Your Maiden blasphemy

srfc

Ancient Mariner
You are right, I'm not into that type of music.

I could argue that Wishbone Ash's "Argus", Boston's debut album, AC/DC's "Back in Black" and Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Cosmo's Factory" and "Pendulum" come close to being perfect, but there are some things here and there that I think are not 10/10.

I think people can go over board about ranking and assigning numbered ratings to albums, instead of enhancing enjoyment it creates a negative atmosphere with people arguing about whether something is a 7.6 instead of a 6.7. Just look at the commentary forum on this site! Nevermind the attention seeking ratings assigned saying The Clairvoyant is 2 out of 10 or Virus is 10/10.

Just listen to album is what I say! Any album that I keep going back through down through the years counts as a 10/10.
 

GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
Just listen to album is what I say! Any album that I keep going back through down through the years counts as a 10/10.
I wouldn't go as far as that, but I know what you mean. I usually find myself revisiting my top 5 Maiden albums quite often (all ranked higher than 8.5/10) and rarely listening to the bottom 4 (below 7/10).
 

karljant

Ancient Mariner
Oh boy.

Killers is better than TNOTB, which is the worst Iron Maiden album of the 80s. The production is lifeless, the performance meek, the songs hasted together, "guide lyrics", opener possibly the worst opener they ever had and they didn't even play it live. It was also a thematical rehash of a previous song. Clive's performance is not what you'd expect after Killers. It's a big disappointment for me.
I also prefer Killers but TNOTB is also a great record. Saying it's overrated is one thing (I totally agree). But c'mon! Aren't you being a victim of HBTN, RTTH, TNOTB and even COTD and 22AA overplaying? All these songs are great (especially the title track). Hey... even Invaders is one hell of a song (that bassline!) despite probably having Maiden's worst chorus ever (and I think that's the reason I believe it gets so much flak). Other point I must concur is that Killers' production is out of this world for something made in the early 80's and way superior to all of Birch's works until LAD, SIT and SSOASS (those 3 albums are among the best 80's productions I've ever heard).
 

karljant

Ancient Mariner
Higher highs and lower lows compared to No Prayer.
Must concur. NPFTD has nothing as mind blowing as BQOBD, as inspired as ATSS or as anthemic as FOTD. Other than this it FOTD has a couple of good songs (JBMG and CH), a couple of fillers (TA and TF) and the rest ranks from lackluster to atrocious. On the other hand NPFTD has a really great song (BYDTTS... sorry if you don't like - it was #1: deal with it! :D ) while Tailgunner, Fates Warning, Run Silent Run Deep and Mother Russia are really great songs. Holy Smoke is an cool rocker (only a bit dislocated) while PEN1, the title track and Assassin are decent. The only real stinker here is Hooks In You. Overall I think NPFTD is far superior as an album (I even prefer it to 2 other albums besides FOTD) even regarding the fact it only features a single standout track... Atrocious FM hard rock stuff like FHTE, Wasting Love and Fear Is The Key completely undermine FOTD.
 
Not really a huge fan of the cover art for 'A Matter of Life and Death'. Eddie is not in the foreground as he usually is. People keep going on about how great this cover is, but for me it's just an alright cover compared to the might Derek's work.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
It is, but it’s solid anyway. Nothing truly terrible but there’s some average moments.
 

Ruflux

Ancient Mariner
Not really a huge fan of the cover art for 'A Matter of Life and Death'. Eddie is not in the foreground as he usually is. People keep going on about how great this cover is, but for me it's just an alright cover compared to the might Derek's work.
I agree with this. I had a hard time even finding Eddie originally, and as cool as the general aesthetic and the skeleton soldiers are, it just feels like a random bit of PR artwork rather than a proper album cover. It's a shame because I feel like the other Maiden albums that I rate highly (like SSOASS) have absolutely fantastic covers, while AMOLAD's is just okay.
 

Niall Kielt

Pulled Her At The Bottle Top
Maybe he meant half the album. Appetite For Destruction is easily one of the most overrated hard rock albums of all time, IMO.
Maybe Sweet Child is just overplayed but it genuinely annoys me. I love the "where do we go" bit and the whole instrumental surrounding it but the rest pisses me off. Its the only bit of the album I don't care for. Appetite is one of my favourite albums. I hope the keep milkin the reunion tour so I can see them at least one more time. That said, 3 hours is too fuckin long for a gig. The time I seen them I think they played over 3 hours including several covers/interludes and they still didn't do My Michelle :wtf:

Apologies for derailing this. As you were.
 
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