Best System of a Down Albums

The Top Ten
1 Toxicity

Every song is great. My favorite ones are Chop Suey!, Toxicity, Aerials, and Forest.

This CD is one of my favorites and, in my opinion, was the second best CD of 2001.

I love every single song on this album. Every time I hear Aerials, it gives me goosebumps.

2 Mezmerize

While I love every song on Toxicity, this album is more musically complex with tracks like Question! and B.Y.O.B, and then you have plain awesome metal headbangers such as Cigaro and Old School Hollywood. It's extremely tough to choose between this and Toxicity. However, this album will always hold a place in my heart which Toxicity cannot.

I have listened to almost all their songs since 2014. In the last month, I listened to the full albums. In my opinion:

1. Mezmerize
2. System of a Down
3. Toxicity
4. Dreaming
5. Steal This Album

Contains some of their greatest songs they've ever recorded (B.Y.O.B, Cigaro, Old School Hollywood). The lyrics to Cigaro are really funny to me.

3 System of a Down

Their heaviest and purest album to date. Sugar and Spiders are played on the radio but those are underrated. Chop Suey! is good but let's be honest, you can get sick of it easily. This album feels new almost every time you hear it.

They did this without a commercial viewpoint, or they at least had less to worry about what people thought and who bought them. That is why this is their purest and best work.

The only System Of A Down album without a bad track on it. It's heavy, it's raw, it's creative in new and astounding ways, and it was truly ahead of its time.

4 Steal This Album!

Ego Brain
Mr. Jack
And my personal favorite System of a Down song, Highway Song
These are just some of the reasons why Steal This Album! replaces Toxicity as the best System of a Down album.

The best of the five for me, without a doubt. It has the perfect combination of heavy riffs, melodies, and harmonies. I can listen to the whole album from start to end in a way that I can't do for the rest of them.

This album is very underrated. It has some elements that were used in Toxicity and later influenced the sound in Mezmerize/Hypnotize. I think it deserves more appreciation.

5 Hypnotize

My favorite one. I don't get why people like Mezmerize better, but whatever.

They achieved their ultimate potential with Hypnotize.

Mezmerize and Hypnotize are almost at a tie, but Mezmerize had better songs.

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