In retrospect, if Dave Mustaine ever had a shot at getting that #1 record he desperately wanted, this was the album to do it with. A shame it came a year or two too late. This is an album that finds Megadeth embracing an even more “pop” sound than Countdown; it rocks in a more straightforward way than any of their previous albums, but the band maintains it’s artistic integrity. A rare feat, especially in metal. Youthanasia is a great album. Different (compared to Rust or Peace Sells), but great.