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Lullabies to Paralyze

Queens Of The Stone AgeAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (March 22, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B0007QJ1MK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)
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Queens of the Stone Age are back with their most groundbreaking work to date,' Lullabies To Paralyze.' Their new offering is a powerful, sonic, ride that further demonstrates how relevant this band is to today's music scene. Joined by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Seattle's finest, Mark Lanegan and a few other surprise guests. Interscope. 2005.

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Nick Oliveri may have departed, taking his naked bass playing skills with him, but Queens of the Stone Age remains in good hands with co-founder Josh Homme. Putting extracurricular projects like Eagles of Death Metal and the Desert Sessions briefly on hold, the restless front man keeps things dependably loud and sludgy on the group's third album. Monster riffs, choppy rhythms, explosive melodies, and, yes, even a generous serving of cowbell, propel standout songs like "Medication" and "Little Sister" on the follow-up to 2002's breakthrough Songs for the Deaf. Friends also lend a hand. ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons shreds through the reverberating "Burn The Witch," while Garbage's Shirley Manson and the Distillers' Brody Dalle join Homme for a tantalizing threesome on "You Got A Killer Scene." -- Aidin Vaziri

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82 of 91 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange "Lullabies" March 22, 2005
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The last album by the Queens of the Stone Age was "Songs for the Deaf," a frenetic collection of the hardest kind of rock. It was a thrilling, visceral experience, not one soon forgotten. Then nude bassist Nick Oliveri departed from the band, taking the wilder edge of the band with him. Oh, what would become of the Queens of the Stone Age?

Well, if "Lullabies to Paralyze" is any indication, then they are doing fine. This album relies on Josh Homme, and it's stripped down to... well, not down to the bare bones, but some very strong, lean sinew. The albums opens with a little acoustic ballad, "Lullaby," which starts things off on a strong footing.

From there on, things get stranger -- fast paced songs that just keep speeding up, ominous buildups, and nightmarish undertones.There are moments of quieter catchiness -- "Little Sister" seems perfect for the album's first single. And a few tracks feel a bit like filler. But overall, "Lullabies" is very much in the flavour of the Queens' second album, "Rated R." Only darker and somehow more whimsical.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Josh Homme gets to rule in this one. Truth be told, he ruled all through the Desert Sessions, Kyuss, and now he sits in the middle of the Queens of the Stone Age, like a sinister-but-not-evil mastermind. Oliveri's manic style and gimmicks are gone, and in their place is steady, dark rock'n'roll that takes strange and unexpected twists.

It's not a concept album, but it feels that way -- the mood gets generally creepier as "Lullabies" goes on. Fuzzy guitars, dark metallic riffs, and eerie harmonies get a few unusual flourishes, such as that broken music box. And Homme's vocals blend into the songs like another instrument -- great stuff.
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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nick Who? Queens Still Rule. March 28, 2005
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Whoever was concerned what a post-Oliveri "QOTSA" would sound like need fear no more: the future is here and it's solid. There is a deceptive "easy" quality to the work, but trust me it is deceptive. Repeated listenings of "Lullabies" reveal a growing "adult" quality to the Queens work, but the intensity that attracted so many fans is still at work here and Homme and Company give everything they have to the project with the ensuing result being: one of the best rock albums to come out this year. (Granted, the year is still young, but my comment about "Lullabies" will be just as valid come December.)

Even more, unlike other "QOTSA" that held (in my humble opinion) a few misses as well as hits, there isn't a single bad moment on "Lullabies."

Although everyone is saying this isn't a concept album, "Lullabies to Paralyze" has a strong feeling all the way through it that make it nearly impossible not to want to listen to the entire thing. Over and over. A+ Effort!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album March 22, 2005
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This album is great. It grows on you the more you listen to it. In my opinion, it's better than Songs for the Deaf, and much much better than R (which I thought only had a few good songs). This album however is a great overall album - good songs the whole way through. Especially tracks like 'Everybody Knows That You Are Insane', 'I Never Came', 'Medication', and 'Someones In The Wolf' for which there's a film clip on the bonus dvd (in Australia). I think this album is a little darker and more melodic, which is a good thing in my book. It's also sounds more like their classic self-titled album (I need to listen to this new one a bit more before saying it's better than their first album, as it one of my all-time favourites). The absense of Nick Oliveri seems it will now prove what Kyuss fans have known all along that Josh is a very talented musician, as the first QOTSA album also proved (I'm not saying that Nick isn't very talented himself).
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5.0 out of 5 stars It just doesn't get any better March 24, 2005
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I've been a fan of Josh Homme since his days as the guitarist for Kyuss. I had the pleasure of seeing Queens at a hole in the wall tavern in Sacramento CA for the release of their first album. It was one of the best shows I've ever seen and I've been a devoted fan since. This band is amazing. It is the defining sound of what rock n roll should be. Listening to this record makes me feel like it is ok that I missed the legends such as zeppelin,the doors, black sabbath, and the kinks. Josh and QOTSA have become a modern day rock giant for all to enjoy. Do yourself a favor and buy this record and listen to it as loud as you possibly can. This is the new standard by which all others shall be judged.
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4.0 out of 5 stars No Nick, no Dave, no problem March 26, 2005
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By now it's no secret that you can always rely on Queens of the Stone Age to deliver your fix if you're jonesing for some intelligent, interesting hard rock, and their latest album shouldn't do anything to tarnish their already lofty reputation in the rock world. That said, there are some pretty big changes to be absorbed here, starting with the personnel: after the commercial breakthrough of Songs for the Deaf, bassist and co-founder Nick Oliveri left and took the band's punkish edge with him, while Dave Grohl departed with his legendary drumming skills and his star power in tow. However, Josh Homme apparently wasn't going down that easy, as he quickly regrouped, took the helm himself, and churned out Lullabies to Paralyze with a reconstituted lineup. There are some other changes to absorb, as well, as the band's recent tumult is reflected in a rather modified sound. For those accustomed to the catchy, at times even radio-friendly stylings of Songs for the Deaf or its predecessor Rated R, this album will surely come as something of a surprise. And even those who are familiar with Josh's larger body of work going back to his days with stoner rock pioneers Kyuss are likely be taken somewhat aback by what's on display here.

Whatever you may think of him, you've got to give Josh Homme credit for at least one thing: for a guy who just experienced an unlikely commercial breakthrough less than three years ago, he's not playing it safe and cranking out singles for the local corp-rock station on this album. Lullabies to Paralyze is notably less accessible and immediately gratifying than the album that came before it (and the album that came before that, for that matter), as it's marked throughout by a twisted guitar sound and an overall disaffected mood that only intensifies as it goes on.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars for 1 reason
For me, the self titled was the most amazing, true, and honest QOTSA album. I love every song, groove, and lyric. With that said, Lullabies is REALLY good. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sly Piggle
5.0 out of 5 stars love this album. favorite band
title says it all. buy this, they are good. go listen to "in my head" , "little sister", or "broken box" on youtube. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Bobby
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
From beginning to end, this is, in my opinion, the quintessential QOTSA album! The opener sets quite an ominous tone for what the album has in store. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Nicholas Vicenzi
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of import version [extra tracks]
I bought the import version with the three extra tracks back in 2007 and I still listen to this album even to this day. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop listening to it- Favorite QOTSA album
This has to be one of my favorite albums of all time. I put this on in my car, and it is impossible to take it out for anything else. Read more
Published 7 months ago by A. J. Kush
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT GREAT ALBUM!!!!!!
This is a great album from Josh Homme and his amazing HEAVY ROCK band....While i still prefer SONGS FOR THE DEAF and RATED R, this is a solid collection of songs like BURN THE... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Fluminense
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars All the way!
9 years later I'm writing this because I've rediscovered this album. Amazing. Might be the best QOTSA has done... Read more
Published 8 months ago by M. Balut
5.0 out of 5 stars need I say more
Ok I need to say more, very talented group, amazing front man, and yes, totally robbed of a grammy this year over a led zeppelin album recorded in 2007, WTF?
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars In Love <3
Amazing album! Burn The Witch & Someones In The Wolf make the album seem somewhat like a Grimms Fairy Tale Book. Especially with Mark Lanegan singing at the very beginning.
Published 13 months ago by Jody
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!
Queens always deliver great music and this album is no exception!!! Listened to the entire disc and then did it again, just great music!!!
Published 14 months ago by z
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