Piece of Mind: individual album judgement by yours truly

SirRobbins

Ancient Mariner
Where Eagles Dare - 9
Revelations - 8
Flight of Icarus - 7
Die with Your boots On - 7
The Trooper - 9
Still Life - 10
Quest for Fire - 7
Sun and Steel - 7
To Tame a Land - 9

Average - 8.11
 

Eddieson

Nomad
Piece Of Mind (#8)

Where Eagles Dare: 7
Revelations: 9
Flight Of Icarus: 7
Die With Your Boots On: 8
The Trooper: 8
Still Life: 8
Quest For Fire: 5
Sun And Steel: 4
To Tame A Land: 10

Album Average: 7,33
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Where Eagles Dare - 10
Revelations - 7.9
Flight of Icarus - 9.8
Die With Your Boots On - 7.9
The Trooper - 10
Still Life - 9.5
Quest for Fire - 6.5
Sun and Steel - 10
To Tame A Land - 7.5

Total: 8.788/19
 

Ziggyplayedguitar

Educated Fool
Where Eagles Dare – 7
Revelations – 8
Flight of Icarus – 10
Die with Your Boots on – 7
The Trooper – 8
Still Life – 10
Quest for Fire -- 6
Sun and Steel -- 6
To Tame a Land – 7

Album 7/10
 

Dagonal

Prowler
Where Eagles Dare: 9
Revelations: 10
Flight of Icarus: 9
Die With Your Boots On: 6
The Trooper: 10
Still Life: 9
Quest for Fire: 6
Sun and Steel: 6
To Tame a Land: 10

Avg: 8.33
 

CycleMotion

Invader
Where Eagles Dare: 8
Revelations: 10
Flight Of Icarus: 8
Die With Your Boots On: 7
The Trooper: 9
Still Life: 10
Quest For Fire: 4
Sun And Steel: 6
To Tame A Land: 7

Album Average: 7,77
 
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Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. "Where Eagles Dare" - 8,0
  2. "Revelations" - 9,0
  3. "Flight of Icarus" - 9,0
  4. "Die With Your Boots On" - 8,0
  5. "The Trooper" - 9,0
  6. "Still Life" - 9,0
  7. "Quest For Fire" - 6,0
  8. "Sun and Steel" - 7,0
  9. "To Tame a Land" - 9,0
Piece of Mind: 8,2
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Updated:

1. Still Life - 10/10
2. Where Eagles Dare - 10/10
3. The Trooper - 10/10
4. Flight of Icarus - 10/10

5. To Tame A Land - 9/10
6. Sun and Steel - 9/10

7. Quest For Fire - 8.5/10
8. Die With Your Boots On - 8/10
9. Revelations - 8/10

Total: 9.1/10
 
Where Eagles Dare: 8
Revelations: 8
Flight Of Icarus: 9
Die With Your Boots On: 9
The Trooper: 9
Still Life: 8
Quest For Fire: 8
Sun And Steel: 8
To Tame A Land: 10

Album Average: 8.5
 

Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. "Still Life" - 10
  2. "Revelations" - 10
  3. "Flight of Icarus" - 10
  4. "The Trooper" - 10
  5. "To Tame a Land" - 9
  6. "Where Eagles Dare" - 8
  7. "Die With Your Boots On" - 8
  8. "Sun and Steel" - 7
  9. "Quest For Fire" - 5
Piece of Mind: 8,6
 
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NPFTD

Invader
Where Eagles Dare - 7
Revelations - 9
Flight of Icarus - 8
Die with Your boots On - 5
The Trooper - 10
Still Life - 8
Quest for Fire - 6
Sun and Steel - 8
To Tame a Land - 10
 
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PieceofMind89

Educated Fool
Where Eagles Dare- 10/10
Revelations- 10/10
Flight of Icarus- 10/10
Die with Your Boots On- 9/10
The Trooper- 10/10
Still Life- 10/10
Quest for Fire- 8/10
Sun and Still- 8.5/10
To Tame a Land- 10/10

Total: 9.5/10
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
  1. Still Life - 10/10
  2. Flight of Icarus - 10/10
  3. The Trooper - 10/10

  4. To Tame A Land - 9/10
  5. Sun and Steel - 9/10
  6. Revelations - 9/10
  7. Where Eagles Dare - 9/10

  8. Die With Your Boots On - 8/10

  9. Quest For Fire - 7/10
Rating: 9/10

This album really connected with me tonight. My first listen to it was filled with disappointment, but I'll be damned if it isn't rising like hell. Bruce sounds way better in his singing than on TNOTB, and as a whole the band took a big step up from that record. Up to now, each Maiden record - besides Killers - has been better than the last. Up next is Powerslave. I can't wait.
 

Shmoolikipod

The Greys
Where Eagles Dare: 7/10
Revelations: 10/10
Flight of Icarus: 8/10
Die with Your Boots On: 8/10
The Trooper: 6/10
Still Life: 10/10
Quest for Fire: 5/10
Sun and Steel: 4/10
To Tame a Land: 9/10

Average: 7.44/10
 
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Jer

I’m not a fish, I’m a man
Just went through this myself on the individual track threads.

Where Eagles Dare - 9/10 >
Revelations - 9/10 >
Flight Of Icarus - 7/10 >
Die With Your Boots On - 8/10 >
The Trooper - 10/10 >
Still Life - 7/10 >
Quest For Fire - 6/10 >
Sun And Steel - 8/10 >
To Tame A Land - 6/10 >

Average: 7.8/10

Another great record overall, with an extremely strong first half before it starts to lose steam. No clunkers, either (though "Quest For Fire" and "To Tame A Land" flirt with it in places).

The production on this album feels a bit drier than their others from this time period, which works well on the busier tracks but probably works against the slower stuff like the opening riff of "Revelations".

(Album rankings by person post >)
 
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soundwave

Educated Fool
I agree on the production aspect - It sounds a bit dry, thin, and mid-rangey, which lessens the impact of some of the riffs (particularly Revelations). It's not one of the strongest sounding Maiden records (even though the song writing is solid).
 

John Silver

Electric Buddy
Where Eagles Dare: 6/10
Revelations: 7/10
Flight of Icarus: 7/10
Die with Your Boots On: 6/10
The Trooper: 8/10
Still Life: 7/10
Quest for Fire: 6/10
Sun and Steel: 6/10
To Tame a Land: 7/10

And with Burr also gone, things are even "howlier"
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
POM - another epochal classic for the metal genre. The sound and the drums on this album are top-notch !

Where Eagles Dare - 8/10
Revelations - 10/10
Flight Of Icarus - 10/10
Die With Your Boots On - 8/10
The Trooper - 10/10
Still Life - 7/10
Quest For Fire - 6/10
Sun And Steel - 7/10
To Tame A Land - 8/10
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Average album score: 8,22
 
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Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Where Eagles Dare - 9 >
Revelations - 10 >
Flight of Icarus - 9 >
Die With Your Boots On - 7 >
The Trooper - 10 >
Still Life - 10 >
Quest for Fire - 5 >
Sun and Steel - 6 >
To Tame a Land - 9 >

Average Score: 8.3/10
Actual Score: ^ Accurate

Piece of Mind takes Maiden to an even bigger level, with even better songs before on a grander scale than before, and even its low points aren't terrible. It's a pretty solid if imperfect album.
 

karljant

Ancient Mariner
  1. Where Eagles Dare: 9/10
  2. Revelations: 10/10
  3. Flight of Icarus: 8.25/10
  4. Die with Your Boots On: 8/10
  5. The Trooper: 8.75/10
  6. Still Life: 9/10
  7. Quest for Fire: 5/10
  8. Sun and Steel: 6.75/10
  9. To Tame a Land: 8.75/10
Average: 8.16/10
 
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