Queens Of The Stone Age – Rated R


Queens of the Stone Age (commonly abbreviated QOTSA) is an American rock band formed in 1996 in Palm Desert, California. The band was founded by vocalist and guitarist Josh Homme, who has been the only constant member throughout multiple line-up changes. Queens of the Stone Age are known for their blues, Krautrock and electronica-influenced style of riff-oriented and rhythmic hard rock music, coupled with Homme’s distinct falsetto vocals and unorthodox guitar scales. Rated R (also known on vinyl as Rated X) is their second album, released on June 2000. It was the band’s first album to feature bassist Nick Oliveri and vocalist Mark Lanegan. Rated R was a critical and commercial success and became the band’s breakthrough album. It introduces a mellower, trippier sound, and it is more arranged than its predecessor, making its point through warm fuzz-guitar tones, ethereal harmonies, vibraphones, horns, and even the odd steel drum.

Limited Edition, Gatefold
Label: Interscope Records
Cat. # 490 864-1

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