16- Fear Of The Dark
15- Virtual XI
14- Brave New World
13- No Prayer For The Dying
12- The Book Of Souls
11- The Final Frontier
10- Dance Of Death
9- The Number Of The Beast
8- Iron Maiden
7- The X Factor
5- A Matter Of Life And Death
4- Piece Of Mind
3- Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
1- Somewhere In Time
1.-4. Masterpieces: Iron Maiden, Killers, Somewhere In Time, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
[May contain hiccups such as Heaven Can Wait and Can I Play With Madness]
5.-7. Solid, with some heavy riffs: The Number Of The Beast, Piece Of Mind, Powerslave.
8.-?. Some other stuff with occasional good ideas.
Hiccups???? Another blasphemer... penitentiate!!!!
On a more serious note it's curious the number of IM albums that, IMO, haven't got a single 'meh!' track (or worst). Namely:
Somewhere In Time, Powerslave and Seventh Son are top tier stuff to bottom top notch (with more than half the songs being out of this world!)
A Matter Of Life And Death, Killers, Iron Maiden and The X Factor's least achieved moments are great tracks to say the least (yes... even the overplayed Iron Maiden or The Unbeliever if we skip those cringe harmonics in the beginning).
Even The Final Frontier (a record I don't rate that high) hasn't got a single lackluster (perhaps what comes closer to it is The Man Who Would Be King for being a bit derivative but it's still amazingly entertaining and well structured).
On the other hand great records I love such as The Number Of The Beast and especially Piece Of Mind feature Gangland and Quest For Fire that are utter trash.