Gotthard Review
Posted by: Pressure ()
Date: April 03, 2014 02:04AM

A suggestion, not a complaint

Andrew, I'll start by saying I look forward to your reviews and appreciate the time that goes into writing a comprehensive review. The text always provides a guide I can take to heart and matches the soundbites. Even if I don't agree based on taste, I can see where you are coming from. It is the score that sometimes seems out of balance with your actual review and seems to cause the most debate.

This is not a question of whether we should agree with your review, but whether your review agrees with itself.

The Gotthard review is a prime example of where your ratings sometimes don't make a lot of sense. Reading the text of the review (without hearing the music) I would never give a score of 90, which on your scale is a MUST BUY. It reads like an upper 70's (definitely good) or low 80s (very good) score. The House of Lords is another where you were "struggling to get into it" and of the choruses "a couple don't work and a couple are a bit annoying." Yet it too gets a MUSt BUY score of 90.

It would seem like anything in the 90's should be as it says, a MUST BUY with near (obviously not unanimous, but nearly) universal appeal to those who frequent the site. The songs, execution, and production should all be great. So long as we like the style (or singer), we should love it.

I know it has been suggested many times, but perhaps with the launch of the fresh site, you would reconsider a fresh review system. A simple 5 or 10 point scale is what everyone else seems to use and is easy to understand and keep consistent.

Either way, keep up the good work.


"It can turn a lump of coal into a flawless diamond, or an average person into a perfect basketcase." (

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Gotthard Review689 Pressure 04/03/2014 02:04AM
Re: Gotthard Review 358 patiscat 04/03/2014 02:26AM
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Re: Gotthard Review 323 Terry K. 04/03/2014 04:56AM
Re: Gotthard Review 387 Andrew 04/03/2014 08:25AM
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Re: Gotthard Review 318 Andrew 04/03/2014 12:55PM
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Another suggestion Andrew.. 118 Kauna 04/06/2014 09:59AM
Re: Another suggestion Andrew.. 127 Andrew 04/06/2014 10:51AM

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