Queens Of The Stone Age - 2017 - Villains (7Digital Hi Res) [[email protected]]
Artist: Queens Of The Stone Age
Title: Villains (7Digital Hi Res)
Format: WEB, 11 files FLAC, Album, Remastered, 24bit 96kHz, 7Digital
Producer: Mark Ronson
Release Date: August 25, 2017
Recorded: January – March 2017 at United Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock, Stoner Rock
Queens Of The Stone Age:
Queens of the Stone Age (sometimes shortened to QotSA or Queens) is an American rock band formed in 1996 in Palm Desert, California. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme (lead vocals, guitar, piano), alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, lap steel, keyboard, percussion, backing vocals), Michael Shuman (bass guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), Dean Fertita (keyboards, guitar, percussion, backing vocals), and recent addition Jon Theodore (drums, percussion).
Formed after the dissolution of Homme's previous band, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age developed a style of riff-oriented, heavy rock music. Their sound has since evolved to incorporate a variety of different styles and influences, including working with ZZ Top member Billy Gibbons, Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, and steady contributor Mark Lanegan.
Villains is the seventh studio album by American rock band Queens of the Stone Age, released on August 25, 2017. The album was announced on June 14, with a teaser trailer taking the form of a comedy skit featuring the band performing a polygraph test with Liam Lynch. The first single, "The Way You Used to Do", was released the following day along with the announcement of a world tour. Villains does not feature any guest musicians unlike the band's previous albums.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine:
It takes nearly a minute for Villains to begin its slow ascent from the murk and even longer before the clenched funk of "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" clicks in, a deliberateness that suggests Josh Homme has supreme confidence in the seventh album from Queens of the Stone Age. Perhaps some this swagger flows in Homme's blood, perhaps it stems from QOTSA finally reaching Billboard's pole position with 2013's …Like Clockwork, but there's an undeniable assurance to Villains that surely has something to do with the band—or specifically Homme, who is the only constant in QOTSA's career—knowing precisely who they are as they close out their second decade. To that end, the hiring of Mark Ronson—the man who star rose via Amy Winehouse and sustained his fame through Bruno Mars—as producer feels like the move of a group who knows no outside influence will dilute their music, and Villains proves this to be true. QOTSA doesn't come to Ronson, Ronson comes QOTSA, sharpening their attack and adding spooky grace notes to the margins. On these asides, QOTSA conjures the dark magic that's been their calling card since the start, but where …Like Clockwork gained strength from its foreboding, Villains feels designed to lift spirits. For one, it's filled with ravers and boogies, alternating between taut vamps and louche glam grooves. Homme goes so far as to tip his stove pipe hat to Marc Bolan on "Un-Reborn Again," one of a few classic rock nods scattered throughout the album. As classic as Villains can sound—and there's no doubting that Homme and company pledge allegiance to the sounds and styles patented in the '70s—it feels fresh due to execution. At this stage, Queens of the Stone Age don't have many new tricks in their bag but their consummate skill—accentuated by the fact that this is the first QOTSA album that features just the band alone, not even augmented by Mark Lanegan—means they know when to ratchet up the tempo, when to slide into a mechanical grind, when to sharpen hooks so they puncture cleanly. All that makes Villains a dark joy, a record that offers visceral pleasure in its winking menace.
01. Feet Don’t Fail Me (5:42)
02. The Way You Used to Do (4:34)
03. Domesticated Animals (5:20)
04. Fortress (5:27)
05. Head Like a Haunted House (3:21)
06. Un-Reborn Again (6:40)
07. Hideaway (4:18)
08. The Evil Has Landed (6:30)
09. Villains of Circumstance (6:10)
Josh Homme – lead vocals, guitar
Troy Van Leeuwen – guitar, vocals
Dean Fertita – keyboard, guitar, vocals
Michael Shuman – bass guitar, vocals
Jon Theodore – drums[/size]
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