These guys will absolutely bludgeon your head with crunchy riffs, make you enjoy it, and leave you begging for more. R and Songs for the Deaf tend to get more public love, but their self-titled debut may be a better starting point. Regular John comes on like thunder, screaming a mission statement about the band as a whole. QoTSA would eventually go on to make more heartfelt, trippy, and complex music later on (while still rocking). Their self-titled is not made for that. It’s just here to sucker punch you in the gut. You can be very sure it does.