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Iron Maiden "Powerslave" poll

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Sear, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Tarragona (Spain)
    This is an absolute masterpiece and their best album.
    Everything about it is awesome: the cover artwork, the Egyptian feel, the sound, the musicianship, the song writing..
    Not a dud on it. 2 minutes to midnight is a well deserved classic single, great deep tracks (The Duellists, Back to the village..), the nothing short of incredible title track, their best magnum opus Rime of the Ancient Mariner..
    The best of heavy metal and the best of prog is here.
    An exhilarating ride.
     
  2. wdiv

    wdiv Forum Resident

    Location:
    Maryland
    Toss-up between this and 7th Son is my favorite Maiden album.
    The only (minor) knock is that a couple of the "deeper" cuts are enjoyable, but not quite so memorable, when compared to the rest of IM's catalog.
    Epic cover art, with the stairway to Eddie's crotch.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Tarragona (Spain)
    There's no knock to this LP. It's perfect.
     
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  4. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    wales
    I can remember first hearing this album and being aghast at how poorly it started. First three tracks are as dreary as Maiden ever got, for me. Happily though normal service was resumed on Flash Of The Blade and the rest of the album is excellent. Got to knock a point off for that opening trio though. 4/5
     
  5. dixiedixie69

    dixiedixie69 Forum Resident

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    Derry, Ireland
    Brilliant record. The first album that Maiden released where I was old enough to see it happening.
    The 2 singles were monsters,the B-Sides were brilliant covers,the band were on a roll+had a classic stage show.
    Jesus,Maiden were amazing for that run in the 80's.
     
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  6. juss100

    juss100 Forum Resident

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    London
    It's not as immediate as Number of the Beast but overall more memorable than Piece of Mind. It depends on Ancient Mariner which is the song in their catalogue that's just so different from anything else. I think it's a masterpiece ... sorta ... kinda. It depends on the current alignment of Venus and Mercury to be honest.
     
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  7. healter skealter

    healter skealter Forum Resident

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    After NotB, IM suffered increasingly diminishing returns with each successive album. Powerslave bored the crap out of me, especially side two. Kiddie metal!
     
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  8. mbd40

    mbd40 Steely Dan Fan

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    4/5, it's excellent for what it is.
     
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  9. mbd40

    mbd40 Steely Dan Fan

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    Aces High and 2 Minutes to Midnight dreary? Huh? To each their own I guess.
     
  10. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Tarragona (Spain)
    You, sir, have no idea
     
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  11. Ron2112

    Ron2112 Forum Resident

    Can still remember where I was the first time I heard this album......re-filling the Cheez-Its for the Giant Foods bulk foods aisle. In the store back room, Fall of my Senior year of high school. DJ comes on with "Two Minites to Midnight," and I was hooked! This was about a month before the official release. Have been a fan of this record ever since.
     
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  12. healter skealter

    healter skealter Forum Resident

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    As a veteran of two DiAnno gigs in 1980 and 1981, I suspect I'm better qualified to opine than you, and probably anyone else in this forum. FYI.
     
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  13. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    Yeah, exactly. :)

    To me they sound like the results you'd get if you fed Maiden algorithms into a computer. All the ingredients are there but they sound forced and uninspired. The rest of the album make up for them though. :)
     
  14. Claus

    Claus Senior Member

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    Germany
    A great album, except the boring instrumental.
     
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  15. 5/5 for me. One of my all time favourites.
     
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  16. juss100

    juss100 Forum Resident

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    London
    You saw a concert so that makes your opinion better?
     
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  17. Talmi K

    Talmi K Forum Resident

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    Hungary
    The best Maiden album for me.
     
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  18. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    This album has grown in stature for me over the years, a very solid 4/5, it's not perfect but as close as Maiden gets, all of their albums even the best ones have a few lesser tracks imo.

    Top shelf
    Aces High
    Two Minutes to Midnight
    Powerslave
    Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    Middle/Lower
    Losfer
    The Duellists
    Flash of the Blade
    Back in the Village

    and two great b-sides
    King of Twilight
    Rainbow's Gold

    [​IMG]
     
  19. healter skealter

    healter skealter Forum Resident

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    Penny Lane
    Better qualified to opine. Can't you read?
     
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  20. drapes

    drapes Forum Resident

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    Montreal, QC
    The breakdown/solo section of The Duelists is among my very favourite Iron Maiden musical moments.

    I bought this based purely on the artwork after seeing a picture in a magazine shortly after I started listening to music and buying records with my own money and I've loved it ever since.

    5/5, an all-time classic.
     
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  21. juss100

    juss100 Forum Resident

    Location:
    London
    Err .. yes?

    opine
    /ə(ʊ)ˈpʌɪn/
    verb
    FORMAL
    1. hold and state as one's opinion.
    You saw a concert so that makes your opinion better?
     
  22. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Tarragona (Spain)
    Sorry but no, you're not better qualified to opine for having witnessed Iron Maiden in 1980/81
     
  23. healter skealter

    healter skealter Forum Resident

    Location:
    Penny Lane
    Better qualified to opine, like I said the first time.

    If you don't understand after two attempts, I'd say it's time to give up and move on.
     
  24. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Location:
    England
    You saw a couple of concerts with a different singer on a far smaller scale, how is this even slightly relevant?

    If it means you prefer the early stuff, fair enough, plenty do, plenty don't. Personally I'd value the opinion of someone who knows most of Iron Maiden's albums well over someone who went to a couple of concerts nearly 40 years ago.
     
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  25. juss100

    juss100 Forum Resident

    Location:
    London
    Well let's switch out the definition.

    "I am better qualified to hold and state an opinion."

    I'm obviously really stupid because it reads to me as if you're saying you're better qualified to hold and state an opinion. But by all means move on, it was not a good opinion well expressed. Seems like you just wanted to brag that you'd seen Maiden in the DiAnno years. *shrug*
     

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