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Old November 21st 2014, 06:07 PM
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Over the last 10 days, users of this forum assigned scores to Foo Fighters songs using a spreadsheet. The list included all album songs plus some b-sides, unreleased & other, but not covers. The document is now closed for editions, but I'll keep it online as a reference for the future.

EDIT: the spreadsheet is open again -->click here
Songs by average score
[average score] [standard deviation*] Song name
  1. [9.68] [0.55] Everlong
  2. [9.11] [0.87] All My Life
  3. [9.01] [0.80] Bridge Burning
  4. [8.87] [0.91] The Pretender
  5. [8.75] [1.07] My Hero
  6. [8.72] [0.91] I'll Stick Around
  7. [8.67] [0.83] Monkey Wrench
  8. [8.67] [1.07] Hey, Johnny Park!
  9. [8.67] [1.17] Aurora
  10. [8.63] [1.01] Walking A Line
  11. [8.60] [1.09] Stacked Actors
  12. [8.60] [1.16] Arlandria
  13. [8.52] [0.80] New Way Home
  14. [8.51] [0.95] Rope
  15. [8.40] [1.63] A320
  16. [8.39] [1.32] Let It Die
  17. [8.35] [0.95] This Is A Call
  18. [8.35] [1.15] Generator
  19. [8.29] [0.97] Winnebago
  20. [8.28] [0.95] Alone + Easy Target
  21. [8.26] [1.04] White Limo
  22. [8.25] [1.34] Normal
  23. [8.24] [1.52] Exhausted
  24. [8.24] [1.05] Wind Up
  25. [8.24] [1.39] Outside
  26. [8.22] [1.07] Enough Space
  27. [8.21] [1.34] Times Like These
  28. [8.19] [1.47] Best of You
  29. [8.19] [0.89] The Feast and the Famine
  30. [8.04] [1.17] February Stars
  31. [8.04] [1.08] Gimme Stitches
  32. [8.04] [1.77] Walk
  33. [8.02] [1.29] World
  34. [8.00] [1.11] My Poor Brain
  35. [8.00] [1.03] Breakout
  36. [8.00] [1.10] Something From Nothing
  37. [7.97] [1.40] M.I.A.
  38. [7.97] [1.21] These Days
  39. [7.96] [1.16] The Colour and the Shape
  40. [7.94] [1.40] Wattershed
  41. [7.89] [1.40] I Should Have Known
  42. [7.89] [0.87] Butterflies
  43. [7.87] [1.11] DOA
  44. [7.75] [1.11] Ain't It the Life
  45. [7.73] [0.98] Up in Arms
  46. [7.73] [1.11] Dear Rosemary
  47. [7.69] [1.34] Headwires
  48. [7.68] [1.17] Make a Bet (Win or Lose)
  49. [7.64] [1.53] Come Alive
  50. [7.63] [1.46] Spill
  51. [7.61] [1.09] Have It All
  52. [7.59] [0.97] Low
  53. [7.56] [1.62] Learn to Fly
  54. [7.54] [1.45] Live-In Skin
  55. [7.53] [1.01] Big Me
  56. [7.52] [1.50] Dear Lover
  57. [7.50] [1.24] For All The Cows
  58. [7.50] [1.06] No Way Back
  59. [7.46] [1.67] But, Honestly
  60. [7.46] [1.47] How I Miss You
  61. [7.38] [1.17] Better Off
  62. [7.35] [1.15] Good Grief
  63. [7.35] [1.08] Next Year
  64. [7.34] [1.61] Congregation
  65. [7.33] [1.54] Fraternity
  66. [7.31] [1.43] Weenie Beenie
  67. [7.30] [1.34] Over and Out
  68. [7.30] [1.37] FFL
  69. [7.26] [1.24] Stranger Things Have Happened
  70. [7.26] [1.80] The One
  71. [7.22] [1.28] Come Back
  72. [7.21] [1.17] Long Road to Ruin
  73. [7.20] [1.51] On the Mend
  74. [7.16] [1.38] Miss the Misery
  75. [7.15] [1.32] Walking After You
  76. [7.11] [1.56] I'm Alone Again
  77. [7.10] [1.01] In Your Honor
  78. [7.10] [1.75] The Sign
  79. [7.07] [1.34] Floaty
  80. [7.06] [1.51] End Over End
  81. [7.06] [1.41] Another Round
  82. [7.06] [1.57] Subterranean
  83. [7.04] [1.39] The Deepest Blues Are Black
  84. [7.04] [1.22] Podunk
  85. [7.01] [1.47] Miracle
  86. [6.96] [1.61] Word Forward
  87. [6.95] [0.97] Mountain Of You
  88. [6.92] [1.25] See You
  89. [6.91] [1.60] Lonely as You
  90. [6.90] [1.26] What If I Do?
  91. [6.89] [1.38] X-Static
  92. [6.89] [0.91] Disenchanted Lullaby
  93. [6.80] [1.65] Resolve
  94. [6.77] [1.49] A Matter of Time
  95. [6.74] [1.36] Free Me
  96. [6.70] [1.49] Once & For All (Demo)
  97. [6.67] [1.45] Oh, George
  98. [6.64] [1.54] Halo
  99. [6.63] [1.59] Cheer Up, Boys
  100. [6.62] [1.79] I Am A River
  101. [6.61] [1.85] Cold Day in the Sun
  102. [6.58] [1.70] Skin and Bones
  103. [6.56] [1.08] Back & Forth
  104. [6.47] [1.42] Still
  105. [6.47] [1.49] In the Clear
  106. [6.44] [1.93] Home
  107. [6.43] [1.20] Doll
  108. [6.40] [1.43] Summer's End
  109. [6.39] [1.21] Friend of a Friend
  110. [6.39] [1.09] Erase/Replace
  111. [6.31] [1.59] Hell
  112. [6.29] [1.51] The Last Song
  113. [6.27] [1.42] Bangin'
  114. [6.26] [2.21] Wheels
  115. [6.08] [1.58] Statues
  116. [6.07] [1.79] What Did I Do? / God As My Witness
  117. [6.00] [1.83] Razor
  118. [6.00] [1.67] Seda
  119. [5.87] [0.85] If Ever
  120. [5.79] [1.62] Tired of You
  121. [5.67] [1.59] Overdrive
  122. [5.66] [2.04] Virginia Moon
  123. [5.35] [1.77] Burn Away
  124. [4.41] [1.83] The Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners

Albums by average score
[average score] [standard deviation] Song name
  1. [8.08] [0.50] The Colour And The Shape
  2. [7.96] [0.59] There Is Nothing Left To Lose
  3. [7.86] [0.68] Wasting Light
  4. [7.65] [0.70] Foo Fighters
  5. [7.25] [0.93] Sonic Highways
  6. [7.00] [0.70] One By One
  7. [6.93] [0.80] Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
  8. [6.87] [0.72] In Your Honor ([7.09] [0.80] Electric / [6.66] [0.80] Acoustic)
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Old November 21st 2014, 06:08 PM
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Songs by standard deviation (AKA most controversial songs)
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Albums by standard deviation (AKA most controversial albums)
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* The standard deviation measures the amount of variation or dispersion from the average. A low standard deviation indicates that the data points tend to be very close to the mean; a high standard deviation indicates that the data points are spread out over a large range of values
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Best songs by album
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Nice

Interesting that 3 of the top 4 are openers.
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It's funny because most of my favorite songs by them are in toward the end of every album list.
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Interesting and not as i expected
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Walking a Line is the 10th best Foo song? I say nay.
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dammit, I wish this had been more visible. Would have been more interesting with a larger sample size.
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Yeah not sure why it's been closed already, the sample size is rather small to get any real idea of wider fan opinion.
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Yeah, you would be better re-opening it and sticking a link to it in Foo Free. Plenty of people in there don't really venture into Gen Foo but still I suspect would be interested in this.
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yes didnt even know bout this
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On the first days it got several contributors, but over the last 3 days nobody contributed. That's why I thought the voting was over.

What do you suggest? The original spreadsheet link is inside another thread with kinda low visibility.
I may open the document again but this thread would make no sense anymore.

Simon? Help us

Should I edit/delete all these lists and just point a link to the spreadsheet?
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I think you could re-open the spreadsheet and include it on the original post of this thread. then whenever it reaches a new significant amount of contributors the rank can be updated periodically.
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[*][4.41] [1.83] The Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners
seriously? ... it's not bad by any means. It has no words, of course but it's still a nice groove with nice guitar work, and a bit of Razor in there. I like it!
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I thought this would be a nice place to drop this:

http://bbs.foofighters.com/showthread.php?t=148388

It's a bit of a time capsule for some members of the forum for what your tastes were 2.5-3.5 years ago! Have they changed at all?
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The spreadsheet is open again. Now I dont know if I should remove the rankings I did here or not :/
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The spreadsheet is open again. Now I dont know if I should remove the rankings I did here or not :/
Keep em, but update them when more people have voted.
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The spreadsheet is open again. Now I dont know if I should remove the rankings I did here or not :/
don't remove, just add new ones every time there's a significant amount of new entries, or edit the current ones with the new data.
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I love that Walking a Line is number 10 in the list so far. Also, both A320 and Winnebago are in the top 20. But I guess the small sample size doesn't really make this a reliable list yet, as said.

Can't believe anyone would pick White Limo above Wattershed, though!
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This should be stickied. And while we're at it, some algorithm should be added that locks in scores to keep them from being altered by others.
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