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Album rankings per person

Discussion in 'Commentary Discussion' started by Forostar, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. mirtilo

    mirtilo Nomad

    01) Brave New World - 9.60
    02) Dance Of Death - 9.18
    03) Somewhere In Time - 9.13
    04) Powerslave - 9.00
    Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - 9.00
    Iron Maiden - 9.00
    A Matter Of Life And Death - 9.00
    08) Fear Of The Dark - 8.92
    09) The Final Frontier - 8.90
    10) Piece Of Mind - 8.67
    11) The Number Of The Beast - 8.33
    12) Killers - 8.27
    13) The X-Factor - 7.64
    14) No Prayer For The Dying - 7.00
    15) Virtual-XI - 6.25

    :goodbye::D
     
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  2. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Mosh anno 2011:
    Mosh anno 2016:
    1: A Matter of Life and Death - 8.7
    2: Killers - 8.45
    3: The Number of the Beast - 8.11
    4: Iron Maiden - 6.78
     
  3. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Stallion Duck, wow. I had forgotten that.
     
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  4. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Me too. :oops:

    Not too surprised at the differences so far. At the time of writing that, I considered Killers to be my favorite Maiden album. I'm actually surprised that the debut has a lower average than before, I figured I appreciated it a bit more now, but it is toward the bottom in my rankings for sure.

    Otherwise, liking NOTB and AMOLAD about the same makes sense.
     
  5. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    2016
    1: A Matter of Life and Death - 8.7
    2: Killers - 8.45
    3: The Final Frontier 8.4
    3: The Number of the Beast - 8.11
    4: Iron Maiden - 6.78

    2011:
    1. Killers 9,3
    4. The Final Frontier 8,6
    8. A Matter of Life and Death 8,4
    10. The Number of the Beast 8,1
    14. Iron Maiden 7,0
     
  6. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    @Jeffmetal anno 2011:
    1. Powerslave 9,4
    1. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 9,4
    1. Dance of Death 9,4
    4. Piece of Mind 9,3
    4. Somewhere in Time 9,3
    4. Brave New World 9,3
    7. The X Factor 9,1
    8. Killers 9,0
    8. The Final Frontier 9,0
    10.The Number of the Beast 8,8
    11. Virtual XI 8,5
    12. Iron Maiden 8,4
    13. No Prayer for the Dying 8,0
    14. Fear of the Dark 7,9
    15. A Matter of Life and Death 6,9


    Jeffmetal anno 2016
    :
    1. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 9,75
    2. Killers 9,6
    3. Powerslave 9,5
    4. Somewhere in Time 9,25
    5. Piece of Mind 9,22
    6. Dance of Death 9
    6. The Book of Souls 9
    8. The X-Factor 8,82
    9. The Number of the Beast 8,75
    10. Iron Maiden 8,62
    11. Brave New World 8,6
    12. Virtual XI 7,87
    13. Fear of the Dark 7,8
    14. The Final Frontier 7,6
    15. No Prayer for the Dying 7,1
    16. A Matter of Life and Death 6,9
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2016
  7. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    And Jeffmetal has nothing to do today!
     
  8. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    Ahahahahahahahah... Mind you that I'm at my job, now (a bank). The client's lists are waning, the crisis in Brasil is allowing me to do it. Ahahahahahahahahah...
     
  9. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    @Jeffmetal I finshed the comparison with 5 years ago.

    Biggest riser: Killers (0,6 points).
    Biggest loser: The Final Frontier (1,4 points)
     
  10. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

  11. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    You're welcome! Will do.
     
  12. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    2016
    1: Somewhere In Time - 9
    2: A Matter of Life and Death - 8.7
    3: Killers - 8.45
    4: The Final Frontier 8.4
    5: The Number of the Beast - 8.11
    6: Iron Maiden - 6.78

    2011:
    1. Killers 9,3
    4. The Final Frontier 8,6
    6. Somewhere in Time 8,5

    8. A Matter of Life and Death 8,4
    10. The Number of the Beast 8,1
    14. Iron Maiden 7,0
     
  13. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    Based on a complete ordering of the songs, and then rating the bottom 10% with a 1, the next with a 2, and so on:

    01 - 7.50 - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
    02 - 6.91 - The Book Of Souls
    03 - 6.27 - Dance Of Death
    04 - 6.25 - Somewhere In Time
    05 - 6.00 - The Number Of The Beast
    06 - 5.88 - Virtual XI
    07 - 5.67 - Fear Of The Dark
    08 - 5.60 - The Final Frontier
    09 - 5.50 - Brave New World
    10 - 5.33 - Iron Maiden
    11 - 5.33 - Piece Of Mind
    12 - 5.25 - Powerslave
    13 - 5.20 - A Matter Of Life And Death
    14 - 5.00 - Killers
    15 - 4.00 - No Prayer For The Dying
    16 - 4.00 - X Factor

    Virtual XI placement is particularly surprising to me.
     
  14. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    So you ranked the songs 1-155?
     
  15. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    I also included Invasion, Burning Ambition, Virus, I Live My Way, Justice of the Peace and Judgement Day so 1-161.
     
  16. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Impressive work to make a top 161! I spent ages building my top 50 a while back.

    So you've succeeded to make an order of the albums using this method. But the ratings don't give a clue of how good or bad a song or album really is, not even in your eyes, let alone us understanding it. The ratings have no meaning, apart from saying: better than this song, worse than this song.

    The ratings are based on percentages (and related numbers; 1-10) from a group of 161, and not on quality of individual songs. Even if you say that the 10's represent the perfect songs, then the total number of songs decided which song is perfect and not your own view.

    Take the song leading the 2nd 10% segment. According to your method it gets a 9. You don't even have to think about the song. Once again: only its place in the order decided it, not it's individual quality.

    And who says you must have 10% of equally perfect songs or 10% of equally worst songs? Maybe less or more songs deserve such label in your view? It depends on how the good songs are. And that... we don't know.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2016
  17. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    Thanks - Ranking them was a lot harder than I expected. Several attempts at doing it directly failed, so I eventually ranked the songs within each album, and then slowly collated the albums that way.

    I agree with you - it's completely imperfect and it doesn't actually even give the album order the way I would choose it - specifically it gives undue weight to albums with songs I don't find offensive either way, and the variation in 16 songs is quite big. Virtual XI in particular shot up significantly because of it.
     
  18. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    It was still an interesting and (once again) impressive undertaking nonetheless! Would you post the order of songs?
     
  19. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    I can do though I'd prefer till the summer when I have time to give a proper write up for each.
     
  20. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    As you wish! With a write up, it's even better.
     

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