For a few years now (though admittedly in an inconsistent fashion) I have been writing "reviews" here at Progged. Heck, I even had a brief stint as a writer over at Blogcritics.org. In that time I have discovered something.
Reviews are rubbish.
At least as I have been trying to write them. See, all reviews about entertainment are subjective. Sure, there are objective things that can be measured and perhaps quantified: is the mix even, is the production done well. But so much is ethereal. Particularly when it comes to music.
There are albums that I love because of what I relate them to, the memories they evoke. Likewise, many songs/albums evoke certain emotions that strengthen or weaken the music. And those are unique to each person. So trying to review objectively equals one thing only: Fail.
As such, here at Progged, after discussion with my bro, we are going to be moving to a less precise, more general type of review. It will likely be a three tiered system that will break down something like this: Great music, okay to good music that is at least worth checking out, but maybe not owning, and crap.
Yeah, that middle one is long and awkward. We're working on it.