Your Maiden blasphemy

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by mckindog, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    Oh yeah, and Can I Play With Madness is in my top 20 maiden songs :D
  2. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    There are a few songs I think are quite overrated though I also like them a lot: Rainmaker, Infinite Dreams, Remember Tomorrow come to mind.  Then a few songs I like quite a lot more than the average fan: Invaders, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Futureal, Montsegur, Lord of Light... But, that's about as drastic as it goes for me, and I might be mistaken about the general perception of some of these songs.  Will be interesting to see them once they come up in LC's daily song thread.
  3. Mkoh

    Mkoh Invader

    I don't really have much love for Brave New World (the album, that is). There are good/great songs, but no real masterpieces. On the other hand we have songs like Dream of Mirrors, The Mercenary, Out of the Silent Planet and The Fallen Angel which make me reach for the forward button. So I'd rank it the worst reunion album.

    Also, I think Chains of Misery is quite good song. It seems many have a weak spot for some of the "fun" songs, and mine is Chains.
  4. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner


    Weak, mono riffs with shitty lyrics =  :yawn:
  5. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    It gives me an odd sense of comfort knowing that I'm not the only one who feels the same.  BNW has 2 great songs (first 2) and 2 OK songs (next 2) the rest is utterly forgettable for the most part.  It is by far my least favorite of their recent albums.  I like what that album represents (return of my favorite band) than what it is (patchy collection of songs with cringeworthy repetition).

    After that, I'm probably odd in that I like all the overplayed songs.  Run to the Hills, Wratchild, Number of the Beast, Trooper, 2 Minutes are all awesome songs.

    The only less than stellar song from the entirety of the 80's is Heaven Can Wait.
  6. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    To each his own taste and all, but if The Alchemist has shitty lyrics to you, I wonder what you think of or The 2 A.M., Deja Vu, or Age of Innocence?  Not to mention Charlotte the Harlot or Quest for Fire?  Or do you just mean the subject matter of the lyrics is shitty?
  7. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    I love the lyrics to the Alchemist and the way they are delivered. This is the most old-school Maiden song in 20 years or more.
    I think the three who criticized the song are young enough that this doesn't apply; it's more for all the old-timers on the "Play Classics" bandwagon:
    Anyone who says the first three Dickinson albums are their favourites and doesn't like this song must be more in love with the memory of Maiden than the real thing.
  8. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    EDIT: Sorry wrong thread
  9. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner

    I don't like the way they are sung - Bruce isn't even trying to reach some high notes. (chorus is fine, though). Unlike in "Deja-Vu" etc. Could you be suuuuuuurreeee?

    Some kick-ass note changing, and Davey is beyond awesome there.

    I hope you understand.
  10. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    How does the manner in which something is sung equate to it having bad lyrics?
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  11. Farhang

    Farhang Invader

    ^ This. I don't like Infinite Dreams at all. I`m amazed that it reached Top10 this year.

    Flame me if you want, but I like "Virtual XI" album much more than "No Prayer for the Dying" and "Fear of the Dark" album.

    And yes I`m a fan of "The Angel And The Gambler".

    And "The Final Frontier" is the best Maiden album in my opinion. There isn't a single track in TFF that I don't adore.
  12. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner

    I'm sorry, I've done it wrong...

    I meant that I don't like the way the lyrics are sung.
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  13. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    Yeah, that makes more sense, even if I don't agree with you.  Thanks for clearing it up.
  14. Habberdasher

    Habberdasher Trooper

    Piece of Mind and Powerslave are my 2 favorite Maiden albums (NoTB is #4) and I think The Alchemist is the worst song on TFF. To me El Dorado is the obvious successor the mid-80s era. In my opinion, The Alchemist (and many of the 2000-current era short songs) seem a bit half-assed.
  15. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    Another blasphemy of mine: I think that Killers is Maiden's worst album, and I can't stand some of the songs, like Innocent Exile, Purgatory and Twilight Zone, and partially Drifter.
  16. Habberdasher

    Habberdasher Trooper

    That's not blasphemy, that's popular opinion!
  17. MaidenCanada

    MaidenCanada Trooper

    I think the 90s never happened.
  18. Perun

    Perun Stepping out bravely Staff Member


    Greatest decade ever.
  19. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I thoroughly enjoyed The 4 years of the 90's that I lived in.
  20. Wickerman 32

    Wickerman 32 Invader

    I love Can I Play with Madness and IM is one of my favorite albums! I don't care for Moonchild, The Clairoyant or SIT album. I like Wasted Years and HCW but as an album I think it's not as good as the others in the 80's.

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