The definitive Iron Maiden discography - top to bottom

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Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son [Enhanced]
1.  Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son [Enhanced] by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "The definitive Maiden album. Every song is excellent, and the songs are tied together lyrically. The standout tracks are Infinite Dreams and the title track, but Moonchild is among the band's best album-openers and The Evil that Men Do is Bruce Dickinson's high-water mark as a member of Maiden."
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Powerslave [Enhanced]
2.  Powerslave [Enhanced] by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "The best-loved of Maiden's 80s work, it features their best album-opening 1-2 punch in Aces High and 2 Minutes to Midnight. The title track and instrumental sledgehammer Losfer Words are also excellent, but the real standout is the 13-minute album-closing Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Based on the 18th century poem of the same name, it is the undisputed pinnacle of the band's remarkable catalog."
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Dance of Death
3.  Dance of Death by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "Maiden's most progressive album, it features a half-dozen songs easily ranked among the band's top 25. The standouts are the soaring World War I retrospective Paschendale, the lush, grandiose album-closer Journeyman and the spectacular title track. Rainmaker is perhaps Dave Murray's best composition, and the brutally heavy Montsegur is excellent."
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Brave New World
4.  Brave New World by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "The Dickinson/Smith comeback album is excellent throughout. The best track is the album-opening The Wicker Man; Ghost of the Navigator and Blood Brothers are probably the other standouts, but really, there is very little slippage anywhere. Dave Murray's nine-minute, eastern-tinged The Nomad is also notable. A well-crafted and well-executed batch of songs with virtually no weak spots."
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Somewhere In Time [Enhanced]
5.  Somewhere In Time [Enhanced] by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "Maiden takes their progressive sound in a different direction. Wasted Years, Stranger in a Strange Land, Heaven Can Wait and the title track are all excellent. But the indisputable highlight is the eight-minute epic Alexander the Great. While admittedly self-indulgent, it ranks among the band's five best songs. Filler keeps this album just outside the top tier of the band's catalog."
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The Number Of The Beast [Enhanced]
6.  The Number Of The Beast [Enhanced] by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "This is Maiden's "Black Album” – the record that broke the band into the mainstream and contains its most signature hits (and Hallowed Be Thy Name ranks behind perhaps only Ancient Mariner as Maiden's best song). However, as revered as it is among critics, there is a sharp dropoff in quality after the most notable tracks. The band's more progressive albums simply contain better material."
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Matter of Life and Death
7.  Matter of Life and Death by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "The follow up to Dance of Death is a good, but not quite great, record of extended, progressive epics. The best songs are on the second half of the record -- namely The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg and For the Greater Good of God. While the material sparkles at times, Bruce Dickinson's voice is surprisingly thin, and the record as a whole feels a tad bloated."
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Piece Of Mind [Enhanced]
8.  Piece Of Mind [Enhanced] by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  ""Piece" is similar to its predecessor, Number of the Beast, in that it is held in the highest regard among critics, yet is short on quality aside from the hits. To be sure, The Trooper, Flight of Icarus and Revelations are spectacular offerings, but aside from Die with Your Boots On and To Tame a Land, the rest of the album isn't particularly good. Far from a complete record."
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Killers [Enhanced]
9.  Killers [Enhanced] by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "The Adrian Smith era begins, and the Paul Di'Anno era nears its conclusion. Like Maiden's first several albums, the top cuts -- here, Wrathchild, Murders in the Rue Morgue, the title track and the towering instrumental Genghis Khan -- are among the band's best songs, but the songwriting slips on most of the rest of the album. Innocent Exile is a hidden gem."
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Iron Maiden [Enhanced]
10.  Iron Maiden [Enhanced] by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "One of rock’s all-time great debuts. The Phantom of the Opera and Remember Tomorrow foreshadow the band's later progressive epics. The instrumental Transylvania is a standout, and the title track remains a live staple. The rest of the record slips in quality, but that's to be expected on any debut. Maiden wouldn't reach its creative peak until former frontman Paul Di’Anno was shown the door."
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No Prayer For The Dying [Enhanced]
11.  No Prayer For The Dying [Enhanced] by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "After the masterpiece "Seventh Son," creative leader Steve Harris chose to strip away the progressive influences and attempt a return to the Killers/Piece of Mind arrangements that put Maiden on the map. The result was a disappointment. Run Silent, Run Deep is one of the band's most underrated offerings, but there's simply too much underwhelming material here. For die-hards only."
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Fear Of The Dark [Enhanced]
12.  Fear Of The Dark [Enhanced] by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "It's no surprise that after this album was released, Bruce Dickinson publicly stated that the band had run its course. Not only did Maiden continue to lessen the progressive influences, but also crafted songs that sounded strikingly similar to one another. But out of nowhere, Maiden finishes things off with the phenomenal title track, which remains a live staple to this day."
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The Final Frontier
13.  The Final Frontier by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "Maiden appears to have reached the end of the line with a record that sounds to be compiled of their throwaway songs from the past 15 years. Lacks a single notable track. A staggering disappointment."
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Virtual Xi
14.  Virtual Xi by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "The better of the two albums of the Blaze Bayley era. Half of these songs are actually pretty good -- yes, that includes Como Estais Amigos -- and The Clansman ranks among Maiden's better songs. Still, Bayley's vocal limitations were quite apparent, and it was clear that after a second subpar offering, the erstwhile Wolfsbane frontman was not fitting the bill."
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X Factor
15.  X Factor by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "Blaze Bayley replaces Bruce Dickinson. Not only did the band's songwriting continue to slip -- a continuation of the trend begun on "No Prayer" -- but Bayley proved wholly incapable of filling Dickinson’s enormous shoes. Aside from the album opening epic Sign of the Cross -- which actually still is among the band's all-time best songs -- and Man on the Edge, this album is simply not very good."
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