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…Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age

...Like Clockwork

by Queens of the Stone Age

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Barcode: 0744861104018
Format: Vinyl
Media: Mint (M)
Sleeve: Mint (M)

“Like Clockwork” stands as the sixth studio album by the American rock band Queens of the Stone Age, released on 3 June 2013, via Matador Records in the UK and on 4 June in the United States. Produced autonomously by the band, this album marks the first to feature full contributions from bassist Michael Shuman and keyboardist/guitarist Dean Fertita, both of whom joined the band in 2007.

The album’s genesis in August 2012 was marred by setbacks, with the band initially seeking collaboration with Trent Reznor for production. Weathering internal turbulence, including the departure of longstanding drummer Joey Castillo, founder Josh Homme characterised the album as a testament to resilience and progress.

Upon release, “Like Clockwork” garnered critical acclaim and commercial triumph, securing the top spot on the Billboard 200 and reaching number two on the UK Albums Chart. It earned three Grammy nominations, notably for Best Rock Album.

In the backdrop of frontman Josh Homme’s health ordeal in 2011, the album crystallised as a testament to endurance and camaraderie among band members. The band revisited its debut album in 2011, preceding a profound musical transformation leading up to “Like Clockwork.”

Production saw a constellation of collaborations, including notable appearances by Trent Reznor, Jake Shears, Alex Turner, and Elton John. Departures and arrivals punctuated the recording process, notably with Dave Grohl stepping in for drums following Castillo’s exit. Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen lauded recording engineer Mark Rankin for his pivotal role in shaping the album’s sound.

The album’s cover art, conceived by Liverpool-based artist Boneface, pays homage to the 1931 film “Dracula.” Various limited edition vinyl releases accompanied the standard edition.

Promotional activities for the album commenced in March 2013, culminating in a flurry of performances and teasers leading up to its official release. Notable singles such as “My God Is the Sun” preceded the album’s launch, generating heightened anticipation among fans.

“Like Clockwork” received widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike, with Metacritic hailing it as the band’s most acclaimed effort since “Songs for the Deaf.” Awards and accolades followed, cementing its status as a seminal release in the band’s discography.

Commercially, the album debuted impressively, topping the Billboard 200 with over 91,000 copies sold in its first week. It also secured diamond certification from the Independent Music Companies Association, attesting to its enduring popularity across Europe.

Tracklist
A1 Keep Your Eyes Peeled
A2 I Sat By The Ocean
A3 The Vampyre Of Time And Memory
B1 If I Had A Tail
B2 My God Is The Sun
B3 Kalopsia
C1 Fairweather Friends
C2 Smooth Sailing
D1 I Appear Missing
D2 ...Like Clockwork
Catalogue No.: OLE10401
Barcode: 0744861104018
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Stoner Rock
Label: Matador
Released: 2022
Format: Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, Reissue, Stereo

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