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Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby CrowsOnAWire » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:25 am

Now that Walk the Sky has been released and we’ve all had several days to digest it, it’s time to update our rankings of all AB albums - best to worst.

Here is my ranking:

1. Fortress
2. Blackbird/Walk The Sky - undecided
3. AB III
4. ODR
5. TLH

Could all change, these ranking are never set in stone.

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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby George » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:46 am

1. Blackbird
2. One Day Remains
3. Fortress
4. Walk The Sky
5. ABIII
6. The Last Hero
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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby AHart96 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:13 am

1. Fortress
2. Blackbird
3-4. AB III/Walk the Sky
5. One Day Remains
6. The Last Hero
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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby Blackbird » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:18 am

Very hard to say at this early point in time because AB albums always grow on me with time. If I predict where WTS will likely end up though, this would be my ranking:

1. ABIII
2. Fortress
3. Blackbird/WTS
5. The Last Hero
6. One Day Remains

Blackbird and WTS are probably more consistent than Fortress (i.e. Fortress has more skip tracks for me), but I'd probably rank 4 or 5 Fortress songs higher than all but one of the songs on these albums, so I'd still consider Fortress the better album all in all.

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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby TheEndisHere » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:23 am

As I said in a different thread, I have tiers because my opinions change a lot so:
Tier 1: Blackbird & Fortress
Tier 2: Walk the Sky, ABIII, ODR
Tier 3: TLH

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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby MuffinMcFluffin » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:30 am

So, there's a whole thread on this already. Is there a reason we're starting over?

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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby RevenantGB » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:42 am

I have an extraordinarily hard time ranking each individual album, mainly because I never know which metric to focus upon (for example, album-wide consistency or the strength of individual songs?) Having said that, this is my personal ranking:

1) Fortress
2) Blackbird
3) Walk the Sky
4) ABIII
5) The Last Hero
6) One Day Remains
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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby RevenantGB » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:47 am

MuffinMcFluffin wrote:So, there's a whole thread on this already. Is there a reason we're starting over?

edit: didn't realise how new the thread in question was
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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby CrowsOnAWire » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:36 am

MuffinMcFluffin wrote:So, there's a whole thread on this already. Is there a reason we're starting over?


Is there? Didn’t realise. I just saw the best AB album thread not a ranking of every album.

Apologies - MODS this thread can be merged/deleted.

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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby Thomz87 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:50 am

Just my two cents:

1. Fortress
2. Walk The Sky
3. The Last Hero
4. Blackbird
5. AB III
6. One Day Remains

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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby gbruin » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:54 pm

It's still quite early for WTS but here's for today...

1. ODR
2. Blackbird
3. Fortress
4. Walk The Sky/AB III
6. The Last Hero
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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby Fortress1988 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:15 pm

1. AB3
2. FORTRESS
3. BLACKBIRD
4. WALK THE SKY
5. ODR
6.THE LAST HERO

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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby AB4Lyfe » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:25 pm

1. Fortress
2. Blackbird
3a. Walk the Sky
3b. AB3
5. One Day Remains
6. The Last Hero

I had The Last Hero much higher when the album dropped, but it did not age well.

Recency bias says Walk the Sky is tied with AB3, but that could change. Depending on how well the album ages, it may take sole possession of third or fourth. Made an AWESOME first impression though.
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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby rscotta831 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:54 am

CrowsOnAWire wrote:
1. Fortress
2. Blackbird/Walk The Sky - undecided
3. AB III
4. ODR
5. TLH



TLH ranked last by CrowsOnAWire. Now that’s irony.

Side note - I don’t understand the common dislike for TLH. Six of the songs on that album are among my Top 30-35 AB songs.

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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby Jesterhead92 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:03 pm

1: Blackbird
1.5: Fortress

3: One Day Remains
3.5: Walk The Sky

5. ABIII

6. The Last Hero

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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby nildiven » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:00 am

1. Fortress
2. BB

3. TLH
4. ODR
5. WTS
6. ABIII

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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby Arctic » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:54 am

1a. Blackbird
1b. Fortress
2. Walk The Sky
3. AB III
4. One Day Remains
5. The Last Hero
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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby riemslag1 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:31 am

ABIII
Fortress
Blackbird
WTS
ODR
TLH

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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby CrowsOnAWire » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:43 am

rscotta831 wrote:
CrowsOnAWire wrote:
1. Fortress
2. Blackbird/Walk The Sky - undecided
3. AB III
4. ODR
5. TLH



TLH ranked last by CrowsOnAWire. Now that’s irony.

Side note - I don’t understand the common dislike for TLH. Six of the songs on that album are among my Top 30-35 AB songs.


It is slightly ironic, however ranking TLH last doesn’t mean it’s a bad album. There is no “bad” AB album in my opinion. It’s just the least good album they’ve made. TLH has some really good songs, Crows On A Wire being one of them. Plus it’s a good song title.

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Re: Ranking Alter Bridge albums

Postby riemslag1 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:11 am

That’s true.
There is no bad AB album, just a least best.


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