Iron Maiden: T to _|_

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It has been done before, but the constant Virtual XI bashing is annoying me. Guess I'm going to hell for this one... or should I say, "into the depths of R'lyeh"?
(And for the non-computer-scientists, the "_|_" is the "bottom" symbol.)

Created by: beyondtehdarksun | 16.08.2011

1. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
Seventh Son does not only feature many of their greatest singles, but every song here is oozing inspiration. There's a distinct progressive vibe even throughout the catchiest tunes, and the 9 minute title track makes up for the rather short length. Masterpiece. If only the guitar sound was heavier...
2. Iron Maiden - Brave New World
Yep, it lacks the technical aspects and the several-minute solos, but this one has anthems over anthems. Take this, Virtual XI!
3. Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death
The fresh songwriting approaches and the raw, unmastered(!) production makes this one a unique experience among maiden's discography.
4. Iron Maiden - Killers
5. Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
6. Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
7. Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark
*O-o-oo-oo-oo - o-o-o-oo-o-o-oo* ... well, some people tend to bash this one because of the more radio-friendly songs, but the songwriting quite good overall and there are a few of maiden's gems hidden on here. "Afraid To Shoot Strangers" must be my favorite IM song ever.
8. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
9. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
10. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
11. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
YES! Praise it to infinity for its historical relevance and some killer songs, but don't tell me "Invaders" is not the worst maiden opener ever! And "Run To The Hills"? Come on, to become a classic a song should need much more than a lame sing-along chorus.
12. Iron Maiden - Virtual XI
Alright, it's bad, but it's not THAT bad. I tend to think to like the finishing tracks the most: "The Educated Fool" has some nice vocal lines, "Don't look to..." starts very strange, but is really cool when it gets faster, and "Como Estáis..." closes the album with one of these typical melodic maiden hooks... but I guess most people won't bother listening that far.
13. Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death
14. Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying
15. Iron Maiden - The X Factor

Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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