The Final Frontier: individual album judgement by yours truly

Satellite 15… The Final Frontier: 5
El Dorado: 5
Mother Of Mercy: 7
Coming Home: 7
The Alchemist: 7
Isle Of Avalon: 7
Starblind: 7
The Talisman: 10
‘The Man Who Would Be King: 6
When The Wild Wind Blows: 8

Album Average: 6,9
 
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Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. "Satellite 15.....The Final Frontier" - 7,0
  2. "El Dorado" - 8,0
  3. "Mother of Mercy" - 8,0
  4. "Coming Home" - 9,0
  5. "The Alchemist" - 8,0
  6. "Isle of Avalon" - 9,0
  7. "Starblind" - 10,0
  8. "The Talisman" - 10,0
  9. "The Man Who Would Be King" - 8,0
  10. "When the Wild Wind Blows" - 10,0
The Final Frontier: 8,7
 
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Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
1. El Dorado - 10/10
2. The Talisman - 10/10

3. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier - 9/10

4. Starblind - 8/10
5. Mother of Mercy - 8/10
6. The Alchemist - 8/10
7. Coming Home - 8/10

8. When The Wild Wind Blows - 7/10
9. The Man Who Would Be King - 7/10

10. Isle of Avalon - 6/10

Total: 8.1/10
 
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Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Actually, on second thought, El Dorado has been my favorite from the album for so long, I think last night I was just not in a mood for it. Bumped up to 10/10.
 

Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. "When the Wild Wind Blows" - 10
  2. "Starblind" - 10
  3. "The Talisman" - 10
  4. "Coming Home" - 9
  5. "El Dorado" - 8
  6. "The Alchemist" - 8
  7. "Mother of Mercy" - 7
  8. "Isle of Avalon" - 7
  9. "Satellite 15...The Final Frontier" - 7
  10. "The Man Who Would Be King" - 6
The Final Frontier: 8,2
 

NPFTD

Invader
Satellite 15...The Final Frontier - 7
El Dorado - 6
Mother of Mercy - 4
Coming Home - 9
The Alchemist - 9
Isle of Avalon - 7
Starblind - 7
The Talisman - 9
The Man Who Would Be King - 8
When The Wild Wind Blows - 9
 

CriedWhenBrucieLeft

Meme Only Account
Satellite 15... The Final Frontier 7
El Dorado 8
Mother of Mercy 8
Coming Home 9
The Alchemist 8
Isle of Avalon 9
Starblind 9
The Talisman 9
The Man Who Would Be King 8
When The Wild Wind Blows 8

Album Average 8.30

Album rankings per person
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Shmoolikipod

Stranger to the Light
Update 25/7/2018

Satellite 15... The Final Frontier: 9/10 ±0
El Dorao: 8/10 +1
Mother of Mercy: 8/10 +1
Coming Home: 9/10 ±0
The Alchemist: 8/10 ±0
Isle of Avalon: 10/10 ±0
Starblind: 10/10 +1
The Talisman: 10/10 +1
The Man Who Would Be King: 10/10 +2
When the Wild Wind Blows: 10/10 ±0

Average: 9.2 +0.6

The second half (starting with Isle of Avalon) is probably their best one
 
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Edington

Let's Get Volatile
Satellite 15... The Final Frontier - 5
El Dorado - 7
Mother of Mercy - 5
Coming Home - 7
The Alchemist - 6
Isle of Avalon - 6
Starblind - 8
The Talisman - 8
The Man Who Would Be King - 5
When The Wild Wind Blows - 8

For a grand total of 65/100... I don't know what that has to do with anything.

In a word - Booooooring.

That's really what drags the album down for me. The songs are actually very well written and probably the most progressive Maiden have ever been, it's just that no one sounds very "into it". Bruce is a particular offender. The production plays a part in this too, everything sounds so dry and lifeless. The worst of the reunion albums.
 

Jer

Love in anger
Just went through this in the individual song threads.

Satellite 15...The Final Frontier - 5/10 >
El Dorado - 6/10 >
Mother Of Mercy - 4/10 >
Coming Home - 7/10 >
The Alchemist - 6/10 >
Isle Of Avalon - 9/10 >
Starblind - 8/10 >
The Talisman - 8/10 >
The Man Who Would Be King - 7/10 >
When The Wild Wind Blows - 10/10 >

Average: 7.0/10

The album's anemic first half is a huge step down from A Matter Of Life And Death, with "Mother Of Mercy" being a particularly sour note. Thankfully the album recovers heavily in its second half with a string of great songs and a modern classic to cap it off.

This album has some issues with vocal production (why so dry?), and Bruce clearly struggles to hit notes in some places, but sounds great in others. Unfortunate.

I was surprised to see this edge out Dance Of Death in my overall album ratings, but I guess that strong second half pulled it out in the end...

(Album rankings by person post >)
 
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Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
TFF - maybe too long album, but has some really amazing songs.

Satellite 15... The Final Frontier - 6/10
El Dorado - 8/10
Mother Of Mercy - 9/10
Coming Home - 9/10
The Alchemist - 8/10
Isle Of Avalon - 8/10
Starblind - 8/10
The Talisman - 10/10
The Man Who Would Be King - 7/10
When The Wild Wind Blows - 10/10
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Average album score: 8,30
 
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Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Some ideas about other album title than The Final Frontier:

- Time Travel or Space Travel
- Alien Invasion
- The Unknown Universe
- Stars & Planets/ Cosmic Rocket
- Blue Moon/ The Dark Planet
..........
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
Just went through this in the individual song threads.

Satellite 15...The Final Frontier - 5/10 >
El Dorado - 6/10 >
Mother Of Mercy - 4/10 >
Coming Home - 7/10 >
The Alchemist - 6/10 >
Isle Of Avalon - 9/10 >
Starblind - 8/10 >
The Talisman - 8/10 >
The Man Who Would Be King - 7/10 >
When The Wild Wind Blows - 10/10 >

Average: 7.0/10

The album's anemic first half is a huge step down from A Matter Of Life And Death, with "Mother Of Mercy" being a particularly sour note. Thankfully the album recovers heavily in its second half with a string of great songs and a modern classic to cap it off.

This album has some issues with vocal production (why so dry?), and Bruce clearly struggles to hit notes in some places, but sounds great in others. Unfortunate.

I was surprised to see this edge out Dance Of Death in my overall album ratings, but I guess that strong second half pulled it out in the end...

(Album rankings by person post >)

Not sure I would agree with your markings (I'd probably give some more marks to the lower ranked songs and the album overall), but your assessment is almost word for word how I feel about this album.
 
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Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
They sound like titles for children comics about space travelling.

I do not agree. I like the album title, but Starblind or The Talisman are also good choices. Like when Maiden wondering if The Pilgrim or The Legacy should be their album title for AMOLAD, but they checked that The Legacy was used before and I think it was also a good album title.
Which has nothing to do with 9 songs out of 10.

Like SIT album, but the general opinion is that the theme of this album is time and *space(*that's more likely for TFF).
 
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