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Wasting Love

Discussion in 'Fear Of The Dark' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.

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How good is Wasting Love on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    12.1%
  2. 9

    18.2%
  3. 8

    33.3%
  4. 7

    21.2%
  5. 6

    6.1%
  6. 5

    6.1%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    3.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: Daily Song: Wasting Love

    They are polarizing terms, leaving no room for anything in between. Good is a good term but there's surely something between good and bad or good and mediocre.
     
  2. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Wasting Love

    I do agree, though, that mediocre is quite a negative term.  I'd say use a five point scale, with excellent/great, good, average, bad, and terrible.
     
  3. Mega

    Mega Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Wasting Love

    I never said that all of the songs in each group are equel. Some mediocre songs are better then others; Also, I only used these adjectives for a lack of a better term, it's not like it can be perfectly divided into 3 groups.
     
  4. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: Daily Song: Wasting Love

    I have a more negative idea of the word mediocre (worse than this definition even), but maybe I'm exaggerating, and have misunderstood the word.  <_<


    "Average" is one of the terms which could come after good.
    Or "reasonable" or "tolerable" (?)

    I apologize for my remark in my previous post (last sentence). I deleted it.
     
  5. Mega

    Mega Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Wasting Love

    I guess average is ok, but Maiden's "average" song quality is pretty damn high.
     
  6. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Wasting Love

    The level of hair-splitting that has been reached here is astonishing.
     
  7. national acrobat

    national acrobat Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Wasting Love

    We're getting too far into semantics here.

    But you have seperated votes into just "like" and dislike". And this also highlights the difficulties in analysing voting results when people are voting to different criteria. For example, you call a 5/10 a "dislike", when for me that gives an almost average score, and in the Iron Maiden catalogue that signifies a probably bloody good song and one which I like a lot. I realise that you're using those terms to try and analyse the votes against perceived perception of the album drawn from previous threads and discussions, but with people voting on different scales I think that's pretty difficult to do.
     
  8. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: Daily Song: Wasting Love

    *splits a few more hairs*

    I know people have different scales, but only a few have very different scales.
    I have trouble making sense of your negative rankings while sometimes your reviews are positive, but as long as you are one of the few it's not too confusing for the overall view. ;)

    Back to the like and dislike.

    This division I made -1-5 (dislike) and 6-10 (like)-, is based on grades we got on my own secondary school. A 6 and eveything else is sufficient (positive). A 5 is unsufficient and everything under it too (negative). This is not an abnormal system when I want to compare this with the overall tone I often read about this album on this forum.

    I decided to use this perspective because in previous discussions this particular album was often trashed, indicating that someone who trashed it would give not higher than a 5 (a 6 is not crap, a 6 is not mediocre, a 6 is not bad).

    Now I see that the majority of people have voted positive (6 or higher), and this changes the idea that I had.
     
  9. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Wasting Love

    Not to interrupt your discussion, but can I move this thread and put up the next one?
     
  10. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: Daily Song: Wasting Love

    Sure!
     
  11. Mega

    Mega Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Wasting Love

    The hell you can :mad:


    What's the next song? Oh, I need to lsiten to this one again.
     
  12. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    4. Terrible attempt at power ballads that were popular in early '90s metal music (Nothing Else Matters).
     
  13. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    An attempt to make a good power ballad, but not good. 5/10.
     
  14. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    One of the better songs on the album. I've always liked Jan on acoustic and this has a pretty good intro too. 5/10
     
  15. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    Hmm? One of the better songs and a 5/10 for rating?

    Pretty much a bad attempt in power ballads. I'm not such a big fan of them, except for a few. 6/10
     
  16. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I really don't like that album.
     
  17. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    8/10, I really like this song, it sounds wonderful, the guitars sound beautiful, vocals sound really great too.
     
  18. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    One of my favorite Maiden ballads. Bruce really tears it up on this song, and I must say that I think that his performance on this album is one of his best ever. 10/10.
     
  19. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    I enjoy this more now than when it came out, then I would have given it a 3, but it has held up well .. so a 6.
     
  20. 9. I'm usually not much of a fan of ballads, but this is one of my favorite's on the album. Very beautiful song, great chorus, and I think this is one of the most underrated metal ballads out there.
     

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