Album rankings per person

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

  1. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Version 4.1.3

    It's a natural tool for smoothing out the peaks & troughs of an average.
    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.
     
  2. Forostar

    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?
     
  3. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Version 4.1.3

    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.
     
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  4. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Thanks! Will do.
     
  5. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    @Jer and others who may want to do this, would you make your album ranking list here?
     
  6. Jer

    Jer CriedWhenJanickStayed

    Yes, once I get through the classics.
     
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  7. Jer

    Jer CriedWhenJanickStayed

    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
     
  8. Kalata

    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 - 7.81
    16.
    Killers - 7.40

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

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    @CriedWhenBrucieLeft I'm finally going to do this in the upcoming weeks. One question:
    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
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018
  10. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Version 4.1.3

    Yes, that's correct. It has a name in maths/statistics but I can't remember what the term is.
     
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  11. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

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  12. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Version 4.1.3

  13. KidInTheDark666

    KidInTheDark666 Ghost of Benjamin Breeg

    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
    .
    .
    16. Killers
     
  14. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    :applause:
     
  15. Diesel 11

    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.
     
  16. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    ... the fuck happened to you?
     
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  17. Jer

    Jer CriedWhenJanickStayed

    I think he’s come down with a sudden and disturbing case of critical thinking! :p
     
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