zaterdag 28 december 2013

Number 4



Number 4


“It has a big round raisin toffee fruitiness and the a dark amber color. There’s not a great deal to smell in this beer save for a slight woody toffee which is a shame. And there’s woodiness in the flavor too, it’s a brown resinous timber and it backs up the fruitiness very well. The hops are crisp and crunchy, sharp with brambles and they lead to a decent dry finish.”
 
 
We climb yet again only one point after enjoying the magical Abra Kadavar and find ourselves at Number 4. It is one of those albums that received as much flak from the early fans as it received praise from the later ones. And the other way around. For it moved every further away from the obscure, weird, rough and heavy beginnings towards something big, colorful and poppy. There is still that air of strange and dry heat surrounding it and there’s still enough of that gritty desert atmosphere permeating the songs. But not everyone has declared their love for this album; but the ones that conjured this one up will not care. For apparently dying a couple of hours, fighting with your brothers from the early days and fathering a couple of children changes you. And as time passes we all change. You can set your watch to that…



Queens of The Stone Age - …Like Clockwork
 
 
 


4 opmerkingen:

  1. That's the second album in the list that's a U.S. Billboard #1. It's so different this year.

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  2. Indeed! It is a weird list. At least; for me there were quite a few surprises. Btw; which was the other US Billboard Nr 1 then?

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  3. This was one of my least favourites this year, a poor album from a band who have mined their creative output bare, time to go to the glue factory lads. Nothing any good from them since "Songs for the Deaf".

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  4. Black Sabbath's 13 of course! Dan, while I wouldn't have ranked this QOTSA so high, and it's hard to beat Songs For the Deaf, the band is pushing themselves creatively. Most people recognize that, and old fans just miss their old sound. That's what Gozu is for...

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