Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Lullabies to Paralyze CD 15 Interscope Records 9880312 0602498803127
Lullabies to Paralyze CD 16 Interscope Records 988 029-7 602498802977
Lullabies to Paralyze CD 14 Interscope Records B0004186-02 602498801352
Lullabies to Paralyze (unknown) 15
Lullabies to Paralyze 2×CD 16 + 6 Interscope Records 988 447-7 602498844779
Lullabies to Paralyze CD 15 Universal Music Australia 9880296 0602498802960
Lullabies to Paralyze CD 15 Interscope Records 0602498368022 0602498368022
Lullabies to Paralyze CD 15 Interscope Records 0602498802960 602498802960
Lullabies to Paralyze CD + DVD-Video 15 + 3 Interscope Records 0602498803127 602498803127
Lullabies to Paralyze 2×CD 15 + 6 Interscope Records 00602498344427, 0602498802960, 0602498844434 602498844434
Lullabies to Paralyze 2×CD 15 + 6 Interscope Records 060498844434 602498844434
Lullabies to Paralyze CD 17 Interscope Records UICS 9035 4988005388278
Lullabies to Paralyze 2×12" Vinyl 9 + 8 Rekords Rekords AAA 996 689230099611
Lullabies to Paralyze 2×12" Vinyl 10 + 5 Music on Vinyl MOVLP250 600753357972
Lullabies To Paralyze CD 14 Interscope Records B0004322-02 602498804216


associated singles/EPs: In My Head
Little Sister
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A lot has happened to Queens Of The Stone Age centrepoint Josh Homme since the band hurtled into the big time with the brutally brilliant Songs For The Deaf, and it's mostly been about ending. The Distillers' Brody Dalle has stopped being his squeeze, Nick Oliveri has stopped being his bassist and, briefly, his lungs stopped working properly.

Thankfully, none of this has stood in the way of QOTSA producing another belter of an album. Indeed, the quality of Lullabies To Paralyze is so high, you have to start to wonder if the band can actually put a musical foot wrong. Centring its artwork and its ideas on the fear of the unknown, of the fairytale forests and the wolves that will eat you as you sleep, it's dark in a truly Gothic way, but still buoyant enough to get you bouncing around the room.

It's long-time collaborator Mark Lanegan, not Homme, who sets the scene, turning all Nick Cave for the haunting of "This Lullaby".Soon enough, though, the album pitches into the familiar anthemic alt-rock that has already carved the band their place in history.

Picking highlights is like standing outside the witch's house in Hansel and Gretel and choosing which sweet to eat first; there's simply so much choice, yet you know that something lurks within. "In My Head" burns a catchy chorus into your skull, "Little Sister" plunges headlong into racing abandon, "Someone's In The Wolf" is an operatic epic of sublime proportions, and "Long Slow Goodbye" drifts endlessly on a desert road to sorrow.

As with QOTSA, you can't come into the presence of Lullabies To Paralyze expecting an easy ride, but be sure of one thing: if you dare to step into the darkness of the album's heart, you'll find plenty to reward you.