Albums The Best Iron Maiden Albums of All Time  

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Iron Maiden are widely regarded as one of the best metal bands of all time. List of the best Iron Maiden albums ranked, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Iron Maiden discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Iron Maiden albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Iron Maiden singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Iron Maiden album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Iron Maiden album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. 

Bassist and principal songwriter Steve Harris founded the English heavy metal group in 1975, but the biggest successes came during the early to mid-1980s. Though the lineup has changed over the years, Harris has been a constant. 

If you want to know the best Iron Maiden album list of all time, this will answer your question. It includes Powerslave, Piece of Mind, Brave New World, and more. This list of popular Iron Maiden CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

The Number of the Beast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Iron Maiden Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1982

Artist: Iron Maiden

Tracks: The Number of the Beast, Run to the Hills, Gangland, Invaders, Children of the Damned, + more

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Nu metal, Thrash metal

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#4 on The Top Metal Albums of All Time

#54 on The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

#2 on All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

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Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Iron Maiden Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1988

Artist: Iron Maiden

Producer: Martin Birch

Tracks: The Evil That Men Do, Can I Play With Madness, The Prophecy, Only the Good Die Young, Infinite Dreams, + more

Length (mins): 00:44:22

Label: EMI

Genres (Music): Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Concept album

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#33 on The Top Metal Albums of All Time

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Piece of Mind is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Iron Maiden Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1983

Artist: Iron Maiden

Tracks: Still Life, Where Eagles Dare, To Tame a Land, Sun and Steel, The Trooper, + more

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Heavy metal

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#18 on The Top Metal Albums of All Time

#4 on All Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

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Powerslave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Iron Maiden Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1984

Artist: Iron Maiden

Tracks: Back in the Village, The Duellists, Flash of the Blade, Losfer Words (Big 'Orra), Rime of the Ancient Mariner, + more

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Heavy metal

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#11 on The Top Metal Albums of All Time

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