It kinds bugs me...
Posted by: Andrew ()
Date: April 25, 2001 01:41PM

...when the only time reviews are bought up here, is if someone things there is something wrong wit one - not right!

But, I did suspect I would get a certain amount of crap for that review, that is why I opened it up to other opinions in the Your CD Reviews area.
I know Asia has a strong Internet following and I have no doubt there will be many positive reviews added to that page.
After all, it was a good album for the most part, just laked that spark in my opinion and a couple more great songs.

> Although he's like a condom (guaranteed to be effective 99
> times out of 100)

Thanks for the comparison!

Andrew's review of the new Asia "Aura" is
> that 1%... the rare instance where a few more listens and a
> little more open-mindedness could have resulted in a higher
> score.

This is where I have a definte problem. Please don't EVER think that ANY review is EVER done after 1 listen. Any Cd reviewed is more likely to have been played 10-15 or ever 20 times before I review it.
Hence the sometime over analytical view of some releases.
As for open mindness - DON'T EVER accuse me of that.
I will review, rate and listen to anything and will find the good and bad points to it to the best of my ability. I would never attack something because it didn't fit my 'zone of comfort'.

Having said that - with every month, and with every review and with every album I recieve to feature - my tastes, my abilities and my outlook is imporved and increased, so I always learn from comments, compliments, questions and complaints.

> think Aura's production is definitely better than the 75%...
> I would argue this even if I wasn't a fan.)

Nope, just about right. It's all too muddy in my view. Listen to some of the producers other albums (off the top of my head Arena comes to mind...), but he is a cleaner and sharper producer normally.

> 62% is low to the point of cruel. I would give it a 90%.

Please don't insult my review mark. Rather, add your own review in the page alotted. There you can give it what ever mark your heart desires!

I hope I have answered this post in an acceptable manner.

Please also note I am sitting here today looking at a total revamp of the review template to make it even bigger better and hopefully accurate to 100% of the time.

I would like to add one further thing - If I please the majority of people the majority of the time, I will be happy with that.

Best regards,

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SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 117 koogles 04/25/2001 06:07AM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 91 Richard 04/25/2001 06:14AM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 89 Jonte 04/25/2001 06:26AM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 87 Peter M. Bietenholz 04/25/2001 07:03AM
Hmmmm.... 88Surfpunk04/25/2001 07:12AM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 87 koogles 04/25/2001 07:52AM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 81Peter M. Bietenholz04/25/2001 04:42PM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 88mark kennedy04/25/2001 05:40PM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% (Whoops!!! 86mark kennedy04/25/2001 05:48PM
Thanks Mark! 83 Andrew 04/25/2001 07:02PM
Re: Thanks Mark! 91mark kennedy04/25/2001 10:57PM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 84 adolfo 04/25/2001 08:25AM
It kinds bugs me...93 Andrew 04/25/2001 01:41PM
This is only the second time... 93 koogles 04/25/2001 02:44PM
That's OK! 89 Andrew 04/25/2001 03:01PM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 83 Brian 04/25/2001 07:35PM
Best John Wetton-less Asia CD 93 koogles 04/25/2001 10:42PM
Re: Best John Wetton-less Asia CD 83Peter M. Bietenholz04/26/2001 12:30AM
Re: Best John Wetton-less Asia CD 77Dave04/26/2001 04:18AM
new Asia is AWFULA 95 The Other Joe 04/25/2001 10:56PM
Asia is not that h-aura-ble! 112 koogles 04/25/2001 11:17PM
New Asia remains awful. 80 The Other Joe 04/26/2001 03:22AM
Hey Joe... 84Surfpunk04/26/2001 04:02AM
Your Bret Michaels comparison remains awful 91 koogles 04/26/2001 08:39AM
Re: better than Andrew's 62% ? No 90 ddregs 04/26/2001 06:16PM
The key to appreciating Aura... 103 koogles 04/27/2001 12:03AM
The key to appreciating Aura... 90mark kennedy04/27/2001 05:08PM

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