rate all 17 Maiden albums best to worst

1. 7th Son of a 7th Son
2. Powerslave
3. The Number of the Beast
4. Brave New World
5. Somewhere in Time
6. A Matter of Life and Death
7. Piece of Mind
8. Killers
9. Iron Maiden
10. Dance of Death
11. The Book of Souls
12. Fear of the Dark
13. Senjutsu
14. The Final Frontier
15. No Prayer for the Dying
16. The X Factor
17. Virtual XI
 
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1. Powerslave
2. The Number Of The Beast
3. Piece Of Mind
4. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
5. Somewhere In Time
6. Brave New World
7. Killers
8. Iron Maiden
9. Senjutsu
10. A Matter Of Life And Death
11. The Book Of Souls
12. Fear Of The Dark
13. Dance Of Death
14. The X Factor
15. No Prayer For The Dying
16. The Final Frontier
17. Virtual XI
 
My list:
  1. Powerslave
  2. Somewhere in Time
  3. The X Factor
  4. Brave New World
  5. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  6. The Final Frontier
  7. Piece of Mind
  8. Iron Maiden
  9. Senjutsu
  10. Killers
  11. Virtual XI
  12. The Number of the Beast
  13. A Matter of Life and Death
  14. The Book of Souls
  15. Dance of Death
  16. Fear of the Dark
  17. No Prayer for the Dying
I like NOTB and AMOLAD much less than most fans, and like TFF and the two Blaze Bayley albums more.
 

Edington

Last Son of The Miracle
  1. Brave New World
  2. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  3. A Matter of Life and Death
  4. Piece of Mind
  5. Powerslave
  6. Senjutsu
  7. Somewhere in Time
  8. The Number of the Beast
  9. Dance of Death
  10. The Book of Souls
  11. Iron Maiden
  12. The X Factor
  13. The Final Frontier
  14. Fear of the Dark
  15. Killers
  16. No Prayer for the Dying
  17. Virtual XI
My top five I consider near-flawless masterpieces, maybe one or two blemishes (e.g. Quest for Fire being corny as shit, Can I Play With Madness? and 2 Minutes to Midnight becoming overplayed) but in the grand scheme of things those are very, very minor nitpicks. I still enjoy those songs and it's not enough to drag the album's overall quality or my enjoyment down. Senjutsu could join these one day, or it might just miss out. Time will tell...

I would consider the next two albums near-flawless, but this time the weaker moments are more noticeable, such as songs like Invaders and Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. However, the highs are very high. Career-best even, and Caught Somewhere in Time remains a top 3 song for me.

Numbers 9 through 12 I'd consider half great, half average, but DoD and TBoS are elevated by some incredibly strong songs, namely If Eternity Should Fail, Paschendale, Rainmaker, Empire of the Clouds and both title tracks.

It's only from here onwards that we start getting close to bad. TFF is a good album dragged down by lifeless production, FoTD and Killers contain some of Maiden's best and worst and the final two only really have good moments instead of good songs.
 

mepatrik1

Trooper
01. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
02. Powerslave
03. Piece of Mind
04. Somewhere in Time
05. The Number of the Beast
06. Iron Maiden
07. No Prayer for the Dying
08. A Matter of Life and Death
09. Fear of the Dark
10. The Final Frontier
11. Brave New World
12. The Book of Souls
13. Killers
14. Senjutsu
15. The X Factor
16. Dance of Death
17. Virtual XI
 

harrisdevot

Priest of the Holy Wristband
1. Senjutsu
2. The X Factor
3. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
4. Brave New World
5. Killers (fond memories)
6. AMOLAD
7. Somewhere in Time.
8. Powerslave
9. Piece of Mind
10. The Number of the Beast
11. Fear of the Dark
12. The Final Frontier.
13. Book of Souls
14. No Prayer for the Dying.
15. Virtual XI
16. Iron Maiden (I love the songs, but listen to them on other formats)
17. Dance of Death
 

Álvaro

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

Abas

Jester with no tears
I'm not too good with numerical rankings, as this probably would have looked different if I were to create a new rankings list tomorrow. But here goes.

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

Iron Lurker

Ancient Mariner
1. Senjutsu
2. The X Factor
3. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
4. Brave New World
5. Killers (fond memories)
6. AMOLAD
7. Somewhere in Time.
8. Powerslave
9. Piece of Mind
10. The Number of the Beast
11. Fear of the Dark
12. The Final Frontier.
13. Book of Souls
14. No Prayer for the Dying.
15. Virtual XI
16. Iron Maiden (I love the songs, but listen to them on other formats)
17. Dance of Death
Some love for Killers, yes!
 

chaosapiant

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

Edit: Oh shit! Iron Lurker has three of my top five in his top five! Way to go correct person!
 
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