Rated R - Queens of the Stone Age

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Rated R - Queens of the Stone Age

Rock & Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Interscope - Distributor: Universal Music - Released: 12/06/2000 - 606949068325

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published 02/03/2001 | Wowee_Zowee
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"Queens take the challenge"

‘Rated R’ has got all you need: the inlay warns the listener with notifications for each song: contains paranoid delusions, explicit sexual content, violence etc. etc. etc. The images are cool too; they seem to have been taken from films like Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting etc., but with more allusions to sexual behaviour.

But the music. The music is nice. Very nice. People who have followed the early Queens Of The Stone Age (check out their first untitled record) or –and I’m addressing the older readers – band Kyuss (the band in which Joshua Homme and Nick Oliveri first appeared), can expect a kind of aggressive punk/stoner release, but it isn’t at all. The Queens have taken the challenge of changing themselves and producing a sound to call their own, something never heard in the scene of hard music. Indeed ‘Rated R’ is very divers: it has still got the good old punky shit on it (what a relief), but there’s also more emotional and subtle stuff. Of course the Queens will stay the Queens forever, but if you think about it, this is the best decision they could have ever made; otherwise it could’ve ended in the Kyuss way: always playing the same thing, boredom, too many fans and split! Although they’ll have to watch out about the fan thing: if they keep releasing cds like this, they will become huger than huge. But then, will the majority of the world population ever understand this is a masterpiece in its own genre? I, my friends, do.

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Rock & Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Interscope - Distributor: Universal Music - Released: 12/06/2000 - 606949068325

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