Originally Posted by EvilCheeseWedge
Bruce Dickinson's solo work effortlessly eclipses Iron Maiden's post-Dance of Death output by a considerable margin, and maybe even Dance of Death (especially after you adjust for and factor out my lingering nostalgia.)
I don't think you should adjust for and factor out nostalgia. It's a little bit dumb, but I think there's no shame in having your enjoyment of certain music be enhanced by nostalgia.
That said, I don't know if I agree or disagree with that point. It's a tough call for me. Like, for example, The Chemical Wedding is a ton better than The Final Frontier, but to say Bruce's solo work as a whole eclipses post DoD Maiden, I don't know.