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that may contradict the content of the review?
Usually it's because the review reads like a 6/10 (a bit disappointing, could be better vibes...) but the reviewer has awarded it 7/10 (a pat on the back, but you coulda done better, pal). I have marked a few 8s up to 9s in the past too.
Some writers don't send in a score. Others think that a 7/10 is "average" but on the whole things go up fairly untouched and it's rare that Andrzej drops me a line about scores or changes them.
no problem end thread.
the big releases that DiS reviews for shits and giggles/pageviews are the reviews people remember, though.
People only want to read it if you're praising it to the rafters or tearing it a new one. If it's going to be a middling score just don't review it and we'll assume it's too dull to bother with.
with no possible unforeseen consequences for those who care about the sanctity of Scores
and have a rating scale from 0-10 that incorporates one single decimal point (100 potential values)
it just can't be maintained or work.
Are the score aggregator sites really so valuable in terms of traffic and therefore advertising that doing away with awarding pieces of work arbitrary scores is a definite no-no?
I've genuinely never read a review fully on this website, which admittedly is more of a mental block on my part, i could easily stop before the rating, but i don't think they help, or do justice to artists, even when positive, whereas words often can.
and propose all reviews from now on to be numerical only with no other context. e.g.
Radiohead - Kid A: 4/5
they should be allowed to assign negative marks/marks greater than 5. So for example, I expect the next Bon Iver record to be at least a 23/5-er.
Kasabian - Latest Album: 1 roof / 5 (blown off)
Jake Bugg - The Buggmeister
you can pretend it's your opinion henceforth (going forward) if you like
that's not out yet
i would have said FORTHCOMING if that was the case
raise yr game
I tend to agree with most of the reviews and ratings DiS gives compared to other sites anyway. It’s cool that there’s a user score as well.
There isn't enough actual criticism and unpacking of the content, just value judgements.
By the way, I'm advocating the sort of reviews that Wire do, not verbose Quietus-type stuff.