NOTB: individual album judgement by yours truly

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Invaders - 8.5
Children of the Damned - 8.9
The Prisoner - 9
22 Acacia Avenue - 8.5
The Number of the Beast - 10
Run to the Hills - 10
Gangland - 8
Total Eclipse - 10
Hallowed Be Thy Name - 10

Total: 9.211/10
 

Ziggyplayedguitar

Educated Fool
Invaders -8
Children of the Damned -- 10
The Prisoner -- 10
22 Acacia Avenue -- 10
The Number of the Beast -10
Run to the Hills -10
Gangland -- 7
Hallowed Be Thy Name – 10

9.4
 

CycleMotion

Trooper
Invaders 5
Children of the Damned 8
The Prisoner 9
22 Acacia Avenue 7
The Number of the Beast 10
Run to the Hills 10
Gangland 5
Total Eclipse 6
Hallowed Be Thy Name 9

Total: 7,66
 
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Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. "Invaders" - 7,0
  2. "Children of the Damned" - 9,0
  3. "The Prisoner" - 9,0
  4. "22 Acacia Avenue" - 8,0
  5. "The Number of the Beast" - 7,0
  6. "Run to the Hills" - 6,0
  7. "Gangland" - 7,0
  8. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" - 10,0
The Number of the Beast: 7,9
  • "Total Eclipse" - 9,0
 
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Invaders: 6
Children of the Damned: 10
The Prisoner: 7
22 Acacia Avenue: 8
The Number of the Beast: 8
Run to the Hills: 5
Gangland: 5
Total Eclipse: 6
Hallowed Be Thy Name: 10
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
1. Run To The Hills - 10/10
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - 10/10
3. Total Eclipse - 10/10
4. Children of the Damned - 10/10
5. The Number of the Beast - 10/10
6. The Prisoner - 10/10

7. 22 Acacia Avenue - 8/10

8. Invaders - 7/10
9. Gangland - 7/10

Total: 9.1/10
 

Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" - 10
  2. "The Number of the Beast" - 10
  3. "The Prisoner" - 9
  4. "Children of the Damned" - 9
  5. "22 Acacia Avenue" - 8
  6. "Run to the Hills" - 7
  7. "Invaders" - 7
  8. "Gangland" - 7
The Number of the Beast: 8,4
 

NPFTD

Invader
Invaders - 7
Children of the Damned - 9
The Prisoner - 8
22 Acacia Avenue - 8
The Number of the Beast - 10
Run to the Hills - 10
Gangland - 8
Total Eclipse - 8
Hallowed Be Thy Name - 8
 

PieceofMind89

Educated Fool
Invaders- 7/10
Children of the Damned- 10/10
The Prisoner- 9/10
22 Acacia Avenue- 8/10
The Number of the Beast- 10/10
Run to the Hills- 10/10
Gangland- 7/10
Hallowed Be Thy Name- 9.5/10

Total: 8.8/10
 

The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
Invaders: 6.5/10
Children of the Damned: 9/10
The Prisoner: 7.5/10
22 Acacia Avenue: 7.5/10
The Number of the Beast: 10/10
Run to the Hills: 10/10
Gangland: 5/10
Hallowed Be Thy Name: 10/10

Total: 8.2/10
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
  1. Run To The Hills - 10/10
  2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - 10/10
  3. Total Eclipse - 10/10
  4. The Number of the Beast - 10/10

  5. The Prisoner - 9/10
  6. Children of the Damned - 9/10

  7. 22 Acacia Avenue - 8/10

  8. Gangland - 7/10
  9. Invaders - 7/10
Rating: 8.89/10

Iron Maiden and Killers were both good albums, yet both had duds (the former only a couple, the latter a lot). The Number of the Beast is the first Maiden album to only have good songs, and it would only get better from here.

Though at times young Bruce reminds me of my grandmother.......!!!!!
 

Shmoolikipod

What are we, but men without eyes?
Update 25/7/2018

Invaders: 6/10 ±0
Children of the Damned: 10/10 ±0
The Prisoner: 9/10 +1
22 Acacia Avenue: 10/10 ±0
The Number of the Beast: 9/10 ±0
Run to the Hills: 7/10 +1
Gangland: 6/10 +2
Total Eclipse: 9/10 -1
Hallowed Be Thy Name: 10/10 ±0

Average: 8.44/10 +0.33
 
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Jer

Yes, Yes, Another Beer!
Just went through this myself on the individual track threads.

Invaders - 7/10 >
Children Of The Damned - 6/10 >
The Prisoner - 9/10 >
22 Acacia Avenue - 7/10 >
The Number Of The Beast - 10/10 >
Run To The Hills - 9/10 >
Gangland - 4/10 >
Hallowed Be Thy Name - 10/10 >

Average: 7.8/10

Half the album is utterly classic, and the rest is OK to good, with the exception of the clunker "Gangland". (They really should have put "Total Eclipse" on there instead.)

Overall, a great start for what would become the classic era of the band. Still a little uneven, but this is where they finally started to show their true brilliance.

(Album rankings by person post >)
 
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Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
They really should have put "Total Eclipse" on there instead.
They did with the remaster, and there's a polling thread for Total Eclipse anyway, so don't forget to vote in that one!
 

Jer

Yes, Yes, Another Beer!
They did with the remaster, and there's a polling thread for Total Eclipse anyway, so don't forget to vote in that one!
Yeah, but I could never consider it part of the album, because it never has been in my 36 years of listening to it. Totally different if you first bought the version with the song on the main disc, of course.
 

MW564

Ancient Mariner
01. Invaders - 5.5/10
02. Children of the Damned - 9.5/10
03. The Prisoner - 10/10
04. 22 Acacia Avenue - 7.5/10
05. The Number of the Beast - 10/10
06. Run to the Hills - 10/10
07. Gangland 4.5/10
08. Hallowed Be Thy Name - 10/10

8.375/10

Peaks and troughs, but with sky-high peaks. No. 2 for me in Maiden's catalogue, featuring 5 songs in my top 20.
 

John Silver

Electric Buddy
Invaders: 5/10
Children of the Damned: 8/10
The Prisoner: 8/10
22 Acacia Avenue: 9/10
The Number of the Beast: 8/10
Run to the Hills: 6/10
Gangland: 7/10
Total Eclipse: 7/10
Hallowed Be Thy Name: 9/10

The howler joins and things go down hill.
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
TNOTB - definitely one of the best heavy metal albums of all time. Classic for the ages !

Invaders - 7/10
Children Of The Damned - 10/10
The Prisoner - 10/10
22 Acacia Avenue - 9/10
The Number Of The Beast - 10/10
Run To The Hills - 10/10
Gangland - 7/10
Hallowed Be Thy Name - 10/10
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Average album score: 9,12

bonus: Total Eclipse - 7/10
 
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