After having worked as a teacher for almost 25 years, I had the idea to rate records in relation to Motörhead records.
Not with bulldozers or the Cannabis leaf or schoolmarks. Motörhead never had a plan for doing records or productions like the majoroty of bands. A couple of bands had an artistic or a musical or a financial vision of being musicians like KISS, Metallica, Iron Maiden or Rammstein. So Motörhead is like the huge amount of professional and semiprofessional bands: okay, let´s do a record and then we go on tour to celebrate the record with our fans. Theirr record are knwon in the music business, so it is actually obvious to take their records as a reference point.
An album rated with "Overkill" unites different musical styles, good production and no fillers.
An album rated with "Bomber" shows more musical experiments and a look back about what a band hasn´t done before at a wrong moment.
An album rated with "Ace of Spades" shows a clear musical direction, combining actual styles, directions and production and avoid needless experiments.
An album rated with "The Golden Years" captured raw energy, precise drumming and an authentic sound produced with few means.
"Another Perfect Day" is given if the production is better than the songs.
"Orgasmatron" means, that the songs are quite good, but the production and the mastering muted the power of the band.
"What´s Words Worth" is for an authentic production with no overdubs and songs with an outpouring energy.
"Inferno" is given for a precision in timing and songwriting, a capture of live sound and energy and a perfect artwork.