Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast

Genres: NWOBHM

Parent genres: Heavy Metal, Metal, Rock



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2011) 57
Exposure (Canada) - 50 Greatest Albums not to make the Greatest Albums lists (2005) 7
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (Updated 2015) 122
Revolver (USA) - The 69 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time (2002) 10
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Classic Rock & Metal Hammer (UK) - The 200 Greatest Albums of the 80s (2006) No Order
Classic Rock (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Rock Albums Ever (2006) 15
Classic Rock (UK) - The 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time (2001) 78
Eagle Rock (UK/USA) - Classic Albums TV Series (1997-2002) No Order
Guitarist (UK) - 101 Essential Guitar Albums (2000) 11
Kerrang (UK) - 100 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (1998) 36
Kerrang (UK) - The 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (1989) 65
Kerrang (UK) - The 100 Greatest Rock Albums (2006) 6
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 80 Greatest Albums from the 80s (2007) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
Q (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2000) 100
Q (UK) - The 50 (+50) Best British Albums Ever (2004) 45
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 40
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Record Collector (UK) - 10 Classic Albums from 21 Genres for the 21st Century (2000) No Order
Rhythm (UK) - The 50 Greatest Drum Albums (2007) 47
Terrorizer (UK) - The 100 Most Important Albums of the 80s (2000) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007) No Order
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Rock Hard (Germany) - Top 300 Albums (2001) 8
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1980s (2009) 44
Crossroads (France) - 120 Essential Albums from 1979-86 (2010) No Order
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 356
Jaclyn Bond (Australia) - The 100 Best Heavy Metal Albums in the World (2009) No Order
Jam (Italy) - 100 Ideal Albums to Understand Rock Music (2000) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Jerzy Skarzynski (Poland) - Unforgettable Albums in Rock History (2004) No Order
Tylko Rock (Poland) - 100 Albums that Shook Polish Rock (1999) 59
Switch (Mexico) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4.5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 4 Bones
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 3 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 3.5 Stars
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 7
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2001) 3 Stars
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 4 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) 4 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4 Stars
José Ramón Pardo (Spain) - The 1000 Best Pop-Rock Albums, Ratings 1-5 (1997) 4 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 6.5
End of Year Lists
Kerrang (UK) - Albums of the Year 7


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