...And the Circus Leaves Town

Kyuss - ...And the Circus Leaves Town
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1995 Ratings: #348 / 444
User Score
Based on 46 ratings
1995 Ratings: #83
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July 11, 1995 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra / Label
Stoner Metal / Genres
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Even their last album is a huge achievement. Why? It’s three successfully well written and well performed albums in a row, it has some of their best songs, and it marks the end of the Stoner rock/metal giants. As much as I adore Queens of the Stone Age, there is nothing quite like Kyuss, Homme at some of his best especially. This is my second least favourite of the albums, Wretch being my least favourite despite still enjoying it. But no, this one is also fucking ridiculously good. One ... read more
Just before leaving the town, the circus attempts a last, technical demonstration, fully sealed, on the verge of self-drowning.
some tracks bored the shit out of me or maybe i was distracted but this is still a really good record all around
...And the Circus Leaves Town exhibits a substantial drop in songwriting quality from Kyuss's previous 2 efforts. The album's main flaw is that essentially every song except for the 11-minute Spaceship Landing is underwritten. The lack of thorough songwriting is a big problem for the songs that don't have good riffs (i.e Gloria Lewis, Size Queen), and passable for those that do (i.e One Inch Man, Catamaran). Instead of feeling like a singular album experience, ...And the Circus Leaves Town ... read more
#2 One Inch Man / #3 Thee Ol' Boozeroony
#6 El Rodeo / #7 Jumbo Blimp Jumbo
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Track List

  1. Hurricane
  2. One Inch Man
  3. Thee Ol' Boozeroony
  4. Gloria Lewis
  5. Phototropic
  6. El Rodeo
  7. Jumbo Blimp Jumbo
  8. Tangy Zizzle
  9. Size Queen
  10. Catamaran
  11. Spaceship Landing 
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Added on: February 23, 2013