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Hi everyone, I absolutely love Iron Maiden and have almost all of their albums, but I was wondering, which is the best? Of course, I know that Maiden have had 15 albums and I am only able to put on ten, but still, I think I can knock out five that most will agree are no the best. Can't wait to see which comes out on top :)

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Re: Best Iron Maiden Album

Hi everyone, I absolutely love Iron Maiden and have almost all of their albums, but I was wondering, which is the best? Of course, I know that Maiden have had 15 albums and I am only able to put on ten, but still, I think I can knock out five that most will agree are no the best. Can't wait to see which comes out on top :)
I guess you were wrong about the ones you left out, Killers is my pick.

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Re: Best Iron Maiden Album it's tough for me to pick just one Maiden album as "the best", I could probably pick the best of each era of Maiden easier so here goes: Paul Di'anno era: Killers, Bruce Dickinson era early period: Powerslave, Bruce Dickinson era mid period: Fear Of The Dark, Blaze era: X Factor, Bruce Dickinson era late period: A Matter Of Life And Death

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Re: Best Iron Maiden Album Sorry NTNR, I could not disgree with you more. I think that Brave New World is a wonderful album,full of beautiful solos and rousing choruses which go on forever and I also like Dance of Death, especially Paschendale, which, IMHO, is Maiden's second best song (I like Mother Russia in No Prayer for the Dying best 8-) ). I also think that A Matter of Life and Death is probably their weakest album, alot of it is really rather dreary, not serious, not thoughtful, just dreary. Anyway, thanks for voting!

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Re: Best Iron Maiden Album Dance Of Death as a metal album is ok, unfortunately however as an Iron Maiden album it is horrible, in my opinion it is nothing more then an attempt at Fear Of The Dark II and it just doesn't work, there are two songs on Dance Of Death that I actually listen to and those are Paschendale and Age of Innocence, I don't like anything from Brave New World and there's only one song I like from Final Frontier (that song being The Talisman) however I like just about every song on A Matter Of Life And Death, for me it is easily the best album Maiden have made since Bruce rejoined the band, it's still much weaker then most of the albums recorded when Bruce was first in the band but that's to be expected since Bruce's vocals are of a much lower quality these days and that will inevitably drag the quality of music down with it

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Re: Best Iron Maiden Album

Dance Of Death as a metal album is ok' date=' unfortunately however as an Iron Maiden album it is horrible, in my opinion it is nothing more then an attempt at Fear Of The Dark II...[/quote'] I'm afraid I find this hard to agree with. Brave New World and Dance of Death were the last level of "good" albums Maiden put out, with the most recent two pretty plodding and boring. Dance of Death is actually my favorite post 2000 record because it has some excellent song writing and melody lines. To me, parts of it feel like a continuation of Brave New World, but with either a more mature or "rocking" feel. I actually like Fear of the Dark, mind you, but DoD is nothing like that record in terms of musicality or quality. And it was the last record Bruce sounded good on. Voted Powerslave as the best Maiden record.

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Re: Best Iron Maiden Album that's the cool thing about the forum though, there's a variety of different opinions, I still maintain that the last passable Maiden album was A Matter Of Life And Death, but largely I've been disappointed with their releases really since Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (with the exceptin of Fear Of The Dark

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Re: Best Iron Maiden Album Meh, I'm no great fan of the Piece of Mind album myself, Murph. I look at it as a bit of a flat period for Maiden after the initial two albums of inspiration before they hit gold with Powerslave! Oh, and I think the solo from the song Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is one of the best in the business 8-) .

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Re: Best Iron Maiden Album Dance of death is great. Though I love where the wild wind blows from Frontier - that song is a spiritual experience for me (I love the haunting melody) - I like the album overall as well but not a favourite. Piece of mind was first metal album so I'll always have a soft spot for it, but it has a couple of ropey cheesy tracks - quest for fire being one. It's hard to pick one album..... the challenge continues

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