Album rankings per person

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
2016
1: Somewhere In Time - 9
2: A Matter of Life and Death - 8.7
3: The Book of Souls - 8.64
4: Killers - 8.45
5: The Final Frontier 8.4
6: The Number of the Beast - 8.11
7: 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

Not surprising where Book of Souls is so far. Before rating the songs I had it placed as just a notch below AMOLAD and slightly better than TFF.
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
2016
1: Piece of Mind - 9
2: Somewhere In Time - 9
3: A Matter of Life and Death - 8.7
4: The Book of Souls - 8.64
5: Killers - 8.45
6: The Final Frontier 8.4
7: The Number of the Beast - 8.11
8: 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
9. Piece of Mind 8,2
10. The Number of the Beast 8,1
14. Iron Maiden 7,0
 
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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


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

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
2016
1: Piece of Mind - 9
2: Somewhere In Time - 9
3: Powerslave - 8.75
3: A Matter of Life and Death - 8.7
4: The Book of Souls - 8.64
5: Killers - 8.45
6: The Final Frontier 8.4
7: The Number of the Beast - 8.11
8: Iron Maiden - 6.78

2011:
1. Killers 9,3
4. Powerslave 8,6
4. The Final Frontier 8,6
6. Somewhere in Time 8,5
8. A Matter of Life and Death 8,4
9. Piece of Mind 8,2
10. The Number of the Beast 8,1
14. Iron Maiden 7,0

Surprised my rating for Powerslave didn't change at all. More surprised that it was rated as highly in 2011, because I feel I appreciate it much more now. Then again I've always been a big fan. That album holds many special memories.
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
1. Somewhere in Time 9.7
2. The Final Frontier 9.5
3. Brave New World 9.5
4. The Book of Souls 9.3
5. Powerslave 9
6. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 8.9
7. A Matter of Life and Death 8.7
8. Piece of Mind 8.4
9. Number of the Beast 8.4
10. Killers 8.4
11. Iron Maiden 8.3
12. Dance of Death 8.2
13. The X Factor 7.7
14. No Prayer For the Dying 7.5
15. Fear of the Dark 6.5
16. Virtual XI 5.0

This is pretty consistent with my normal rankings. The only real outlier is the X Factor, which I usually have sandwiched between Killers and Number of the Beast, however my rankings on Look For the Truth and 2 AM really brought the average down because I just think those two songs are absolutely abysmal. If I don't listen to those two songs, then the album is much more enjoyable.
 

TheTalisman

Fågel
1. Brave New World (9,2)
2. Seventh Son of A Seventh Son (9)
3. Dance of Death (9)
4. A Matter of Life and Death (8,9)
5. The X Factor (8,5)
6. Piece of Mind (8,3)
7. Somewhere In Time (8,2)
8. The Final Frontier (8,1)
9. Iron Maiden (8)
10. The Number of the Beast (7,7)
11. Fear of the Dark (7,7)
12. Powerslave (7,4)
13. Virtual XI (7,1)
14. Killers (6,9)
15. The Book of Souls (6,9)
16. No Prayer for the Dying (6,8)
 
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Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
2016
1: Somewhere In Time - 9
2: A Matter of Life and Death - 8.7
3: The Book of Souls - 8.64
4: Killers - 8.45
5: The Final Frontier 8.4
6: The Number of the Beast - 8.11
7: Iron Maiden - 6.78
8: Fear of the Dark - 5.92

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
15. Fear of the Dark 4,4

There are a couple songs that boost Fear's average rating, but as a whole I would still give it a 4. The good songs are way too few and far between.
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
2016
1: Somewhere In Time - 9
2: A Matter of Life and Death - 8.7
3: The Book of Souls - 8.64
4: Killers - 8.45
5: The Final Frontier 8.4
6: The Number of the Beast - 8.11
7: No Prayer For the Dying - 7.2
8: Iron Maiden - 6.78
9: Fear of the Dark - 5.92

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
13. No Prayer for the Dying 7,4
14. Iron Maiden 7,0
15. Fear of the Dark 4,4
 

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
Finally got around to doing the ratings for all albums. Ended up with this ranking:
  1. Somewhere in Time - 8.75
  2. Powerslave - 8.50
  3. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - 8.37
  4. A Matter of Life and Death - 8.30
  5. Piece of Mind - 7.88
  6. The Final Frontier - 7.70
  7. Brave New World - 7.50
  8. The X Factor: 7.45
  9. The Number of the Beast: 7.44
  10. The Book of Souls - 6.90
  11. Iron Maiden - 6.33
  12. Dance of Death - 6.09
  13. Killers - 5.90
  14. No Prayer for the Dying - 5.80
  15. Virtual XI - 5.75
  16. Fear of the Dark - 5.16
Pleased with the way the rankings came about. Pretty much identical to my actual album rankings, though with the inclusion of criteria such as the order of the tracks, flow and length of the album, 6th to 9th would be even more neck and neck for me. TBoS and self titled, too.
 
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Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
2016
1: Piece of Mind - 9
1: Somewhere In Time - 9
2: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - 8.88
3: A Matter of Life and Death - 8.7
4: The Book of Souls - 8.64
5: Killers - 8.45
6: The Final Frontier 8.4
7: The Number of the Beast - 8.11
8: No Prayer For the Dying - 7.2
9: Iron Maiden - 6.78
10: Fear of the Dark - 5.92

2011:
1. Killers 9,3
4. The Final Frontier 8,6
6. Somewhere in Time 8,5
6. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 8,5
8. A Matter of Life and Death 8,4
10. The Number of the Beast 8,1
13. No Prayer for the Dying 7,4
14. Iron Maiden 7,0
15. Fear of the Dark 4,4

Once again, Seventh Son and Somewhere In Time are extremely close. I would say that is representative of my actual opinions on the album. Some days I prefer SSOASS, some days I prefer SIT. They might as well be tied.
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
2016
1: Piece of Mind - 9
1: Somewhere In Time - 9
2: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - 8.88
3: Powerslave - 8.75
4: A Matter of Life and Death - 8.7
5: The Book of Souls - 8.64
6: Killers - 8.45
7: The Final Frontier 8.4
8: The Number of the Beast - 8.11
9: No Prayer For the Dying - 7.2
10: Iron Maiden - 6.78
11: Virtual XI - 6.13
12: Fear of the Dark - 5.92

2011:
1. Killers 9,3
1. Virtual XI 9,3
4. The Final Frontier 8,6
4. Powerslave 8,6
6. Somewhere in Time 8,5
6. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 8,5
8. A Matter of Life and Death 8,4
9. Piece of Mind 8,2
10. Dance of Death 8,1
10. The Number of the Beast 8,1
13. No Prayer for the Dying 7,4
14. Iron Maiden 7,0
15. Fear of the Dark 4,4
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
2016
1: Piece of Mind - 9
1: Somewhere In Time - 9
2: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - 8.88
3: Powerslave - 8.75
4: A Matter of Life and Death - 8.7
5: The Book of Souls - 8.64
6: Killers - 8.45
7: The Final Frontier 8.4
8: The Number of the Beast - 8.11
9: Dance of Death - 7.82
10: No Prayer For the Dying - 7.2
11: Iron Maiden - 6.78
12: Virtual XI - 6.13
13: Fear of the Dark - 5.92

2011:
1. Killers 9,3
1. Virtual XI 9,3
4. The Final Frontier 8,6
4. Powerslave 8,6
6. Somewhere in Time 8,5
6. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 8,5
8. A Matter of Life and Death 8,4
9. Piece of Mind 8,2
10. Dance of Death 8,1
10. The Number of the Beast 8,1
13. No Prayer for the Dying 7,4
14. Iron Maiden 7,0
15. Fear of the Dark 4,4
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
I think Brave New World will likely drop a bit and X Factor will either stay the same or raise very slightly.
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
2016
1: Piece of Mind - 9
1: Somewhere In Time - 9
2: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - 8.88
3: Powerslave - 8.75
4: A Matter of Life and Death - 8.7
5: The Book of Souls - 8.64
6: Killers - 8.45
7: The Final Frontier 8.4
8: The Number of the Beast - 8.11
9: The X Factor - 8.1
10: Dance of Death - 7.82
11: No Prayer For the Dying - 7.2
12: Iron Maiden - 6.78
13: Virtual XI - 6.13
14: Fear of the Dark - 5.92

2011:
1. Killers 9,3
1. Virtual XI 9,3
4. The Final Frontier 8,6
4. Powerslave 8,6
6. Somewhere in Time 8,5
6. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 8,5
8. A Matter of Life and Death 8,4
9. Piece of Mind 8,2
10. Dance of Death 8,1
10. The Number of the Beast 8,1
12. The X Factor 7,6
13. No Prayer for the Dying 7,4
14. Iron Maiden 7,0
15. Fear of the Dark 4,4

DOD and X Factor essentially switched places. That seems right to me.
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
2016
1: Piece of Mind - 9
1: Somewhere In Time - 9
2: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - 8.88
3: Powerslave - 8.75
4: A Matter of Life and Death - 8.7
5: The Book of Souls - 8.64
6: Killers - 8.45
7: The Final Frontier - 8.4
8: Brave New World - 8.3
9: The Number of the Beast - 8.11
10: The X Factor - 8.1
11: Dance of Death - 7.82
12: No Prayer For the Dying - 7.2
13: Iron Maiden - 6.78
14: Virtual XI - 6.13
15: Fear of the Dark - 5.92

2011:
1. Killers 9,3
1. Virtual XI 9,3
3. Brave New World 9,0
4. The Final Frontier 8,6
4. Powerslave 8,6
6. Somewhere in Time 8,5
6. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 8,5
8. A Matter of Life and Death 8,4
9. Piece of Mind 8,2
10. Dance of Death 8,1
10. The Number of the Beast 8,1
12. The X Factor 7,6
13. No Prayer for the Dying 7,4
14. Iron Maiden 7,0
15. Fear of the Dark 4,4

FINISHED. I think 2016 is far more accurate to my actual rankings. These polls are always a lot of fun.
 
Not sure when I'll get through rating all of the albums, but have made the following start:

RANKING:
Chronological Order

Iron Maiden (1980) 7.75* > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
* Including Sanctuary 7.56

Killers (1981) 7.80** > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
** Including Twilight Zone 7.64

The Number of the Beast (1982) 8.13*** > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
*** Including Total Eclipse 8.00

Piece of Mind (1983) 8.67 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
Powerslave (1984) 8.75 > [Rated: 26/06/2017]
Somewhere in Time (1986) 9.13 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) 8.88 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
No Prayer for the Dying (1990) 8.00 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
Fear of the Dark (1992) 7.83 > [Rated: 28/06/2017]
The X Factor (1995) 7.82 > [Rated: 01/07/2017]
Virtual XI (1998) 8.00 > [Rated: 01/07/2017]
Brave New World (2000) 8.50 > [Rated: 02/07/2017]
Dance of Death (2003) 7.73 > [Rated: 02/07/2017]
A Matter of Life and Death (2006) 9.00 > [Rated: 03/07/2017]
The Final Frontier (2010) 8.30 > [Rated: 07/07/2017]
The Book of Souls (2015) 8.45 > [Rated: 20/05/2018]
Order by Rating

01. Somewhere in Time (1986) 9.13 >
02. A Matter of Life and Death (2006) 9.00 >
03. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) 8.88 >
04. Powerslave (1984) 8.75 >
05. Piece of Mind (1983) 8.67 >
06. Brave New World (2000) 8.50 >
07. The Book of Souls (2015) 8.45 >
08. The Final Frontier (2010) 8.30 >
09. The Number of the Beast (1982) 8.13 >
10. Virtual XI (1998) 8.00 >
11. No Prayer for the Dying (1990) 8.00 >
12. Fear of the Dark (1992) 7.83 >
13. The X Factor (1995) 7.82 >
14. Killers (1981) 7.80 >
15. Iron Maiden (1980) 7.75 >
16. Dance of Death (2003) 7.73 >

2018 Review forthcoming @Forostar
 
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Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Cheers! And now from most to least favourite (based on ratings):

CriedWhenBrucieLeft
excluding Sanctuary, Twilight Zone and Total Eclipse:

01. Somewhere in Time (1986) 9.13 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
02. A Matter of Life and Death (2006) 9.00 > [Rated: 03/07/2017]
03. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) 8.88 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
04. Powerslave (1984) 8.75 > [Rated: 26/06/2017]
05. Piece of Mind (1983) 8.67 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
06. Brave New World (2000) 8.50 > [Rated: 02/07/2017]
07. The Book of Souls (2015) 8.45 > [Rated: 20/05/2018]
08. The Final Frontier (2010) 8.30 > [Rated: 07/07/2017]
09. The Number of the Beast (1982) 8.13 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
10. No Prayer for the Dying (1990) 8.00 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
10. Virtual XI (1998) 8.00 > [Rated: 01/07/2017]
12. Fear of the Dark (1992) 7.83 > [Rated: 28/06/2017]
13. The X Factor (1995) 7.82 > [Rated: 01/07/2017]
14. Killers (1981) 7.80 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
15. Iron Maiden (1980) 7.75 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
16. Dance of Death (2003) 7.73 > [Rated: 02/07/2017]

including Sanctuary, Twilight Zone and Total Eclipse:

01. Somewhere in Time (1986) 9.13 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
02. A Matter of Life and Death (2006) 9.00 > [Rated: 03/07/2017]
03. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) 8.88 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
04. Powerslave (1984) 8.75 > [Rated: 26/06/2017]
05. Piece of Mind (1983) 8.67 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
06. Brave New World (2000) 8.50 > [Rated: 02/07/2017]
07. The Book of Souls (2015) 8.45 > [Rated: 20/05/2018]
08. The Final Frontier (2010) 8.30 > [Rated: 07/07/2017]
09. The Number of the Beast (1982) 8.00 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
09. No Prayer for the Dying (1990) 8.00 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
09. Virtual XI (1998) 8.00 > [Rated: 01/07/2017]
12. Fear of the Dark (1992) 7.83 > [Rated: 28/06/2017]
13. The X Factor (1995) 7.82 > [Rated: 01/07/2017]
14. Dance of Death (2003) 7.73 > [Rated: 02/07/2017]
15. Killers (1981) 7.64 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
16. Iron Maiden (1980) 7.56 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
 
Cheers! And now from most to least favourite (based on ratings):

CriedWhenBrucieLeft
excluding Sanctuary, Twilight Zone and Total Eclipse:

01. Somewhere in Time (1986) 9.13 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
02. A Matter of Life and Death (2006) 9.00 > [Rated: 03/07/2017]
03. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) 8.88 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
04. Powerslave (1984) 8.75 > [Rated: 26/06/2017]
05. Piece of Mind (1983) 8.67 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
06. Brave New World (2000) 8.50 > [Rated: 02/07/2017]
07. The Book of Souls (2015) 8.45 > [Rated: 20/05/2018]
08. The Final Frontier (2010) 8.30 > [Rated: 07/07/2017]
09. The Number of the Beast (1982) 8.13 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
10. No Prayer for the Dying (1990) 8.00 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
10. Virtual XI (1998) 8.00 > [Rated: 01/07/2017]
12. Fear of the Dark (1992) 7.83 > [Rated: 28/06/2017]
13. The X Factor (1995) 7.82 > [Rated: 01/07/2017]
14. Killers (1981) 7.80 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
15. Iron Maiden (1980) 7.75 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
16. Dance of Death (2003) 7.73 > [Rated: 02/07/2017]

including Sanctuary, Twilight Zone and Total Eclipse:

01. Somewhere in Time (1986) 9.13 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
02. A Matter of Life and Death (2006) 9.00 > [Rated: 03/07/2017]
03. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) 8.88 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
04. Powerslave (1984) 8.75 > [Rated: 26/06/2017]
05. Piece of Mind (1983) 8.67 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
06. Brave New World (2000) 8.50 > [Rated: 02/07/2017]
07. The Book of Souls (2015) 8.45 > [Rated: 20/05/2018]
08. The Final Frontier (2010) 8.30 > [Rated: 07/07/2017]
09. The Number of the Beast (1982) 8.00 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
09. No Prayer for the Dying (1990) 8.00 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
09. Virtual XI (1998) 8.00 > [Rated: 01/07/2017]
12. Fear of the Dark (1992) 7.83 > [Rated: 28/06/2017]
13. The X Factor (1995) 7.82 > [Rated: 01/07/2017]
14. Dance of Death (2003) 7.73 > [Rated: 02/07/2017]
15. Killers (1981) 7.64 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
16. Iron Maiden (1980) 7.56 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
Uh, thanks.

Including bonus tracks doesn't really exist in my head, to by honest; so you can scrap the second list. The alternative list is the truncated averages of each album; being the average with both top & bottom rated tracks excluded. I used the truncated average in the first instance to place VXI above NPftD; using 8.17 & 8.13 respectively. Looking at the order also changes the order of two other pairs:

01. Somewhere in Time (1986) 9.17 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
02. A Matter of Life and Death (2006) 9.00 > [Rated: 03/07/2017]
03. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) 9.00 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]
04. Piece of Mind (1983) 8.71 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
05. Powerslave (1984) 8.67 > [Rated: 26/06/2017]

06. The Book of Souls (2015) 8.56 > [Rated: 20/05/2018]
07. Brave New World (2000) 8.50 > [Rated: 02/07/2017]

08. The Final Frontier (2010) 8.38 > [Rated: 07/07/2017]
09. The Number of the Beast (1982) 8.17 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
10. Virtual XI (1998) 8.17 > [Rated: 01/07/2017]
11. No Prayer for the Dying (1990) 8.13 > [Rated: 27/06/2017]

12. Fear of the Dark (1992) 7.90 > [Rated: 28/06/2017]
13. The X Factor (1995) 7.78 > [Rated: 01/07/2017]
14. Killers (1981) 7.75 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
15. Iron Maiden (1980) 7.67 > [Rated: 25/06/2017]
16. Dance of Death (2003) 7.67 > [Rated: 02/07/2017]
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
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.
I used the truncated average in the first instance to place VXI above NPftD; using 8.17 & 8.13 respectively.
Huh? Why would you (on purpose) influence the outcome in the list?
 
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