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Different World

Discussion in 'A Matter Of Life And Death' started by Anonymous, Aug 30, 2006.

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How good is Different World on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    3.1%
  2. 9

    21.9%
  3. 8

    28.1%
  4. 7

    37.5%
  5. 6

    6.3%
  6. 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 4

    3.1%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    Man, I seem to have a huge memory gap there. A really dreadful video,ain't it??
     
  2. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Well, it hasn't made it into the Best Music Video Survivor, I'll give you that. :innocent:
     
  3. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    I guess you're right. World has a better solo.
     
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  4. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    :funnypost: I guess it is the same Universe where TXF is the best Maiden album. To be honest the solo is quite good,I give you that.
     
  5. ironbaz

    ironbaz Nomad

    Quote every word. ;)
     
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  6. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    So I'm going to slowly go through these, instead of trying to get them done as quickly as possible. For the last three albums I'll just go along with the survivor.

    This is a cool underrated opener. It feels a lot like Wildest Dreams but is superior in every way. Better riff, better lyrics, better Bruce performance, and a top rate Adrian solo. It works well as an intro to the whole album without being all that representative of the sound overall. It's like they were saying, "here's your 80s style rocker, now get ready for something deeper".

    7
     
  7. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide A beggar, a hypocrite, Love reign o'er me

    One of my favourite short Maiden songs. The true son of Rainmaker. H's solo is not only one of his best solos, but one of the best Maiden solos, full stop. And that's coming from me, the Janickist. A 9 so strong it's almost a 10.

    Also, I don't see any resemblance with the half-assed, melodyless WD - except maybe "short Maiden reunion opener".
     
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  8. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    People keep telling me this song is better than I think it is. 6/10.
     
  9. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    It's a bit in the same mould as Wildest Dreams I suppose. Slightly ordinary opener. It is a bit of a grower though and the poppy chorus is ok. I like Adrian's short solo and I like the theme of the song, perception and feeling out of place.

    7
     
  10. Poto

    Poto Educated Fool

    Quite good, but the album doesn't really start until the next song.

    7/10
     
  11. contrera

    contrera Prowler

    best opener!
     
  12. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    8/10

    Oddly enough, the weakest track on the album is the opener. Different World is engaging, typical Maiden with a cool verse, guitar unison and great Adrian solo, but it ultimately feels like a retread of Wildest Dreams. Clearly a song written for the sole purpose of releasing a proper single as it shares virtually nothing in common with the sound or theme of the rest of the album. There’s nothing wrong with Different World, but it’s paint-by-numbers Maiden.
     
  13. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 The Apparition

    Such a fast, strong track, shorter than I believe every other song on the album, yet personally I find it one of the most enjoyable. Surprised everyone else doesn't seem to care much for it. 9/10.
     

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