Somewhere In Time (studio album) by Iron Maiden

Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 1,263rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 338 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1986 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (203rd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,263rd)
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Somewhere In Time is ranked 7th best out of 35 albums by Iron Maiden on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Iron Maiden is The Number Of The Beast which is ranked number 279 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,821.

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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.6/100, a mean average of 76.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.2.

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From 01/23/2022 21:52
Unfortunately starts to be forgotten this album; in deed is my favourite very slightly less than Powerslave and Piece of Mind, and even am not sure... Definitely prefer this album rather that The Number of the Beast, deserves to be re valued.
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75/100
From 10/23/2020 07:17
Still have my original vinyl of this from the fall of '86. This was played sparingly in 10th grade because Reign In Blood was the preferred and Maiden were put on the back burner. Somewhere has good songs throughout and would be the last one I truly got into. Never could like Seventh Son for some reason. It probably was because that lead track Can I Play With Madness was just too poppy. No doubt, its very hard to rank Maiden first 6 studio albums. They're either perfect or near.
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From 09/11/2020 04:05
After the glorious albums before it, I was quite disappointed with this. I tried to like it but it just didn't gel with me. A few great tracks but overall it seemed like the magic songwriting well was running dry. 'Wasted Years' is of the same legendary status as the best of the songs before it but for most of the rest, I found it average ho-hum
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From 05/26/2020 15:23
Outside of "Run To The Hills" this has been my first real listen to Maiden. I didn't really grow up listening to them even though it was my era. Not a bad listen.
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From 07/07/2019 10:29
Iron Maiden with guitar- and bass-synteszisers. For some old School fans a complete "No go", compareable to Judas Priests "Turbo". But here are some of the finest Maiden tracks ever, even if they are not among favorites of the common Maiden-Fan. Wasted years, Deja Vu, The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner... Great stuff!
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90/100
From 03/06/2019 15:37
Belo início de álbum! Não me incomoda os sintetizadores!
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From 03/11/2018 20:51
Otra placa injustamente infravalorada dentro de la discografía de Iron Maiden, pues se tiende a olvidar este disco al hablar de lo mejor del grupo, y ciertamente es un error, pues a pesar del cambio de estilo en la banda con la introducción de los ya célebres sintetizadores, lo cierto es que el disco tiene unas canciones con una pegada tremenda. Además, el disco destaca por su variedad, pues tenemos piezas directas al cuello como "Wasted years" o "Sea of madness" pero también tenemos odas a la épica como la magnífica "Alexander the Great", que narra las peripecias y hazañas de Alejandro Magno. No me atrevo ni me atreveré jamás a menospreciar este disco de Iron Maiden, con el que arriesgaron gran parte de su prestigio en favor de la evolución y el resultado no pudo ser mejor. Imprescindible obra, que juega con la ventaja de ganar con las escuchas.
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From 11/23/2016 19:40
Many fault Maiden for going 80s synth on this album, but that would be selling it short . . . badly. This is an excellent album with mostly excellent cuts. It may not be the pure metal of Number of the Beast or Piece of Mind, but it's still a worthy addition to any NWOBHM collection.
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80/100
From 05/12/2016 15:18
Somewhere in time, is always thought of as the weakest of the Bruce Dickinson eighties albums, and yes, Alexander the great, is terrible, but the rest, especially the first side, is great. Caught somewhere in time, is a great opening track, and, wasted years, is a great pop metal anthem. Sea of madness, is underrated, and, heaven can wait, is great. Off the second side, stranger in a strange land, is the best, with, long distance runner, and, Deja vu, enjoyable filler. A fun Iron Maiden album, as always.
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From 03/26/2016 02:23
This is the Maiden album of the 1980s i like the least. Goes to show how awesome their were during the 80s.
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Best Albums of 1986
1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
3. Graceland by Paul Simon
4. So by Peter Gabriel
5. Skylarking by XTC
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