Iron Maiden Voted Best British Album
28 May 2012
Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast” has been voted the “Best British Album of the last 60 Years” and Depeche Mode’s “Violator” album in second place.
HMV conducted the poll in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This might come as surprise to many who probably expected The Beatles, Queen or Pink Floyd topping such lists.
The Fab Four did manage to get four of their albums into the top league; “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Abbey Road,” “Revolver” and “The While Album” all made the poll’s Top-10.
“Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd was voted 5th best album, Queen are represented with “A Night at the Opera” and Oasis’ “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory” and “21” by Adele are also voted into the British ten best albums.
Music fans were asked to vote and cynics might wonder how high the phone bills of some dedicated Iron Maiden fans might run.
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson expressed his gratitude and surprise: “We're astonished and delighted to hear 'The Number of the Beast' has been named Number One. Some of the most influential and classic albums from the past 60 years were in the running so it’s a testament to our incredibly loyal and ever-supportive fans who voted for us."
Dickinson continued: "Iron Maiden is a proudly British band, so to win this category as voted for by the British public, in Jubilee year, is very special. Thank you to all our wonderful fans!”