Queens of the Stone Age – Villains

Truth be told, Josh Homme has it all. He’s reached the top of the rock A-list without ever appearing to have struggled for a hit single, nor was he pressured to. He’s now in that Valhalla where the longer he waits to release an album, the higher it charts — 2013’s six-year-hiatus-breaking …Like Clockwork reached the top of the Billboard 200 Albums chart. He’s got Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones on call when the mood strikes. And now he’s got the nerve to do an even bigger flex, fronting the first hard rock band to have a whole album produced by “Uptown Funk” and Amy Winehouse impresario Mark Ronson … and releasing this major-label dream team-up on indie powerhouse Matador, the same label he gave that No. 1 record to. Homme loves to subvert, but only in such low-key ways that they’d never upset the mainstream. He doesn’t engage with the mainstream. It occasionally dances with him, though, as Grohl or Ronson would attest. And he’s made it clear that the new Villains, whose four-year interim joins …Like Clockwork’s for a decade of vacation, is all about dancing.

Release Date
August 25, 2017
Label
Matador
Formats
digital, vinyl, cd
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