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Unpopular Maiden Opinions

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by THESEVENTHMARINER, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    Completely the opposite for me :D
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  2. Maiden4Ever

    Maiden4Ever Trooper

    What about wicker man, ghost of the navigator and brave new world. What an opening for the reunion era.
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  3. RueMorgue

    RueMorgue Prowler

    I always felt that Flight of Icarus was a bit overrated. To me, it just sounds like a kinda tired re-tread of Run To The Hills. It just feels...stodgy, like it never really gathers momentum. Whereas DWYBO I really liked straight away.
  4. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Come to the Sabbath

    Well for me, I liked both songs right away, only while Icarus has consistently climbed my rankings (currently #37 in my list), DWYBO has ended up slipping down. Still a good song though, just not a personal favorite.
  5. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    I don't see any real similarity between the two to be honest, besides their endings.

    This is an unpopular opinion of itself but I'd say FOI is actually underrated - and that it is the best track off of Piece Of Mind, though The Trooper gives it competition.
  6. frus

    frus Barbed Wire Hen

    FOI is like the 7th best track on POM
  7. Desdemona

    Desdemona Prowler

    Well this all reminds me of another unpopular opinion of mine: Revelations is my favorite song from POM
  8. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Come to the Sabbath

    This isn't an unpopular opinion, actually, if the Official Rankings of this site are to be believed. :p

    Personally it's my third, possibly fourth least favorite from the album. Good song, but just too un-Maideny for my taste.
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  9. Desdemona

    Desdemona Prowler

    Whoa, this whole forum surprises me more each day (in a good way). I've never met a Maiden fan irl who thinks Revelations is more than 'ok' in comparison to the rest of the album.
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  10. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Come to the Sabbath

    Yeah, this place is weird AF sometimes. :D
  11. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    Ooh I've one that'll curdle some peoples blood - I would rank Virtual XI higher as an album than A Matter of Life and Death.
  12. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    Revelations and Where Eagles Dare, a tie for me.
  13. Black Bart

    Black Bart Ancient Mariner

    As an album to be listened to from start to finish, I agree. Song by song, it might be a different matter (possibly).
  14. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Come to the Sabbath

    It's higher for me as well - and the reason is mostly song by song actually. AMOLAD is stronger but has no standout tracks. Virtual XI is weaker but its standouts are awesome.
  15. bornless1

    bornless1 Messiah Supreme. True Leader of Men.

    Pom is the quintessential maiden album in my opinion. It is the best. Fighting song by song is fine. But the sum of the parts = greatest ever.
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  16. Manofsorrows

    Manofsorrows I know what i want

    For me the best track is the trooper, i know is overplayed but damn...that song is a hymn for the band and metal genre in general
  17. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    I love POM... but as much as I love TTAL, I always felt it sounded a bit out of place with the rest of the record. For that reason, POM isn't my absolute favorite (though it's still a marvelous record).
  18. Black Bart

    Black Bart Ancient Mariner

    I think they are "interesting" albums thanks to their flaws, namely:
    -VXI: comparatively little inspiration which induced some repetition (TAATG, DLTTEOAS) and a rather short album (8 songs); drumming not as good as usual
    - AMOLAD: a lot of ideas but, in my opinion, badly executed (BTASS) and excessively stretched and soaked in keyboard layers (instrumental parts of TCDR, FTGGOG which share the same depressing mood that mars TXF); strained vocals
    - Both: comparatively poor openers (I rank them below "Invaders" and "Tailgunner")

    That said, it is still Maiden! :) I still like listening to them hopefully, but less than the other thirteen albums.
  19. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Come to the Sabbath

    Well, with Different World, it's certainly a good song, but yeah I rank it below the other two as well. Futureal, however, I'd rank higher than the two you mentioned. Love that song.
  20. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    And what about Adrian's solo in DW? I mean, H is my least favourite of all the Musketeers, yet I'd put this one among the best Maiden solos ever anyway...

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