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Them Crooked Vultures

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 17, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: November 17, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: DGC/Interscope
  • ASIN: B002TUU2XE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,278 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2009 debut album from this Alt-Rock 'supergroup' featuring Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin). 13 tracks.

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118 of 122 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THEM CRAFTY VULTURES November 17, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Yes, I am a fan of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, FOO FIGHTERS and LED ZEP. I even saw THEM CROOKED VULTURES in a terrific show in DC, prior to this release. That said, I still dropped this disc in the tray, hit play, and was prepared to skip tracks if they did not grab me in the first minute; it's a lame habit, but I do eventually listen to all discs in their entirety. This album had me mesmerized for 1 hour and 6 minutes. No skipping! It is extremely well crafted from start to finish. With Homme's haunting vocals, it does sound more like a QOTSA release than anything else, but many of the catchy songs are designed to highlight the considerable talents of his bandmates. Instant classic. Buy it now. Let's hope this is not just a side project for the performers. These vultures should "carrion". sorry...
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76 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite albums of 2009 November 23, 2009
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Seeing as I'm a fan of Zeppelin, Queens of The Stone Age, and Foo Fighters, the idea of buying this cd was a no brainer to me.
Upon inital listen the impression I was left with was it sounds like another QOTSA album.... And only found a few songs that stood out. However upon inital listens to the album it is anything but another QOTSA album. I think its funny how people can judge an album so quickly and most reviewers do that. I like to give an album a few listens (roughly 20-40) before I can determine if it is eligable to become a regular in the cd player. And this album quickly has turned into just that for me.
Before I purchased this cd I did however look at the reviews and some of them included that there was a Zeppelin like presence on the album. At first like I said it sounded like another QOSTA album and I could'nt figure out where the Zeppelin was. THIS IS AN ALBUM YOU CANNOT LISTEN TO A FEW SONGS AT A TIME. LISTEN TO IT IN BULK THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH. And you certainly cannot judge it on a couple listens. There is so many different elements in each song on this album. Songs that I initially did'nt like at first now have become some of my favs. "Elephants" and "Warsaw Or The First Breath You Take After You Give Up"
Right then onto the breakdown of the album ...........

1. NO ONE LOVES ME & NEITHER DO I .......... good opener def. better material on the album than this although midway through the song their is a great tempo change which makes it a great song.
2. MIND EARSER, NO CHASER .......... Def sounds like its a radio song but in a good way. This was a fav of mine right off the bat, very catchy chorus.
3. NEW FANG .............. choppy fast rythm and good vocals grea,t closing solo to the song
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing November 17, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I'm not much for writing reviews, however I felt compelled to tell everyone who reads this that you must buy this album. It is some of the best music produced in the past few years. I went to see them without ever hearing a song and loved everyone they played at the concert. I pre-ordered the album and couldn't wait until I was able to download it. I just may go and pick up the CD as well.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cream circa 2010 February 21, 2010
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I don't know why more reviewers haven't made what seems to me an obvious connection between TCV and Cream.

Besides the fact that both bands are power-trios, this seems to me totally a Cream album for today. Like Cream of yore, it's imperfect and sometimes anti-melodic except, in Cream's case, when the band followed traditional blues patterns that allowed for a bit of groove (Strange Brew, Sunshine of Your Love, Tales of Brave Ulysses). Cream often challenged listeners by using time shifts and cryptic lyrics, and TCV certainly does the same. I can't call TCV's debut a perfect or great album, but its real interesting and, damn! these guys can play.

My tastes run more to music that swings, and if TCV ever did a version of Politician or SWALBR I think the world's energy crisis would be solved. But till then, this album offers technical mastery, interesting and intricate power arrangements, and just a really agreeable roar than I'm thoroughly digging.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm shocked at how much I love this album April 11, 2010
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As background... I'm 55 and was (and am) a huge fan of rock in the Led Zep era. These days I like jazz, classical and rock, and it's been hard to find a modern rock album that I find interesting. But this album is incredible. I can't stop playing it. It's filled with creativity, nuance, humor, insouciance, and just plain great hard-driving music. I can't recommend it enough. It's rare to hear rock music these days that has so much going on in it.

I like every single song (in it's own way), which is unprecedented in any album these days, IMO.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Come back another day, and do no wrong November 19, 2009
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Not a letdown like other `supergroups' (I am looking at you Velvet Revolver and to some extent Audioslave). The entire album is brilliant and pretty much dips in and out of QOTSA and led zeppelin sounds. The rhythm section in particular sounds very much like John Paul Jones' ship. I remember reading an interview with Dave Grohl way back where he was gushing about how much he loves Led Zeppelin. Can you imagine the awesomeness of this scenario? Listening to a JPJ with led zep on the radio as a kid and today actually playing on stage with him! That's like me playing onstage with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme! Grohl channels his inner Bonham and actually holds back a little of his usual grunge flourish. Josh Homme can do no wrong as usual - singing with a boozy swagger and the snaky fuzz-fueled riffing.
The most zeppelinesque song and my favorite on this album - Reptile
Gunman - chorus sounds like Bowie - the song has a *gulp* disco feel to it - theres a break in the middle that sounds like the break in `another one bites the dust'.
No one loves me, neither do I - brilliant, and has QOTSA written all over it, with the tongue in cheek lyrics.
All in all, this rocks!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice find
Excellent album. Sounds better every time you play it.
Published 29 days ago by PCN
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My son bought this and loves it.
Published 1 month ago by wendy b
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This!
These guys together are amazing! If you don't know about em you should check this out immediately! You won't regret it, just look how cheap it is. Read more
Published 3 months ago by cherokee144
3.0 out of 5 stars With the folks on this one?
Somewhere in the vent it out area, it had to be done, as a project?, by someone? I was disappointed with the music on this album. Read more
Published 4 months ago by bruce c
5.0 out of 5 stars A+ record
Easily one of my favorite records to come out in relatively recent years. It was refreshing when I first heard the short music bit from "No One Loves Me & Neither Do I,"... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kristopher D. Kufit
4.0 out of 5 stars Them Crooked Vultures
Was very happy with this. No damage to the record and arrived ahead of schedule. Will definitely look at getting some more on the future.
Published 4 months ago by Farrell Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
This is a good product and I like to use this product because it works well for my needs, yes!
Published 5 months ago by Jimmy Sorrells
5.0 out of 5 stars best album ever
one of my favorites in my vinyl collection.. shipped fast and came in great condition. And good price, too. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Matt H
4.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for any QOTSA fan
If you're a fan of Queens of the Stone Age, this album is a must-have. Teaming up with Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters/Nirvana and John Paul Jones, the bassist from Led Zeppelin, Josh... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kurt Thrasher
4.0 out of 5 stars In Two Minds
I am very much in two minds over this album. It is an album that really takes time to get an overview of; not least due to the long playing-time . Read more
Published 7 months ago by Morten Vindberg
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Mar 4, 2010 by f.jeff |  See all 3 posts
TCV - Best Album Release in decades...
So what is their sound like? Are they melodic-yet-edgy like Foo Fighters? Is there the Zeppelin influence due to John Paul Jones on bass? Just curious. Can't wait to hear the new LP, and I hope they come to the central part of the country for tour dates. :)
Nov 3, 2009 by bass boy |  See all 8 posts
Vinyl discontinued?
i got mine today. now it seems to be back in stock for the 29th. weird.
Nov 24, 2009 by Nanker Phelge |  See all 6 posts
Them Boring Vultues
I think you need to listen harder.
Trying to compare anything Josh Homme does to Franz Ferdinand doesn't even warrant a response and if Josh Homme was trying to be similar to The Doors, he wouldn't have created QOTSA.
If you think he sounds uninspired, all I can say is look up some Vultures... Read More
Feb 5, 2010 by T. M. Staub |  See all 14 posts
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