11:04 AM on 03/03/10
I never got around to thinking through a "best of the decade" list, but Relationship of Command would most likely get the #1 spot. The sad thing is I didn't pick it up until about a week before what ended up being the band's last Seattle show, and I opted to skip it. That's probably my biggest show regret of all time.
I never got into any of their older stuff though, and I never liked Sparta and only marginally liked The Mars Volta's first album. So it's really all about RoC for me.