sidewalks" (which is what you have to do to this song) emphasise the heavy riffage whilst "If Only" shows the more melodic side. This is a great album, a heavy classic all the way through-Buy it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars first is usualy the best, 7 Dec 2013
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What a debut.. this for me is their best and thats pretty damn good because I love every album they have put out.
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