Queens of the Stone Age: Songs For The Deaf (Polydor)
The Rev. Al Friston, Rock's Backpages, September 2002
ONCE IN A BLUE MOON an album happens along that relights your fire – that brings moribund rock back to life. The odd quasi-supergroup that is QOTSA – Josh Homme, Nick Oliveri, Dave Grohl, Mark Lanegan – has made just such a record with the angrily-titled Songs For The Deaf, a 60-minute sonic voyage packed with crunching guitars, brooding riffs, and high desert humour.
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