Queens Of The Stone Age - …Like Clockwork

Double Album 2LP 150 Gram Vinyl + Digital Download

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…Like Clockwork is the sixth studio album by American alternative rock band Queens Of The Stone Age, released in June 2013 by Matador Records.

All the surface evidence on …Like Clockwork suggested Josh Homme was steering Queens Of The Stone Age (QOTSA) back to familiar territory. Once again, he's enlisted drummer Dave Grohl as his anchor and he's made amends with his erstwhile bassist Nick Oliveri, suggesting Homme is returning to either Rated R or Songs For The Deaf, the two turn-of-the-millennium masterpieces that thrust QOTSA out of their stoner rock cult.

…Like Clockwork isn't so simple as a return to roots. Homme flirts with his history as a way to make sense of his present, reconnecting with his strengths as a way to reorient himself, consolidating his indulgences and fancies into a record that obliterates middle-age malaise without taking a moment to pander to the past.

Like always, Homme opens himself up to collaborations, wrangling an impressive roster that includes his wife Brody Dalle, his longtime companion Mark Lanegan, his protégé Arctic Monkey Alex Turner, his kindred spirit Trent Reznor, Scissor Sister Jake Shears, and superstar Elton John, but despite this large cast, the only musician who makes an indelible presence is Homme himself.

…Like Clockwork is unusually focused for a QOTSA record, containing all of the group's hallmarks - namely volume and crunch, but also a tantalizing sense of danger, finding seduction within the darkness - but there is little of the desert sprawl and willful excess that have always distinguished their records. This is forceful, purposeful, fueled by dense interwoven riffs and coloured with hints of piano and analog synthesizers that quite consciously evoke '70s future dystopia.

QOTSA always specialized in this eerie sexiness, but the precision on …Like Clockwork - quite different than the merciless propulsion of 2007’s Era Vulgaris - feels conceptually tight, Homme smartly sculpting guitar fuzz, elastic solos, haunted harmonies, and deceptively slinky rhythms into a cool, relentless collection of heavy rock.

The force impresses but also the restraint: there are missed beats and open space, muscular music that seduces and pummels, even manages to soothe while it assaults. It's complex, harder, and catchier than anything QOTSA had done in a decade, and more song-oriented, too, but that's a sign of maturity: Homme has marshaled all of his strengths on …Like Clockwork and has found a way forward, a way to deepen his music without compromising his identity.

Check out the tracks: “My God Is The Sun”; “I Sat By The Ocean”; “If I Had A Tail”; “The Vampyre Of Time And Memory” and “Smooth Sailing”.

This Limited Edition 45 rpm double LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with a digital download is pressed in Europe on 150 gram vinyl.








Keep Your Eyes Peeled



I Sat By The Ocean



The Vampyre Of Time And Memory



If I Had A Tail



My God Is The Sun






Fairweather Friends



Smooth Sailing



I Appear Missing



…Like Clockwork


SKU 744861104018
Record Label Matador Records
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number OLE 1040-1
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 03 June 2013
Original Release Date (Year) 03 June 2013
Barcode # 744861104018
Shipping Weight 0.5450kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 150 Gram Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Alternative Rock
Genre Hard Rock

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