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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2013 at 12:28
I am one of those who currently are doing a lot of 5 star reviewsEmbarrassed Although I did mention this in the review that started it all(Shub Niggurath's Les Morts vont vite), plus these are all albums I've had for many years. Albums I've wished to write about for a long time, and now I finally decided to do so. 



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What part of Dolly Parton are you located in? On the mountaintop or in the valley? 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vibrationbaby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2013 at 19:24
Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

I can't stand him. 

I can't even stand myself sometimes. How would you like to be me?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2013 at 19:27
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

I can't stand him. 

I can't even stand myself sometimes. How would you like to be me?

I'll pass. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Second Life Syndrome Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2013 at 23:31
Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

It's very easy to rave about an album you've just heard, I wonder what the ratings of most of these would be if they were reviewed after a six months (or six years).

I wonder how up and coming bands would feel about finally getting exposure SIX YEARS after they release an album? Wink  Or, even how Dream Theater would feel if we wait until 2019 to review their new album (I probably won't listen to it, anyways)?  I review a lot of albums (some of those reviews don't even make it on this site), and there is an obvious difference in quality to a 5 star album.  2013 has been a stellar year so far, at least for those of us that like new prog music, too.  If anything, just take it as a good sign for the prog world.  What's so wrong with that?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2013 at 03:36
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"Eric Clapton (who by the way was, and probably still is, a fascist). "

This kind of opinionizing is not appropriate for a review, and should be removed.

I lean to the left, and would not want to see similar comments about Roger Waters, for example, being a socialist.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gen77c Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2013 at 17:08
Originally posted by DocB DocB wrote:

"Eric Clapton (who by the way was, and probably still is, a fascist). "

This kind of opinionizing is not appropriate for a review, and should be removed.

I lean to the left, and would not want to see similar comments about Roger Waters, for example, being a socialist.



This is the review you are referring to http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=1019015
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 18 2013 at 10:12
Originally posted by gen77c gen77c wrote:

Originally posted by DocB DocB wrote:

"Eric Clapton (who by the way was, and probably still is, a fascist). "

This kind of opinionizing is not appropriate for a review, and should be removed.

I lean to the left, and would not want to see similar comments about Roger Waters, for example, being a socialist.



This is the review you are referring to http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=1019015
I haven't read that review, but I think that political, as well as sexual, tendencies can be part of a review if they have influenced the opera being reviewed. You can't ignore the political positions of Roger Waters and his personal story if you want to make a meaningful comment of The Wall or The Final Cut.
I'm not aware of any "political" lyrics written or sung by Clapton so in this case his "being fascist" should be irrelevant and for this reason deleted. If trelevant. of course the reviewer must be sure of what he writes.
 
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Read it. Totally irrelevant and out of the review's scope
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Second Life Syndrome Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2013 at 18:41
Um, this review isn't a review at all.  In fact, he states that it is not.  I mean, I'm no fan of Dream Theater, but this is just immature.


And, while you're at it, this one by the same guy seems kinda inappropriate, too.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sukmytoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2013 at 01:11
Originally posted by Second Life Syndrome Second Life Syndrome wrote:

Um, this review isn't a review at all.  In fact, he states that it is not.  I mean, I'm no fan of Dream Theater, but this is just immature.


And, while you're at it, this one by the same guy seems kinda inappropriate, too.


Have to agree with you full on.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UMUR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2013 at 04:47
Yup that "Images and Words" review says nothing about the actual music on the album but is just bitching about the fact that Dream Theater as a band are considered progressive and that they are included on PA.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2013 at 05:05
I agree with both of you guys. Additionally I'd like to point out that the two 5 star reviews he also did are just as bad. I may share musical tastes with this dude(although I do like that DT album quite a bit), but the fact of the matter is, that he says absolutely nothing of value in his "reviews". 
Can't we just scrap em altogether?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2013 at 10:13
Not reporting abuse per se but I noticed that 'Votoms' gave 1 star to Hendrix Electric Ladyland......imho 1 and 5 star ratings should be reserved for albums that really deserve those ratings and used sparingly.
I'm not a huge Hendrix fan but that album doesn't even come close to being that poorly rated especially when the group ratings have it around 3.9.
Just an observation...........


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2013 at 11:09
He's entitled to his opinion, and he makes an attempt to justify that rating in words.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2013 at 20:56
^ Yeah I'm afraid so, I mean if it's okay for someone to give Wish You Were Here 1 or 2 stars, it's okay to do it to Hendrix.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote VOTOMS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2013 at 21:42
I would rate it 2/5 but I rate it 1/5 by the same reason I rate Voivod's War and Paind 3/5 instead of 2/5. I can't compare Electric Ladyland with some album rated 2/5 in my list. I personally think if you have the first two Hendrix works, you really don't need this third, it was an irrelevant album for me. As I said, just my opinion. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2013 at 01:01
Although I'm far from agreeing with anything he said, he's still entitled for his opinion. I wrote a 1 star review to an album which a lot of people rated with 4 and 5.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2013 at 05:58
Yeah, I wouldn't in a million years dream of awarding Jimi with 1 star, but then again I'm his biggest fan in ÅlborgBig smile I do think Lucas clarifies why he did so, and that in itself is very commendable, unlike that other guy Tempel I was on about here the other day.
Like they say, opinions are like arseholes - everybody's got one, including yours trulyWink As long as we express them in a somewhat understandable manner and convey something about the music and the given album, then all is fair game imo.
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