RE: Well...
Posted by: Phil ()
Date: December 31, 2000 10:34PM

Hi Ron,

I tend to agree with you that on the whole most reviews are far too positive. One thing you have to realise though is that a web-site may be written by one or two people with only one or two opinions, therefore it stands to reason that some will be negative. A magazine is the opinions of 10-20 different people with different tastes, so it's at least ten times more likely that at least one person on the staff will like a particular CD.
The reason I bring this up is that you mentioned Fireworks and Rockreport by name, one of which I have more than a passing interest in.
I can't speak for the guys at Rockreport, but the way Fireworks does things is that each reviewer volunteers albums they'd like to review, almost all of them are CD's that we've bought because we like them. We haven't yet reached the Kerrang stage of wanting to give something a hatchet job because we don't like it, when there are still other people working for the same magazine who do. We try to cover almost everything so it stands to reason that the best person to review a CD is the one who likes it best, and it's very rarely that someone has to be asked to review an album because no-one has expressed an interest in it. I think, as with some longstanding magazines, you will eventually get to know the particular tastes of the people involved and will take more notice of the ones whose opinions are closest to your own.

Happy 2001,
Phil Ashcroft

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RE: Well... 182 Ron (Holland) 12/30/2000 08:20PM
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