Josh Homme: 'New Arctic Monkeys is Really, Really Good'

The QOTSA frontman can't say enough praise about the new album by Arctic Monkeys, which he provides guest vocals on.

Josh Homme: 'New Arctic Monkeys is Really, Really Good'
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Josh Homme has high praise for the new album by his friends in the Arctic Monkeys, which he appears on. Homme returned the favour for singer Alex Turner appearing on the new Queens of the Stone Age record "...Like Clockwork" by singing on the Monkeys' fifth album, due on September 9, NME reports. "It's a really cool, sexy after-midnight record. It's called 'AM,' so I guess thats really obvious," said Homme at the Rock for People festival in the Czech Republic last weekend. "And it's really good. It's not disco, but it's like a modern, dancefloor sexy record. It's really good." Homme added that QOTSA will do a better job of releasing their next album quicker than their last album took. "You make a record and the initial excitement is there, and ideally you make a record that lasts and lasts and lasts, but you have no way of knowing if that's gonna happen. And I think because we took six years we should jump in again. I don't know what that is, but I never tell you exactly when that is because it's part of what's cool about this whole thing," he said. Would you check out the Arctic Monkeys' new album "AM" based on Homme's recommendation? What do you think of British indie acts like them? Let us know in the comments.

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    Lightning_Ray
    I can't wait for this album. I'm going to see both QOTSA and Artic Monkeys next week, maybe Alex & Co. will show up some new songs?
    shwilly
    Saw 'em last month at a festival gig and they played like 2 new songs besides the latest single. The real surprise however was that they performed like 2 or 3 songs which they hadn't played in years and a couple of tunes were reworked which was nice to hear as well It's weird for a band to start off which such a bang like they did, and it seems as if they're only just starting to catch up to the expectations in terms of putting on a good live show. I've seen 'em like 4 or 5 times now and if they didn't keep getting better and better I probably would've passed on 'em by now. Glad I didn't
    Mephaphil
    I agree, I've seen them a couple of times and it's only now that they're starting to look great live. I wouldn't say that they were a great live band before, they're songs are good enough so that you don't care, but Alex has a cool stage presence and is really working the crowd now. Mustn't forget that they're still young guys!
    Alligator Dunde
    So much bromance in that photo of Homme and Turner. Can't wait for the album btw.
    R-Dude
    Kind of looks like the picture was taken just after Josh did some freaky stuff to Alex. Bromance indeed
    THE BULGE
    First album was more impressive for its timing, a bit too ladish for me and the production is woeful so many different people mixing it and one song was mixed in pro tools without plug in delay compensation so the instruments are all over the shop... They have been getting better guitar sounds on later records and the drummer is now phenomenal. This should follow suit.
    shoegazer'
    The production and laddishness were all part of the charm to me. It was the quintessential record for any teen bored with the people and places in north england.
    charlie__flynn
    Cannot wait for new arctic monkeys album, each album has progressed and such a tasty way, they just keep getting better, thoroughly excited. They're one of the few big name bands who in my opinion are releasing music that will last for years and years (much like QOTSA).
    shoegazer'
    I have to admit I don't really like that Homme has his hands in the Monkey's work. I've always preferred the less heavy songs from them. IMO the first album was still the best. Not to say that the other's are rubbish, they're all fantastic, the first is really just in a much higher class.
    Cecil2595
    What are you talking about? Their first album of all of them IS their heaviest. You just completely contradicted yourself.
    fatgleeson
    I hate to be 'that guy', I really do, but I loved their first album. And it all went downhill from there. I will listen to their new album because I'd like to like it, so I hope it changes my mind
    Clarkinator
    Each album has some great moments. Even if you think the first album is the best one (and its probably my favorite as well) its great that these guys keep churning out new music.
    troutman
    I'm fine with their first 2. I've tried and tried with the new stuff, but it just doesn't work for me. I hate to say it, but I think Homme's input has muddled their style beyond all recognition.
    bof92
    I agree they were kind of at sea for a bit with humbug and suck it and see, trying to find their new sound but I think they nailed this one going by what they've released so far! They've found this sexy sound that is pretty unique and it suits them perfectly! Homme may have changed them, but he made them a band that are gonna last a long time!
    Cecil2595
    There first album is undoubtedly their best, but I think you should listen to their newer material with open ears, rather than in comparison to their debut. 'Secret Door', 'Cornerstone', and 'Crying Lighting' alone should be enough to win you over in regards to Humbug, which didn't get the publicity it so truly deserved. Once you start to appreciate their change in style hopefully you'll start to like their other recent releases
    jled81
    Humbug is one of my favorite albums, wasn't really a fan until that one, which Homme produced
    elcapitan1800
    I am not going to check it out based on Homme's recommendation, I am going to check it out based on the fact that I really like the Arctic Monkeys..... I do agree with the general consensus though, the first two albums were fantastic and I've never been able to get as into the newer stuff.... I hope this one has a bit more energy, I enjoyed the single they released a while ago
    RadioTape
    Each album has a great feel to it and the reason why this band are still relevant is because they change their sound and reinvent themselves.
    Clarkinator
    Not really a surprise considering that Homme and Turner are really close friends... Still, I'm a fan of both bands. It'd be awesome if they invaded the states together. That'd be a bill I wouldn't miss.
    R-Dude
    Really looking forward to this record. Personally I think they've gotten better. I thought the second one didn't quite outdo the first (although 'Old Yellow Bricks' is one of my favourites of theirs), but I absolutely love Humbug and Suck it and See. I'm really quite chuffed that they've 'grown' in the way that they have.
    E34Kevin
    Yes I would, I really enjoyed like clockwork, so if he says this other album is good, i'll take a listen
    ShaggyG
    If it's even a little bit as good as Favourite Worst Nightmare then I'll be happy.
    kaweichan
    Qotsa are legends in their own right. I'm liking their sexy dancey rock sound now, like electric sex. So I take Homme's word for it. Bring on AM!