Although remembered as one of the band’s worst albums to date, “Era Vulgaris” stands as the band's most experimental, bizarre and cultish album among a passionate group of fans. It’s vulgar, noisy, dissonate and just overall, a one-of-a-kind experience from a band that prides itself on defying categorization. The run of tracks between “Misfit Love” and “3’s & 7’s” is legendary and worth checking out or revisiting.
Out of the ashes of desert stoner band Kyuss, Josh Homme created Queens of the Stone Ages. Despite being an insufferable scumbag, Hommes was able to carve a niche into the hard rock world of the time dominated by nu-metal and Nickelback clones. The band then would make a uniquely experimental discography that never broke convection but consistently snarkily defied it. They balanced the sexy and accessible sides of rock with the weird and wild, making them one of the biggest rock bands of the 21st century.