Sound — 9
This time out, Josh Homme's Eagles Of Death Metal expand upon their distinctive raunchy, rockabilly sound, only now with more developed songs. It certainly isn't a huge departure from the last album, but that isn't a bad thing; Peace Love Death Metal was one of my favorite CD's of 2004. Also, the incredible Homme provides the bass on this album, something that wasn't often featured in their debut. The Eagles definately avoid the sophmore slump with their brilliantly titles "Death By Sexy."
Lyrics — 8
Not unlike in their debut, singer Jesse Hughes sings in his falsetto for most of the album, and it sounds great. Most of the lyrics once again deal with women, money, and the devil, which contributes to their wonderfully sleazy image. This combined with the frantic, fuzzy guitars and plain old Rock and Roll drumbeats makes for perfect music to play at a party (or a strip club, for that matter). Hughes' voice suits the music just fine, though the incessantly raunchy lyrics do begin to get exhausting after a while.
Overall Impression — 8
It is a tough call between this album and "Peace Love Death Metal," but these songs are slightly more advanced and structured (though they do manage to keep their sloppy charm throughout the CD), so I would have to say that "Death By Sexy" wins narrowly. The upbeat party jams of "Cherry Cola," "I Gotta Feelin'," "Solid Gold" and "I Want You So Hard" prove to be the standout tracks on this effort, though all the songs provide a fun, easy listen. I love the upbeat, classic rock and roll sound, but the short length and sometimes too sloppy guitar solos sometimes take away from this album's quality. Nevertheless, this is an original, excellent album, and there is something in it for everyone.