Songs for the Deaf [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
The problem with a lot of so-called "stoner rock" is that you actually need to alter your mind beforehand to get the most out of it. This high desert no pun intended combo, on the other hand, provide the mind-alteration itself, couching mysterious transporters somewhere deep in every gnarled tune. As on their last album, the critically acclaimed R, Queens of the Stone Age seldom merely stand in one place, bashing out stegosaurus-stunning riffs although they're perfectly capable of doing just that when the need arises. Instead, Josh Homme and company have taken a wide array of spooky atmospherics and post-apocalyptic blues songs some of the better ones, like "Hangin' ...
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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
The problem with a lot of so-called "stoner rock" is that you actually need to alter your mind beforehand to get the most out of it. This high desert no pun intended combo, on the other hand, provide the mind-alteration itself, couching mysterious transporters somewhere deep in every gnarled tune. As on their last album, the critically acclaimed R, Queens of the Stone Age seldom merely stand in one place, bashing out stegosaurus-stunning riffs although they're perfectly capable of doing just that when the need arises. Instead, Josh Homme and company have taken a wide array of spooky atmospherics and post-apocalyptic blues songs some of the better ones, like "Hangin' Tree," sung by former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan and assembled them into a pseudo-concept album designed to prove that, yes, modern popular culture is indeed as bad as you think. The songs are linked by announcements from a purposefully obnoxious disc jockey type representing "Clone Radio", but none of them -- from the creepy-crawly electronic burst "The Real Song for the Deaf" to the strangely catchy ghoul-pop nugget "No One Knows" -- would make it anywhere near airwaves controlled by such a bozo. Homme and Nick Oliveri seem more concerned with melody this time out, layering songs like "The Sky Is Falling" with harmonies that recall Agents of Fortune-era Blue Oyster Cult. But no matter how smooth the surface gets, the roots and mocking humor beneath, say, "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire" make for a dangerously thrilling undertow.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
QOTSA are so concerned with pleasing themselves that they don't give a damn for the audience. Then again, they're exceptional players, especially augmented here by Dave Grohl on drums, Mark Lanegan on vocals, and Dean Ween on guitar; plus, they're very good songwriters, whether they're writing technically intricate riff-rockers or throwbacks to Nuggets. Above all, QOTSA are a muso band -- a band for musicians and those who have listened to too much music. Why else did the greatest drummer and greatest guitarist in '90s alt-rock join this ever-shifting collective? They wanted to play with the prodigiously talented Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri, two musicians who share their taste and willingness to jam. It results in what is easily one of the best rock records of 2002.
Rolling Stone - Arion Berger
This is prog grunge for the unpretentious, and it's funny as hell as the band settles into the arena-rock stylings that come naturally.
Entertainment Weekly - Josh Tyrangiel
The year's best hard-rock album. (A)

This is prog grunge for the unpretentious, and it's funny as hell as the band settles into the arena-rock stylings that come naturally.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/2002
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949342524
  • Catalog Number: 493425
  • Sales rank: 10,277

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Queens of the Stone Age Primary Artist
Blag Dahlia DJ
Chris Goss DJ, Musician
Alain Johannes Musician
Kevin Porter Musician
Natasha Shneider Musician
John Gove Musician
Twiggy Ramirez DJ
Dean Ween Musician
Brendon McNichol Musician
Gene Trautmann Musician
Dave Catching DJ
Casey Chaos DJ
Paz Lenchantin Musician
C Minus DJ
Technical Credits
Mark Lanegan Composer
Josh Homme Composer, Producer
Alain Johannes Composer
Adam Kasper Producer, Engineer
Nick Oliveri Composer
Eric Valentine Producer
Hutch Engineer, Artwork, Direction
Mario Lalli Composer
Kevin Szymanski Engineer
Dan Druff Guitar Techician
Gersh Drum Technician
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    This is such a great album. I can't stop listening to it. Please help me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MASSIVE!!!!!

    this album is a masterpiece of modern rock and roll. every aspect, from the production to the arrangements to the lyrics to the melodies and instrumentation is flawless and utterly imaginative, despite what the "critic" above has to say. most critics couldnt carry little lamb without help.those who cant, critisize. get this album and fall in love with rock again

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    EEEEEK!

    this is the best stuff in the world - trust me, u'll love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Of Their CDs

    This CD is the best of all of their CDs. Songs For The Deaf is awsome! It's awsome how they've won so many awards if different countries. Break Through Video: Go With The Flow. No One Knows was the number one song in Austrailia for a pretty long time. As a guitar player and rock lover, I recomend this CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Album

    I love the album. Go ahead and buy a copy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One hit wonder?

    I kept hearing No One Knows on the radio and so I bought this album thinking it must rock...Not at all! I really didn't like any other song on there. Maybe I didn't give them a chance to grow on me, but nonetheless I gave the CD to a friend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one hit only

    i bought the album cus i love "no one knows" but i soon found that that song was the only one on the album i like. i guess the other songs have such a different style form the first one that i was suprised- unfortunatley i dont like the other songs. i wouldn't have bought the album if i had know this so...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OMG

    this cd is like... i cant get into 2much detail or i woun't finish my report for class lol. ill just say that ill live and breath queens of the stone age. josh is my biggest chrush or all time. when i say the words "josh" or even "Queens..." they roll thier eyes and made a caveman grunting sound. oh hey... i realize the irony in that statement hahaha

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The band that saved rock

    Sure you have heard this before, but this is the real deal. Are you tired of hearing all of that nu-metal stuff on the radio. Had enough of bands that can't spell their names right? Well then, this is the band for you. Queens Of The Stone Age are the most brilliant band to come out in the "hard rock" genre in many years. I have been a huge fan for a few years and this album destroys their previous work. If I were in a band, this is what I would want to sound like. Musically, they are the most talented group I have ever heard. Dave Grohl is on drums for petes-sake. Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri are the best team in rock, hands down. The records itself is like getting three different records in one. The songs with Nick singing are very rough and fast, almost punk. The songs with Josh singing are very melodic and rock at the sametime. The songs with Mark (formerly of Screaming Trees) are both dark and heavy as hell. If you like rock in general you will not be let down if you purchase this one. I can't say enough good things about this record or the musicians that are on it. It's too bad there are only 5 stars to give.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    VIVA QOTSA!!

    This c.d. is really great! I had to buy it the first day that it came out. I still listen to it at least once a day. I highly recommend that you buy ALL of their c.d.'s. Catch em on tour if you can!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you don't have this CD

    If you don't have this CD I feel bad for you this is the best hard rock CD ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    songs for the deaf

    a classic album no fillers its a blistering ride u can really get into if u liked rated are u will love this its progressing into newer territories u wont be dissapointed go buy it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    songs for the future

    great album! nothing more needs to be said

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Band that could save rock and roll

    This album needs to be bought by every individual who feels that rock music today is lacking in more ways than one. Even if you enjoy the music today, if you buy this album, you'll realize the music you listen to sucks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Incredible third album

    Queens of the stone age have been pumping some of the most original and great rock music to us for some years now. Their first album was a masterpiece, an underground rock album that EVERYONE who heard it loved. I have friends who love acoustic indie, and even they loved it. Their second album was consdiered the most groundbreaking record since 'nevermind' - a possibly missplaced compliment but certinaly with roots, for with 'Rated R' they showed the world that there is rock other than linkin park, that can be successful yet still original and appeal to everyone from P.J Harvey and dave grohl to me and my acoustic indie rock friends, of which I must admit to being one of. Anyway enough of the preamble and back to songs for the deaf. Songs for the deaf is a far more dense, disorientating work than 'Rated R' and not nearly as instant. There are still tunes by the bucketload but there is less humour, harking back more to their first album. Make no mistake, on first listen you will be overpowered by this album, it will have passed you by with a smoke cloud behind it like an alien spaceship, leaving you confused and dumbfounded at what you've just heard. Slowly however after more and more listens the songs will gradually 'jump out', one by one, gradually giving you more and more favourite tracks. By a week of owning this album you will love it, you will see it in your c.d rack when wondering what to listen to and pick it up instinctivly. Beyond a week you will suddenly notice little bits of genius dotted around eveyrwhere that you hadn't heard before, certain short chord changes, certain notes he stumbles on in a guitar solo and certain backing parts that appear as if from nowhere. I couldn't describe where they are but they're jsut there, you'll know what i'm talkign about when you buy this album. Which you will. Dave Grohl's drumming is good to - very much in the QOTSA style from the first album (a song for the dead especially) and never intrusive, he feels very much a part of the band. Mark Lanegan to (QOTSA regular and former Screeming Trees frontmn) seems very much at home on this record, sounding uncannily like Josh Homme to (see 'go with the flow'). Josh's voice to is incredible, he truely has one of the most haunting and troubled voices this side of Thom Yorke and Bjork, it really sounds like the grim reaper would if he was a trained choirboy. In all QOTSA has become a great thing, a collective of likeminded musicians proving to the world rock isn't quite dead yet guided by Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri. Listen to 'First it giveth' and tell me that isn't the most truely obese chorus you've ever heard? Then listen to 'go with the flow' and tell me that isn't a wonderful (why is it so short!) groove at the end, listen to 'god is in the radio' and tell me the name of any othe rock band that would start a song with that weird an introduction and then only use it for abotu 7 seconds! Then finally listen to 'Gonna aleave you' and tell me that the chorus isn't absolutly sublime. The best thing about the record is that you never know what they'll do next, as it is this album, stamps a great big tick next to the "to do" list - ("to do - the greatest rock record ever"). Next album who knows? I shudder to thnk, but with their forsight, songwirting skills and helpul friends it'll be special.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best masterpiece of the century!

    This is one of the best cd's I own and the DVD is awesome too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    could rock be any better than this

    I didn't think they could do much better with their third album. I was so wrong! Songs for the Deaf is the work of truly genious people. It's got every feeling you need, the best tunes you'll ever hear and the most skilled musicians of our time. Buy it now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    QOTSA making music better, and better music

    QOTSA is bringing rock back. Songs for the deaf is an album in which QOTSA thoroughly demonstrates pure ability and talent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Are you listening??????

    Personally, I didn't find much of the music after 1980 all that interesting. Then I through a friend found QOTSA, and was home. Songs... is by far the best album yet. I've heard most if not all music associated with Queens/Kyuss/Mondo Genereator, etc.,and this album absolutely kicks. Non stop from the engine starting ala Kiss/Destroyer right through to "Not saying goodnight, just saying...". The Mosquito Song is so dramatic, the constant build gives just enough tension to make for a striking climax and a beautiful finish to the album. My personal fave is "Song for the Dead", Grohl's drumming is miles above par on this track, and Lanegan's vocal is just awesome. Nick Olivieri's "Millionaire" is the perfect kickstart to the album, with just enough drive to make you want more. And Josh as always writes a most interesting and amazing pop-styled song. "No one knows" is truly stonerrock at it's best, Grohl's drumming on this track builds unlike no other song from this timeframe.I also love the complete 360, turning to early 60's pop for "Another Love Song". This is the band that will save rock and roll, and this album is their calling card.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you don't own this.....

    It all started with Kyuss, but the legend lives on through Queens of the Stone Age. This is by far one of the best albums of the year and it definitely an amazing follow-up to Rated R. Queens of the Stone Age have defined the term "stoner rock" and haven't strayed away from what they are good at. In a land of boy bands and so called punk rockers, Queens of the Stone Age stand high above the rest. So this is just a little thanks to QOTSA for not following down the path that some many others have already gone. If you don't own thier album then you don't know what it is to really love music.

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