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Kyuss (Welcome to Sky Valley)

Band
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
Released
GenresStoner Metal, Stoner Rock
LabelsElektra Records
FormatCD, Digital, Vinyl (LP), Cassette
Length51:55
Ranked#20 for 1994 , #749 all-time
Reviews :  1
Comments :  15
Total votes :  16
Rating :  91.2 / 100
Have :  9
Want : 0
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Last modified by level 21 Eagles
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Kyuss (Welcome to Sky Valley) Information

Track listing (Songs)

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1.6:5482.52
2.4:49802
3.6:04802
4.2:29802
5.7:02702
6.5:19853
7.4:19802
8.2:12802
9.3:4777.52
10.8:00802
11.0:58652

Line-up (members)

  • John Garcia : Vocals
  • Josh Homme : Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • Scott Reeder : Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Brant Bjork : Drums, Percussion

Guest / additional musicians

  • Mario Lalli : Lead Guitar on "N.O."
  • Peter Moffet : Additional Percussion on "Asteroid"
  • Madman of Enico : Backing Vocals

Production staff / artist

  • Chris Goss : Producer
  • Kyuss : Producer
  • Joe Barresi : Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer
  • Eddy Schreyer : Mastering Engineer
  • Jeff Sheehan : Engineer
  • Wade Norton : Engineer
  • Alexe Campbell : Engineer
  • Brian Jenkins : Engineer
  • Alex Solca : Photography
Recorded at Sound City (Van Nuys, California).
Mixed at NRG (North Hollywood, California).
Mastered at Future Disc Systems (Hollywood, California).

Kyuss (Welcome to Sky Valley) Reviews

 (1)
Reviewer :  level 10   60/100
Date : 
Time for a hot take, given how beloved this album is…

Kyuss has never done much for me, and while this is my favorite of their material I’ve heard so far, it’s still stuck in “decent” territory. I actually liked this album more the first time I heard it; the riff of the first track was pretty catchy, and the way Asteroid jams is quite entertaining indeed. I was prepared to like this album a lot.

However, the more I listened to it, the more it grew off me. The riffs, for the most part, are quite repetitive, sometimes becoming dull, and after multiple listens the magic they had has gone stale. A fair amount of the tracks have jam sections in them, and the band doesn’t go anywhere most of the time. The solos sound like they’re trying to be psychedelic, and don’t create much in terms of melody or technique. People praise the vocals, but they’re just very generic Stoner Rock/Grunge vocals, and on top of that the lyrics are quite poor.

The album is not without strengths, and I will recognize them. Asteroid is a very good song, for one. The riffs are quite monolithic, there’s a good amount of energy and variation to it. The album is overall very consistent, and easy to listen to front to back. Another thing people say is that the album does a good job of actually taking you to Sky Valley, and I totally agree. This album just oozes desert heat, dehydrated mirages and psychedelic pink skies. I did also have the pleasure of listening to this on a hot sunny
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Kyuss (Welcome to Sky Valley) Comments

 (15)
level 8   90/100
So lo-fi that it takes phenomenal songwriting to make it a good album. That's what Welcome to Sky Valley has. So enjoyable and sexy too. (not that joke song / last track though).
1 like
level 10   100/100
This album is literally revival of old school rock riffs with different mixing. How can this be so fucking good? I have no idea.
level 3   100/100
그 흔한 filler하나 없는 GOAT앨범이다. 기타 솔로 따윈 아쉽지 않다
1 like
level 11   95/100
위스키와 먼지 그리고 끝없는 도로....
1 like
level 10   90/100
스토너의 메탈 최고의 명작. 사막 가운데에 있는 느낌을 받을 수 있다.
level   90/100
히피 리바이벌.
level 9   95/100
Crazy awesome riffs! Along with Blues For The Red Sun, this album is truely a stoner classic.
1 like
level 12   90/100
이 맛에 스토너 듣습니다
level 12   80/100
스토너의 매력은 기타리프! 정말 흥겹다.
level 20   80/100
ďalšie celkom dobré album. Osobne mám ale radšej Cathedral, ktorý je viac metalovejší a aj pestrejší
level 3   85/100
아랫분 말씀처럼 기타솔로가 좀 아쉽다.
level 5   95/100
끈적거리는 스토너 사운드가 듣고 싶다면
level 3   95/100
펜타토닉 스케일의 한계는 어디까지인가? 기타 리프는 100점++에 보컬이면 보컬, 드럼이면 드럼, 베이스면 베이스까지 훌륭한 앨범. 기타 솔로는 조금 아쉽기도...
level 3   100/100
본작이 가장 나은듯하다. 해외웹진들의 평가도 대부분 이 앨범을 최고로 치는듯.
level   92/100
스토너 메탈로서의 완성도는 본작이 더 낫다고 본다, 마리화나 향기와 사막의 열기를 가장 멋지게 표현해내는 밴드.

Kyuss Discography

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