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Era Vulgaris

Queens Of The Stone AgeAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 12, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B000PKG6TE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,541 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Latin for "common era," Era Vulgaris holds a pair of common threads with the four Queens of the Stone Age records that preceded it. One, it crosses colossal guitar chords with the most volatile of hard rock melodies. And second, it's as LOUD as loud gets, thanks to Josh Homme, the impatient instigator behind the ever-evolving cast of personalities that make up the band. Detonation comes with track one, as the jagged riffs of "Turning on the Screw" lead the listener into "Sick, Sick, Sick," where Julian Casablancas spews his vocals beneath a wall of multi-guitar catcalls. Although the head Stroke will likely garner the most attention, perpetual Queener Mark Lanegan's velvety pipes earmark two of Era's most booming selections: the funky "Make It Wit Chu" (complete with Temptations-like backing vocals) and the heart-racing three minutes of "River in the Road." Add the garage rock of Homme's "3's & 7's" and "Suture Up Your Future," easy pickings for most likely crossover hit, and Era Vulgaris-- hypnotically and explosively common--holds its own with any in the QoTSA discography. --Scott Holter

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Era Vulgaris translates to the Common Era, but there is nothing common about the latest album from Queens of the Stone Age. Joshua Homme's band of gypsies return with their fifth full-length release from the seminal desert rockers and they are out for blood with guitars slung low. Era Vulgaris delivers riffs heavier than a slab of Stonehenge and more infectious than The Black Plague, vocals as smooth as molten lava and infused with sex, danger, and the sound of a band possessed to deliver rock music to a new epoch. Produced with the help of longtime collaborator, and Masters of Reality genius, Chris Goss, QOTSA give birth to eleven tracks that will enter your bloodstream and transform your Dr. Jekyll into a Mr. or Ms. Hyde. QOTSA and R got you hooked, Songs for the Deaf made you scream for more, Lullabies to Paralyze blew your mind and June 2007 marks the dawn of a new, loud era: Era Vulgaris.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It puts the lotion in the basket!!! I love the lyrics. August 17, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This album is beginning to end a sonic work of art. I don't think I would call it a concept album, but it certainly has a cohesive feel that makes listening to it end too soon. Maybe it's a hint of classic progressive rock attitude. At the conclusion of this CD...I hit play again. I have liked QOTSA albums before, but I don't remember being as addicted to anything they have done like this album. There are great guitar parts, soulful singing by Josh Homme and Mark Lannegan, searing six string solos, layered sound textures, rock solid rhythm/percussion, burning bluesy roots, quirky thoughtful lyrics and melodic growling bass. They threw everything in but the kitchen sink into this amazing sonic brew...buy it and put it on repeat!
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I can't lose this feeling inside of my head! June 11, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Queens of the Stone Age smash and roar through some of the best, most influential hard rock out there, even with a lineup that never seems to be the same twice.

And while their latest, "Era Vulgaris," starts off with a whimper, it quickly works itself up into a bang that can be heard right through the end. Their music here is grimy, rough and raw, but it tries out some new sounds and quirkier edges, without losing the grimy, brooding feeling.

It opens rather limply -- "Turning on the Screw," a jumbled tangle of clashing cymbals, drums and almost mute basslines, which just sort of meanders around in circles. Josh Homme sings mournfully that "You got a question?/Please don't ask it/It puts the lotion in the basket."

Fortunately things perk up in the next song -- dark, rapid riffs and twisting melodies are all over "Sick Sick Sick," a creepily rapid song that gets more tantalizing as it continues. And it leads in to more good music of various types -- the sinuous desert-rock, "Misfit Love's" weirdly plaintive lament, creepy industral grinds, tightly-woven rock'n'roll with a catchy edge, fuzzy blasts of muscular metal, and finally the shifting, layered finale "Run Pig Run."

"Era Vulgaris" is something of a contradiction -- it's a very polished album, but it also has grime, sweat and rough edges. That is to say, the band is expert at spinning some really tight songs with few weaknesses, but it's got the raw power you usually associate with young bands. Bless their dark little hearts.

Homme's rapid, nimble guitar goes overtime with fast, sharp riffs. And that guitar is woven with some dark murky bass, rapid drums, darkly curling keyboard and occasionally some samples (a rattlesnake?), all played with rapid-fire energy.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent as always June 20, 2007
Format:Audio CD
An excellent new Queens of the Stone age album every two-and-a-half years or so has become something of a tradition, so while the high quality of their most recent release is no surprise, it's certainly no less pleasant for it. QOTSA have always been able to maintain a balance between rock's opposite poles--arty without being pretentious, technically proficient without being mechanical, heavy without being angry--and Era Vulgaris does nothing to interrupt that streak, delivering more of the narcotizing, classic-minded hard rock that Josh Homme has been delivering since he formed the band out of the ashes of the even-greater Kyuss. Building on the sounds of the band's previous four albums without cannibalizing them, Era Vulgaris is yet another excellent album in the QOTSA tradition--loosely constructed, wide-ranging, and determinedly rocking, with none of the woe-is-me drivel that weighs down so much of what passes for rock music these days. And as usual, it's littered with the muscular, surging guitars and smart melodies that have become Josh's stock in trade, making this yet another classic album for blasting in your car with the windows open. Despite their well-documented history of heavy turnover, the band actually sounds as tight as ever here, taking about ten seconds of the opening Turnin' On the Screw to lock into a killer groove that never quite lets up until the album ends. The following Sick, Sick, Sick is even better, bringing a manic, rapid-fire energy to the proceedings, with vocals that are less sung than declaimed over a backup of speedy metallic riffage. Read more ›
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Common About This Album July 10, 2007
By Francis
Format:Audio CD
At least now it can be said that Josh Homme and Queens can make a five star record without Nick Oliveri. Following Nick's departure from the band, Queens released Lullabies to Paralyze, a great record that, unfortunately, seemed only to emphasize that Oliveri was not there, from the not so subtle lyrical jabs in "Everybody Knows That You're Insane" to increased prevalence of slowed down grooves and blues, with often exceedingly slick production. Sure, the drawn out psychedelic riffs had been a QOTSA trademark from day one, but the lack of ANY punk/speed metal counterpoint was a constant, sad reminder that we were never going to hear "Millionaire" live again. Lullabies was a great record with unavoidable, bittersweet timing.

Years later many of us have gotten used to Queens without Nick, and appropriately Josh and company have unleashed a perfect record for this particular place in their career. Enough to remind of us of the good old days, and enough new stuff to remind us why this is one of the most inventive groups in rock. The production is rawer and more lo-fi than everything since their debut. The riffs are harder and the music is faster than on Lullabies. Everything we used to love. On the other hand, there's great stuff we haven't heard. Spidery guitar lines weaving in and out on songs like I'm Designer and Turning on the Screw, and a composition (3's and 7's) which throws everything Queens has done well in their career into one incredibly catchy riff rock buffet for your repeated consumption. Elsewhere, the album's two most powerful cuts, the murky "Suture up Your Future" and "Into the Hollow" show Josh having perfected his falsetto wail, and remind the listener of the difference between hard and heavy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ;)
Love QOTSA! !! \m/
Published 25 days ago by Cole Etsitty
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A must for a QOTSA collection. Try to obtain the 2 cd version as well!!
Published 1 month ago by erasmo garza
5.0 out of 5 stars QUEENS RULES!!!!
ERA VULGARIS is another great HEAVY ROCK album from QUEENS OF STONE AGE....in fact, i like ALL QUEENS albums, especially the classic SONGS FOR THE DEAF..... Read more
Published 4 months ago by FLUMINENSE
5.0 out of 5 stars It took a time or two, but now I'm totally hooked
As a huge QOTS fan, I was surprised to realize I'd never picked this album up. I got back into listening through their albums with ... Read more
Published 7 months ago by J. G.
3.0 out of 5 stars TGood, but not great
I find that every album after " Songs for the Deaf" has 1-2 great songs and everything else seems less exciting. Best song here is "3's and 7's".
Published 12 months ago by Daniel W. Bleier
5.0 out of 5 stars My "Go To" Album.
I find that this is the album I listen to most; hand's down. Like so few other band's, they have managed to create an album that is not only thematically cohesive, but listenable... Read more
Published 15 months ago by kirfy
3.0 out of 5 stars A mediocre QOTSA album
Erica vulgaris is a decent rock album a good rock band QOTSA.This album features 11 songs most of them good and is recommended especialy to fans of the band.
Published 16 months ago by Rohit R
5.0 out of 5 stars A+
After releasing the regular issue the queens always do a tour addition. I must have for any true queens fan.
Published 17 months ago by Jay
5.0 out of 5 stars neat
great neat good super awesome good excellent .it was wonderful surprise delightful summer of fun.like as fun as a pearl jam show
Published 17 months ago by PearlJam
5.0 out of 5 stars QotSA
Queens of the Stone Age is one of my favorite bands. This cd is awesome, just like all of their albums
Published 18 months ago by Michael A. Brown
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Downloaded it.
Two days after listening to it and its just as good as Rated R and Songs for the Deaf.
May 31, 2007 by Hidden Valley Ranch |  See all 7 posts
wtf???
Me likie the album. ;) what should be discussed?
Jun 11, 2007 by E. A Solinas |  See all 2 posts
not bad but still a bit dissapointing.
GREAT CD JUST AS SICCK AS ALL QOTSA!!!!!CANT STOP LISTENING!!!!
Jun 11, 2007 by M. Lakatos |  See all 5 posts
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