(2002) Songs For The Deaf

Queens Of The Stone Age

... read moreOn their third album, Songs for the Deaf, Queens of the Stone Age are so concerned with pleasing themselves with what they play that they don't give a damn for the audience. This extends to the production, with the entire album framed as a broadcast from a left-of-the-dial AM radio station, the...

01:06′:36″ 16 Songs

1
Queens Of The Stone Age
You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire (Album Version (With Interlude))
3:12
2
Queens Of The Stone Age
No One Knows
4:38
3
Queens Of The Stone Age
First It Giveth (Album Version)
3:18
4
Queens Of The Stone Age
Song For The Dead (Album Version)
5:52
5
Queens Of The Stone Age
The Sky Is Fallin' (Album Version)
6:15
6
Queens Of The Stone Age
Six Shooter (Album Version (Explicit))
1:19
7
Queens Of The Stone Age
Hanging Tree (Album Version)
3:06
8
Queens Of The Stone Age
Go With The Flow (Album Version)
3:07
9
Queens Of The Stone Age
Gonna Leave You (Album Version)
2:50
10
Queens Of The Stone Age
Do It Again (Album Version)
4:04
11
Queens Of The Stone Age
God Is In The Radio (Album Version)
6:04
12
Queens Of The Stone Age
Another Love Song (Album Version)
3:15
13
Queens Of The Stone Age
Song For The Deaf (Album Version (Explicit))
6:42
14
Queens Of The Stone Age
Mosquito Song (Album Version)
5:38
15
Queens Of The Stone Age
The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret (Live At The Troubadour Version)
4:36
16
Queens Of The Stone Age
Everybody's Gonna Be Happy (Non-Lp Version)
2:40
Released 01 January 2002, ℗ 2002 Interscope Records

Review

On their third album, Songs for the Deaf, Queens of the Stone Age are so concerned with pleasing themselves with what they play that they don't give a damn for the audience. This extends to the production, with the entire album framed as a broadcast from a left-of-the-dial AM radio station, the sonics compressed so every instrument is flattened. It’s a joke run wild, punctuated by an ironic mock DJ, and it fits an album where the players run wild. As usual, Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri have brought in a number of guests, including Mark Lanegan on vocals and Dean Ween on guitar, but they’ve anchored themselves with the drumming of the mighty Dave Grohl, who helps give the band the muscle sorely missing from most guitar rock these days, whether it's indie rock or insipid alt-metal. QOTSA may be a muso band -- a band for musicians and those who have listened to too much music; why else did the greatest drummer and greatest guitarist in '90s alt-rock (Grohl and Ween, respectively) anxiously join this ever-shifting collective? -- but that’s the pleasure of the band, and Songs for the Deaf in particular: it’s restless and pummeling in its imagination and power. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine