Check out Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. The series will continue through next week to coincide with the October 31 launch of Seek and Destroy, KEXP's new, long-overdue metal show.
While I'm a huge fan of their now out-of-print, eponymous debut (released on Stone Gossard's Loose Groove label back in 1998) and sophomore effort Rated R, it was 2002's Songs For the Deaf that really gave Josh Homme's post-Kyuss monolith tree trunks for legs. The whole damn record is solid, but the lead single, "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire", is positively volcanic. They've done interesting work since, but I don't think they've ever topped this. It's the sort of song that induces speeding tickets, the desire to drink too much Jack Daniels or possibly go skydiving nude. An excellent video of them performing the song live in 2002 is after the jump.