Whoever was concerned what a post-Oliveri “QOTSA” would sound like need fear no more: the future is here and it’s solid. There is a deceptive “easy” quality to the work, but trust me it is deceptive. Repeated listenings of “Lullabies” reveal a growing “adult” quality to the Queens work, but the intensity that attracted so many fans is still at work here and Homme and Company give everything they have to the project with the ensuing result being: one of the best rock albums to come out this year. (Granted, the year is still young, but my comment about “Lullabies” will be just as valid come December.)
Even more, unlike other “QOTSA” that held (in my humble opinion) a few misses as well as hits, there isn’t a single bad moment on “Lullabies.”
Although everyone is saying this isn’t a concept album, “Lullabies to Paralyze” has a strong feeling all the way through it that make it nearly impossible not to want to listen to the entire thing. Over and over. A+ Effort!