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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kapalika wrote:

For me, a good review contains some information about the band, e.g. country of origin, number of releases so far, more or less "objective" description of the style, possibly with some references like other bands, more or less accurate description of the production (guitar tone, balance between all instrumentation/vocals etc) and the playing, style of riffing/drumming/vocals, possibly also with comparisons or illustrative enough language.

When I write reviews, this is what I try for. If I can express my opinion of the album along the way, that's an added bonus, but I'm primarily interested in describing how it sounds. To me, a good review should give the reader a rough idea of what the record sounds like, even before they've heard it.

I'm also interested in writing reviews for lesser-known and/or underrated bands -- it seems to me that these kind of reviews are worth ten "I, too, enjoyed the most popular record of 200X!" reviews.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since my 'zine is quite gigantic in its own way, space if very limited, therefore I only review albums I personally enjoy. There is absolutely no need for me to add crap that I don't enjoy/found absolutely awful, if it means I'm going to waste more paper and ink adding that shit in there.

Not to mention reviews are very time consuming, if you put thought into it that is.
If you're the type that only write small one liners, then you can bust out a good 20 in 1 hour or so.
My reviews takes just as long as an interview.

Anyways for the most part I personally don't enjoy reviews anyways. What do I care what someone else says about a certain band/album. In the end YOUR the real reviewer and YOU will decide whether you enjoy it or not.
Fukk the ratings and what others have to say about it.

That's all.
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