Album of the Day
... And The Circus Leave Town
...AND THE CIRCUS LEAVES TOWN was a fitting title for the fourth album from Kyuss; a few months after the Elektra collection's July 1995 release, the quartet would disperse to seek out greener pastures (most notably guitarist Josh Homme, who would form Queens Of The Stone Age). The stoner rock pioneers made the most of their final album, adding a quieter, more contemplative tone to the low-rumbling heaviness for which these sons of the desert were best known. Standouts include the ferocious opener “Hurricane,” wah-wah stomper “One Inch Man” and “Catamaran,” from drummer Alfredo Hernández's previous band (and this being the 1990s, there are also a couple of hidden tracks). To help celebrate Homme's birthday, we'll crank up the volume on ...AND THE CIRCUS LEAVES TOWN today.