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Originally posted by Rivertree Rivertree wrote:

Originally posted by Grumpyprogfan Grumpyprogfan wrote:

Wobbler has one review, one rating. Album not released till end of October.
I hate this rushy behaviour too Angry but promos are sent out since some days





As is the case here, the review leaves me with all the confidence that the reviewer did listen to the album and has extrapolated a valid opinion of the work. As far as the one rating goes, typically early non-review ratings are removed, but in this case the rater is a trusted special collaborator who we know as a evaluator for multiple sites as well as a DJ. I am certain he has a copy which he has evaluated in the most objective manner possible. The fact that its not a 5 or a 1 star helps.

But thank you for staying vigilant.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Duddick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2020 at 13:57
Review #2487837
This is this personís first review and appears to me more concerned with his LSD experience than the music itself. Regardless of oneís views on and experiences of drugs Iím not sure itís a good thing to base a review of an lp on a chemically induced state. As mentioned, since itís his first review, maybe a kindly word re future reviews would be appropriate?!?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rdtprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2020 at 14:21
Originally posted by Duddick Duddick wrote:

Review #2487837
This is this personí first review and appears to me more concerned with his LSD experience than the music itself. Regardless of oneís views on and experiences of drugs Iím not sure itís a good thing to base a review of an lp on a chemically induced state. As mentioned, since itís his first review, maybe a kindly word re future reviews would be appropriate?!?


We can politely ask him to not make a Timothy Leary of himself.LOL At least it's a positive review! I agree that he can expand a little more on the musical content of the album...
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Originally posted by Duddick Duddick wrote:

Review #2487837
This is this personís first review and appears to me more concerned with his LSD experience than the music itself. Regardless of oneís views on and experiences of drugs Iím not sure itís a good thing to base a review of an lp on a chemically induced state. As mentioned, since itís his first review, maybe a kindly word re future reviews would be appropriate?!?


Deleted review.

Clear promotion of illicit drug use, a review policy violation. Even if you replace the drug references with chocolate chip cookie references, the review has virtually nothing to do with the actual album content.

Thanks for the report.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2021 at 09:24
Not a review but a 1 star rating on a Steve Hackett album being released 2 weeks from now.

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^gone. Thank you.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bartymj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2021 at 14:30

Seems to be a pretty regular thing, plenty of unreleased albums get a handful of reviews. Can sort of understand ratings on Steven Wilson's new album though as a few of the tracks have been released as singles?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nick_h_nz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2021 at 14:32
Because a lot of the people who post reviews here receive promo copies of albums for review purposes. I have several 2021 albums not yet released that I am listening to for review, and although the Steven Wilson is not one of those, I know itís been floating around for review for at least a month or so.

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^Indeed true.

However, as has been discussed previously, we expect that those who have received advanced copies and believe they have listened them enough prior to the release date to express a rating-worthy opinion to actually put that opinion into words. All ratings sans review prior to official release date get the axe.  When we catch them, of course.
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Oh yeah, definitely. Ratings without reviews prior to release are incredibly suspicious.

I was referring only to reviews, since bartymj made the comment that ďplenty of unreleased albums get a handful of reviews.Ē

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote DamoXt7942 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2021 at 16:54
Yep, lots of artists send prereleased copies to active reviewers for positive reviews.

And everyone here can notice some manipulators post ratings only or poor reviews without any listen ... that should be caught and toasted away.

Oh anyway, this is a reporting thread, so please move here if we discuss more.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bartymj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2021 at 07:02
Noted! (On all fronts)
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http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=2493174
Even though the writer may not have English as a first language this 1 star review is mostly gibberish.
If it wasnít such a low rating it might not matter but to me there is nothing in the review to justify 1 star

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This is pure metal, no progressive inclination at all
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Originally posted by Duddick Duddick wrote:

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=2493174
Even though the writer may not have English as a first language this 1 star review is mostly gibberish.
If it wasnít such a low rating it might not matter but to me there is nothing in the review to justify 1 star


I'll dump it later.



Originally posted by Duddick Duddick wrote:

This is pure metal, no progressive inclination at all


What is? And why is it relevant to review reporting?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DamoXt7942 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2021 at 16:44
^ This should be reported in "posting error reporting thread". Tongue
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http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=2496792

I feel like this isn't even a review, it's very dramatic at the very least. The album isn't out, but it has leaked. This review says next to nothing about the album outside of the title, someone who hasn't listened to the album could have written this.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nick_h_nz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2021 at 16:51
Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=2496792

I feel like this isn't even a review, it's very dramatic at the very least. The album isn't out, but it has leaked. This review says next to nothing about the album outside of the title, someone who hasn't listened to the album could have written this.

I wondered that myself when I read it. Thereís no evidence at all that theyíve listened to anything more than what has been officially released prior to the album (which is approximately half the album, but thatís besides the point).

Iím quite dubious as to whether this reviewer has actually listened to the album at all. 🙄

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2021 at 23:44
Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=2496792

I feel like this isn't even a review, it's very dramatic at the very least. The album isn't out, but it has leaked. This review says next to nothing about the album outside of the title, someone who hasn't listened to the album could have written this.

even with the album out, such a review is unacceptable.
And here i thought my reviews were bad. LOL

Nuke it! LOL
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