The Ideal Crash is the third studio album by the Belgian rock band Deus, released in March 1999. The album was recorded in Spain and it includes the single Instant Street, which became an underground hit in Europe. The album cover art is the first Deus CD cover that does not feature a painting by ex-guitar player Rudy Trouvé.
The Ideal Crash was the first Deus album to be directly released through a Major label (Island Records) but it's also the only Deus album that didn't get a US release.
The album gained a quick success in Belgium by reaching Gold (25,000 copies) in one week. By April 2008, The Ideal Crash had sold about 250,000 copies.