16/03/2010

10. Queens Of The Stone Age : Go With The Flow

(Songs For The Deaf, 2002)

"I want something good to die for, to make it beautiful to live"

Josh Homme's guitar tone is probably my favourite right now. Gutsy, articulate and yet often sounding on the brink of disintegration, it locks with Dave Grohl's engine room of drums and relentlessly drives the track from the beginning, while the lead provides squealing, swirling punctuation. It feels like we're on the brink of something important, that churning feeling of anticipation in our stomachs, the sense of running out of time to make a life-changing decision - but somehow it's out of our hands already.

"I can go ... with the flow"

The whole album is superb and if it wasn't for my self-imposed limit of one track per album for this list I would have featured one, possibly two more.


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