The Book Of Souls (studio album) by Iron Maiden

The Book Of Souls by Iron Maiden
Year: 2015
Release date: 2015-09-04
Overall rank: 2,992nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 139 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2015 (54th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (521st)
Award Best albums of all time (2,992nd)
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Iron Maiden bestography

The Book Of Souls is ranked 10th best out of 32 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 6,996.

Iron Maiden album bestography « Higher ranked (2,649th) This album (2,992nd) Lower ranked (3,094th) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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From 08/06/2019 17:30
Very nice
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From 11/08/2018 14:04
It's interesting to note that appart from albums 7,8,11 and 12 every new Iron Maiden album is longer than the previous ones. It's showing well the direction of the band in term of production. But I think they'll have a hard time trying to make the next one longer.
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From 02/21/2018 05:25
Very Creative, kind of like a Beethoven's Ninth of Hair Metal.
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From 12/18/2016 01:38
Better than expected
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From 06/26/2016 15:56
The longest Iron Maiden album so far. It's probably a bit overlong to be honest, but there is some good stuff here. The first two tracks are excellent, and Bruce Dickinson's, empire of the clouds, is extremely enjoyable. Not as good as they used to be, but still fun.
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From 01/29/2016 19:02

Better than the previous effort Final Frontier

But it doesn't really blow me away yet .... will keep listening and who knows
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From 10/23/2015 20:34
Empire of the Clouds. WOW!
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From 09/07/2015 16:28
My rating might change in the weeks to come, but I do agree with ricco94 that this might be the best album since Brave New World and then some. On first listen, it's the best since Seventh Son. A combination of proggy Maiden and heavy (nearly return to 80's form) Maiden. A lot of epic tracks here. Hopefully this will climb the ranks on this year's chart.
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From 09/05/2015 10:59
Probably the best from Dickinson's comeback. It's quite consistent, though it is very long. Better than I was expecting.
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