It seems like every CD review I have seen has a number rating. Usually 5 or 10 means great. 1 means bad. Somehow people who are reviewing a CD are able to quantify the goodness of the experience with a number on a scale.
Could I do that? I have. But it always felt wrong. Especially when talking about local music. I hate hate hate competition when it comes to music.
Is it because I can’t decide which band or which song I like better than another song? No.
Is it because I want a shitty band to continue living in denial? No.
My goal with this web site is to connect people with the local music that they might like. I don’t know of anyone else trying to do that. And I take it very seriously. And I think it does everyone a disservice to try and sum up a CD, band, or song with a number.
So, starting now, none of my reviews will rank the bands or quantify the experience into a grade or a rating. I will tell you about the experience, and let you judge whether you want to listen or not. I will be informative, and I will be judgmental. But I will not sum up the experience in an artificial way.
If you are a band, and you want to hear more in-depth criticism of what I like or don’t like, then feel free to ask me privately. But publicly, my reviews will come from the understanding that all music has a home somewhere.