I recently remembered receiving a taped (yes, a cassette tape) version of a Muse album from a friend in around 2001-2002 and liking it a lot. Looking for something new to listen to, I looked up which album it would be and found Origin of Symmetry, which I've been rocking this week.
As a fan of both good and bad early 2000s rock, it instinctively appealed to me. It's a bit overwrought in the way music from that period tended to be (think lots of vibrato, big gasping breaths between verses [it's sort of proto-emo, come to think of it]), and it's got some nü metal* stylings in the use of electronic music and harmonies. It's even got a Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave feel to it in spots (see "Hyper Music").
Basically, it's a perfect amalgam of the stuff I listened to as a teenager, and so probably appeals to me in a way it won't to a lot of people.