That's how I see itPowerslave has some good songs but isn't the strongest as a whole. Piece of Mind annihilates it in that regard.
I think you're right there. I knew songs from both albums quite early in my Maiden fandom (CSIT and BTATS were among the first Maiden songs I ever heard), but it took a while for me to get fully into the albums. I love AMOLAD now.Somewhere in Time and AMOLAD may be the ultimate "growers" in the Maiden catalogue.
In the individual song threads, "Revelations" is rated higher than "Wasted Years". I voted for the latter, but I never expected it to win the match-up.Revelations winning from Wasted Years
Why? As far as I know, "Cross-Eyed Mary" is one of the most popular Iron Maiden B-sides ever, and very often considered one of the, if not the best.Cross Eyed Mary winning from Reach Out
There's nothing really wrong with "Sun and Steel", and it's an album song v B-side matchup. "That Girl" is not as well liked and popular as some try to make it out to be.Sun and Steel winning from That Girl
About time a monster song like "Still Life" gained some more recognition.Still Life winning from Stranger in a Strange Land