Iron Maiden (studio album) by Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 983rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 508 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (21st)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (151st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (983rd)
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Iron Maiden bestography

Iron Maiden is ranked 4th 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 269 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,651.

Iron Maiden album bestography « Higher ranked (690th) This album (983rd) Lower ranked (1,031st) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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78/100 (from 508 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.7/100, a mean average of 76.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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90/100
From 05/19/2023 23:01
Respect to IM because from this to the seventh they hit jackpot almost every time. Considering all the changes they made in their evolution in that time it was quite an achievement. Some will give this lesser praise for what it isn't inside of what it is. Show me a better NMOBHM record. No, it wouldn't sound better with Bruce singing, or Nico drumming or...
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70/100
From 08/16/2022 09:58
The group definitely went on to create superior records but this is a pretty strong starting point with a couple of fantastic tracks present on here. The opener is probably my favourite of the lot due to that guitar work present on the song. It hooks you straight away into the music and makes me desperate to hear more as it is so infectious. The quality of the instrumentation is maintained throughout the whole experience as well and it really makes you excited for future projects as you can feel the potential that the group have and knowing where they are going it is nice to see this rawness on their early record. However, it can feel a little slow in places and like it is desperate for an energy spike and for the guitars to kick back in. When they do the quality does return but that lulling period is a bit dull. Also, the vocal is quite plain and the switch of vocalist was definitely a wise move for the band. Overall, a solid record that shows loads of potential and is a great listen if you love that raw side of Iron Maiden.
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80/100
From 07/30/2022 21:17
I prefer Bruce's vocals but Di'Anno is good too. Great for a debut, showcase of what was to come. Transylvania is great instrumental piece and Phantom Of The Opera shows their capable of doing more advanced metal.
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From 07/13/2022 17:56
Great call for album of the day I was just listening to it. Fully formed debut for an iconic metal band is a speedy and aggressive effort with my favorite tracks being Prowler, Running Free, Phantom of the Opera & Charlot the Harlot. The big thing to note is the lead singer was Paul Di’Anno and not Bruce Dickinson but they’re awesome either way.
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80/100
From 04/10/2022 10:29
The vocals usually dont work here but the instrumentation is often brilliant.
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45/100
From 11/04/2021 18:33
some effort at melody here okay listening with guitar rock
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75/100
From 10/09/2021 17:36
Great metal album. Raw and heavy.
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80/100
From 12/03/2020 19:08
The consistency is amazing, there is not a single weak track here.
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From 09/11/2020 02:25
Brilliant debut album. Great songs right through. Deserves more credit than it gets. Paul Di'Anno's vocals give a different rawness than what was to come when Bruce replaced him, but in no way is he a bad singer. Suited the songs and style very well. A great album.
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80/100
From 09/07/2020 06:54
One of their Best album
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