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Them Crooked Vultures album released

I’ve been curious about and looking forward to the release of the album by Them Crooked Vultures, a super-group of sorts made up of Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin). How can anyone who loves rock music not be excited about that? The album was released just a couple days ago. I got to listen to the entire album on YouTube last week (only select songs are available now) and I was pretty excited. Not that it sounded like anything brand new or innovative, but you could tell that three incredible musicians (with help from a QOTSA member) were just having a blast making hard hitting rock music.

I like the way that the Pitchfork reviewer summed up his feelings about it:
“One of the negative aspects of a supergroup is that the presence of multiple stars tends to disrupt the natural hierarchy of a band– meaning that there’s no one to shoot down bad or unnecessary ideas. If you’re Josh Homme and John Paul Jones or Dave Grohl wants to take a bass or drum solo, you let him. And Them Crooked Vultures often feels overstuffed with the weight of too many ideas.”

They may not have worried about the perfection of each song, but you can immediately tell that they’re having a good time. Maybe that’s what they wanted to do. Maybe they thought it would be fun to get together with some other talented musicians and record some heavy rockin’ songs. All of them have been at the cutting edge of their genre, pushing the limits of creativity. Maybe these guys just wanted to relax and write some fun songs and not worry about their artistic status. Just let these guys be regular rock musicians and I think you’ll really enjoy this record. It’s not the creative record of the year, but it may be one of your favorites.

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