Official Maidenfans poll: Favorite studio album 2015

What is your favorite Iron Maiden studio album?

  • Iron Maiden

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Killers

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • The Number of the Beast

    Votes: 8 6.6%
  • Piece of Mind

    Votes: 12 9.8%
  • Powerslave

    Votes: 27 22.1%
  • Somewhere in Time

    Votes: 25 20.5%
  • Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

    Votes: 21 17.2%
  • No Prayer for the Dying

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fear of the Dark

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The X Factor

    Votes: 6 4.9%
  • Virtual XI

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Brave New World

    Votes: 8 6.6%
  • Dance of Death

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • A Matter of Life and Death

    Votes: 10 8.2%
  • The Final Frontier

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • The Book of Souls

    Votes: 3 2.5%

  • Total voters
    122

Cosmiceddie

Back From The Edge
01. Brave New World
02. The Number Of The Beast
03. The Book Of Souls
04. A Matter Of Life And Death
05. Dance Of Death
06. Somewhere In Time
07. Piece Of Mind
08. Killers
09. Powerslave
10. The Final Frontier
11. Iron Maiden
12. No Prayer For The Dying
13. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
 

Edu_Smith

Eduardo
Powerslave
The number
Piece of mind
Killers
Somewhere in Time
Seventh son
Iron Maiden
Brave new world
The Book of Souls
A Matter of Life and death
The Final Frontier
No Prayer for the duyng
X Factor
Dance of death
Fear of the Dark
Virtual
 

JudasMyGuide

the Office Block Persecution Affinity CEO
My favourite is still AMOLAD, but I think BNW has climbed back to #2, where it once was. Yeah, it's probably the most repetition-heavy in their discography and both DoD and TFF have higher highs (but also lower lows) but it's amazing all the same. Even the Mercenary, whom I started to like lately, after 15 years or so.

Although, I admit when the seventeenth chorus of the title track played in my ears, I was wishing for a brave new word, indeed.
 
1. A Matter of Life and Death
2. Number of the Beast
3. Powerslave
4. Piece of Mind
5. Book of Souls
6. The Final Frontier
7. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
8. Dance of Death
9. Somewhere in Time
10.Brave New World

Granted I change mine occasionally
Also I think the 3 album run from 82-84 and 06-15 are Maiden at their best.
 
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Gk1

Here I sit in a serenade of glory!
I think their absolute best is Powerslave. However my favorite it Seventh Son. Like the best Tallica album is Master of Pappets but my favorite is And Justice for all....
 

Ziggyplayedguitar

Educated Fool
1. Brave New World
2. 7th Son of a 7th Son
3. Fear of the Dark
4. Somewhere in Time
5. TNOTB
6. Powerslave
7. Iron Maiden
8. Killers
9. Piece of Mind
10. DOD
11. BOS
12. Amolad
13. x factor
14. No prayer
15. TFF
16. Virtual 11
 

Baby k

Prowler
this is really tough i think brave new world is amazing i like dance and book of souls from the reunion albums but it comes down to beast,powerslave, or somewhere in time for me and powerslave just gets the vote
 

Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  2. Powerslave
  3. A Matter of Life and Death
  4. Piece of Mind
  5. Somewhere In Time
  6. The Number of the Beast
  7. The Book of Souls
  8. Dance of Death
  9. Brave New World
  10. The X Factor
  11. Iron Maiden
  12. No Prayer For the Dying
  13. Fear of the Dark
  14. The Final Frontier
  15. Killers
  16. Virtual XI
I wouldn't consider this my definitive "best or worst" list for Maiden albums because I change my mind all the damn time! :p So it may or may not be the real deal. For now, it definitely is!
 
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Maturin

Sköldpadda
At the moment, this is the list for me. A few change place now and then, and others I never really find any joy in listening to.

1. The X Factor
2. The Final Frontier
3. A Matter of Life and Death
4. Dance of Death
5. Brave New World
6. Somewhere in Time
7. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
8. Fear of the Dark
9. Virtual XI
10. Piece of Mind
11. Powerslave
12. The Number of the Beast
13. The Book of Souls
14. No Prayer for the Dying
15. Killers
16. Iron Maiden
 

Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  2. Powerslave
  3. A Matter of Life and Death
  4. Piece of Mind
  5. Somewhere In Time
  6. The Number of the Beast
  7. The Book of Souls
  8. Dance of Death
  9. Brave New World
  10. The X Factor
  11. Iron Maiden
  12. No Prayer For the Dying
  13. Fear of the Dark
  14. The Final Frontier
  15. Killers
  16. Virtual XI
I've been relistening and need an update:
  1. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  2. A Matter of Life and Death
  3. Powerslave
  4. Piece of Mind
  5. The Book of Souls
  6. Somewhere In Time
  7. The Final Frontier
  8. The X Factor
  9. Iron Maiden
  10. Brave New World
  11. The Number of the Beast
  12. Fear of the Dark
  13. No Prayer For the Dying
  14. Dance of Death
  15. Killers
  16. Virtual XI
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
1. Somewhere in Time
2. The Book of Souls
3. The Final Frontier
4. Brave New World
5. Powerslave
6. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
7. A Matter of Life and Death
8. Piece of Mind
9. The Number of the Beast
10. Dance of Death
11. The X Factor
12. Killers
13. Iron Maiden
14. No Prayer for the Dying
15. Fear of the Dark
16. Virtual XI

3 years later and SiT still stands
 

'Arry

Educated Fool
This is my first post at this site. I just joined.

My top 3-4 favorites haven't changed in years. They move around within those spots, but always stay at the top.

The only change I've made to the list in recent years has been The Book Of Souls. Within the first week after I bought it, it was easily into the top 10.

After 6 months, it was, and still is, entrenched in my top 5.

That being said, because The Duellists was blasting while I showered, today just happens to belong to Powerslave as my favorite.
 
1) Somewhere in Time
2) Peace of Mind
3) AMOLAD
4) Powerslave
5) The Final Frontier
6) SSOASS
7) X Factor
8) Number of the Beast
9) Book of Souls
10) No Prayer for The Dying
11) Iron Maiden
12) Dance of Death
13) Virtual XI
14) Fear of the Dark
15) Killers
16) Brave New World (ya! fight me)
 

Palpy

Blacker than the night
I have always been undecided between the first three albums with Bruce, but in the poll I voted for Powerslave: favorite beginning, favorite title track, favorite ending.

EDIT: full list done.

  1. Powerslave
  2. The Number of the Beast
  3. Somewhere in Time
  4. The Book of Souls
  5. Piece of Mind
  6. Brave New World
  7. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  8. The Final Frontier
  9. The X Factor
  10. Virtual XI
  11. A Matter of Life and Death
  12. Iron Maiden
  13. Fear of the Dark
  14. Dance of Death
  15. No Prayer for the Dying
  16. Killers
 
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GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
My list, from best to worst:

The Number of the Beast
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Piece of Mind
Powerslave
A Matter of Life and Death
Iron Maiden
The Book of Souls
Brave New World
Somewhere in Time
The Final Frontier
Dance of Death
Killers
Fear of the Dark
The X Factor
No Prayer for the Dying
Virtual XI
 

Xennon

Educated Fool
1- A Matter of Life and Death
2- Somewhere in Time
3- Brave New World
4- Piece of Mind

I feel to be at the same distance to the history and the reunion materials. But AMOLAD is special, at least because it was the first album that was released when I was into it. I still listen to the album by recalling these first feelings of joy and darkness.
 

Innerspace

Prowler
Changes a lot but this is where I am currently. It does say favorite rather than best which is why I went for Powerslave as it has a lot of memories for me although technically I think A Matter of Life and Death is their best. Surprised to see 6 people in the poll put X Factor as their favorite, I like it a lot but preferring that to all of the classic era material plus the reunion stuff is mind blowing to me. Would be interested to know if those voters became fans in that era as the first albums you fall in love with tend to have a strong hold on your emotions.

1 - Powerslave
2 - Brave New World
3 - A Matter of Life and Death
4 - Piece of Mind
5 - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
6 - Somewhere in Time
7 - The X Factor
8 - The Book of Souls
9 - The Number of the Beast
10 - Killers
11 - The Final Frontier
12 - Iron Maiden
13 - No Prayer for the Dying
14 - Virtual XI
15 - Dance of Death
16 - Fear of the Dark
 

Zare

Uniformly distributed hostility
I often say Powerslave is not on the level of other 3 albums of that line-up, and I stick by it. Truthfully, and discarding my running gag of TCW being top 5 Maiden, Powerslave is better than the remainder of the catalogue bar one record.

#1 constant; Somewhere in Time
#2 contenders; Seventh Son and Piece of Mind
#4 contenders; Powerslave and AMOLAD
 
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