Wednesday, March 14, 2018

RE-SCORE: Boston Spaceships: Zero to 99 (2009)

TOTAL SCORE: 47, AVG: 2.94

Using my new scoring method (Details can be found here), I wanted to tackle my previous entries for the Boston Spaceships before covering the final two albums that I have yet to cover. In the same year that the Boston Spaceships release the amazing Planets Are Blasted, they also put out this solid 3rd album. Though it doesn't reach the greatness of Planets Are Blasted, I think overall it is still a better effort than their rookie effort, Brown Submarine...


    It is funny how over time our tastes can change. In my previous post on this album, 12 of the album's 16 songs made the playlist, and three of the tracks that I called "Gems" (How Wrong You Are, Let It Rest For A While, and Mr. Ghost Town) didn't make it quite to that level in this reassessment. Mr. Ghost Town didn't even make it to "Almost Gems" this time around, but I do think that under this new system I am making it much harder to be considered a "Gem". Nothing here ranked "Among Bob's Best" but this is still such a worthy pickup. Here is the updated ranking:

    Among Bob's Best
    -- none

    Gems
    02 Radical Amazement
    14 Exploding Anthills

    Almost Gems
    02 How Wrong You Are
    06 Let It Rest For A While
    07 Trashed Aircraft Baby
    16 A Good Circuitry Soldier

    They're Good
    05 Question Girl All Right
    09 Godless
    10 Meddle
    12 Mr. Ghost Town

    They're OK
    04 Found Obstruction Rock 'n' Rolls (We're The Ones Who Believe In Love)
    08 Psycho Is A Bad Boy
    15 The Comedian

    Could Live Without
    01 Pluto The Skate
    11 Go Inside
    13 Return To Your Ship

    Toss-Offs & Throwaways
    -- none

    Given the scoring above, the album would get 47 points total (and an average of 2.94). 

    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    glad you're back