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PostSubject: Things that piss me off in reviews.   Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:16 pm

Any review that starts like this.

"As a non-enthusiast of (insert genre here) metal in general,"

Then go on to complain about inadequacies of said genre.
Then talk a bit about how this album is slightly different, but is still (insert genre).
And then start to be slightly positive.
But then end the review reminding us that they aren't a fan of (insert genre here) again and give it a very average score.

Honestly do reviews like this serve a purpose. Or am I the only one who this annoys?
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PostSubject: Re: Things that piss me off in reviews.   Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:18 pm

Yeah, I'm not going to review a country album because I hate country
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PostSubject: Re: Things that piss me off in reviews.   Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:20 pm

Thanks lol just making sure I wasn't the only one that didn't think this made sense.
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PostSubject: Re: Things that piss me off in reviews.   Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:21 pm

It just screws up the review because there's already a negative bias coming in (then again there's always a bias but thats not the point)
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PostSubject: Re: Things that piss me off in reviews.   Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:22 pm

Yeah. It's just I want to hear about something from someone who actually likes a genre. So thus has what I see as a "valid" knowledge and opinion on that kind of music.
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PostSubject: Re: Things that piss me off in reviews.   Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:33 pm

It's quite rare for a lot of critics and reviewers to pick and choose what to review, most of the time they are handed something or told to critique something they may have no interest in at all. Like when I had to write a movie review for my local newspaper on Transformers 2....I knew it was going to a pile of shit as with every other Michael Bay movie but I still had to ride out viewing all 2 and 3/4 hours of it and then bring myself to write a review, just glad I didn't have to pay for the ticket, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Things that piss me off in reviews.   Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:36 pm

Hmm valid point I suppose.
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PostSubject: Re: Things that piss me off in reviews.   Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:09 am

That basically ruins the fundamental purpose of a review. It annoys me as well, although I haven't had the displeasure of seeing many that fit that example. I don't understand why one would review an album for a genre they do not like, because they would just end up ranting about how the genre itself is sub-par in some way or another and how the album is garbage because the genre is garbage.

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PostSubject: Re: Things that piss me off in reviews.   Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:44 am

You dont want a monster fan to write a review as well as a hater , Like myself i was asked to give my 2 cents on Slayers -world painted blood , I gave it a 8 out of ten , But this other guy gave it a 3 out of 10 , He went on about how it was a bunch of washed up old men and how the music was poorly played and the lyrics were trash . I said the truth , Its a good buy but if your not a slayer fan dont waste your time . People who hate bands or types of music will alwas shoot it down to lift what they like up ..
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PostSubject: Re: Things that piss me off in reviews.   Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:25 am

LOL
Yo that is awesome, and completely true

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PostSubject: Re: Things that piss me off in reviews.   Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:47 am

I absolutely love reviews like that blackstar!

...Not.

If their taste varies from mine by an entire genre it's probably just not a good source for a review, but still if they describe the music well and stuff it might be nice. Sometimes it can be entertaining if everything else is done well.
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PostSubject: Re: Things that piss me off in reviews.   Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:45 am

Anything that is 7/10 is usually a bad review

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