Queens of the Stone Age: The Way You Used To Do

With production by the sonic wizard Mark Ronson, one might expect the forthcoming Queens of the Stone Age album Villains (out 25 August) to be a departure from their hard rock soundscape. But, if new single “The Way You Used To Do” hints toward greater expectations from the LP, it’s clear that another rock tour de force is on its way. There are pop flourishes, of course—clap track included. But lead singer Josh Homme’s vocals soar and the instrumentation churns forward with fury.