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Individual song polls

Discussion in 'Commentary Discussion' started by LooseCannon, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Hi everyone,

    As you know, the individual song polls are traditionally reset when a new Iron Maiden album comes out. That will be the case with the current polls. However, whereas previously I relaunched the polls starting when the album came out, that will not be the case here.

    All polls will close on September 4th.
    Votes made up to then will count towards the 2015 rankings. I am gone to Europe and will be not able to collate forum data. The 2015 rankings will be the final rankings with 15 Iron Maiden albums.

    Polls for the first 4 albums will open on Oct. 1st.
    I will then open 4 albums per month until January.

    Statistics for 2016 will be collated in Fall 2016.
    So you have a full year from the time I open the first polls to get your grubby little numbers in.

    As always, I encourage you to re-listen to the album and, most importantly, give The Book of Souls time to sink in before voting. These statistics have been tracked for 10 years now and I anticipate tracking them for many more.
     
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  2. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Individual Song Polls for Iron Maiden and Killers are now open.

    Please proceed to the sub forums in the Commentary to vote.

    A note about the polls: They have been completely reset. The old votes are recorded. This will likely be the last time votes are ever reset; new forum software means votes can be changed. As a result, I may not feel compelled to reset the votes again in the future.

    The next set of polls will be opened in appx. 3 weeks.

    A guide to voting.

    10: Hand these out carefully! Someone who hands out a lot of 10s and 9s will not be taken seriously. A 10 is a true masterpiece in your opinion, not just a song you love, but a song you love and think is timeless.
    9: For songs that you love and you know aren't quite superb; for songs that you know are masterpieces that aren't quite your favourite.
    8: A very good song, but one that doesn't go the extra mile to be called special.
    7. A good song.
    6-5. An average song that doesn't stand out.
    3-4. A bad song. You often skip it. You have made a playlist ignoring this song.
    2. Atrocious. You dislike it, or even hate it.
    1. The Apparition.
     
  3. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    :(
     
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  4. Bombusbombus

    Bombusbombus Nomad

    Soon I'll start liking it out of spite. (I actually did enjoy it when it war released and haven't listened carfully to it for a long long time. I will certainly give it a new chance soon)
     
  5. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    For 11 years I have tracked these polls. Once Chains of Misery "beat" The Apparition. Otherwise it's consistently considered the worst.

    I'm sorry.
     
  6. Shadow

    Shadow Deluxe Edition Staff Member

    Hear the rime of the ancient poll-tracker
    See his eyes as he stops one of three
    Tells the one and only Apparition fan
    The only one that's worse is Chains of Misery

    And the voting goes on...
     
  7. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    But the #1 song is Hallowed...

    He's clicking in the last cell as the wifi starts to chime
    Reflecting on this update and it doesn't have much time
    Cause at 5 o'clock they throttle his uploooooad
    The number of polls to reset is running loooooooooow
     
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  8. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Hallowed has won every poll. So it is, in a sense, the only song more consistent than The Apparition.
     
  9. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    ROTAM won the head to head. Not a poll, but I assume counted in your average rankings.
     
  10. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Which, I interestingly enough, haven't updated yet. And yes, I was counting that.
     
  11. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I have now updated the average rankings - The Apparition is the worst song, averaging 3 places lower than Hooks in You, it's closest competitor.
     
  12. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Current rolling album averages

    Powerslave - 8.59
    A Matter of Life and Death - 8.58
    Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - 8.52

    Brave New World - 8.45
    Somewhere in Time - 8.43
    Piece of Mind - 8.37
    The Final Frontier - 8.33
    The Number of the Beast - 8.31
    The X-Factor - 8.07
    Iron Maiden - 8.01

    Killers - 7.95
    Dance of Death - 7.80
    Virtual XI - 7.67

    No Prayer For the Dying - 6.71
    Fear of the Dark - 6.60
     
  13. RTC

    RTC Libera et impera!

    Very surprised to see SiT and DoD as low as they are.
     
  14. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I'm very glad that the numbers don't reflect the SiT lust on the forum, while simultaneously disproving the "Fillerslave" arguments.
     
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  15. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Something being considered as the least populair song on this forum is something else as mentioning it as definition for "1". It was humour I guess, but stigmatizing.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015
  16. Ranko

    Ranko I'll shoot the gunner first!

    Is this a mistake?

    Edit: Oh, the old polls you mean?
     
  17. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I think that the new numbers could reflect it much better.
     
  18. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Yes, it's humour, but like all good humour, it is also true. The Apparition is, by far, the least like song Iron Maiden has ever made. I am happy some people like it, but those people should understand that it's generally considered a turd.

    Just like while I will encourage people to re-listen to The Angel and the Gambler, but I know it's always going to be given a shit rank, no matter how much I like it.
     
  19. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    The least is still not a one, (to me at least).
     
  20. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    And I'm the one writing the guide, and I say that if you feel as negatively about a song as many people do, give it a 1. Score on your own merits, mind you.
     

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