Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (studio album) by Iron Maiden

Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son by Iron Maiden
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 680th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 506 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1988 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (102nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (680th)
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Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son is ranked 3rd best out of 36 albums by Iron Maiden on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Iron Maiden is The Number Of The Beast which is ranked number 277 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,844.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 506 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 79.8/100, a mean average of 78.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.4.

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75/100
From 12/04/2020 12:13
The fact that this is more accessible and appeals to a wider audience doesn't mean that it is not one of their best albums.
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90/100
From 07/06/2019 22:21
Man, this is fucking great.
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85/100
From 06/26/2019 02:51
A terrific sounding album with a incredibly unique and lighter atmosphere. The songwriting is not as strong as on some of their previous records however, and it's a bit easy to get lost on some of the songs. Cuts like "Moonchild", "Can I Play With Madness", the title track, and "the Clairvoyant" are fantastic, with the others at least solidifying the mood of the album. Overall, I can nearly guarantee that it will grow on me with more listens, but my current rating is an 85.
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90/100
From 06/01/2019 15:35
I have a new found appreciation of classic era Maiden. I dipped into them slightly as a kid and bought this on tape at the time. I never really fully liked it though. I always thought it was the keys that put me off but listening now it's probably the production overall. The rhythm guitars don't strike through enough. The keys actually work. Sounds like they went deliberately more commercial production wise, unlike the Metallica S/T where they mix commercial production with drastically shorter and mass appeal songs, here maiden are not pulling back at all even though the singles are commercial, the album isn't sell out at all. I prefer a couple of their previous records over this but this is strong front to back, even though I'm not fussed on production, it's still great. Yes it's daft. So what?
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90/100
From 02/02/2019 21:57
Grande obra-prima da banda. Encontrou o melhor de seu som dos aos 80's. Fundamental para qualquer um que goste de rock ou para entender a música dos anos 80's.
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From 08/06/2018 17:48
Number 18 on my 100 greatest albums. 4 top 10 singles from this album in the UK, epic title track, no weak tracks. A bit comic book, but why would anyone care?! Highly recommended.
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75/100
From 06/17/2018 19:11
This album has a slight leaning towards prog, which I do like. Three of the tracks are on one of my gym workout playlists, great to pump iron to! 'Can I Play With Madness' is a personal favourite.
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80/100
From 05/23/2018 02:16
I just want to point out that this is currently at 666th in the overall chart and that it's a tragedy that it can't swap places with The Number of the Beast
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From 03/11/2018 20:52
Seguían teniendo ganas de experimentar Iron Maiden con el lado más progresivo del Metal, y lo hicieron dando una auténtica lección de elegancia y buen hacer en este séptimo disco, el primer conceptual del grupo, que narra la profecía del séptimo hijo de séptimo hijo, un ser que tendría ciertos poderes especiales. Sigue la senda marcada por 'Somewhere in time', con mucha presencia de sintetizadores, aunque si bien el anterior disco no alcanzaba la perfección, este 'Seventh son of a seventh son' lo hacía de manera sobrada llevando la complejidad por bandera. Imperdible de principio a fin, cada segundo del mismo merece la pena, incluso la comercial y asequible "Can I play with madness", que tantas críticas ha recibido entre los sectores más tradicionales. El último disco perfecto al 100% en la carrera de Iron Maiden.
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