With Dave Grohl and Nick Oliveri gone and Mark Lanegan reduced to cameos, QOTSA main man Josh Homme's had a lot of weight to shoulder on this one. Punk rockers like "Medication" and "Everybody Knows You Are Insane" almost make you forget about Oliveri's previous contributions, "Little Sister" is bound to be a breath of fresh air on the radio dial, "Tangled up in Plaid" is sure to please old fans and "Someone's in the Wolf" and "Long Slow Goodbye" show the band paving new roads. But Homme stops just short of the brilliance he's achieved in the past. Definitely a good record - hell, a great record - but considering how talented Homme is this should've changed the face of hard rock. Guess we'll just have to wait for the next one.