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Poll Question: Iron Maiden
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    Posted: April 09 2013 at 05:46
Did anyone pick up on the omission of the debut album ??
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Powerslave for me.  Amazing album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 08 2013 at 00:59
I tawt I taw a putty tat.......................Wacko - nah, I thought I already voted in this poll ages ago but must've been the 'best Maiden Epic' poll.  Fave I.M. album, despite what I find as minor flaws (some of Blayze's vocals), is definately 'The X Factor'.  'Powerslave' close 2nd.
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"Today is born the seventh one, born of woman the seventh son and he in turn of a seventh son" Wink

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I don't really know.  I've listened to 6 albums by them and ended up giving them all 4 stars.  I really think that their 2000's material is as good as their classic 80's stuff overall. 

Tie. Seventh Son for being their best musically and Number of the Beast for being their most "classic" album.  When I hear "Iron Maiden", I immediately think of Number of the Beast.


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Seventh Son is probably my fave. I lean towards their more progressive stuff. I love all of it, but especially their proggy stuff. Their most recent albums have been tending towards the proggy side too
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My two favorites are Somewhere in Time and 7th Son, but 7th Son it is for me, not only was it the first Maiden album I bought, it's also their proggiest (Moonchild,Infinite Dreams and the title track are amazing examples of this), and it's a concept album... what more could one ask ?
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Originally posted by The Jester The Jester wrote:

The number of the beast for me.
But why is not the first one on the list? (Their first album I mean)...

I accidentally wrote the first album where the poll question was meant to be, and the edit post option won't let me change the number of poll questions. Sorry Unhappy


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The number of the beast for me.
But why is not the first one on the list? (Their first album I mean)...
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Piece of Mind will forever be my favorite, but Seventh Son is not that far behind. I'm not very familiar with their 90s stuff, but I doubt any of them will challenge Piece of Mind. I don't really like the new stuff they did with Bruce and Adrian. A few great tracks ("Ghost of the Navigator", "Paschendale", "Different World"), but mostly I find it too plodding and repetitive, with too many power chords and not enough actual riffs. And they turned their stupid "chant the title in the chorus over and over" shtick up to eleven.
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Killers, although the debut is a close second. I do like a few of the Bruce albums as well (Piece Of Mind was my first foray into the band so I have a soft spot for that) but the Paul Di'anno albums are more my style personally.
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Originally posted by Kashmir75 Kashmir75 wrote:

I like The X Factor as well. Blaze suits the darker style of the album, more than Bruce would have.

Yes, it's a fantastic album despite some people hate the Bailey era.

I'ts hard to pick an album...The last four are fantastic, in the 80's they made some masterpieces (SSOASS, Somewhere in time), as I said, I love The X Factor too...but if I have to pick it's "Brave New World". There's not a single song that it's not great and it has some of Maiden's best songs imo (Silent Planet, Love and Hate, Blood Brothers, Dream of Mirros, etc)
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Seventh son of course! So amazing and progressive!
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I like The X Factor as well. Blaze suits the darker style of the album, more than Bruce would have.
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I really have a weird taste regarding Iron Maiden's albums. My favorite I guess would be Killers and then the debut. Next would be The X Factor Embarrassed fantastic album really. I only like about two or three Dickinson albums, and Fear Of The Dark would be one of them.
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I can't vote, but Seventh Son of a Seventh Son would be my favorite. After that Caught Somewhere in Time and Fear of the Dark. The debut is great as well, especially "Remember Tomorrow". I never liked Number... as an album, imo "Gangland", "The Prisoner" and some other song I can't remember drag it down a lot. "Total Eclipse" is flawless though.
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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Powerslave
(Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and Somehere In Time not far behind)

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# of the Beast probably would be, but i've always thought that 22 Acacia Ave and Gangland brought it down a bit. The rest of the album is superb. I think Piece of Mind is solid throughout, and so cast my vote.
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Seventh Son, closely followed by Piece of Mind. The album that I hate and others love is totally Somewhere in Time.
Also, new albums are great! Maybe even better than SSOASS, but I haven't listened to them enough.

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