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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    That consistency vs highlights debate about Fear/ No prayer is also relevant with Powerslave and PoM. PoM is more consistent but the highlights in Powerslave are higher. Rime is a better epic than TTAL, 2 minutes is a better first single than Icarus, Aces High is a better opener and war song...
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    AMOLAD won't you die already?
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    They used to joke that they could not choose which songs to play from it - I suppose that's not literally true, but if so, that would not be the mark of an awesome album - it would be the mark of an album without highlights. ETA - I also see it as one of their LESS proggy albums precisely...
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    This round I vote for AMOLAD only. Frankly I don't understand how in Earth it survived so long.
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: TIEBREAKER

    SiT wants to be like PoM when it grows up and it will never be.
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    I disagree. The sound can be recreated. They just don't. The playing, there's nothing there so special that they cannot do then or now. To each his own. I personally see them as very similar in content. Warm? I never would have thought I'd see that word applied to SiT. It feels cold as steel...
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    Well I wouldn't mind if they recorded an album that sounded like their 80s - Killers and NOTB are particularly good sounding. And compare two albums recorded the same year: Powerslave and Deep Purple's "Perfect Strangers". Ugh. Now that one is ugly. The worst thing that ever happened to Purple...
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    Oh but your three first examples are thrash metal which back then only the toughest metalheads listened to. I did not hear SiT back then, but I did listen to the radio extensively in 1986 (I was 13) and, trust me, SiT SCREAMS 1986 at the top of its lungs. And not even 1987. No. Specifically 1986.
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    Obviously not to me, as I'm struggling to remember the melody of Alexander and I can't. And I listened to it less than a month ago.
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    I really don't get the hate for the chorus of Heaven Can Wait. It's the most memorable melody on the album!
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    Easiest vote ever. AMOLAD, BNW and SIT - the three most overrated Maiden albums IMO.
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    The point of that was that I prefer POM to AMOLAD because the latter is what would happen if POM started with The Trooper and then had Eagles, Revelations and Dune three times in a row.
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    I actually think Sun and Steel contributes a lot to PoM. It's not "great" but it elevates the diversity quotient (something some albums like the great but taxing AMOLAD could benefit from) and its place in the tracklist is perfect: it pumps you up leaving you ready to enjoy TTAL and its simpler...
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    Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

    To me the quiet part reminds me instantly of Genesis, "The Musical Box" in particular. Nicko is very reminiscing of Phil Collins there, and the guitar arpeggios have also a bit in common. Anybody agrees?
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    My youngest sister. She had to give me a ride once and she had Killers on the CD. Later she had to lend me her car for two weeks and I spent all that time listening to the first five albums which were what she had in the car.
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    BTW, I was offline when the discussion on nostalgia burst out - it's not my case. I did not hear any Iron Maiden album before I was 37, and I first heard the entire post-Live After Death oeuvre this year, so to me SiT is as current as TBOS.
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    The three reunion ones.
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    IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS SURVIVOR: POWERSLAVE WINS

    Bah. At least it seems NOTB has some life yet, but I hate that TBOS is losing to A Matter of Long and Dull.
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    DJMayes' Complete Ranking Of Maiden Songs

    I hate that version. And since it was the one released as a single it is the one I have in my "Iron Maiden A-sides" playlist!
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