I’ve been a fan of the Queens since 2002, when Songs for the Deaf came out. Saw them at the Barrowlands on that tour too. Great show!
Since then there’s been a couple of reasonably good albums that I’ve wanted to like more than I really do. They’ve some good songs but not consistent all the way through.
But this one is. It’s great. Pretty sure I prefer it to Songs for the Deaf. It does take a few listens to get into but then it really hits. Songs like ‘I sat by the ocean’ and ‘My God is the sun’ are the most immediate but then the others kick in too after a while.
Another one of those ‘listen to all the way through every time’ albums. Another one for the end of the year list.
Any other QOTSA fans out there? Surely you must be Dave?