Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

12. Queens Of The Stone AgeSongs For The Deaf

I love all their records, honestly, but I just think this shit holds up every fucking time. They’re my favourite active rock band. Some people might think that’s weird, but they’re one of those bands that everything they do makes me think: “Of course! Of course somebody should have done that.” Every riff is perfect; they’re just in the pocket so hard that it’s impossible to front on it. This record in particular with Grohl on drums, they just hit on something special. Above the surface too there are these beautiful, sorrowful melodies that they float over – it’s real desert music.

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