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List Rules Only Iron Maiden studio albums. No side projects, solo albums, EPs, or live albums.

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

"2 Minutes to Midnight"

"Aces High"

"The Duellists"

2
938 289
The Number of the Beast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
The Number of the Beast 1982

"Run to the Hills"

"The Number of the Beast"

"Hallowed Be Thy Name"

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931 268
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 1988

"Can I Play with Madness"

"The Evil That Men Do"

"Infinite Dreams"

4
952 267
Piece of Mind is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
Piece of Mind 1983

"Flight of Icarus"

"The Trooper"

"Still Life"

5
935 174
Somewhere in Time is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
Somewhere in Time 1986

"Wasted Years"

"Stranger in a Strange Land"

"Sea of Madness"

6
661 304
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
Iron Maiden 1980

"Running Free"

"Prowler"

"Strange World"

7
667 323
Killers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
Killers 1981

"Wrathchild"

"Purgatory"

"Innocent Exile"

8
661 262
Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
Brave New World 2000

"The Wicker Man"

"Out of the Silent Planet"

"Blood Brothers"

9
510 385
Fear of the Dark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
Fear of the Dark 1992

"Be Quick or Be Dead"

"From Here to Eternity"

"Wasting Love"

10
467 422
A Matter of Life and Death is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
A Matter of Life and Death 2006

"The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg"

"Different World"

"The Pilgrim"

11
368 462
Dance of Death is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
Dance of Death 2003

"Wildest Dreams"

"Rainmaker"

"No More Lies"

12
496 139
The Book of Souls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
scott-lehmann added The Book of Souls 2015

"Speed of Light"

"Empire of the Clouds"

"The Great Unknown"

13
374 435
No Prayer for the Dying is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
No Prayer for the Dying 1990

"Holy Smoke"

"Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter"

"Fates Warning"

14
360 423
The Final Frontier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
The Final Frontier 2010

"El Dorado"

"Satellite 15... The Final Frontier"

"Coming Home"

15
345 465
The X Factor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
The X Factor 1995

"Man on the Edge"

"Lord of the Flies"

"Fortunes of War"

16
182 544
Virtual XI is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
Virtual XI 1998

"The Angel and the Gambler"

"Futureal"

"The Educated Fool"

17
64 10
Live After Death is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
Live After Death 1985