Brave New World: individual album judgement by yours truly

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Explanation -> here

Brave New World (2000) by individual members:

9,6 NightProwler666
9,3 Jeffmetal
9,3 Vap
9,1 taker64
9,0 Stallion Duck
8,9 LooseCannon
8,8 Eddies Wingman
8,7 Fugazi
8,6 maidenhead1996
8,6 Perun
8,6 Travis_AKA_fonzbear2000
8,4 bearfan
8,3 Black_Thunder
8,1 Albie
8,0 Forostar
8,0 mckindog
8,0 Unknown One
7,7 national acrobat
7,5 Donner
7,4 Zare
 
Quite possibly the most overrated album in music history? Had it been released in the 80's most people would count it as Maiden's worst album of that decade, but Bruce's return for this one has blown its reputation way out of proportions.
 

CycleMotion

Invader
I must say that this album was the only one which really went down on a list and it was on spot no.6, only thing that's truly beautiful is atmosphere and light hearted fresh feel, but AMOLAD went high ij contrast!
 
I read an interview with Adrian where he said some of the songs on BNW were leftovers from VXI. I can't say for sure, but I have the feeling Maiden kinda rushed this album, in the excitement of Adrian & Bruce's return. I think it's a good album, and out of the 6-man-Maiden albums I'd probably rate it my third favourite after AMOLAD & FF, but I think it might have been better if they'd left off a couple of the weaker tracks (I'm thinking The Mercenary and Dream of Mirrors - which I understand were two of the VXI cast-offs) and got Adrian and/or Bruce to contribute a couple more tracks. As the last fifteen years have shown, Adrian has pretty much turned into Maiden's strongest and most prolific writer of music, and he only contributed to two tracks on BNW.
 

Jeffmetal

Ancient Mariner
Out Of The Silent Planet 10
Dream Of Mirrors 10
The Thin Line Between Love & Hate 10
The Nomad 10
Brave New World 9
Ghost Of The Navigator 9
Blood Brothers 8
The Wicker Man 8
The Fallen Angel 7
The Mercenary 5

Average: 8,6
 

TheTalisman

Fågel
The Mercenary's main riff comes from a 1981 White Spirit demo song, called "Till the Kill".
And the lyrical theme as well :D

The Wicker Man - 9
Ghost of the Navigator - 10
Brave New World - 10
Blood Brothers - 9
The Mercenary - 9
Dream of Mirrors - 9
The Fallen Angel - 8
The Nomad - 9
Out of the Silent Planet - 9
The Thin Line Between Love and Hate - 10

Average: 9,2

My favourite album.
 
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Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
9
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10
10
8
10
9
10
10
10

9.5

It's the same as my SiT score, though I like the songs on that album a lot more!
 

Cosmiceddie

Back From The Edge
01. The Nomad 10/10
02. The Thin Line Between Love And Hate 10/10

03. Brave New World 9/10
04. Blood Brothers 9/10
05. The Mercenary 9/10
06. Ghost Of The Navigator 9/10
07. The Wicker Man 9/10

08. Out Of The Silent Planet 8/10
09. Dream Of Mirrors 7/10

10. The Fallen Angel 2/10

Yes, Brave New World is still my favourite Maiden album.
 

desultory

1-2-3-compassion
The Wicker Man - 9
Ghost of the Navigator - 9
Brave New World - 9
Blood Brothers - 7
The Mercenary - 7
Dream of Mirrors - 10
The Fallen Angel - 7
The Nomad - 8
Out of the Silent Planet - 8
The Thin Line Between Love and Hate - 8

8,2
Brave New World is my #9 album
 
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Forostar

Ancient Mariner
01. Brave New World 10/10
02. Ghost of the Navigator 10/10

03. Dream of Mirrors 9/10

04. Blood Brothers 8/10
05. The Mercenary 8/10
06. The Wicker Man 8/10
07. The Nomad 8/10

08. Out of the Silent Planet 7/10
09. The Fallen Angel 7/10
10. The Thin Line Between Love and Hate 7/10

Based on these ratings:
- Brave New World album score: 8,2
- Brave New World is my #10 Maiden album.
 
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frus

Barbed Wire Hen
The Wicker Man 7
Ghost of the Navigator 9
Brave New World 9
Blood Brothers 8
The Mercenary 5
Dream of Mirrors 6
The Fallen Angel 7
The Nomad 7
Out of the Silent Planet 9
The Thin Line Between Love and Hate 8

Brave New World 7,5
#7
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
Wicker Man - 10
Ghost - 10
BNW - 7
Blood Brothers - 10
The Mercenary - 7
Dream Of Mirrors - 10
Fallen Angel - 10
Nomad - 6
Out of the Silent Planet - 6
The Thin Line Between Love and Hate - 7

8.3
 

Naty

Educated Fool
The Wicker Man - 9
Ghost of the Navigator - 10
Brave New World - 1o
Blood Brothers - 8
The Mercenary - 7
Dream of Mirrors - 8
The Fallen Angel - 7
The Nomad - 8
Out of the Silent Planet - 10
The Thin Line Between Love and Hate - 9

8,6
 

BeThyJames

Trooper
Blood Brothers 10
Brave New World 9
Wicker Man 9
The Thin Line Between Love and Hate 8
Ghost of the Navigator 8
Dream of Mirrors 8
Out of the Silent Planet 7
Mercenary 7
The Nomad 7
Fallen Angel 6

Brave New World 7.9
 

SirRobbins

Ancient Mariner
Wicker man - 9
Ghost of the Navigator - 10
Brave New World - 10
Blood Brothers - 7
The Mercenary - 8
Dream of Mirrors - 10
The Fallen Angel - 8
The Nomad - 8
Out of the Silent Planet - 10
The Thin Line Between Love and Hate - 10

Average - 9.0 solid
 

Eddieson

Nomad
Brave New World (#6)

The Wicker Man: 8
Ghost Of The Navigator: 7
Brave New World: 9
Blood Brothers: 7
The Mercenary: 6
Dream Of Mirrors: 8
The Fallen Angel: 8
The Nomad: 8
Out Of The Silent Planet: 8
The Thin Line Between Love And Hate: 7

Album Average: 7,60
 
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