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(New Musical Express)   The best British album of the past 60 years, according to Brits? Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast   (nme.com) divider line 46
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2012-05-28 05:13:59 PM
4 votes:
I think Piece of Mind is a better album but I'm ok with this.

/Up The Irons
2012-05-28 09:43:37 AM
4 votes:
Hardly a fail. A lot of metalheads here really like that album.
2012-05-28 10:06:03 AM
3 votes:
Agree or not, this isn't fail
2012-05-28 09:46:45 AM
3 votes:
walterhiggins.net
2012-05-28 09:47:46 PM
2 votes:
I love Maiden and I love that album but I'm not sure it deserves the top spot. And neither 21 nor the White Album should be that high (The White Album is half of a brilliant album - the other half is self indulgent twaddle)

For shiats and giggles, here's my top 10.

1) Beatles - Revolver
2) Joy Division - Closer
3) Radiohead - OK Computer
4) Pink Floyd - Dark Side
5) Beatles - Abbey Road
6) Massive Attack - Mezzanine
7) Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
8) Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
9) Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
10) Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Just missing the top 10 - A Night at the Opera, London Calling, Disintegration, British Steel
2012-05-28 06:35:57 PM
2 votes:
Beatles get way too much credit for making mindless pop music. With the exception of a couple songs John Lennon wrote.

For years i ignored Iron Maiden because i grouped them in with mediocre metal bands like AC/DC or whatever, and it was just in the last 5 years i gave them a good listen. Damn sure glad i did. They're so underrated, even with their sizable fanbase. They should be far more recognized, and this is a good start.
2012-05-28 05:13:27 PM
2 votes:

JosephFinn: meow said the dog: How is this the reception of the Fail tag?

Because it's a fail? In a world where since 1952 we've had Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, Stone Roses and about 1,000 other bands...a 3rd-rate band like Iron Maiden being on the list is a fail.



The only one of those bands not better than Iron Maiden is the Who, so no, it's not a fail. Subby is the one who failed.
2012-05-28 05:13:10 PM
2 votes:
Fail? Go F*ck yourself, subby.
2012-05-28 05:11:16 PM
2 votes:
Fail? That's a farking iconic album. What did you want subby, something stereotypically British? Herman's Hermits belting out "Henry the 8th I am I am!" ??
2012-05-28 05:06:00 PM
2 votes:

meow said the dog: How is this the reception of the Fail tag?


Because it's a fail? In a world where since 1952 we've had Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, Stone Roses and about 1,000 other bands...a 3rd-rate band like Iron Maiden being on the list is a fail.
2012-05-28 04:40:10 PM
2 votes:
While I'd think a Beatles record such as Abbey Road would have gotten the #1 spot, I have no problem with this selection.
2012-05-28 11:23:00 AM
2 votes:
I'll probably be stoned for saying this, but my favorite album of theirs is "A Matter of Life and Death".
2012-05-28 11:07:52 AM
2 votes:
How is this the reception of the Fail tag?
2012-05-28 10:13:06 AM
2 votes:
I'm kind of partial to Powerslave but it's all good.
2012-05-29 03:30:00 PM
1 votes:
Here is the thing to also keep in mind. Iron Maiden fill football stadiums all over the world.

They have no video presence, no songs on radio, and they are even stronger where people don't speak English. That is an incredible feat. Iron Maiden are amazing, and still sound great live. I have seen them about 6 times, and am seeing them again this summer in Denver. Up the Irons!
2012-05-29 01:59:02 PM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2012-05-29 10:00:06 AM
1 votes:
how the hell was this not in there?:

discosdavida.files.wordpress.com
2012-05-29 07:36:20 AM
1 votes:

JosephFinn: In a world where since 1952 we've had Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, Stone Roses


One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong...
2012-05-29 06:55:17 AM
1 votes:
media.tumblr.com

/Link is "hot, hot, hot"
2012-05-29 03:15:41 AM
1 votes:

dudemanbro: I'm cool with it, that album was revolutionary. Kinda surprised they didn't ask Steve Harris what he thought though, since he farking wrote most of it.

^This
[img822.imageshack.us image 500x567]

/got my tickets


^and This.

Going to see them in August.

CAN'T WAIT.

Crap!
Now I owe Bart Scott some coin.
2012-05-29 12:17:19 AM
1 votes:
Zombies - Odyssey and Oracle

and what about the Kinks
2012-05-28 11:42:35 PM
1 votes:
Do you expect people who shop at HMV to know anything about music?
This is the best British album:

upload.wikimedia.org
2012-05-28 11:19:28 PM
1 votes:

gaspode: I love the album, 3 songs from it are on my mp3 player right now, but its more lightweight 'fun' music and not half as good or deep as Beast.


Man, different strokes and all that but calling Powerslave lightweight fun music is one of the most bizarre comments I've ever seen on Fark. And I don't filter out the Politics tab trolls.

/especially when comparing it to an album with 22 Acacia Avenue on it
2012-05-28 09:34:42 PM
1 votes:

Ishkur: Harry_Seldon: Apparently, they are still holding the grudge against Roger Waters.

That's not a grudge, it's the dead honest truth: The Wall was a self-indulgent, turgid whiny neurotic double album that was 1.5 albums too long.

Only Gilmour's steady hand and spacey solo at key moments salvaged that turd from being the anal retentive Waters-infused shout-and-whisperathon (which was taken to full bloom in the completely unlistenable The Final Cut) bombastic schlock that it really was.


Seriously? I find The Final Cut incredibly poignant and moving (especially on Memorial Day) although I'd much prefer to see Rog playing all of what I consider to be his masterpiece on this tour:
www.progarchives.com

an album even more relevant IMHO than when it was released twenty years ago. Farking genius.

\And the Germans killed the Jews and the Jews killed the Arabs and the Arabs killed the hostages and that is the news
2012-05-28 09:29:58 PM
1 votes:
As long as it's not anything by The farking Beatles, I'm happy. Maiden? Ok sure.
2012-05-28 08:22:36 PM
1 votes:
This definitely deserves mention for one of the top British albums.

991.com

Top to bottom, every song kills. Not even a sniff of a turd anywhere.
A groundbreaking metal album, even by today's standards.
2012-05-28 07:20:37 PM
1 votes:

gaspode: Powerslave is fluff ffs.


Watch this and STFU:

Link

And btw: Link

Ya, full of fluff that album was. Not to even mention 2 Minutes to Midnight or Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
2012-05-28 07:15:14 PM
1 votes:
and for laughs, Crass.
2012-05-28 07:01:36 PM
1 votes:
No love for Seventh Son of the Seventh Son. That album was good, and some of the best Eddie artwork.
2012-05-28 06:43:37 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: There's an Oasis album on there but no Blur??

The Who, Sex Pistols, Blur, Stone Roses, The Cure, Joy Division, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp and The Rolling Stones all failed to make the Top 20.

And not even a mention of New Order?


New Order's best stuff was 12" singles.

Also, the only reason Maiden won is most of the other contenders had votes split between multiple albums.
2012-05-28 06:35:48 PM
1 votes:
i50.tinypic.com

/I know - Piece of Mind was the best, but i listen to this album just as often...
2012-05-28 06:30:16 PM
1 votes:

SilentStrider: I'll probably be stoned for saying this, but my favorite album of theirs is "A Matter of Life and Death".


I'm a little late, but I thought I should say I think that's their best one out of the past twenty years.
2012-05-28 06:28:46 PM
1 votes:
I don't agree with it, but it could be a lot worse.
2012-05-28 06:21:32 PM
1 votes:

Dee Snarl: I LOOOOOVE Iron Maiden, and I love Number of the Beast. But Piece of Mind is better. Hello, Nicko...!/


Pretty sure I'm the only Maiden fan who doesn't care for Piece of Mind. It falls into a weird limbo between Number of the Beast's energy and Powerslaves's artistry. Its like an awkward 14 year old who's no longer a kid but lacks the perks of young adulthood.

Anyways, can't complain over the selection, not sure if I'd agree but damn its rare to see a music list that isn't godawful.
2012-05-28 06:10:31 PM
1 votes:
First they vote a dog as winner of Britain's Got Talent and now this.

I think the Brits are finally sick of reality TV and 'best' lists and have decided to troll by the millions.
2012-05-28 05:59:26 PM
1 votes:
Seems like this is a list of the most commonly enjoyed albums, not the best per say. I would have a couple higher in my list, including Powerslave, Masters of Reality, and a bunch others. There would have been no Beatles in it. To each their own, and if it so happens this sampling had that album consistently mentioned somewhere then so be it.

In other news, your favorite band sucks.
2012-05-28 05:56:58 PM
1 votes:
I'm cool with it, that album was revolutionary. Kinda surprised they didn't ask Steve Harris what he thought though, since he farking wrote most of it.

img822.imageshack.us

/got my tickets
2012-05-28 05:37:41 PM
1 votes:
Apparently, they are still holding the grudge against Roger Waters. You get in one lawsuit over a rubber pig, and it's downhill from there.

static.pplaylist.com
2012-05-28 05:37:15 PM
1 votes:
Oh well wherever where you are
Iron Maiden's gonna get you no matter far

Honestly, it might barely make the top 4 of best Maiden albums, but it was certainly the most popular. That album was a revolution, you couldn't say the same for hacks like the Beatles or Rolling Stones.


IMO Powerslave was the best Bruce era album, but the S/T and Killers were both better.
2012-05-28 05:34:10 PM
1 votes:
More of an Aces High kind of guy, but I'll give em all the slack in the world for coming close!
2012-05-28 05:31:13 PM
1 votes:
I'da picked Who's Next, but a fine selection. Could also win "best cover."

/At least it wasn't Sgt. Pepper, a mediocre album, at least for the Beatles.
2012-05-28 05:29:57 PM
1 votes:
I LOOOOOVE Iron Maiden, and I love Number of the Beast. But Piece of Mind is better. Hello, Nicko...!

But more to the point, 60 years of British rock?? That's a lot of great music. I'm not gonna argue the point, but as much as I love quality metal, I don't wear blinders - the Beatles are the best rock band ever, and the correct answer is Revolver. At least freaking Depeche Mode didn't win.... :/
2012-05-28 05:29:00 PM
1 votes:

Relatively Obscure: Best in the last 60 years? Hell if I know. Good album? Hell yeah.


That thing what he just said.
2012-05-28 05:26:25 PM
1 votes:
There's an Oasis album on there but no Blur??

The Who, Sex Pistols, Blur, Stone Roses, The Cure, Joy Division, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp and The Rolling Stones all failed to make the Top 20.

And not even a mention of New Order?
2012-05-28 11:37:02 AM
1 votes:
Best in the last 60 years? Hell if I know. Good album? Hell yeah.
2012-05-28 11:24:16 AM
1 votes:
I just NetFlixed "The Making of" that record. Pretty cool. Also seen "Making of" for Rush 2112/Moving Pictures, Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon, Queen A Night at the Opera, The Who Who's Next, Black Sabbath Paranoid. Pretty cool series.

/csb
 
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