Yeah, I thought I might join in again... as in the Bruce survivor.
I certainly wouldn't fault people who are picking AMOLD, TFF, and TBOS cause perhaps they pine for the "classic" Maiden sound.
I get what you mean about memorability of AMOLAD. Like, I could probably hum/sing more of the DoD album but I still think AMOLAD is a much better album. I might remember all the words from whatever guff is No. 1 at the minute but that doesn't mean I like it more than The LegacyI adore TBoS. My gripes with AMOLAD are not the sound but the songwriting. I have listened to it three times recently and I still don't remember how any of the songs go except for the choruses of the first two. After midway through the third song my mind loses focus.