I use to rank the studio albums based on how much I thought they improved or innovated over their predecessors. These days, I've decided to not rank them numerically and usually just rank them based on how enjoyable or listenable the albums are. For the sake of this thread, I will list the albums based on how much I enjoy them while still giving them a numerical value so the OP can do the averages: 1. The Hunting Party 2. Meteora = Hybrid Theory (These are equal value for the average) 3 Living Things = A Thousand Suns (These are equal value for the average) 4. Minutes to Midnight I know that The Hunting Party is still very fresh, so this order will likely be subject to change in the future. That said, there's something about The Hunting Party that draws me to it more than their other albums at the moment. I think it's the raw production, aggressive vocals, and fantastic instrumentation that sets it above everything else for me.