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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Review of "Rated R - Queens of the Stone Age"

published 02/10/2000 | MonkeyboyUK
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Pro Hypnotic grooves
Cons May disappoint those in search of heavy metal.
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"Rated "Reasonable""

There are a handful of magazines that would like you to believe that this album is the new Nevermind. When are they going to realise that there isn't going to be "a new Nevermind"? That album marked a cultural shift and brought a genre to mainstream attention. Expecting the same of Rated R is, frankly, asking too much. It's good but not a classic.

Neither is it as original as claimed. There's definitely more than a hint of Soundgarden in its bombastic grooves, although it's not actually that heavy. Aside from self-assured opener Feelgood Hit Of The Summer and the aptly-titled "Quick & To The Pointless", it's moderately paced and may disappoint those in search of intense rawk and twiddly guitar solos.

Mind you, it's definitely a grower. Maybe I'll have changed my opinion in a few weeks.


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  • MonkeyboyUK published 24/02/2001
    Yep, I agree with you on that one. Kyuss are what I thought QOTSA were going to sound like, so I'd advise anyone who reads this to rush out and buy "Blues For The Red Sun" ASAP.
  • crustypaul published 24/02/2001
    These people were a damn sight better when they were busy being Kyuss, puryevers of the most monumentally massive guitar sound ever recorded. No 'Stoner rock' band is ever going to better Monster Magnets 'Spine of God' album. Cheers
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Rock & Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Interscope - Distributor: Universal Music - Released: 12/06/2000 - 606949068325

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