The formation of something beautiful tag: music, Them Crooked Vultures, Hard Rock, Grammy, Superband, U.S. Billboard charts

Them Crooked Vultures debut album (self titled) has definitely risen to the expectations that faced the “Super band”. With a line consisting of the likes of Dave Grohl on drums, (Nirvana and Foo Fighters) Josh Homme on guitar and vocals (Queens of The Stone Age) and the experience of bassist John Paul Jones (Led Zepplin) expectations for the band to create a mind-blowing album were not inapprpriate.
Each member of the band brings something valuable to the table, Jones with his experience and mastery of the bass in creating different feelings, Homme creating a sensuality that he brought through from Queens of The Stone Age and Grohl chasing Homme’s guitar perfectly. With such large reputations involved, there was a question mark on whether or not the band would live up to its expectations.
The band managed to do aso and apeased the fans as the album has gone gold and peaked at 12th on the U.S. billboard charts. Aside from this acheivement, the grammies also recognized the band for its superb album by awarding it with the Best Hard rock performance for their single “New Fang” besting bands like Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. Video supplied by Youtube
The bands arrangement in songs are full of twists with no generic sound showing through in any of their songs and a different mood being contained in each. The Album ventures from psychedelic sounds emmenating from songs like “Warsaw or the first breath you take after you give up” to dirty blues riffs that can be heard in ” No one loves me and neither do I”.
Despite all the praise that is streaming towards the band, there are still negative aspects to the album. As is to be expected with a supergroup, there is no control over who has the better ideas which can often lead to an amalgemation of everyone trying to have a say. This is apparent in the song “elephants” which is a mess of different ideas squashed into one song.
Regardless, the album is saved by hard rock songs like “Dead End Friends” that is typical of what you would expect from a band like this. So, if you are questioning whether your hard earned money is worth the album, the answer is a resounding yes. There is too much goodness in the album that it makes you forget about all the bad.


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