zBoneman.com -- Home

Music Reviews

"Rated R" by Queens of the Stone Age (2000)

"Rated R" by Queens of the Stone Age

Artist:

Queens of the Stone Age

Album:

Rated R

Released In:

2000

Reviewed By:

Kevin Jones

Grade:

4.0

Buy this item at Amazon.com
zBoneman on Rotten Tomatoes

These guys rock pretty hard and they do it all over the place. It's almost impossible to pigeon-hole Queens into any category--they don't fit in to any genre very comfortably--all I know is they make music that I like. They play an array of crunchy power-chord stuff that breaks away into flights of fancy that alight with refreshing and unpredictable grace. The best description would be a cross between early Travis, Catherine Wheel and Black Sabbath. They also toy around with progressive-rock territory that blends psychodelica with Gentle Giant. Each song takes you into different sonic territory, that while hauntingly familiar is impossible to put your finger on. Guest spots include Rob Halford of Judas Priest and Mark Lanegan late of the Screaming Trees. Whatever this is, it's better than 90 percent of what passes for metal these days.

:: zBoneman.com Reader Comments ::

Add your own comment here and see it posted immediately!
Name: e-Mail:
Comment:
Spam Prevention Check:
Please enter the following code in the box below.
Security Image