Powerslave (studio album) by Iron Maiden

Powerslave
Powerslave by Iron Maiden
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 501st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 582 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1984 (14th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (71st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (501st)
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Iron Maiden Powerslave 1989 LP Picture & Lyric W/In NM Autograph (Signed) "Rare"
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Iron Maiden bestography

Powerslave is ranked 2nd best out of 29 albums by Iron Maiden on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Iron Maiden is The Number Of The Beast which is ranked number 285 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,975.

Iron Maiden album bestography « Higher ranked (285th) This album (501st) Lower ranked (700th) »
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 582 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 80.0/100, a mean average of 78.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.9.

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95/100
From 09/11/2020 02:15
Along with 'Number of the Beast' this is easily Maiden's greatest other album. Every song is absolute metal bliss. The start of them venturing into a bit of prog metal with 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' was an ultimate success. A must for any metal fan.
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85/100
From 04/14/2020 13:41
One of the best power metal album
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From 12/18/2019 01:45
More consistent than Number of the Beast. That makes this their best.
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From 01/10/2019 04:03
I give too many 100s, but holy shit I love this album despite it not being 100% perfect. Maybe a 99...
Aces High, Two Minutes to Midnight, Flash of the Blade, Powerslave, and Rime of the Ancient Mariner are spectacular tracks, and the other three are pretty good yet just aren't on the same level. If people can give Sgt. Pepper a 100 with crap like When I'm Sixty For on in then I can give this a 100.
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From 04/15/2018 10:17
I diagree with others that this album has lots of filler. This is far and away my favorite Maiden album, and the "filler" tracks, like Back in the Village, are some of my favorites on the record.
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From 03/22/2018 02:06
Too complex for me to rate, but I have to give it a 95 to help it out.
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70/100
From 03/20/2018 21:17
Interesting lyrics but the instrumentals feel a little one-sided.
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From 03/11/2018 20:50
La gira que acompañó a la salida de este esencial 'Powerslave', llevó a Iron Maiden a realizar casi 200 conciertos alrededor de todo el mundo, no era para menos. Si hemos mencionado a 'The number of the beast' como una de las grandes obras maestras del género, este disco que ahora nos ocupa no se queda atrás, con esa portada majestuosa inspirada en el Antiguo Egipto y con esos riffs afilados como cuchillas que nos transportan precisamente a la edad de los faraones, un símil perfecto para comparar lo que consiguieron Iron Maiden con este álbum de leyenda, y es que con 'Powerslave' terminó de cimentar su leyenda dentro del Heavy Metal más clásico y tradicional. No hay ningún corte prescindible en todo el disco, perfecto de principio a fin desde la veloz "Aces high" hasta "The rime of the ancient mariner", basada en un poema de Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
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From 01/06/2018 07:08
TELL ME WHY I HAVE TO BE A POWERSLAVE
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From 11/22/2017 19:52
Not a fan of metal, but this one has amazing bass work and ambitious songwriting. The best album from Iron Maiden, and the ranking it´s just because I don´t like metal, so I won´t be hearing this that often.
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Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. The Smiths by The Smiths
3. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
5. Let It Be by The Replacements
6. Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
7. Double Nickels On The Dime by Minutemen
8. Legend by Bob Marley & The Wailers
9. Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü
10. Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
11. Treasure by Cocteau Twins
12. Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
13. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
14. Powerslave by Iron Maiden
15. Reckoning by R.E.M.
16. Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
17. 1984 by Van Halen
18. Diamond Life by Sade
19. Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
20. Tabula Rasa by Arvo Pärt
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