O Queens of the Stone Age​ acaba de lançar seu oitavo álbum de estúdio: “Villains” (2017, 48 min). Ouça já!

Difícil contestar que o Josh Homme seja uma das grandes figuras em atividade no rock’n’roll global. Um maluco fantasticamente prolífico e criativo. Um maverick das 6 cordas que pilota uma guitarra com uma maestria raríssima de se encontrar e sem cair na maioria dos equívocos dos virtuoses exibicionistas. Também vem se mostrando como um cantor e compositor versátil, com sua marca pessoal inimitável. Ele e sua trupe lançam agora o 8º álbum de estúdio do Queens of the Stone Age, “Villains” (2017).

Eis um cara que trampa incansável e sua a camisa por sua arte. Que se envolve em vários projetos: desde tenra idade fez história na gênese do Stoner Rock através dos 4 primeiros álbuns do Kyuss e soltou inúmeras viagens turbulentas e ruidosas pelo Desert Sessions. Já consagrado com o Q.O.T.S.A., formou o mega power-trio Them Crooked Vultures juntando Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters & Nirvana) e o baixista do Led Zeppelin, que lançou um álbum de estréia que está entre as melhores coisas realizadas no reino do rock pauleira neste século. Pra não falar na recente colaboração com o monstro sagrado do punk Iggy Pop em seu mais recente disco sem os Stooges.

Só o que não entendo é isso: porque Josh e sua esposa, a vulcânica Brody Dalle, uma das vozes femininas mais poderosas e comoventes que já lideraram uma banda de punk rock flamejante – o genial The Distillers – não criaram ainda um projeto em parceria. A voz de Brody Dalle sobre as guitarras de Josh Homme são aquele tipo de união que só de imaginá-la a gente fica pogando de entusiasmo.

Taí o oitavo álbum de estúdio do Queens, “Villains” (2017, 48 min); ouça já na íntegra:

01) Feet Don’t Fail Me

02) The Way You Used to Do

03) Domesticated Animals

04) Fortress

05) Head Like a Haunted House

06) Un-Reborn Again

07) Hideaway

08) The Evil Has Landed

09) Villains of Circumstance

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Confira o review de Stephen Thomas Erlewine em AllMusic​:

It takes nearly a minute for Villains to begin its slow ascent from the murk and even longer before the clenched funk of “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” clicks in, a deliberateness that suggests Josh Homme has supreme confidence in the seventh album from Queens of the Stone Age. Perhaps some of this swagger flows in Homme’s blood, perhaps it stems from QOTSA finally reaching Billboard’s pole position with 2013’s …Like Clockwork, but there’s an undeniable assurance to Villains that surely has something to do with the band — or specifically Homme, who is the only constant in QOTSA’s career — knowing precisely who they are as they close out their second decade. To that end, the hiring of Mark Ronson — the man whose star rose with Amy Winehouse and who’s sustained his fame through Bruno Mars — as producer feels like the move of a group who knows no outside influence will dilute their music, and Villains proves this to be true. QOTSA doesn’t come to Ronson, Ronson comes QOTSA, sharpening their attack and adding spooky grace notes to the margins. On these asides, QOTSA conjures the dark magic that’s been their calling card since the start, but where …Like Clockwork gained strength from its foreboding, Villains feels designed to lift spirits. For one, it’s filled with ravers and boogies, alternating between taut vamps and louche glam grooves. Homme goes so far as to tip his stove pipe hat to Marc Bolan on “Un-Reborn Again,” one of a few classic rock nods scattered throughout the album. As classic as Villains can sound — and there’s no doubting that Homme and company pledge allegiance to the sounds and styles patented in the ’70s — it feels fresh due to execution. At this stage, Queens of the Stone Age don’t have many new tricks in their bag, but their consummate skill — accentuated by the fact that this is the first QOTSA album that features just the band alone, not even augmented by Mark Lanegan — means they know when to ratchet up the tempo, when to slide into a mechanical grind, and when to sharpen hooks so they puncture cleanly. All that makes Villains a dark joy, a record that offers visceral pleasure in its winking menace.

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Ouça também os outros projetos do líder Josh Homme​: Kyuss​, Them Crooked Vultures​, Desert Sessions

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Compartilhe & Dissemine:


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Sleater-Kinney – “You’re No Rock’n’roll Fun”

The Breeders – “Cannonball”

Garbage – “I Think I’m Paranoid”

The Kills – “The Heart Is A Beating Drum” (AO VIVO)

The Distillers – “The Young Crazed Peeling”

Hole – “Malibu”

Veruca Salt – “Seether”

The Gits – “Another Shot Of Whiskey”

Bikini Kill – “Rebel Girl”

Babes In Toyland – “Bruise Violet”



L7 – “Pretend We’re Dead”

Joan Jett, “I Love Rock’n’Roll”

Wild Flag – “Romance”

Elastica – “Connection”

Lunachicks, “Light as a Feather”

Huggy Bear, “Fuck Your Heart”

Bratmobile – “Cool Schmool”

Team Dresch – “Personal Best” LP

Patti Smith – “25th Floor / High on Rebellion”

Björk – “Declare Independence”


Garbage – “Only Happy When It Rains”

Brody Dalle & Shirley Mason – “Girl Talk”

PJ Harvey – “Good Fortune”

X-Ray Spex – “Identity”

Siga viagem: The Guardian – Top 10 Riot-Grrrl Albums

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“Riot grrrl is a raw, incendiary brand of feminist punk that emerged from the early-’90s indie-rock scene and sparked a subculture that lasted well after the initial movement began to fade. Riot grrrl was a blend of personal catharsis and political activism, though most of the attention it drew was due to the latter. Many (but not all) riot grrrl lyrics addressed gender-related issues — rape, domestic abuse, sexuality (including lesbianism), male dominance of the social hierarchy, female empowerment — from a radical, militant point of view.

The similarly confrontational music favored raging, willfully amateurish blasts of noise, with only a rudimentary sense of melody or instrumental technique. Riot grrrl’s abrasiveness served several purposes: it ensured that the anti-corporate music would never achieve alternative rock’s crossover success (the label that released the highest percentage of riot grrrl records was called Kill Rock Stars); it defied stereotypes of women (and female musicians) as meek, overly sensitive, and lovelorn; and it found a powerful expressive tool in noise.

To most riot grrrl bands, the simple act of picking up a guitar and bashing out a screeching racket was not only fun, but an act of liberation. To outsiders, the musical merits of riot grrrl could be highly variable, but to fans, what the movement represented was arguably even more important than the music.

The riot grrrl movement was mostly centered in the Seattle/Olympia, Washington area; several exceptions included England’s Huggy Bear, as well as several grungier groups like Babes in Toyland and L7, who fit the spirit of the style but were more tangentially related to its ideology. It was mostly rooted in punk’s DIY ethos and tradition of protest, but in terms of direct inspirations, Joan Jett was lionized in many quarters of the movement for her simple, punky hard rock, confident sexuality, and independent business sense.

Riot grrrl’s emergence coincided with an explosion of female talent in other wings of alternative rock, and the term was frequently misapplied in media accounts of the phenomenon, which incorrectly labeled more accessible alt-rockers like Hole and PJ Harvey as riot grrrls. True riot grrrl bands — Bratmobile, 7 Year Bitch, the queercore outfit Team Dresch, and the center of the riot grrrl universe, Kathleen Hanna’s Bikini Kill — never even approached popular acceptance.

Since most bands weren’t very prolific, the movement’s initial flash of enthusiasm faded after a few years, but it continued to enjoy a lasting impact in indie culture, where the original bands helped inspire countless feminist zines and were still looked up to as icons and role models. Kathleen Hanna continued to record with several different projects, and scene veterans Sleater-Kinney became critically revered indie stars several years later, thanks to their ability to blend riot grrrl’s passion and ideals with hookier songs and intricate instrumental technique.” AMG All Music Guide

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