Day 19, (shared) 346. position: Iron Maiden - Ghost of the Navigator (from the album Brave New World)
I really got into Maiden as late as in early 2000. I was about 16 years old and my friend had played me some early Maiden. They were good, but I still preferred my Metallica and Guns N' Roses, which were pretty much the only bands that I really listened.
But then Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith rejoined the band and they hype around Maiden grew as they released Brave New World. The first single was Wicker Man and that really hit home with me. I bought the album and was hooked. I was now a Maiden-fan 100%.
Brave New World is one of the best Maiden albums of all time in my opinion. It sounds heavy and amazing, the songs are epic and long, but they do not drag (like some songs on their Blaze Bayley-era albums did, for example Angel and the gambler). …