Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Songs for the Deaf CD 18 Interscope Records UICF-1010 4988005308146
Songs for the Deaf CD 16 Interscope Records 493436-2 0606949343620
Songs for the Deaf CD 16 Interscope Records 493 436-2 606949343620
Songs for the Deaf CD 17 Interscope Records 493 435-2 606949343521
Songs for the Deaf CD + DVD 17 + 5 Interscope Records 493 444-0 606949344405
Songs for the Deaf (Limited Edition) CD + DVD-Video 15 + 5 Interscope Records 069493424-2 606949342425
Songs for the Deaf CD 15 Interscope Records 069493425‐2 606949342524
Songs for the Deaf (limited edition) CD + DVD 15 + 5 Interscope Records 493 440-0 606949344009
Songs for the Deaf 2×12" Vinyl 9 + 7 Interscope Records 493 435-1 606949343514
Songs for the Deaf (Tour Edition) 2×CD 15 + 5 Interscope Records 493 436-2 0602498003206
Songs for the Deaf 2×12" Vinyl 9 + 6 Ipecac Recordings IPC-43 689230004318
Songs for the Deaf (Australian tour edition) 2×CD 15 + 5 Interscope Records 9800320 602498003206
Songs for the Deaf Digital Media 15 Interscope Records
Songs for the Deaf CD 17 Universal International (release must say "制作:Universal International" AND have no logos other than "Universal Music") UICY-91287 4988005538253
Promotion
Songs for the Deaf (unknown) 15
Bootleg
Songs for the Deaf Demos (unknown) 10

Relationships

artist & repertoire support: Lisa Ballard
Sherry Kunkel
Debbie Southwood-Smith
Mark Williams (A&R representative)
associated singles/EPs: First It Giveth
Go With the Flow
No One Knows
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000223645 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/3239 [info]
Wikidata: Q586984 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Songs for the Deaf [info]
other databases: http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/queens_of_the_stone_age/songs_for_the_deaf/ [info]
http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/31407 [info]
reviews: http://metalstorm.net/pub/review.php?review_id=2 [info]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/4vhj [info]
http://www.metacritic.com/music/songs-for-the-deaf/queens-of-the-stone-age [info]

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Heavy? Yes, but in a clever, camp kind of way. Rock? Definitely.With Dave Grohl behind the drum kit and a bucket full of Sabbath style riffing, this certainly rocks.

2000's Rated R was one of the best post-Nirvana American rock albums. It was an elusive, dark, slippery kind of record, a series of pastiches of rock styles past that seemed more real and cut deeper than the posturing of most grunge.

Some of it sounded like Metallica, some of it like David Bowie circa The Man Who Sold the World. Lots of people voted it the best album of the year. But then as usual the ground shifted, along came The Strokes and "irony" and "bleak" became strictly last year.

The Queens have responded with typical perversity and produced a set which is even bleaker than the last one. The shadow of death hangs firmly over its first 30 minutes. At times the wailing witches' chorus and unrelenting tales of hanging trees and murder gets a bit indigestible.

But there's still plenty of head shaking rock action. Nick Oliveri screams his head off in the groovy Millionaire. Grohl's drum intro on A Song for the Dead is better than the rest of the song. No One Knows comes across like ZZ Top in a really, really bad mood.

Slowly, the mood doesn't exactly lighten but at least becomes less brutal, as the second half sets up a series of doomy love songs. Do It Again matches a Glitter Band stomp with the best melody of the album while Another Love Song comes as a complete surprise, a perfect piece of gloomy late-60s pop.

It all depends how you like your rock. If you like it with big airy spaces, lots of affirmation and a nice happy ending you should buy the latest Coldplay album. But if you like it tricky, claustrophobic but with plenty of swoons and thrills you should get to grips with this big, dense monster of a record.