6. Queens Of The Stoneage – …Like Clockwork
For the 6th QOTSA album, and first for 6 years, Josh Homme, featuring a whole host of Rock A-list guests, delivers a record of the energy and raw rock power we have come to expect of him. There are delightful stomps through ‘If I Had A Tail’, and ‘Smooth Sailing’, the latter adding a Disco flavour, but, it is the piano-led and falsetto-sprinkled gentler songs (such as ‘The Vampyre of Time and Memory’ and the title track) which really provoke and hint at a vulnerable side to Queens. Well worth the wait.