YMMV / Bruce Dickinson

  • Awesome Music:
  • Broken Base:
    • His fans are EXTREMELY divided with regards to Skunkworks. Either it's Bruce being more experimental incorporating some bluesier and jazzier sounds into some more standard hard rock than metal, or it's yet another typical '90s hard rock album with Bruce singing over it, attempting to cash in on the 90s grunge trend. The fact that it was released in 1996 doesn't help matters either, although since then opinions of it have started to improve.
    • Tyranny of Souls is either one of his best albums or one of his worst. Either it's a continuation of an epic sound on his previous album, or it's a rushed, sloppy rehash of Chemical Wedding with none of the focus or joy.
    • The reaction of long-time Maiden fans to the more modern sounding music created by his offspring.
  • Ear Worm: "Welcome home, it's been too long, we've missed you..."
  • Fandom Rivalry: For some reason he seems to have one with Mötley Crüe's Nicki Sixx, likely due to Bruce's then-wife cheating on him with Nicki. Go to a video when Nicki talks about the experience, and an overwhelming number of Bruce's fans will be expressing their bitter hatred for him.
  • Vindicated by History: Skunkworks to a lot of fans. In fact, most claim (and are probably correct) that at the time of its release, the album got overshadowed by the 90s grunge fad dying out and was tossed into the "yet another 90s hard rock album" pile. In more recent times, most fans have admitted to really loving it.