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The Best Iron Maiden Albums From First To Last

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With the release of 2010′s acclaimed The Final Frontier, Iron Maiden has now amassed 15 studio albums. It is rumored that The Final Frontier is Iron Maiden’s last album and tour, but there has been word that the band intends to tour again and release another album or two. And why not? The Final Frontier’s 2nd track “El Dorado” won Best Metal Performance at the 2011 Grammy Awards. The Final Frontier went to number 1 in thirty different countries worldwide, including the United Kingdom’s charts, which marks the first time since 1992′s Fear of the Dark. Here in the States, The Final Frontier debuted at number four in the Billboard 200. The album’s overall chart success arguably makes it the band’s most triumphant release to date. Not bad for a band that’s been going for over 35 years!

With the success of The Final Frontier, it looks like Iron Maiden is continuing to go strong. The Final Frontier is critically acclaimed and embraced by the fans but how does the new material stack up against their other albums? The following list ranks Iron Maiden’s albums from first to last. Well, technically, last to first but I want you to have to scroll down with anticipation.

Everyone has an opinion, and this is just mine, but what I tried to do with this list is be as objective as possible. The ranking process in particular takes into account lots of dimensions including musicianship, vocals, solos, the shear awesomeness of the individual songs on the album, the overall feel and cohesiveness of the album, and the common consensus of the critics and fans that I researched around the web. The point to take home is that every Iron Maiden album is awesome and worth getting into. They are just that damn good.

Listen to the complete Top 15 list as a Spotify playlist here
Watch the complete Top 15 list as a Youtube playlist here

Related posts:

The 25 Best Iron Maiden Songs
My Favorite 25 Iron Maiden Songs
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Songs…Period 
My Favorite Iron Maiden Albums From First To Last
The 20 Best Iron Maiden Solos
The Top 20 Iron Maiden Epic Songs
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Intros
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Choruses
My Top 50 Favorite Albums of All-time
(Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son is number 3 on the list)
My Top 100 Favorite Songs of All-time
(The Evil That Men Do is number 4 on the list)


(Brave New World and Dance of Death are not on Spotify yet)


15. Virtual XI (1998)

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14. The X Factor (1995)

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13. A Matter of Life and Death (2006)

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12. Dance of Death (2003)

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11. Fear of the Dark (1992)

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10. The Final Frontier (2010)

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9. Brave New World (2000)

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8. No Prayer For the Dying (1990)

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7. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)

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6. Killers (1981)

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5. Somewhere In Time (1986)

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4. Piece of Mind (1983)

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3. Powerslave (1984)

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2. Iron Maiden (1980)

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1. The Number of the Beast (1982)

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Related Posts:

The 25 Best Iron Maiden Songs
My Favorite 25 Iron Maiden Songs
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Songs…Period 
My Favorite Iron Maiden Albums From First To Last
The 20 Best Iron Maiden Solos
The Top 20 Iron Maiden Epic Songs
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Intros
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Choruses
My Top 50 Favorite Albums of All-time
(Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son is number 3 on the list)
My Top 100 Favorite Songs of All-time
(The Evil That Men Do is number 4 on the list)


Links of Interest:

Iron Maiden Official Site
Iron Maiden Youtube Channel
Follow Iron Maiden on Facebook
Follow Iron Maiden on Twitter
Iron Maiden Myspace Page
Iron Maiden Wikipedia Page
Iron Maiden Last.fm Page
Iron Maiden RollingStone Artist Page
Iron Maiden ArtistDirect Artist Page
Iron Maiden NME.com Artist Page
Iron Maiden Lyrics at LetsSingIt.com
Iron Maiden on Spotify


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