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Topic: Best Iron Maiden album?
Posted By: Kashmir75
Subject: Best Iron Maiden album?
Date Posted: September 10 2012 at 18:46
My favourites are Seventh Son, Powerslave, and A Matter of Life and Death.

I've particularly enjoyed all the albums since Bruce and Adrian rejoined the band. Their songs have got a lot more proggy and complex recently. I think Maiden get BETTER with age, whereas some bands get more tired with age. 

I don't even mind the Blaze Bayley albums. Sign of the Cross is a great song.

My favourite Maiden songs would be:

Old:
Phantom of the Opera
Wrathchild
Flash of the Blade
Infinite Dreams
Seventh Son (title song)
Moonchild (love the SSOASS album)

New:
The Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Ghost of the Navigator
Journeyman
The Legacy
The Talisman
Isle of Avalon


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Posted By: Kashmir75
Date Posted: September 10 2012 at 18:48
Sorry, I put the debut album 'Iron Maiden' on the poll but it seems to have disappeared. Don't know how to fix the poll.

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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: September 10 2012 at 19:09
Killers will always be my favorite, yes I prefer Di'ano to Dickinson.

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Posted By: Hawkwise
Date Posted: September 10 2012 at 19:17
Only ever heard the   debut Wacko

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Posted By: Kashmir75
Date Posted: September 10 2012 at 19:20
Originally posted by bytor2112

Killers will always be my favorite, yes I prefer Di'ano to Dickinson.

It was a very different band under Paul Di'anno, that's for sure. Paul had a more rough, punky, raw voice than the operatic Bruce. 

Both Bruce and Blaze had operatic vocals, but Blaze had a much lower singing voice. 


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Posted By: Saperlipopette!
Date Posted: September 11 2012 at 01:47
Originally posted by Kashmir75

Sorry, I put the debut album 'Iron Maiden' on the poll but it seems to have disappeared. Don't know how to fix the poll.

To your right you press: Post Options --> Edit Post

You put their debut where you are supposed to ask the Poll Question.


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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: September 11 2012 at 02:04
Powerslave
(Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and Somehere In Time not far behind)


Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: September 11 2012 at 07:50
The number of the Beast.

Followed by:
Powerslave,
Piece of Mind
Somewhere in Time
Seventh Son..
Killers

I'm not that familiar with anything else they done. I lost interest after SSOASS.

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Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: September 11 2012 at 08:44
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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Posted By: Jbird
Date Posted: September 11 2012 at 09:18
# 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.


Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: September 11 2012 at 09:29


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Posted By: MFP
Date Posted: September 11 2012 at 13:51
Originally posted by richardh

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

This.


Posted By: Josef_K
Date Posted: September 11 2012 at 15:53
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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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: September 11 2012 at 15:55
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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Posted By: Kashmir75
Date Posted: September 11 2012 at 17:53
I like The X Factor as well. Blaze suits the darker style of the album, more than Bruce would have.

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Posted By: GoldenGod2112
Date Posted: September 11 2012 at 18:13
Seventh son of course! So amazing and progressive!

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Posted By: TheLionOfPrague
Date Posted: September 12 2012 at 12:51
Originally posted by Kashmir75

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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Posted By: Prog Sothoth
Date Posted: September 12 2012 at 16:08
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.


Posted By: HarbouringTheSoul
Date Posted: September 12 2012 at 16:32
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.


Posted By: The Jester
Date Posted: September 12 2012 at 23:20
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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Posted By: Kashmir75
Date Posted: September 12 2012 at 23:30
Originally posted by The Jester

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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Posted By: Melomaniac
Date Posted: April 05 2013 at 13:27
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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Posted By: Kashmir75
Date Posted: April 07 2013 at 20:25
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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Posted By: Earendil
Date Posted: April 07 2013 at 20:41
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.


Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: April 07 2013 at 21:42
"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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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date 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.


Posted By: bonestorm
Date Posted: April 09 2013 at 01:46
Powerslave for me.  Amazing album.

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: April 09 2013 at 05:46
Did anyone pick up on the omission of the debut album ??



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