Powerslave (studio album) by Iron Maiden

Powerslave by Iron Maiden
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 469th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 620 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1984 (13th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (64th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (469th)
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Iron Maiden bestography

Powerslave is ranked 2nd best out of 34 albums by Iron Maiden on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Iron Maiden is The Number Of The Beast which is ranked number 278 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,989.

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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 80.2/100, a mean average of 78.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.6.

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80/100
From 04/09/2021 05:43
Surprised myself with how much I dug this album as metal is far from my usual shtick. The anthemic riffs, solos and power chords utterly kick some serious butt

If you can’t be bothered listening to the entire album (and really you should) then at the very least power up the final two tracks in “Powerslave” and “Rime of the Ancient Matiner” and crank that volume dial up to 11

Epic !
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95/100
From 01/16/2021 03:30
classic slice of 80's metal
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90/100
From 10/04/2020 10:36
Very influental album for whole power metal genre.

Favorites:
+Powerslave
+Rime
+Aces high
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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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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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95/100
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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From 03/20/2018 21:17
Interesting lyrics but the instrumentals feel a little one-sided.
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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. Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
12. Treasure by Cocteau Twins
13. Powerslave by Iron Maiden
14. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
15. Reckoning by R.E.M.
16. 1984 by Van Halen
17. Diamond Life by Sade
18. Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
19. Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
20. Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa by Keith Jarrett / Gidon Kremer; Dennis Russell Davies / Staatsorchester Stuttgart; The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Saulius Sondeckis / Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra / Alfred Schnittke
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