SIT: individual album judgement by yours truly

Discussion in 'Somewhere In Time' started by Forostar, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Just listen to POM and Powerslave. The drumming isn’t half as interesting as on those albums. It’s merely ‘sufficient’.
     
  2. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Perhaps you need to have an idea of how difficult and well done the drums on SIT are to appreciate them.

    The sufficient and only supporting comment is not very valid. Yes, he plays often in sync with Steve but does his breaks, interesting rhythms and subtleties, not of VXI level.

    Piece of Mind album has the least tempo changes from all Maiden albums (although I haven't counted these on last 2 albums yet). He does some interesting stuff on e.g. To Tame a Land and Where Eagles Dare, but a lot of it is more simple and loose sand than most he did afterwards.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2018
  3. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Dude, I rate drums on what I hear. I don’t care if it’s actually superior to everything ever released, it just doesn’t sound inspired to me.
     
  4. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Okay, fair enough but I can't see how that is deduced on this record.
     
  5. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Yeah, I figured this conversation would happen.
     
  6. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Might be how they’re mixed in with the production. I dunno.
     
  7. MW564

    MW564 Ancient Mariner

    01. Caught Somewhere in Time - 10/10
    02. Wasted Years - 9.5/10
    03. Sea Of Madness - 7.5/10
    04. Heaven Can Wait- 9.5/10
    05. Loneliness of the L.D. Runner - 7/10
    06. Stranger In A Strange Land - 8/10
    07. Deja Vu - 7.5/10
    08. Alexander the Great - 8/10

    8.375/10

    #3 for me, and probably the most consistent work in the Discography. Love the overall sound, particularly Nicko's drum sound. CSIT features my favorite roll of his, at 6:00.
     
  8. SirRobbins

    SirRobbins Ancient Mariner

    The musicianship is better on this album than any other they have ever done. To some, it may not be the most energetic, metal sounding or whatever you feel but you cannot deny the musicianship of this album. The riffs, the beautiful harmonies, the phenomenal bass lines, the matched drumming, the layered synths. It all works so perfectly here. It's the best guitar tone too IMO. There is so much to brag about on this album with each and every song unlike others where most songs on an album carry the same elements.

    Highlights:
    Caught Somewhere in Time : THAT opening, THAT bridge riff to kick off the solo, THAT SOLO
    Wasted Years - Brilliant opening riff, excellent rockin riff throughout
    Sea of Madness - absolutely magical mid section harmonies, bass lines and emotion from Bruce's vocals
    Heaven Can Wait - The feel good song. It just feels good to listen to it. It's fun, energetic and of course the mid section leading to the solo is a live staple
    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - amazingly spiritual sounding intro, beautiful chorus and mid section
    Stranger in a Strange Land - great bass and drum intro, absolutely stunning solo from Adrian
    Deja Vu - mid section guitar, bass and drums working in sync is amazing.
    Alexander the Great - THAT SOLO
     
  9. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    SIT - there is magic in this album - as a whole, very strong special album: futuristic classic.

    Caught Somewhere In Time - 10/10
    Wasted Years - 10/10
    Sea Of Madness - 7/10
    Heaven Can Wait - 9/10
    The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner - 8/10
    Stranger In A Strange Land - 8/10
    Deja Vu - 9/10
    Alexander The Great - 10/10
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    Average album score: 8,87
     
  10. Christoffer

    Christoffer Nomad

    Caught Somewhere In Time - 8
    Wasted Years - 7
    Sea Of Madness - 9
    Heaven Can Wait - 5
    The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner - 8
    Stranger In A Strange Land - 10
    Deja Vu - 10
    Alexander The Great - 8
     
  11. KidInTheDark666

    KidInTheDark666 Ghost of Benjamin Breeg

    The only Maiden album that has no songs below 9/10. Phenomenal.
    Average rating 9.25/my #2 album after BNW.
     
  12. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Caught Somewhere In Time - 7 >
    Wasted Years - 10 >
    Sea of Madness - 7 >
    Heaven Can Wait - 9 >
    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - 9 >
    Stranger in a Strange Land - 7 >
    Deja Vu - 10 >
    Alexander the Great - 10 >

    Average Score: 8.63/10
    Actual Score: 9.0/10

    Not quite as good as the album that preceded it, but SiT is a classic Maiden release nonetheless, with a signature style never matched again. Really strong stuff as a whole.
     

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