Them Crooked Vultures
Sometimes when a group of veteran rockers gets together to form a “supergroup,” the hype far exceeds the quality of the music. Other times, these groups form out of a simple desire to jam, and Them Crooked Vultures ($29.99NZD) is a great example. Featuring Dave Grohl on drums, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age fame as lead vocalist and guitarist, and Led Zeppelin legend John Paul Jones on bass and a host of other instruments, the group’s eponymous debut finds the trio thoroughly enjoying themselves, mixing in bits of hard rock, psychedelia, funk, and other influences to create an album that echos each of their varied prior efforts without ever sounding recycled. Turn it up, and rock out.