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Iron Maiden is considered one of the most important bands in the history of heavy metal music. The British rockers unleashed a brand of music that set them apart from their contemporaries. The band has released 37 albums, with 15 studio albums, 11 live albums, four EPs and seven compilations. Formed in 1975, Iron Maiden shot to fame to in the early '80s after the release of 1982's The Number of the Beast, 1983's Piece of Mind, 1984's Powerslave, 1985's live release Live After Death, 1986's Somewhere in Time and 1988's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. What makes Iron Maiden albums different from any other band is that their music has received little-to-any support from mainstream rock radio. Yet the albums have continued to sell well over the years, with many achieving platinum and multi-platinum status worldwide.

Since the return of lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith in 1999, the band have undergone a resurgence in popularity, reaffirming their standing as one of rock music's biggest bands. Already known as one of the best live bands ever, Iron Maiden still attracts tens of thousands of fans to their concerts. Their staying power and rabid fans helped them score their first number one album with The Final Frontier in 2010.

With a discography as lengthy as Iron Maiden's, it is up to you to vote on the albums in the Iron Maiden catalog can truly be considered the best. It is not an easy decision with so many legendary albums to choose from, but ultimately ranking Iron Maiden albums falls into the hands of you, the fans. So make sure this Ultimate List reflects your view by voting for all of the Iron Maiden albums.
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Powerslave is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
Powerslave 1984

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785 227
The Number of the Beast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

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818 212
Piece of Mind is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

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781 217
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

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777 144
Somewhere in Time is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

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559 250
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

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554 278
Killers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
Killers 1981

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546 218
Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

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422 320
Fear of the Dark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

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393 364
A Matter of Life and Death is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

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390 101
The Book of Souls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
scott-lehmann added The Book of Souls 2015

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304 409
Dance of Death is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

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308 364
The Final Frontier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

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324 363
No Prayer for the Dying is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

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279 417
The X Factor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

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190 64
Live After Death is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
MatiasCampagna added Live After Death 1985

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149 474
Virtual XI is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
Virtual XI 1998

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45 34
Maiden Japan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
Arthur Williams added Maiden Japan