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Fear of the Dark: individual album judgement by yours truly

Discussion in 'Fear Of The Dark' started by Forostar, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Explanation -> here

    Fear of the Dark (1992) by individual members:

    7,9 Jeffmetal
    7,6 Forostar
    7,3 Fugazi
    7,0 maidenhead1996
    7,0 mckindog
    6,9 taker64
    6,8 Eddies Wingman
    6,8 Prowler_108
    6,6 Zare
    6,3 Invader
    6,2 bearfan
    6,2 Vap
    6,0 Mega
    6,0 NightProwler666
    5,8 The Mid-Distance Runner
    5,6 Perun
    5,5 Albie
    5,5 Donner
    5,4 Black_Thunder
    5,0 LooseCannon
    4,4 Stallion Duck
    4,3 national acrobat

    ATTENTION: many of you took part, but forgot only one or two songs. Would be cool if you guys would finish this. Much appreciated!  :ok:
     
  2. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Added taker64 (also here)
     
  3. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Added Fugazi (plus his judgement of the debut album).
     
  4. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Added Zare plus this rating in the "album rankings per person"-topic.
     
  5. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    Be quick or be dead: 7
    From Here to Eternity:10
    Afraid to Shoot Strangers: 10
    Fear is the Key: 8
    Childhoods End: 9.5
    Wasting Love: 8
    Fugitive: 10
    Chains of misery: 5
    Apparition: 2
    Judas Be My Guide: 10
    Weekend Warrior: 3
    Fear of the Dark: 10

    avg: 7.6
     
  6. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    Be Quick Or Be Dead 10
    Afraid To Shoot Strangers 10
    Fear Of The Dark 10
    Wasting Love 9
    Childhood's End 8
    Judas Be My Guide 8
    Weekend Warrior 8
    From Here To Eternity 8
    The Fugitive 7
    Fear Is The Key 7
    Chains Of Misery 6
    The Apparition 3

    Average: 7,8
     
  7. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Be Quick or Be Dead - 8/10
    From Here to Eternity - 6/10
    Afraid to Shoot Strangers - 10/10
    Fear Is the Key - 6/10
    Childhood’s End - 9/10
    Wasting Love - 10/10
    The Fugitive - 9/10
    Chains of Misery - 7/10
    The Apparition - 1/10
    Judas Be My Guide - 9/10
    Weekend Warrior - 1/10
    Fear of the Dark - 10/10

    Album Rating - 7.1

    One big complaint I have with Fear of the Dark is that Steve’s bass is often lost in the mix. I’m not sure if it’s a production fault or a result of Steve simplifying his approach, but it is noticeable. Despite containing some of the absolute worst songs Maiden would ever write (and one terrible bridge), Fear of the Dark has a few classics and a huge selection of underrated gems. That it remains a far more progressive album than its predecessor is due to Steve’s growing admiration for complex song structures and Janick’s influence of pure unpredictability. He may play some sloppy notes here and there, but his songwriting and wild style are responsible for a lot of Maiden’s successful post-1980s experimentation. There are signs of improvement and signs of decline all over Fear of the Dark. Bruce must have felt it, as well, because he left the band soon after to pursue his solo career and Maiden entered into an even darker period. - FULL REVIEW HERE: https://www.facebook.com/TheDuellists/posts/1638913499681326
     
  8. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    Be Quick or Be Dead - 8
    From Here to Eternity - 8
    Afraid to Shoot Strangers - 10
    Fear Is the Key - 6
    Childhood’s End - 8
    Wasting Love - 9
    The Fugitive - 6
    Chains of Misery - 6
    The Apparition - 6
    Judas Be My Guide - 10
    Weekend Warrior - 6
    Fear of the Dark - 9

    Average: 7,7
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
  9. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    6
    6
    10
    5
    8
    9
    10
    2
    2
    9
    2
    10

    6.5
     
  10. desultory

    desultory 1-2-3-compassion

    Be Quick or Be Dead - 9
    From Here to Eternity - 7
    Afraid to Shoot Strangers - 9
    Fear Is the Key - 7
    Childhood’s End - 9
    Wasting Love - 9
    The Fugitive - 9
    Chains of Misery - 7
    The Apparition - 7
    Judas Be My Guide - 9
    Weekend Warrior - 7
    Fear of the Dark - 9

    8,2
    Fear of the Dark is my#8 album.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2017
  11. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    01. Afraid to Shoot Strangers 10/10
    02. The Fugitive 10/10

    03. Childhood's End 9/10
    04. Judas Be My Guide 9/10
    05. Fear of the Dark 9/10

    06. Be Quick or Be Dead 8/10
    07. Wasting Love 8/10

    08. The Apparition 7/10
    09. Weekend Warrior 7/10
    10. Fear is the Key 7/10
    11. From Here to Eternity 7/10

    12. Chains of Misery 6/10

    Based on these ratings:
    - Fear of the Dark album score: 8,08
    - Fear of the Dark is my #11 Maiden album.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2016
  12. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Be Quick Or Be Dead - 5
    From Here To Eternity - 4
    Afraid To Shoot Strangers - 10
    Fear Is the Key - 7
    Childhood's End - 4
    Wasting Love - 8
    The Fugitive - 3
    Chains of Misery - 7
    The Apparition - 5
    Judas - 9
    Weekend Warrior - 2
    Fear of the Dark - 7

    Average: 5.92
     
  13. frus

    frus Barbed Wire Hen

    Be Quick or Be Dead 7
    From Here To Eternity 1
    Afraid to Shoot Strangers 10
    Fear is the Key 5
    Childhood's End 6
    Wasting Love 6
    The Fugitive 4
    Chains of Misery 3
    The Apparition 2
    Judas Be My Guide 9
    Weekend Warrior 4
    Fear of the Dark 8

    Fear of the Dark 5,42
    #16
     
  14. Naty

    Naty Educated Fool

    Be Quick or Be Dead - 10
    From Here to Eternity - 7
    Afraid to Shoot Strangers - 10
    Fear is The Key - 6
    Childhood's End - 7
    Wasting Love - 10
    The Fugitive - 8
    Chains of Misery - 7
    The Apparition - 2
    Judas Be My Guide - 10
    Weekend Warrior - 1
    Fear of the Dark - 10

    7,3
     
  15. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    Fear of the Dark 9
    Wasting Love 8
    Afraid to Shoot Strangers 8
    Fear is the Key 7
    Judas be my Guide 6
    Childhood's End 6
    Fugitive 5
    Be Quick or Be Dead 5
    From Here to Eternity 5
    Chains of Misery 5
    The Apparition 4
    Weekend Warrior 4

    Fear Of The Dark 6.0
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2016
  16. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    You forgot Be Quick....
     
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  17. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    Yes! The Fugitive with top marks! That song rocks. Too bad it's in most people's basement list...
     
  18. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    Well spotted!
     
  19. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    Fear Of The Dark (#15)

    Be Quick Or Be Dead: 8
    From Here To Eternity: 6
    Afraid To Shoot Strangers: 8
    Fear Is The Key: 6
    Childhood’s End: 6
    Wasting Love: 5
    The Fugitive: 5
    Chains Of Misery: 6
    The Apparition: 2
    Judas Be My Guide: 8
    Weekend Warrior: 3
    Fear Of The Dark: 9

    Album Average: 6,00
     
  20. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Gott Mit Uns

    Be Quick Or Be Dead - 9.5
    From Here To Eternity - 8.5
    Afraid to Shoot Strangers - 10
    Fear is the Key - 5.5
    Childhood's End - 9
    Wasting Love - 8
    The Fugitive - 8
    Chains of Misery - 7
    The Apparition - 9
    Judas Be My Guide - 10
    Weekend Warrior - 6.5
    Fear of the Dark - 10

    Total: 8.416/10

    Swear to god, I love The Apparition more and more each time I listen to it. It'll probably end up a 10 one of these days. Still can't see how it's Maidens worst song.
     
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