1. Rust In Peace
The band's most technical and progressive elements all come out here beautifully, and while I think it's maybe just a bit overrated, it certainly remains Megadeth's best and a record to stand the test of time.
Endgame marked a full return to unchained thrashing for Megadeth, with all the lovely back-and-forth solos and racing speeds that are the band's trademarks. The lyrics are often a bit cheesy, but the music more than makes up for it.
3. Countdown To Extinction
For a supposedly commercial album, it absolutely rips. Satisfying solos, memorable riffs and choruses, and very compact, streamlined songs make this album relentlessly entertaining, if not necessarily as aggressive as their earlier work.
4. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
The jazzy, weird Peace Sells mixes some jam-heavy songs like Black Friday and Wake Up Dead with more traditional songs like the title track and Devil's Island…