Album rankings per person

Hmm, interesting. I'll also make such an alternative list, but I do not find it as important as the first, because excluding songs from an album is not what this is about, is it? Then we would rank incomplete (or compressed / shrunken / fil in your favourite term here ;-) ) albums.
It's a natural tool for smoothing out the peaks & troughs of an average.
Huh? Why would you (on purpose) influence the outcome in the list?
It was a tie otherwise. Just a further tool for teasing out a gap between them & establishing an order. I could just as easily have just picked one over the other.

I don't think the second list matters either; just sharing it.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
It still is interesting. I'm curous how well some albums would fare without the biggest "stinkers", although at the same time it doesn't feel that fair, since they are part of it.

I'll do this too but what if an album has more than one song with the same lowest score (same for highest)? How does it exactly work?
 
You just take out the highest & lowest, regardless of whether there are multiple tracks with the same rating. You can probably see how it works by looking at a few of mine. It basically smooths over tracks that are either totally dragging an album down or elevating it beyond the average. The equivalent of saying this album is really good apart from; and this album is okay except one stunning track. You get the idea. Really consistent albums (aMoLaD for me) are relatively unaffected.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
2016:
01. Somewhere in Time 9,38
02. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 9,25
03. Powerslave 8,75
04. No Prayer for a Dying 8,7
05. Piece of Mind 8,56
06. The X-Factor 8,36
07. Iron Maiden 8,33
08. A Matter of Life and Death 8,3
09. The Number of the Beast 8,22
10. Brave New World 8,2
11. Fear of the Dark 8,08
12. Killers 8
13. The Final Frontier 7,9
14. The Book of Souls 7,82
15. Virtual XI 7,63
16. Dance of Death 7,36
@Jer and others who may want to do this, would you make your album ranking list here?
 

Jer

Chaotic Energy
2018 Rankings:

1. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son: 9.3 >
2. Powerslave: 8.8 >
3. A Matter Of Life And Death: 8.5 >
4. Somewhere In Time: 8.1 >
5. Piece Of Mind: 7.8 >
6. The Number Of The Beast: 7.8 >
7. The Book Of Souls: 7.6 >
8. Brave New World: 7.4 >
9. The Final Frontier: 7.0 >
10. No Prayer For The Dying: 7.0 >
11. Killers: 6.8 >
12. Dance Of Death: 6.7 >
13. Fear Of The Dark: 6.0 >
14. Iron Maiden: 5.8 >
15. The X Factor: 5.5 >
16. Virtual XI: 4.6 >

Piece Of Mind and The Number Of The Beast weren't actually tied, their scores were just rounded off for the list. On the other hand, The Final Frontier and No Prayer For The Dying really were exactly tied, so I broke the tie by giving the edge to the highest scoring individual songs on The Final Frontier.

My top 3 and bottom 4 albums weren't a surprise, since my views on them have been quite stable over time. Some things that did surprise me were:
  • Dance Of Death placing so low.
  • The Final Frontier placing as high as it did.
  • Brave New World placing higher than No Prayer For The Dying.
  • Somewhere In Time coming in above Piece Of Mind and The Number Of The Beast.
  • Seventh Son more than doubling the average rating of Virtual XI.
Just for fun, I'll look at some lineup-related averages in the spoiler tag below:
Avg rating of all IM albums: 7.2

Avg rating of albums with Bruce: 7.7
Avg rating of albums without Bruce: 5.7
Avg rating of albums with Paul: 6.3
Avg rating of albums with Blaze: 5.1

Avg rating of albums with Adrian: 7.8
Avg rating of albums with Janick: 6.7
Avg rating of albums with Adrian but without Janick: 8.1
Avg rating of albums with Janick but without Adrian: 5.8

Avg rating of albums with both Bruce and Adrian: 7.9
Avg rating of albums with both Bruce and Janick: 7.2
Avg rating of albums with Bruce, Adrian, and Janick: 7.4
Avg rating of albums with both Bruce and Adrian, but without Janick: 8.4
Avg rating of albums with both Bruce and Janick, but without Adrian: 6.5
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
My rankings:

1.Brave New World - 9.60
2.
The Number Of The Beast - 9.12
3.
A Matter Of Life and Death - 9.00
4.
Somewhere In Time - 8.87
5.
Dance Of Death - 8.81
6.
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - 8.75
7.
Virtual XI - 8.62
8.
Fear Of The Dark - 8.50
9.
No Prayer For The Dying - 8.40
10.
Powerslave - 8.37
11.
The Book Of Souls - 8.36
12.
The Final Frontier - 8.30
13.
Iron Maiden - 8.25
14.
Piece Of Mind - 8.22
15.
The X Factor - 8.00
16.
Killers - 7.40

Well, I must say I am surprised for some of the results. :lol:
 
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Forostar

Ancient Mariner
@CriedWhenBrucieLeft I'm finally going to do this in the upcoming weeks. One question:
You just take out the highest & lowest, regardless of whether there are multiple tracks with the same rating. You can probably see how it works by looking at a few of mine. It basically smooths over tracks that are either totally dragging an album down or elevating it beyond the average. The equivalent of saying this album is really good apart from; and this album is okay except one stunning track. You get the idea. Really consistent albums (aMoLaD for me) are relatively unaffected.
You mean: take out one song that is the highest and one song that is the lowest, right (if there are multiple tracks with same rating)? So e.g.:

10
10
9
8
7
7
7
7
7

would become:

10
10
9
8
7
7
7
7
7

would become:

10 + 9 + 8 + 7 + 7 + 7 + 7 = 55 ====> 55 / 7 = 7,86
 
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KidInTheDark666

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
BLASPHEMY ALERT!!
1. Brave new world
2. Somewhere in time
3. AMOLAD
4. The final frontier
5. Piece of mind
6. The Book of souls
7. SSOASS
8. Dance of death
9. Powerslave
10. Virtual XI
11. The number of the beast
12. Fear of the Dark
13. The x-factor
14. Iron Maiden
15. No Prayer for the dying
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16. Killers
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Diesel's end of 2018 ratings are as follows:

Going by average song scores:
1. Powerslave - 9.75
2. Brave New World - 8.9
3. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - 8.75
4. (tie) The X Factor - 8.63
4. (tie) Somewhere In Time - 8.63
6. Piece of Mind - 8.3
7. The Book of Souls - 8.18
8. Virtual XI - 8.0
9. A Matter of Life and Death - 7.9
10. The Number of the Beast - 7.6
11. Dance of Death - 7.5
12. Fear of the Dark - 6.75
13. No Prayer For The Dying - 6.7
14. The Final Frontier - 5.8
15. Killers - 5.27
16. Iron Maiden - 5.1

Going by how the songs are placed in my rankings:*
1. Powerslave - 27
2. Brave New World - 48
3. The X Factor - 52
4. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - 55
5. Somewhere In Time - 56
6. A Matter of Life and Death - 66
7. The Book of Souls - 68
8. Piece of Mind - 69
9. The Number of the Beast - 73
10. Virtual XI - 76
11. Dance of Death - 77
12. Fear of the Dark - 94
13. No Prayer For The Dying - 102
14. The Final Frontier - 114
15. Killers - 120
16. Iron Maiden - 126

Going by how I'd actual rank and rate the albums:
1. Powerslave - 100%
2. The X Factor - 100%
3. The Book of Souls - 98%
4. Brave New World - 97%
5. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - 93%
6. Virtual XI - 92%
7. Somewhere In Time - 90%
8. A Matter of Life and Death - 86%
9. Dance of Death - 85%
10. Piece of Mind - 83%
11. No Prayer For The Dying - 80%
12. The Number of the Beast - 79%
13. Fear of the Dark - 75%
14. The Final Frontier - 58%
15. Killers - 52%
16. Iron Maiden - 51%

*Full rankings will be posted in my thread tomorrow.
 

KidInTheDark666

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
Somewhere In Time 98%
AMOLAD 96%
Brave New World 96%
Piece of Mind 91%
The Final Frontier 88%
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 87%
The Book of Souls 86%
Dance of Death 85%
The Number of the Beast 85%
Powerslave 84%
The X-Factor 83%
Fear of the Dark 83%
Virtual XI 81%
No Prayer for the Dying 81%
Iron Maiden 79%
Killers 77%
 

The_7th_one

Ancient Mariner
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 10
Somewhere in Time 9,9
Powerslave 9,8
The Number of the Beast 9,6
Killers 9,5
Piece of Mind 9,4
Iron Maiden 9,2
A Matter of Life and Death 9
Brave New World / The Final Frontier 8,6
Dance of Death / The Book of Souls 8,2
No Prayer for the Dying / Fear of the Dark 7,8
The X Factor 7,7
Virtual XI 7,2
 

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
Staff member
Somewhere In Time 98%
AMOLAD 96%
Brave New World 96%
Piece of Mind 91%
The Final Frontier 88%
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 87%
The Book of Souls 86%
Dance of Death 85%
The Number of the Beast 85%
Powerslave 84%
The X-Factor 83%
Fear of the Dark 83%
Virtual XI 81%
No Prayer for the Dying 81%
Iron Maiden 79%
Killers 77%
I'm not sure what my list is, but Top 3 and Bottom 1 is same as yours.
 
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