Sound — 8
Queens Of The Stone Age has since the start shown us that they are able to create their very own style. Through their first self titled album they manage to impress and surprise in any way that you had not imagined. There is a great deal of creativity throughout the whole album, as well as a standard way of song structuring which is easy to relate to to any person listening. The album was released on September 22. 1992 on Loose Groove records, and is still an impressive album today as it was back in the 90s. The album was primarily written and recorded by founding member Josh Homme and former Kyuss drummer Alfredo Hernndez. They were also joined by earlier Kyuss bassist Nick Oliveri, who was going to be an important part of the band later in it's history. The style of the band is hard to describe, though you easily could say it's based hard rock material. Some fans would describe it as stoner rock. A genre better known from Joshua Homme's previous works with Kyuss.
Lyrics — 7
Joshua Homme is the man behind all of the lyrics in this album. He has a very psychedelic yet easy way of expressing himself through the lyrics. With his unique style of songwriting he manages to strengthen the feel of the album, though many people would mean the exact different. Some of the lyrics can to some seem a bit weak and even pointless, but as mentioned Joshua Homme has a very unique style of writing lyrics. Homme offers a very fragile yet passionate way of singing. To many fans his voice can seem versatile. This album is not the best proof of that, but Homme still delivers a solid performance from the start and until the end of the record. This album gives you an impression of Homme's early singing career, and an insight to his solid style of singing.
Overall Impression — 8
Though "Queens Of The Stone Age" is an album made by former Kyuss members, you would be surprised how different the sounds of Kyuss are from Queens Of The Stone Age's in this album. The group delivers original material with a whole new sound. Songs like "Regular John", "Avon" and "Mexicola", is important and popular songs of the album that gives the album a natural flow. While instrumental songs like "Hispanic Impressions" and "Spiders And Vinegaroons", have a more creative and impressive sound. Queens Of The Stone Age is like a drug! When you start using it, it gets harder to give it up. Many people would say that this is an appropriate ideology of the album, though some would rather say it is a passive performance of Queens Of The Stone Age. This is maybe not the strongest or most attractive release in the bands history, but it is absolutely worth buying. Not a doubt!