1. STOCKHOLM SYNDROME
Simply put, the perfect Muse song. Anything you like about Muse, it’s here – razor guitars, massive tom-heavy drums, the driving bass letting the synths and synth-like walls of six-strings fly off into space, only to come crashing back down to Earth – presumably somewhere in Sweden – in the heaviest, most distorted sound the band’s pulled off on an album (off an album, that title might go to Dead Star).
The only thing missing is the sense of ridiculousness that would begin to form on Black Holes and Revelations, and fully-form on The 2nd Law in songs like Knights of Cydonia and Survival (wait… what’s that next on the list?)