Villains is easily one of the more exciting releases of Queens of the Stone Age, and I am glad to say they are still going strong after twenty years of being a generation-definitive rock band. I am so happy that a great straight-up rock album finally has come out this year, its about time!
This album has no concept, no flow, but contains some absolutely fantastic tracks and performances. The skits also are very atypical, which makes them not a bother to my taste. A solid collection of Hip-Hop songs.
What a beautiful solo debut. So many different feelings came through me as I listened to each track, all of them in utter amazement at how the lyrics, melodies, and guitar work mend together so terrifically.
Aggressive but meaningful and relevant album we got here. Diverse but still organized and coherent. This album needs to be acknowledged as one of the best of the year, especially with the current sociopolitical climate that we currently reside in. Definitely check this album out!
An album has to really impress me later this year if it wants to take the #1 spot away from this release. This album once again shows why Kendrick Lamar is this generation's definitive rapper. THE HEART PART IV was quite accurate in saying the industry will be on the "ice pack" with this album's impact.