Desert Sessions 9 & 10 A buncha metal-loving dudes (plus some girl named "Pajamas Harvey") trek to the Mojave Desert to mess around in a studio and the result sounds… Desert Sessions 9 & 10 A buncha metal-loving dudes (plus some girl named "Pajamas Harvey") trek to the Mojave Desert to mess around in a studio and the result sounds… 2003-09-23 Various Artists
Review

Desert Sessions 9 & 10 (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 23, 2003; Lead Performance: Various Artists

A buncha metal-loving dudes (plus some girl named ''Pajamas Harvey'') trek to the Mojave Desert to mess around in a studio and the result sounds like -- well, like a buncha metal-loving dudes messing around in a studio. But leader (and Queens of the Stone Age main man) Josh Homme keeps pretty clever company for a metal-loving dude, and while this is more song-oriented than past stoner-rock Sessions, Harvey's snake-moan cameos elevate even tossed-off numbers. TAKE THE SKINHEAD BOWLING Queens completists should check bassist Nick Oliveri's Mondo Generator, whose ''A Drug Problem That Never Existed'' (Ipecac) is a slightly more deranged side project.

Originally posted Oct 17, 2003 Published in issue #733 Oct 17, 2003 Order article reprints