rate all 17 Maiden albums best to worst

tonni

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

Spambot

Meme Lord
All this time, I've never done this kind of thing, so I thought, why not? Still, I had to use "Preference Revealer" (Thanks Diesel 11)

Anyway, these are results, and they don't make any sense at all, but damn it - I'm sticking with it!

  1. BRAVE NEW WORLD
  2. POWERSLAVE
  3. SENJUTSU
  4. SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
  5. THE FINAL FRONTIER
  6. DANCE OF DEATH
  7. THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
  8. PIECE OF MIND
  9. A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
  10. SOMEWHERE IN TIME
  11. FEAR OF THE DARK
  12. BOOK OF SOULS
  13. IRON MAIDEN
  14. KILLERS
  15. X FACTOR
  16. VIRTUAL XI
  17. NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING
 

chaosapiant

Ancient Marinade
All this time, I've never done this kind of thing, so I thought, why not? Still, I had to use "Preference Revealer" (Thanks Diesel 11)

Anyway, these are results, and they don't make any sense at all, but damn it - I'm sticking with it!

  1. BRAVE NEW WORLD
  2. POWERSLAVE
  3. SENJUTSU
  4. SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
  5. THE FINAL FRONTIER
  6. DANCE OF DEATH
  7. THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
  8. PIECE OF MIND
  9. A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
  10. SOMEWHERE IN TIME
  11. FEAR OF THE DARK
  12. BOOK OF SOULS
  13. IRON MAIDEN
  14. KILLERS
  15. X FACTOR
  16. VIRTUAL XI
  17. NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING
Super fucking glad to see Final Frontier in someone's list! A classic and, imo, the most underrated reunion album.
 

el diablo

Educated Fool
Super fucking glad to see Final Frontier in someone's list! A classic and, imo, the most underrated reunion album.
Extra pleased to see some love for Final Frontier I ignored it for a time based on negative feedback but I've had it in heavy rotation for months now and plan on keeping it that way. I especially love the 1-2-3 punch of Isle of Avalon / Starblind / Talisman, but the excellence just keeps coming with Man Who Would Be King & When the Wild Wind Blows. You can just pop this CD in and leave it on, there are no 'skip' songs.
 

PieceofMind89

Educated Fool
1. Somewhere in Time: 10
2. Piece of Mind: 10
3. The Number of the Beast: 9.5
4. Iron Maiden: 9
5. Killers: 8.5
6. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son: 8.5
7. Powerslave: 8.5
8. The Book of Souls: 8
9. Brave New World: 8
10. A Matter of Life and Death: 8
11. No Prayer for the Dying: 6.5
12. Fear of the Dark: 6
13. Senjutsu: 6
14. The Final Frontier: 6
15. Dance of Death: 5.5
16. The X Factor: 5
17. Virtual XI: 4.5
 
1. Piece Of Mind
2. Brave New World
3. Powerslave
4. The Number of the Beast
5. A Matter of Life and Death
6. The Final Frontier
7. Senjutsu
8. Dance Of Death (for Wildest Dreams, Rainmaker, Paschendale and Journeyman - great Maiden songs)
9. Somewhere in Time
10. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
11. The Book Of Souls
12. Killers
13. Iron Maiden
14. Fear of the Dark
15. No Prayer For The Dying
16. The X Factor
17. Virtual XI

Never thought highly of Seventh Son. The top three here could be swapped around with any at the very top. Dance Of Death gets lots of stick but some of the tracks are excellent, IMO and I can't think any other Maiden album that has no padding - maybe Piece of Mind and Powerslave, so DOD shouldn't be damned for having some lesser songs. Don't know why the last two Bruce albums before he had is hiatus are so short of decent songs. No Prayer For The Dying and Fear of the Dark are so disappointing. Like I said, for me it's the lack of quality songs except the Fear of the Dark track. Musicianship is fine as is Bruce's voice so I don't understand how those two could be nearly as bad as the two Blaze albums. And when Bruce returned they release albums that if they'd been released after Somewhere in Time with the two Blaze albums and the low pair of Bruce albums never being released then their catalogue would have been second only to The Beatles in terms of high quality and consistently great music.
 

____no5

Free Man
And when Bruce returned they release albums that if they'd been released after Somewhere in Time with two Blaze albums and the low pair of Bruce albums never being released then their catalogue would have been second only to The Beatles in terms high in terms of consistent great music.

I lost you there. What about Seventh Son, it should or shouldn't be there for Maiden to be in par with Beatles consistency?
 

Jer

Abysmal display of mental decay
Don't know why the last two Bruce albums before he had is hiatus are so short of decent songs. […] I don't understand how those two could be nearly as bad as the two Blaze albums. And when Bruce returned they release albums that if they'd been released after Somewhere in Time
There’s a common thread there — those four albums didn’t have Adrian Smith on them. :ok:
 

The Red and the Black

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

Azas

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
My take
I
Powerslave, Piece of Mind, 7th Son, Somewhere in Time, The Number of the Beast

II
The Book of Souls, Senjutsu, Killers, Fear of the Dark, Iron Maiden, Brave New World, The X Factor

III

No Prayer, Dance of Death, AMOLAD, TFF, Virtual XI
 

Lego

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

Dick Brucinson

Smithdrian A
  1. A Matter of Life and Death
  2. Somewhere In Time
  3. Brave New World
  4. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  5. Powerslave
  6. Killers
  7. Piece of Mind
  8. Dance of Death
  9. The Book of Souls
  10. No Prayer for the Dying
  11. The Number of the Beast
  12. Senjutsu
  13. Virtual XI
  14. Iron Maiden
  15. The X Factor
  16. The Final Frontier
  17. Fear of the Dark
I need information on this:
-What exactly makes A Matter Of Life And Death the best ever Maiden album?
-How come Senjutsu is in the lower third of your list?
-What makes No Prayer For The Dying so much better than Fear Of The Dark?
-Why is Virtual XI better than the debut and even better than The XFactor?
 

Helmuth Von Moltke

Educated Fool
Choosing between your children .... :):angel:

  1. Somewhere In Time (1986)
  2. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988)
  3. A Matter Of Life And Death (2006)
  4. Powerslave (1984)
  5. Brave New World (2000)
  6. Piece Of Mind (1983)
  7. Number Of The Beast (1982)
  8. Dance Of Death (2003)
  9. Iron Maiden (1980)
  10. Final Frontier (2010)
  11. Senjutsu (2021)
  12. The Book Of Souls (2015)
  13. The X Factor (1995)
  14. Killers (1981)
  15. Fear Of The Dark (1992)
  16. No Prayer For The Dying (1990)
  17. Virtual XI (1998)

.... Senjutsu and BOS have dropped in my rankings because double albums choc-full of epics don't flow well for me.

Great songs on both of them, of course, but judged purely as full albums this 90+ minute format is never as compelling even as the 67ish minutes of AMOLAD, DOD or BNW. Let alone the 50 minutes 80's albums.

Also, I'd still give VX11 at the bottom of my list 6.5 / 10, so I like all the albums somewhat.
 
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1. Virtual XI
2. The X Factor
3. Dance Of Death
4. Fear Of The Dark
5. Piece Of Mind
6. Killers
7. The Number Of The Beast
8. No Prayer For The Dying
9. Powerslave
10. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
11. Somewhere In Time
12. The Book Of Souls
13. The Final Frontier
14. A Matter Of Life And Death
15. Brave New World
16. Iron Maiden
17. Senjutsu
 

PieceofMind89

Educated Fool
I'm noticing a trend, both Di'anno era albums are rated very low by most people here. Why?
Both albums, especially the debut are great, raw and very influential, they're top 5 in my opinion.
 
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