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The Educated Fool

Discussion in 'Virtual XI' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


How good is The Educated Fool on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: The Educated Fool

    8. I would have given a 9, but the drums made me drop the score down by 1. Other instruments did a great work, though.
  2. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Re: Daily Song: The Educated Fool


    Would be perfect score if it didn't end that way, just coming back again to prechorus/chorus, etc..
    What i've always imagined - after the final instrumental part, song continues in high pace into chorus (so chorus is 2x tempo), and just ends with intro melody.
  3. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    Re: Daily Song: The Educated Fool

    What is it with peoples thoughts on the drums on this album? I really cannot say it has ever bothered me how it sounds or if it's too boring or if it's missing or whatever. This album is the best from Blaze (or more particularly, the best non-Bruce album). I'd give this an 8. Great song.
  4. national acrobat

    national acrobat Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: The Educated Fool

    This is one of my favourite Maiden tracks, which ranks instrumentally with the very best and has added great lyrics. 10/10
  5. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: The Educated Fool

    It didn't bother me either, but live his drumming makes a huge difference.
  6. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    One of the better on the album. Good lyrics (but the line "open the page at chapter one" feels a bit strange - wouldn't it be more logical to open the book at chapter one?), and varied music throughout. However, there's something about the singing on this one I'm not such a big fan of. Blaze loses a bit of tone and sounds more mumbling when the lyrics are "dense", when he can't drag out the notes. Some may like how he delivers it, I don't. Wonder how he would sound on other songs with a lot of syllables in little space, like The Duellists, Phantom of the Opera or Alexander the Great. Still, this is part of a pattern that Bruce has also pointed out: Not all Harris-written songs are easy to sing well.

    So, a really good song, but I won't place it among the very best. 8/10 again.
  7. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    An average-good song, high 7.
  8. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    7/10, A very good solid track, love the melodies in this song, really like the guitar work in general.
  9. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    6/10. Good vocal lines in verses and more boring drums... Seriously, WTF happened to Nicko on this song?
  10. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    One of my absolute favourite Maiden songs, beautiful instrumentation and meaningful lyrics. Blaze shines on this one, as does the rest of the band. 10/10.
  11. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    really good song, I would love to hear this in the current setist.  An 8
  12. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    6- I really could never get into this song.  I like the build up but find the chorus grating and annoying.
  13. 8. Great song. One of the best on the album. A little too repetitive though.
  14. Revelations85

    Revelations85 Trooper

    10/10. I love the chorus, as well as the lead guitars.
  15. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    I don't get it. The mix robs the song of the dynamics it should have, Nicko sounds dead, and Blaze's vocals feel really hesitant and forced. It's weird that they are using three part vocal harmonies, and it feels like it's only there to make Blaze sound interesting. Kind of a blah song.
  16. Eric Wright

    Eric Wright Nomad

    I used to like this a lot, but it's dropped for me recently. On the first listen I was blown away, now I'm just ticked off by Blaze's monotonous vocal performance and Nicko's boring drumwork. The chorus really ought to have been shorter, though overall I do enjoy the lyrics and the instrumental is alright.

  17. Saapanael

    Saapanael "My hair sets the trend of tmrw by doing it today"


    Some of the album's best riffs are on here, for example the intro, and the solos are cool but it feels dragging from time to time.
  18. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    Not bad, but I can't feel the emotions in this one. The verse is kind of boring. The riff on the pre chorus is cool thou and so are the vocal layers on the chorus. But as a whole I can't really feel the song as I could with many other songs on the album. Not by any means bad but I can't give it more then a 6.

  19. Liveone

    Liveone Nomad

    8/10...my least favourite song on the album but still gets an eight...
  20. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    One of the weak points of the album.

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