When listening to Heart On, I don’t have many complaints. Honestly, the only beef with the product I can even muster doesn’t bother me that much. On the first two albums, it seemed EoDM was Hughes’ band guided by the well-meaning hand of Josh Homme. Now, however, Homme appears to be taking a much more hands-on approach with songwriting and production. Whether this is bad or not will depend on the listener because some may deem this album to have too much of a Queens of the Stone Age feel, but personally, I enjoyed the change.
The overall experience with this album was pretty fulfilling, and I’d highly recommend it. Essentially, it’s adolescent rock that is trying to grow up and happens to contain some adult themes (SEX!). The music was meant for boys and young men, but older guys may want to check it out to hear a new take on some good ol’ rock & roll. Oh, yeah, the girls are invited, too.