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Friday, July 30, 2021

CD review: Them Crooked Vultures

Artist: Them Crooked Vultures

Album: Self-Titled

Record Label : DGC/Interscope

Rating: 4

Newly formed super group Them Crooked Vultures turn out their own blend of vintage rock and roll with a soothing melodic twist that will bring music fans to their knees on their debut self-titled album.

With a lineup of musicians that are no strangers to producing chart topping hits, the album is a guaranteed feel good hit of the year. Right? Well kind of. At first glance Them Crooked Vultures (TCV) sounds exactly like the albums that Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) has been making since Rated R. But what sets this album apart from the closet of shame in which most super groups should hide in, is that the blend of Homme’s haunting vocals, Dave Grohl’s (Foo Fighters) progressive and enchanting drumming, and the slow steady rhythm of John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) bass lines work so well together. TCV cures the musical doldrums that the many alt-rock fans have been experiencing.

Give these tracks a listen: “Bandoliers,” “Interlude with Ludes”

For fans of: Queens of the Stone Age

– Anastasia Zhuravleva

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