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http://www.progarchives.com/review.asp?id=2418317#social-comments

I'm laughing at the social review comment here

"If you don't like it, you clearly didn't listen to it!!!"

This is such a neo-prog fan thing, some fans take negative reviews of their favorite albums as personal attacks and feel the need to justify why they like it. I bet this guy would travel 600 miles through desert and rainforest on foot just to watch Steve Hogarth drink a glass of water. Progarchives and other peoples opinions should have no bearing on how much you enjoy an album. He ends his comment by sh*tting on a bunch of other prog artists, whats that supposed to do? Change Frisos mind? Cringe.

Anyways, nice review and i'm happy to see some other perspectives on the album, finally knocked the thing out of the top 100 as well LOL it was previously rated the same as Pawn Hearts and that just couldn't last.
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Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

1 star for Santanas Caravanserai Cry I mean, I really dig it, maybe it's not for everyone, but a single star :(

One star? Seriously? There's a reviewer with utterly no concept of Santana's clear progression from Abraxas to Santana III to Caravanserai -- from commercial Latin-tinged rock to fusion. The departure from the restraints of rock are pretty clear even on Santana III. Sorry there were no "hits" for you, bad reviewer guy. But that was not the point. 
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1 star for Santanas Caravanserai Cry I mean, I really dig it, maybe it's not for everyone, but a single star :(

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Originally posted by TCat TCat wrote:

Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

1 star for Eldorado by ELO Shocked  I thought 1 star ratings were for truly terrible albums, I don't know what's so offensively bad about that album. In fact, I think it's one of their better albums. It's strange to me he says that the tunes are good but still gives it the "Poor, For Completionists only" rating.
 
Yeah I was a little surprised by that one.  Eldorado wasn't that bad, but it makes you wonder how he would rate "Face the Music" which is quite a bit less interesting.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2020 at 14:37
I have seen the review, and it strikes me as being honest and well written, with some decent opinions, whether I agree with the rating, or not.
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Originally posted by TCat TCat wrote:

Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

1 star for Eldorado by ELO Shocked  I thought 1 star ratings were for truly terrible albums, I don't know what's so offensively bad about that album. In fact, I think it's one of their better albums. It's strange to me he says that the tunes are good but still gives it the "Poor, For Completionists only" rating.
 
Yeah I was a little surprised by that one.  Eldorado wasn't that bad, but it makes you wonder how he would rate "Face the Music" which is quite a bit less interesting.


I wouldn't give it one star but i find El Dorado the LEAST interesting album of the entire 70s run. Part of this is it recycles ideas and seems to drop the ball on many others. My inner musician just finds it unsatisfying. Def better than 1 star though

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Originally posted by TCat TCat wrote:

Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

1 star for Eldorado by ELO Shocked  I thought 1 star ratings were for truly terrible albums, I don't know what's so offensively bad about that album. In fact, I think it's one of their better albums. It's strange to me he says that the tunes are good but still gives it the "Poor, For Completionists only" rating.

 
Yeah I was a little surprised by that one.  Eldorado wasn't that bad, but it makes you wonder how he would rate "Face the Music" which is quite a bit less interesting.


What? Who gave Eldorado 1 star? That's a pretty good album
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Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

1 star for Eldorado by ELO Shocked  I thought 1 star ratings were for truly terrible albums, I don't know what's so offensively bad about that album. In fact, I think it's one of their better albums. It's strange to me he says that the tunes are good but still gives it the "Poor, For Completionists only" rating.
 
Yeah I was a little surprised by that one.  Eldorado wasn't that bad, but it makes you wonder how he would rate "Face the Music" which is quite a bit less interesting.

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1 star for Eldorado by ELO Shocked  I thought 1 star ratings were for truly terrible albums, I don't know what's so offensively bad about that album. In fact, I think it's one of their better albums. It's strange to me he says that the tunes are good but still gives it the "Poor, For Completionists only" rating.
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Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

I for the life of me cannot understand why someone reviews a prog related album and then hammers on it for not being prog. All i can think is, well duh! IT'S PROG RELATED!!!!
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Facepalm* Review the music for what it is, not wether it fits in a certain genre or not. Wait till this guy finds out about Kind of Blue. I noticed he edited the all traps on earth review, its about double the length but says just as much. "Rabble rabble Anglagard clone rabble rabble boring rabble rabble I have nothing to say about the actual songs or the instrumentation rabble rabble"

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I for the life of me cannot understand why someone reviews a prog related album and then hammers on it for not being prog. All i can think is, well duh! IT'S PROG RELATED!!!!

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I guess I ought to get my old ratings deleted too. Btw. this is the review I just finished of A Hard Day's Night if anyone wants to read it: http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=2121576


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Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

^ I know that, but it might be easier to keep it in one thread that admins can check with regularity.

There are many things to check with regularity. You are much more likely to get that sorted with a PM.
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^ I know that, but it might be easier to keep it in one thread that admins can check with regularity.
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Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

I have a proposition. How about a "please delete my rating thread" for those who want to revisit albums they've rated and leave a review so it can appear in new/on the front page
You have to send a PM to one of the Admins for that.


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Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

There are 1 star albums on this site that i love such as the Yes Remix album. Even if everyone hates it doesn't mean it makes me love it less!
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Whilst I hold to the view that value judgments in art are in the end largely subjective, there still exists in my mind a distinction between what is good and bad, and what I enjoy and don't enjoy. There is plenty of music (and writing, etc) of which I can recognise the innovative quality / technical merit / importance within the development of the artform, that I don't enjoy at all. Equally there is plenty of stuff that I think is little more than trash that I dig the hell out of.
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I have a proposition. How about a "please delete my rating thread" for those who want to revisit albums they've rated and leave a review so it can appear in new/on the front page
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I don't really care if an album classifies as prog or not, and it surely doesn't affect my judgements. The best music often combines many different style elements.
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Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

I found your reviews outstanding, and wish I could write like you! So many reviews are stale and formulaic, forgetting that music is an art form, and therefore likely to elicit all sorts of different reactions. Kudos to David for thinking (and writing) outside the boxClap.
 
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