Powerslave: individual album judgement by yours truly

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
1. Rime of the Ancient Mariner 10/10
2. Powerslave 10/10
3. The Duellists 10/10

4. Aces High 9/10

5. 22 Minutes to Midnight 8/10
6. Flash of the Blade 8/10
7. Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) 8/10

8. Back in the Village 7/10

Based on these ratings:
- Powerslave album score: 8,75
- Powerslave is my #3 Maiden album.
 
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frus

Barbed Wire Hen
Aces High 9
2 Minutes to Midnight 10
Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) 6
Flash of the Blade 8
The Duellists 8
Back in the Village 6
Powerslave 10
Rime of the Ancient Mariner 9

Powerslave 8,25
#3
 

Naty

Educated Fool
Aces High - 10
2 Minutes to Midnight - 9
Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) - 8
Flash of the Blade - 10
The Duellists - 10
Back in the Village - 9
Powerslave - 10
Rime of the Ancient Mariner - 10

9,5
 

BeThyJames

Trooper
Rime of the Ancient Mariner. 10
Powerslave 9
Aces High 8
2 Minutes 8
The Duelists 6
Flash of the Blade 6
Back in the Village 5
Losfer 5

Powerslave 7.1
 
Aces High 9
2 Minutes to Midnight 9
Losfer Words 8
Flash of the Blade 8
The Duellists 9
Back in the Village 8
Powerslave 9
Rime of the Ancient Mariner 10

Album Average 8.75

First ten-rating of the proceedings so far. Re-rated this slightly from initial review. Powerslave edges marginally ahead of PoM.

Album rankings per person thread >
 
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Eddieson

Nomad
Powerslave (#7)

Aces High: 9
2 Minutes To Midnight: 9
Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra): 5
Flash Of The Blade: 6
The Duellists: 6
Back In The Village: 6
Powerslave: 10
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: 9

Album Average: 7,50
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Aces High - 10
2 Minutes To Midnight - 9.5
Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) - 8
The Duellists - 7.8
Flash of the Blade - 9.4
Back In the Village - 9.5
Powerslave - 10
Rime of the Ancient Mariner - 10

Total: 9.275/10
 

Ziggyplayedguitar

Educated Fool
Aces High -- 10
Two Minutes to Midnight -10
Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra) -- 7
Flash of the Blade -8
The Duellists -- 8
Back in the Village -- 7
Powerslave -- 10
Rime of the Ancient Mariner – 10

My rating 8.5/10
 

CycleMotion

Trooper
Aces High 10
2 Minutes to Midnight 9
Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) 7
Flash of the Blade 8
The Duellists 8
Back in the Village 7
Powerslave 9
Rime of the Ancient Mariner 10

Powerslave 8,5
 

Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. "Aces High" - 9,0
  2. "2 Minutes To Midnight" - 9,0
  3. "Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)" - 8,0
  4. "Flash of the Blade" - 9,0
  5. "The Duellists" - 8,0
  6. "Back In the Village" - 9,0
  7. "Powerslave" - 10,0
  8. "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" - 10,0
Powerslave: 9,0
 
Aces High - 10
2 Minutes to Midnight - 8
Losfer Words - 8
Flash of the Blade - 8
The Duellists - 8
Back in the Village - 9
Powerslave - 9
Rime of the Ancient Mariner - 10

Average: 8.75
 

Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" - 10
  2. "Powerslave" - 10
  3. "Aces High" - 10
  4. "2 Minutes To Midnight" - 10
  5. "Flash of the Blade" - 9
  6. "Back In the Village" - 9
  7. "The Duellists" - 9
  8. "Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)" - 8
Powerslave: 9,4
 
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NPFTD

Invader
Aces High -- 10
Two Minutes to Midnight -- 9
Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra) -- 7
Flash of the Blade -- 9
The Duellists -- 9
Back in the Village -- 5
Powerslave -- 10
Rime of the Ancient Mariner – 9
 

PieceofMind89

Educated Fool
Aces High- 10/10
2 Minutes to Midnight- 9.5/10
Losfer Words(Big 'Orra)- 8/10
Flash of the Blade- 8.5/10
The Duellists- 9/10
Back in the Village- 7/10
Powerslave- 10/10
Rime of the Ancient Mariner- 9.5/10

Total: 8.9/10
 

The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
Aces High: 10/10
2 Minutes to Midnight: 7.5/10
Losfer Words(Big 'Orra): 7.5/10
Flash of the Blade: 7.5/10
The Duellists: 7.5/10
Back in the Village: 7.5/10
Powerslave: 10/10
Rime of the Ancient Mariner: 10/10

Overall: 8.4
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
  1. Rime of the Ancient Mariner - 10/10
  2. Aces High - 10/10
  3. Powerslave - 10/10
  4. Back In The Village - 10/10
  5. 2 Minutes To Midnight - 10/10
  6. Flash of the Blade - 10/10
  7. The Duellists - 10/10
  8. Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) - 10/10
Rating: 10/10

Absolutely perfect album, definitely my favorite after The Call of the Wretched Sea and The Chemical Wedding. Perfect from start to finish. Each moment is gold. Absolutely incredible stuff.
 

Shmoolikipod

The Greys
Aces High: 10/10
2 Minutes to Midnight: 10/10
Losfer Words (Big 'Orra): 7/10
Flash of the Blade: 8/10
The Duellists: 8/10 (I just learnt 2 l's is in British and 1 l is American)
Back in the Village: 7/10
Powerslave: 10/10
Rime of the Ancient Mariner: 10/10

Average: 8.75/10
 

Jer

Chaotic Energy
Just went through this myself on the individual track threads.

Aces High - 9/10 >
2 Minutes To Midnight - 10/10 >
Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) - 7/10 >
Flash Of The Blade - 9/10 >
The Duellists - 8/10 >
Back In The Village - 8/10 >
Powerslave - 9/10 >
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner - 10/10 >

Average: 8.8/10

An excellent album rife with classic songs that deserves all the praise it gets. "Losfer Words" isn't quite on the same level as the other songs, and "Back In The Village" is held back by a disappointing chorus; but it's hard to find much fault with the other songs on the album, which are all great to superb. This is Iron Maiden firing on all cylinders, and I love it.

(Album rankings by person post >)
 
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MW564

Ancient Mariner
01. Aces High - 9/10
02. 2 Minutes to Midnight - 7/10
03. Losfer Words - 6.5/10
04. Flash of the Blade - 7.5/10
05. The Duellists - 6.5/10
06. Back in the Village - 5/10
07. Powerslave - 10/10
08. Rime of the Ancient Mariner - 10/10

7.69/10

#6. Bookended and overrated for me, but with enough excellent moments to still warrant a great deal of praise. Production is good and Bruce sounds excellent. Suffers from forgettable songs/filler in the middle but finishes with 2 Top 10 Maiden songs. Often the songs are improved when heard within the album as a whole.
 
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