NPFTD album rating: song by song ranked best to to worst

Dick Brucinson

Smithdrian A
I start, here's my ranking, top=best, bottom=worst:

1. Fates Warning
2. Mother Russia
3. Run Silent Run Deep
4. Public Enema #1
5. No Prayer For The Dying
6. Tailgunner
7. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
8. The Assassin
9. Hooks In You
10. Holy Smoke
 

MindRuler

Found in a lost world
1. No Prayer For The Dying
2. Hooks In You
3. Public Enema Number 1
4. Fates Warning
5. Mother Russia
6. Tailgunner
7. BYD...TTS
8. The Assassin
9. Run Silent Run Deep
10. Holy Smoke
 

Helmuth Von Moltke

Educated Fool
1. Fates Warning
2. Holy Smoke
3. No Prayer For The Dying
4. Mother Russia
5. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
6. Public Enema #1
7. Tailgunner
8. Run Silent Run Deep
9. The Assassin
10. Hooks In You


Side 2 sinks this one for me. There's a long way to go between the good material... Whereas Side 1 is actually a decent run of simple and good Maiden songs.
 

Jer

Abysmal display of mental decay
There’s a thread in the commentary section for each Maiden album that already covers this. The one for NPFTD is here.
 

TheMercenary

Ancient Mariner
1) Tailgunner
2) Bring You Daughter To The Slaughter
3) No Prayer For The Dying
4) Fates Warning
5) Run Silent Run Deep
6) The Assassin
7) Public Enema Number One
8) Holy Smoke
9) Hooks In You
10) Mother Russia
 

mepatrik1

Trooper
01. Public Enema Number One
02. Fates Warning
03. Run Silent Run Deep
04. The Assassin
05. Mother Russia
06. Holy Smoke
07. No Prayer for the Dying
08. Tailgunner
09. Bring your Daughter
10. Hooks in You
 

Patrick92

Educated Fool
1. Holy Smoke
2. Bring Your Daughter
3. Tailgunner
4. Run Silent
5. Fates Warning
6. Public Enema
7. Assassin
8. No Prayer
9. Mother Russia
10. Hooks
 

MindRuler

Found in a lost world
The music is good, but the lyrics and the absurdly growly vocals are like a boat anchor around its neck, IMO.
I really like the midpart but agree the lyrics and Bruce´s vocals (especially in the verses) devalue the song abit.
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
I think the vocals on Hooks in You are great, he sounds like the sleazy character in the song. One of the rare times his 90s rasp works.
 

Dick Brucinson

Smithdrian A
I freaking love this album. I do not feel like ranking the songs. They all sound alive and great to me!
great to meet someone in here liking the album too. NPFTD is one of my favourite Maiden albums. when it came out in 1990 I was a bit disappointed, but it has grown a lot over the years to me, so now it is very high in my rating.
 

Gk1

Here I sit in a serenade of glory!
great to meet someone in here liking the album too. NPFTD is one of my favourite Maiden albums. when it came out in 1990 I was a bit disappointed, but it has grown a lot over the years to me, so now it is very high in my rating.
If you compare the guitar work to what they did since, it blows all the later albums out of the water(maybe not FOTD but IMO both FOTD and NPFTD have killer guitars)!
 
Mother Russia
Run Silent Run Deep
No Prayer for the Dying
Tailgunner
The Assassin
Fates Warning
Public enema number one
Holy Smoke
Bring your daughter to the slaughter
Hooks in you
 
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