I wasn't expecting to be impressed by Muse's first effort after multiple people told me of it's more restrained version of their modern sound. Actually, I found this to be a stellar record with some very impressive songs. I found the best songs on the album to be Showbiz, Muscle Museum, Sunburn and Cave. The weakest is probably Unintended but it's not offensively bad. Overall this is a fantastic record and will appeal to anyone who enjoyed Origin of Symmetry or Absolution.