So, some of the 20somethings may recall, this is my favorite band. Like... I'm fanatical. I've seen them live a bunch, worn out multiple copies of my CDs (finally just got them all digitally), and about 90% of what I listen to is QOTSA related (Eagles of Death Metal, Desert Sessions, Eleven, Them Crooked Vultures, etc.)
I really don't think there's a better band out there today. All their albums are solid.
...Like Clockwork is no exception. It's taken me a few listens to get into it, but it's classic queens all the way. Guest stars galore (Oliveri, Reznor, Elton friggin John!)
The only thing I find lacking this time around is it doesn't have that super heavy song like Song for the Dead, Misfit Love, or I Think I Lost My Headache. My God is the Sun is almost there, but just misses the mark for me.
They've got a live performance posted at their website right now where they play all but one of the new songs, plus a lot of other stuff. I'm not extremely thrilled with this live incarnation of the band, but I'll still open up my wallet when they come by me.