Piece Of Mind (studio album) by Iron Maiden
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Piece Of Mind is ranked 5th 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 264 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,899.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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Album not as great as its predecessor, but still definitely underappreciated on this site. I think the strongest side of this record is instrumental work which is astonishing especially on Where Eagles Dare, Revelations and To Tame A Land. The first and last tracks are the biggest highlights next to The Trooper, which is the most iconic and well-written songs here (I really like anti-war metal songs that don't openly say war is bad). Overall we have weaker points (Quest For Fire and especially Sun And Steel), but the high points are rewarding.
Definitely an improvement over Number of the Beast. The Maiden+Dickisnon formula works much better, as the band provides greats riffs and melodies and Bruce does not sound as corny when singing fast. Some songs are too poppy for me, relying only on big choruses but you have masterpieces like Where Eagles Dare, The Trooper, To Tame a Land and Revelations. Overall, a great progression towards Powerslave.
Tied with Powerslave in my ears.
I view this as rather underrated. Only 2 or 3 tracks are below par, the rest range from very good to great. Overall, 75/100.
First Maiden I bought. Hooked forever more so I got a soft spot for this album so I've probably rated it a bit higher than it deserves. Doesn't have the overall quality in songs that are on a few of the others but overall still a damn fine record. Highlights being 'Where Eagles Dare', Flight of Icarus' & 'To Tame a Land'
Not really as heavy as the last few albums, and a few of the songs kinda blended together for me, and sun and steel especially sounded pretty generic and cheesy. But Flight of Icarus, revelation and Trooper are so good that they make up for the average stuff. Still a great maiden album worth listening to, even if the first half is much stronger.
One of the weaker Maiden albums of the 80's in my opinion, although it's got a very unique feel/production to it (at least guitar-wise). The power chords don't feel necessarily heavy or even loud, but very bass-y and deep. I love that aspect of it. It opens with its best track ("Where Eagles Dare"), with some phenomenal drumming by newcomer Nicko Mcbrain (a great personality for the band). Some other very notable cuts for me would be the catchy and unique "Die With Your Boots on", "Still Life", "Revelations", and the very popular "The Trooper". Aside from that, you have "To Tame a Land", which is the very interesting closing track in that it's not a particularly easy to love track, but I certainly see myself loving it after many listens. "Flight of Icarus" is a good track, but I'm not too fond of the chorus. Lastly, I'm not a huge fan of "Sun and Steel" and "Quest for Fire". Perhaps they'll grow on me, but, despite this album's songwriting imperfections, it's one of their best feeling albums in my opinion, and most of the tracks are definitely worth buying the entire album for.
To be honest: It's hard to come up with a new Album after a masterpiece like "Number Of The Beast". The follow up must be dissapointing! And it was... But nevertehless it's a f***ing great Album. The Singles "Flight Of Icarus" and "The Trooper" rule! "Still Life" and "Dune - To Tame A Land" are outstanding tracks although they never were really discovered by the common Maiden-Fan. Do you need one more argumet? "Revelations"! What an amazing - a bit doomy - song! It took me almost 20 years to get into it. I never liked it, when it was played life, but at the end... I was hooked. Too late to enjoy it's live performance :-(
Well well. Who'd have thought maiden had made albums this good. Damn, surprised myself with this one. I don't even see the tapering off that a few have mentioned. Wonderful proggy rhythms, that great Lizzy style dual lead and the harmony vocal. Never a dull moment. Got to be a equal of the Metallica debut, same year.
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