Queens of the Stone Age - Villains— Si Sharp -
Villains met a lukewarm reception on release but it’s easily their best record since Songs for the Deaf. It might not have the portentous sound of Like Clockwork but whereas that album sounded like old men who had found a nice groove, Villains sounds like it could have been made by the guys who made Rated R. What Mark Ronson’s production loses in weight, it makes up for clarity. He’s the right man for the Queen’s record and it’s 1970s camp greaser-musical strutting.
Albums of 2017 #6