The four of us have this tradition we call “Record Club”. It’s like a book club, but with music. Every Sunday one band member picks a record for the rest of us to listen to. It’s a pretty sweet excuse for us to hang out together, drink beer, and talk about our favourite bands.
This week, Zack chose “Era Vulgaris” by Queens of the Stone Age.
“Everything in this record is a perfect extension of the musical ground they have already covered. They maintain familiarity while also breaking brand new ground, production wise, not to mention melodically and structurally. My favourite part of this record is the exploration of contrast, making sections ‘pop’ through a variety of methods (through either dynamic shift, rhythmic shift, textural or melodic shift between sections, or sometimes all at once). Not to mention that it has a brutal and machinelike core. So wicked. Also, Josh Homme - nuff said.” - Zack
Stream it here: tinyurl.com/7yb87hr