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.
I think they are "interesting" albums thanks to their flaws, namely: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.
The first phrase (2'41-2'46) is catchy as hell, granted, and I like the third one (2'51-2'56) as well. I don't find the rest of the solo particularly memorable though. In a way, it kind of reflects my opinion on the whole album: flashes of greatness in the middle of a long, average sequence (by Maiden standards).And what about Adrian's solo in DW?
Going all the way back to the first post, this would actually be mine too. There's big enthusiasm (I think) for SIT around here, but it just doesn't do much for me. I find it kind of a bit 'busy', too much going on for me to take in, and I just shut off eventually. I'd swap Heaven Can Wait for CSIT or Deja Vu, if I was going to pick three.
The reunion albums have been mostly bad, except BNW.
Maiden just don't care about their UK fans anymore. They only do tours every 4-5 years promoting a new CD, playing stuff most would rather not hear. US & other Europeon countries got proper tours for SBIT and ME.
Back in the day IM used to play two nights just at the Birmingham NEC, packed with hits.
It annoys me they still get away with this, largely because the press never criticise them because IM sell the magazines for them.
"Iron Maiden" is tough for me to lump into the category of title track, although it is indeed one. To me it almost feels more like a "show staple" rather than an actual song, if that makes any sense.
I don't think The Clansman is as good as everyone thinks it is. Intro is too Infinite Dream-ish.
I have, I'm still not sold on Stranger or Loneliness, especially when you listen to the album in full and it's just too much brash stuff with no break. Alexander I'm fonder of.Listen reaaaaaaaally carefully to every little detail on this entire album and give a few hears, specially in "Stranger" "Loneliness" and "Alexander" I think the amount of work and effort that is this album is absolutely insane