Monday Fresh: Iron Maiden's Number Of The Beast Voted Best Album

While Iron Maiden is undoubtedly a heavy metal institution, mainstream recognition is not something that they are often afforded.

Monday Fresh: Iron Maiden's Number Of The Beast Voted Best Album
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While Iron Maiden is undoubtedly a heavy metal institution, mainstream recognition is not something that they are often afforded. A recent poll conducted by music retailer HMV, however, is set to change all that. In a poll to mark the Queen of England's diamond jubilee, the store has been asking its customers to vote for their favorite British album of the past 60 years. Winning 9.2% of the 30,000 votes cast, Maiden's landmark 1982 album Number Of The Beast went on to trump such heavyweight acts as Oasis, Pink Floyd and The Beatles. The full top ten list is as follows, along with percentage of votes, is as follows: 01. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast (9.18%) 02. Depeche Mode - Violator (6.30%) 03. The Beatles - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (5.69) 04. The Beatles - Abbey Road (5.67%) 05. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon (5.23%) 06. The Beatles - Revolver (4.01%) 07. Queen - A Night At The Opera (3.98%) 08. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (3.91%) 09. Adele - 21 (3.07%) 10. The Beatles - White Album (2.60%) Blabbermouth has published the following statement from HMV's Gennaro Castaldo: "You often tend to see the same artists and albums dominate album polls, but with social media increasingly giving the most ardent and passionate fans a powerful voice, I think that's all going to change, and so it's no surprise that Iron Maiden have come out on top as their fans are renowned for being the most loyal and dedicated around. Congratulations to Iron Maiden we now know the number of the beast is, in fact, 1." Iron Maiden are set to tour the US next month.

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    Mr.McTaco
    Are you people ****ing retarded? Why would Metallica or Guns N Roses be on the list if it was only UK-based? Some people...
    Zanos7
    as a British metal head its great to see things like this, that the top 10 is mainly rock. Britain is full of shit generic music spewing out on the radio and its great that Iron Maiden, part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal is at the top! Come on Britain! Get your metal out!!
    Kenjamin91
    Derp Master of Puppets???!!! Jk I actually read the article. Led Zeppelin II.
    LeakyFlask
    btimmer313 wrote: Good to see Iron Maiden getting recognized, would have been cool to see Anarchy in the UK up there too though
    Wouldn't have made much sense either, seeing how it's not an album.
    mpk3432
    it pains me to see an adele album which has been out for like a year next to real classics like these fantastic news tho, up the irons!
    BirdieBoy264
    we now know the number of the beast is, in fact, 1.
    Anyone else appalled by this joke?
    btimmer313
    Good to see Iron Maiden getting recognized, would have been cool to see Anarchy in the UK up there too though
    SirWurscht
    Blew1 wrote: Where the hell was Motorhead!?!!?
    At the bar drinking some whisky-cola. ba dum tss
    a1sauce
    I'm sorry but am I the only one that thinks Maiden's best album was Powerslave??
    KingNothing666
    anjan14 wrote: I'm really glad ! Maiden deserve this .Even though number of the beast is not my favorite record but I'm glad Iron Maiden have got this .I'm just little disappointed for not seeing Guns N Roses or even Metallica . Metal Forever .Peace people.
    You do know the difference between America and Britain don't you?
    Lightning_Ray
    In a poll to mark the Queen of England's diamond jubilee, the store has been asking its customers to vote for their favorite British album of the past 60 years.
    People, please read the article first. The key word here is "British"! PS: Am I the only one who finds it strange that Radiohead's not in the Top 10?
    Zoltan1251
    well this list is better one..... at least no boy bands or teen bands, but proper music
    Enix165
    Don't get me wrong. I love Maiden. But where I live, at the very least, every angsty 12 year-old kid and their brother, mother and dog have an Iron Maiden shirt. All of them have signature instruments, there's a movie about them, they've been in video games, been hailed as one of the biggest and most influential metal bands ever and Bruce Dickinson has enough money to run his own private airline. HOW IS THIS NOT MAINSTREAM RECOGNITION? Also, surprised Depeche Mode's there above bands like The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest and Led Zeppelin considering I actually know who the latter three are.
    Reddaz
    GenerationKILL wrote on 05/28/2012 - 04:21 pm / quote | mpk3432 wrote: it pains me to see an adele album which has been out for like a year next to real classics like these fantastic news tho, up the irons! It pains me to see that some people who don't like a specific genre think they're not worthy of the same amount of recognition. 21 is one of the best JAZZ albums ever made. quit being so narrowminded. and yes, I am a huge metal fan, just like you.
    What's that whirring sound? Oh must be Miles Davis and Les Paul spinning in their graves!
    rokr258
    I know there's already too many Beatles albums up there, but I really wish one of them would have been Rubber Soul. I love that album from the bottom of my heart. Also, where is One Direction????? COME ON YOU GUYS BOY BANDZ RULE
    raphgrinder
    guys don't worry, led zep is just off the top ten, sabbath too. Just appreciate the fact that rock and metal dominated that chart and not all the other crap.
    anjan14
    Mr.McTaco wrote: Are you people ****ing retarded? Why would Metallica or Guns N Roses be on the list if it was only UK-based? Some people...
    My bad there .But still I'm quite happy that maiden have got this
    Way Cool JR.
    I would of picked "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" myself but "The Number Of The Beast" kicks ass to. Congrats. Up the Irons!
    Sign of War
    Also... Britain? CARCASS!
    While I do agree Carcass are great and that Heartwork is easily the best Melodic Death Album ever they're just not going to get any mainstream recognition. I for one am disappointed that there are loads of Beatles albums on there and not any Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Cream, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull or any of the other great British Bands, also Adele? GET OUT!
    ctb
    robo37 wrote: Can the 8 dislikers please explain?
    Because you randomly posted your favourite probably and you knew it was UK-only. :p
    Andrew C. S.
    m4ss3 m/ wrote: What the f Adele is doing there?
    A lot of people liked it, obviously.
    K33nbl4d3
    I'd say both Paranoid and British Steel are just plain better, but I don't know... I used to like Maiden but I just can't get into it anymore...
    ctb
    Surprised The Who didn't make it, or the Sex Pistols, or The Jam.
    Reddaz
    Don't wanna sound like a queer or nuthin, but Depeche Mode is a pretty sweet band!