Awesome Music: Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age
are an American hard rock band, with a shitload of Awesome Music.
Queens of the Stone Age
- "Avon" with its extremely catchy "to to to to tooo" in the chorus.
- "You Can't Quit Me Baby" is already ridiculously awesome, but some live versions which last over 20 minutes are even better.
Songs For The Deaf
- "I Think I Lost My Headache" is 5 minutes of epic rocking, with a 3 minute long jazz freakout at the end.
- "Better Living Through Chemistry" sounds like the apocalypse coming through your speakers.
- "A Song For The Dead", especially with Mark Lanegan on vocals. Currently used as the finale of many of their live sets.
- Speaking of Mark Lanegan, "Hangin' Tree" also stands out, and not just because of its 5/4 meter.
Lullabies To Paralyze
- Songs for the Deaf is an album filled to the brim with badass hard rock, and then comes "Mosquito Song". Chills guaranteed.
- "The Sky is Falling" has incredible guitar riffs on top of a pulsating drum beat and almost poetic lyrics.
- "You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar..." with its brilliant use of Soprano and Gravel.
- "No One Knows" is regarded as one of the band's highest points, ditto for "Go With The Flow".
- "Someone's In The Wolf", especially when after about 20 seconds of almost silence THAT riff kicks in.
- "You've Got A Killer Scene There, Man" is one of these songs where not a lot happens, yet it's still completely awesome.
- "Little Sister" proves that cowbells and electric guitars are a winning combination. It also has one of the best choruses of their whole career. It gets even better when Eddie Vedder plays said cowbell.
- "Tangled Up In Plaid" is probably the most catchy (and awesome) song about a destructive relationship ever.
- "I Appear Missing" is definetly one of their best songs. It starts as a straightforward rock song (albeit a straightforward rock song with Dave Grohl on drums, which makes it better than most other straightforward rock songs), then around the 3 minute mark the song just stops, then comes back, then sounds like it collapses on itself. All of this leads up to an incredible guitar solo, with some gut wrenching lyrics afterwards.
With my toes on the edge it's such a lovely view
I never loved anything until I loved you
I'm over the edge, what can I do?
I've fallen through
- "Kalopsia" which uses the soft verse, loud chorus dynamic to brilliant effect. Trent Reznor's special appearance as backing vocalist makes it all even better.
- "Keep Your Eyes Peeled" is very reminiscent of Electric Wizard, and yes, it is fantastic.
- Five words: My God Is The Sun.
- Both the Title Track and "The Vampyre Of Time And Memories" are ballads and they're both really good.