Queens Of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris

7.2 | 131 votes |
Release date: 12 June 2007
Style: Stoner metal, Stoner rock


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01. Turning On The Screw
02. Sick, Sick, Sick
03. I'm Designer
04. Into The Hollow
05. Misfit Love
06. Battery Acid
07. Make It Wit Chu
08. 3's & 7's
09. Suture Up Your Future
10. River In The Road
11. Run Pig Run
12. The Fun Machine Took A S**! & Died [bonus]

Josh Homme - vocals, guitars, bass, percussion, keyboards
Troy Van Leeuwen - guitars, keyboards, bass, backing vocals
Joey Castillo - drums, percussion

Guest musicians
Alain Johannes - bass, guitars, fiddle, marxaphone, backing vocals
Chris Goss - keyboards, organ, piano, guitars, bass, backing vocals
Julian Casablancas - casio guitar, vocals
Serrina Sims - backing vocals
Brody Dalle-Homme - backing vocals
Liam Lynch - backing vocals
Mark Lanegan - harmony vocals

Additional info
Produced by Chris Goss and Joshua Homme (The Fififf Teeners).
Recorded by Alain Johannes. Assisted by John Silas Cranfield.
Mixed by Alain Johannes, except "Make It With Chu" mixed by Evil Joe Barresi. Mixing assited by Justin Smith.
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering.
Recorded at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles Steakhouse Studios, Studio City Sound City Studios, Van Nuys.
Mixed at Bay 7 Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Ilustration and design by Jaason Noto and Doug Cunnigham for Morning Breath, Inc.

Guest review by
Over the past 10 years, Queens Of The Stone Age, fronted by Josh Homme (ex-member and founder of legendary stoner metal band, Kyuss), have been releasing critically acclaimed riff driven alternative rock with some minor hints of trying to go beyond the bounds of their conventional genre, without breaking it. This time around, rather than releasing the spiced meat and potatoes rock they're accustomed to releasing (no matter how good that stew is), Queens Of The Stone Age released "Era Vulgaris", which can be best described as a somewhat experimental, avant-garde industrial-esque alternative rock. Although nothing revolutionary or to be considered truly "out there" (ala Arcturus or Unexpect), the album manages to stay rather interesting for its first couple of plays through.

published 23.10.2008 | Comments (2)

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19.02.2012 - 20:41
Rating: 6
The album's OK, but part of me thinks the band were trying too hard to make everything sound 'sick,sick, sick' and basically doped up with drugs. That said, some songs here still have a rockier vibe than others,
24.09.2014 - 01:29
Rating: 7
Teenage days and memories
01.09.2016 - 19:40
Rating: 8
Metal Addict
Very cool record and one of my favourite ones of Queens Of The Stone Age.
My picks: Sick, Sick, Sick, Make It Wit Chu, 3's & 7's, Run, Pig, Run.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"

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