The Number Of The Beast (album) by Iron Maiden

The Number Of The Beast
The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden (1982)
Overall rank: 261st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 800 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1982 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (33rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (261st)
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The Number Of The Beast is ranked as the best album by Iron Maiden.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 82 (141 votes)Comments: 2
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Average Rating: 
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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.4.

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From kingofstorm 08/24/2019 07:32
There's a reason this album is considered a landmark and a standard in heavy metal music. I dunno if it's Maiden's best, but goddamn is it one of their most memorable offerings.
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From leniad 06/27/2019 20:12
100/100

Best metal album
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From VictorVale 12/27/2018 15:24
Iron Maiden brincou com sua alcunha para trazer um dos maiores clássicos do Heavy Metal de todos os tempos. Reconhecidos por todos.
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90/100
From Goliath 11/18/2018 12:36
What a step up from Killers (which I don't particularly like) to this album, number 31 in my all-time greatest list.
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From Junomoogmello 06/17/2018 19:06
Worth owning for the two classics, Run to the Hills and the title track. Just got this on a vinyl re-issue and it is excellent. I think that I would agree that this is the best Maiden album. I have five or six on CD but not this one so glad to pick it up on vinyl.
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80/100
From Jibb 04/26/2018 19:21
One of the most iconic metal albums out there. I agree with people on here as it's a great album for someone wanting to get into this genre.
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From alvinrowab 03/11/2018 20:51
El disco que cambió la historia del Heavy Metal. Iron Maiden comenzaban a hacerse un nombre en el circuito internacional con dos acertados álbumes, pero con la llegada de Bruce Dickinson para hacerse con el control de las voces saltaron a otro nivel. El rango del nuevo vocalista era mucho más dinámico que el de su predecesor Paul Di'Anno, lo que permitió a Harris elaborar canciones mucho más ligeras que en anteriores álbumes gracias a los elevados tonos que podía alcanzar Bruce Dickinson. El plástico posee lo que un buen álbum de Heavy Metal debe poseer; canciones directas llenas de pasión y unos riffs que se graban a fuego en el cerebro con unas maravillosas melodías por parte de la pareja formada por Adrian Smith y Dave Murray. No es de extrañar que muchos consideren a 'The number of the beast' como el quinta esencia del género.
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90/100
From stevengnz 12/31/2017 01:34
This is the moment my brother got into Heavy Metal and I came along for the ride. Iron Maiden's first five albums got plenty of playing time. This album just pips Killers and Peace of Mind mainly because it had the two tracks that first got us to listen to Iron Maiden - title track and Run To The Hills.
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From jqyelton0216 12/19/2017 01:24
Anyone else notice that the album currently has 666 ratings?
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From Semjaza 09/20/2017 20:01
By a nose I will pick this as Maiden's best album. The competition is tough though. They were on a roll throughout the eighties. I loved D'ianno on the previous record but Dickinson made Maiden epic.
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