All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

Over 4.2K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
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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, releasing many studio albums over the course of their incredible career. 

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's up to you to vote on the albums in the Iron Maiden catalog that can truly be considered the best. It's not an easy decision with so many legendary albums to choose from, but ultimately, ranking Iron Maiden albums falls into the hands of their true fans: you. So, make sure that this ultimate list reflects your view by voting for all of your favorite (and of course the best) Iron Maiden studio albums below.

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  • Powerslave
    2,490 votes

    "2 Minutes to Midnight"

    "Aces High"

    "The Duellists"

  • The Number of the Beast

    "Run to the Hills"

    "The Number of the Beast"

    "Hallowed Be Thy Name"

  • Piece of Mind
    2,322 votes

    "Flight of Icarus"

    "The Trooper"

    "Still Life"

  • Somewhere in Time
    2,253 votes

    "Wasted Years"

    "Stranger in a Strange Land"

    "Sea of Madness"

  • "Can I Play with Madness"

    "The Evil That Men Do"

    "Infinite Dreams"

  • Brave New World
    1,811 votes

    "The Wicker Man"

    "Out of the Silent Planet"

    "Blood Brothers"