Re: A Question About Ratings

Date:2019-03-04 19:02:13
In Reply To:A Question About Ratings by Nosferatwo
I was thinking about this, since I get accused of being way too negative (even though, by numbers, I think Pirage is the only one here (including the PM:X2 side) who names more albums he likes in a given year).

I haven't used a ratings system in a long time, so I started thinking about all the records I've been listening to this year, and in recent times, and I wondered how my allocation compares to everyone else.

The question of the day is this; Whether you use a 10/10 scale, or five stars (which is why I gravitated towards), how many perfect scores would you have given out over the last ___ years?

Myself, I can't even reach a handful. I'll reach back to 2012, since that was the last absolute five-star album for me came out. Since then, there are perhaps three albums I would have given a perfect score, and that includes all of my Album Of The Year winners. I used to give five stars to Transatlantic's "Kaleidoscope", but I'm tempted to lower than a fraction. I will go the full five on the "Dracula" album, and I'm leaning towards it for the new Soen album. I wouldn't even give the full five to "Lykaia", since one of my favorite songs was technically listed as a bonus track, and it feels incomplete without it (and another great one was left for an iTunes bonus - boo!).

How about you guys?
I'm quite strict on full marks too believe it or not. Well I am now anyway. Even Avantasia failed by a whisker to get top marks from me, but I finally have a 10/10 this month. Going back I was probably giving more top scores but I don't think I was actually doing a numerical rating so it's hard to say. Only started the out of 10 thing this year. It's actually more of a guide to myself as sometimes I can see a change of opinion like what was I thinking giving something a 9/10 say when it only deserved a 7.5 etc and sometimes vice versa.

These are my top 5s going back to 2012. Max scores have an M after them. 13 Maximums in total.

05. Visigoth - Conqueror's Oath
04. Dynazty - Firesign
03. Tremonti - A Dying Machine M
02. W.E.T. - Earthrage M
01. Powerwolf - The Sacrament of Sin M

05. The Dark Element - st
04. Lionville - A World of Fools
03. Harem Scarem - United M
02. Orden Ogan - Gunmen M
01. Eclipse - Monumentum M

05. Volbeat - Seal The Deal and Let's Boogie
04. Primal Fear - Rulebreaker
03. Myrath - Legacy
02. Titanium - Atomic Number 22
01. Serious Black - Mirrorworld M

05. Care Of Night - Connected
04. Stratovarius - Eternal
03. Powerwolf - Blessed and Possessed M
02. Cain's Offering - Stormcrow M
01. Eclipse - Armageddonize M

05. Iron Savior - Rise Of The Hero
04. Kobra And The Lotus - High Priestess
03. Allen-Lande - The Great Divide
02. Dynazty - Renatus
01. Work Of Art - Framework M

05. Gloryhammer - Tales From the Kingdom of Fife
04. Find Me - Wings of Love
03. Battle Beast - Battle Beast
02. Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
01. Stratovarius - Nemesis M

05 - Sabaton - Carolus Rex
04 - H.E.A.T - Address The Nation
03 - Kamelot - Silverthorn
02 - Reinxeed - Welcome To The Theater
01 - Eclipse - Bleed & Scream M

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