Overall Score: 9.3/10 : 1/10 : 1/10 : 1/10 Pros: Cons:
So expectations are big for this album by Them Crooked Vultures, who if you haven’t heard of (by some miracle) consists of John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age).
Right out of the box the album kicks in with a killer song ‘No One Loves me & Neither Do I‘ which doesn’t disappoint any expectations. Its got the funky feel of Queens of the stone age, with a brilliant bass line by John Paul Jones, brilliant drumming as we have come to expect from ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and Josh Hommes High pitch, soft, catchy vocal points which always bring out the songs, and the album is all the better for it. His vocals are a welcome break away from a Queens of the stone age style track with fast heavy guitar, and sit right at home on top of a solidly backed track including great breakdown. A reassuring and a brilliant start to the album.
The Ferocity on the album is shown off in ‘Mind eraser no Chaser‘ which was recently released for free on iTunes, a fast tempo rock song with oodles of punch. The Album continues with a Bar room jam type track ‘The First Breath You Take After You Give Up‘, a dirty groove in ‘Reptiles‘ and the Led Zeppelin inspired tones of ‘Caligulove‘ that is so much better than a reunion of Led Zeppelin could ever could be.
The highlight of the album has to be Elephants, a song which kicks in with three different tempo’s and winds its way into a mesh showcasing just how good the legends are.
A meeting of such legendary minds is rare, so be glad you got to experience it in your lifetime!