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Which album is your favourite?


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Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Highest ranking bands with highest ranking album by year:

Judas Priest (6) --> A better performance than Maiden's 6, since this happened on an Iron Maiden fans forum.
1977 - Judas Priest - Sin After Sin (#28)
1978 - Judas Priest - Stained Class (#13)
1982 - Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance (#16)
1980 - Judas Priest - British Steel (#14)
1990 - Judas Priest - Painkiller (#5)
2018 - Judas Priest - Firepower (#82)

Iron Maiden (6)
1984 - Iron Maiden - Powerslave (#2)
1988 - Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (#1)
2000 - Iron Maiden - Brave New World (#10)
2006 - Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death (#9)
2010 - Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier (#111)
2015 - Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls (#56)

Black Sabbath (5) (maybe 6 if we can count their debut as well, if that was the 2nd best from 1970! ;--) )
1970 - Black Sabbath - Paranoid (#23)
1971 - Black Sabbath - Master of Reality (#18)
1973 - Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (#50)
1975 - Black Sabbath - Sabotage (#105)
1981 - Black Sabbath - Mob Rules (#44)
 
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srfc

Ancient Mariner
Highest ranking bands with highest ranking album by year:

Judas Priest (6) --> A better performance than Maiden's 6, since this happened on an Iron Maiden fans forum.

I dispute this as Maidenfans deliberately voted off two of Maiden's best ever albums on purpose. If we had voted off British Steel and Painkiller to keep Firepower it would be comparable.
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Agreed and also even if there was a large quantity of albums it would still be too soon to call them classics
Too soon? I don't think 'it's too soon' when some album is fantastic.

for example: The latest album of Grave Digger (released in 2020) is already a classic for the band and Priest's Firepower was a classic right from the start.
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
Too soon? I don't think 'it's too soon' when some album is fantastic.

for example: The latest album of Grave Digger (released in 2020) is already a classic for the band and Priest's Firepower was a classic right from the start.

Such albums are rare though, we all like good albums when they are released but its whether people still listen to them years later that makes them classics
 
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