I have listened to Rated R repeatedly just hoping I could learn to love it as much as the first one. But, I’m left with mixed feelings about this album. Most of the album I just can’t get enough of. It’s a very good album. The band is very experimental in nature. That is one of the things that makes this band great. But, I think there’s just a little too much of that on this album. Sure, it’s interesting the first time but it quickly turns monotonous and irritating. Half of the album is excellent and definitely worth buying. That’s not my major gripe though. If you are a stoner rock fan or a Kyuss fan, you may find a major flaw in the album – it doesn’t rock. It has it’s moments, but if you compare this to Kyuss, Unida, or the first QOTSA, it sounds like stoner pop.