The Number Of The Beast (studio album) by Iron Maiden

The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 277th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 950 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1982 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (35th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (277th)
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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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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 950 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.4/100, a mean average of 78.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.1.

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90/100
From 10/30/2022 14:03
Metal and heavy rock isn't where I normally go but I have started to listen to some of those more iconic albums identified on this site and I am starting to find a bit of a love for this area that has really surprised me. So I'm only listening to this album in Oct 2022 - Run to the Hills and Children of the Damned along with the title track I realised I had heard before, But this album rocks.
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95/100
From 10/03/2022 17:40
This is definitely in top 5 heavy metal records of all time. It contains two metal masterpieces - 22 Acacia Avenue and Hallowed Be Thy Name - these songs are literally perfect, but the rest holds up really well including excellent Number Of The Beast and catchy Run To The Hills. The only weak points for me are chorus of The Prisoner which has not aged very well and Gangland - it is not bad, but in my opinion pointless. Overall, this is peak of NWOBHM and crowning achievement of that era.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 09/07/2022 01:15
Alright record
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90/100
From 05/02/2022 06:01
Album of the year. 1982
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70/100
From 04/10/2022 10:22
Easily one of the most over-rated album in metal history. The instrumentation is the weakest from all the classic Maiden record in the 80s, and the sound is lame; tough Maiden never really understood the importance of having a grand sound in metal, but they usually replaced this issue with great melodies, except here. Only Halloweed by thy Name and Children of the Damned stand to me as worthy of being included in a best Maiden list. Im not even that sold on Dickinsons vocals; he often tries to sound fast and sound aggresive, except he really is not good at sounding aggresive, like at all. Overall, A Piece of Mind is a clear improvement and Powerslave is their true masterpiece.
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85/100
From 01/25/2022 12:01
NWOBHM classic, fast and fun.
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65/100
From 01/11/2022 14:08
I can understand how this is one of the best metal albums ever. Still, with childish lyrics and absolutely no nuance to the music, I’m not likely to return to this one.
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90/100
From 09/01/2021 23:50
I don't really know a lot about this genre of music but I absolutely love this album.
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From 12/04/2020 15:57
Genre-defining album. Definitely their most epic album and up there with their best.
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