Them Crooked Vultures Streaming Entire New LP; Read Rolling Stone’s Album Review

November 10th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

Them Crooked Vultures’ self-titled debut album won’t be released until next Tuesday, November 17th, but you can listen to it right now. The supergroup of Josh Homme, Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones are streaming the hard-rocking, Zeppelin-inspired album in its entirety now over at TCV’s official site. This gift comes just a week after the Vultures offered up their song “Mind Eraser, No Chaser” to fans as a free download.

Inspired by the Vultures’ generosity, for your reading pleasure we’re posting our review for Them Crooked Vultures now before it hits stands in our next issue. In his three-and-a-half star Rolling Stone review of TCV, Rob Sheffield writes, “The album sticks to the sort of low-end guitar boogie that Homme and Grohl were blasting in their Camaros when they bummed their first cigarettes.” With Jones in tow, the supergroup sticks to their Zep roots, as the track “Elephants” “basically crunches every riff on Led Zeppelin II into seven dizzy minutes.”

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“Sometimes the music sounds exactly like Zeppelin, as on ‘Reptiles,’ a sly update of ‘South Bound Suarez,’” Sheffield writes. “Other times it sounds like Queens of the Stone Age with a hot new bassist. But it’s not desperately ambitious — the album sounds like the good-natured quickie it probably was.”

As an added incentive to preorder Them Crooked Vultures on iTunes, the album will include live renditions of “No One Loves Me & Neither Do I” and “Gunman.” Until next week when you can enjoy TCV on your iPod or home stereo, hit up the full stream at the band’s official site now.

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Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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