So the purpose of a review is to give consumers a good idea of whether something is worth buying right? I'm ranting again.
1. What are you reviewing in a song? "The lyrics are great", "the melody is catchy", "the vocals are awesome". What do these even mean? On any particular day your mood can change and your circumstances might be different, so your musical preferences can change all the time. I don't get how you even criticize music then. Anything can sound good based on your mood and what's happening in your life. If you're heartbroken, you want heartbreak songs. If you're driving, you want country or rock or whatever. So how can something be rated badly? Because the vocalist is old? How do you really say one song's lyrics are better than another? Doesn't it depend solely on your current feelings?
2. Thus, that's why almost everything on metacritic's music reviews section is green (universal appeal). I find it to be totally stupid. What's the point of music reviews if they're all "good"? How can music be bad anyway (except for music that's made intentionally bad as a parody)? If everything is good, how can I differentiate on what to buy? Scroll through the music section. 99/100 albums are green!
3. So if almost nothing is bad, why pay these pretentious hippies good money to drone on about how "transcendent" and "overwhelming" a song is? It seems that they get their paychecks based on how much hyperbole they can put in their reviews and it doesn't matter how often they say it. Sometimes the words used are totally blanket statements that have nothing to do with the song.
For example: Production-wise, the album sounds amazing, every multilayered arrangement and synth tone calibrated for maximum headphone-listening pleasure. ... Reznor is still making records that crackle with restless energy.
-boston globe about "bad witch"
What does this crap even mean? It's like the reviewer just mixed and matched a bunch of big words together to sound smart.
I love listening to music but the review system is totally pointless. Get rid of it.Last edited by bugrimmar - on 23 June 2018