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Find the site quite cool myself. Certainly a great way to find people with the same taste as you and check what kind of music they are digging.

Just started making my first list, a top 50 that is supposed to become a Top 1000(!!) at http://rateyourmusic.com/lists/list_view?list_id=13805

Geir Hongro, Sunday, 26 December 2004 00:31 (sixteen years ago) link

I like the idea of RYM better than the reality. The posting of lists and cross-checking to find "link-minded" users was a nice idea, but it seemed to attract so many loud-mouthed idiots. The message boards were truly awful, and I gave up after a relatively short time. I haven't checked it out for ages.

Snnap Dragon (snnap dragon), Sunday, 26 December 2004 01:06 (sixteen years ago) link

Your list is the perfect example of why I can't trust lists of strangers. Say I didn't know who Crowded House was and I actually went out and bought it. Do you have any idea how disappointed I would be?!

Blues Clues, Sunday, 26 December 2004 05:42 (sixteen years ago) link

i have a profile on there, my attempts at "reviewing" are awful though.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 26 December 2004 07:11 (sixteen years ago) link

It has a great format and has the potential to be amazing. Unfortunately, a lot of the people there only listen to prog. And yeah, the messageboard can be pretty horrifying... Still, I've met a handful of cool individuals there.

babyalive (babyalive), Sunday, 26 December 2004 08:09 (sixteen years ago) link

What's wrong with the message board? This argument between Nirvana & Pearl Jam is thought provoking and insightful!

http://rateyourmusic.com/board_message/message_id_is_228000_and_board_id_is_1

Tippy Linkle, Sunday, 26 December 2004 17:33 (sixteen years ago) link

I checked this out last night and spent a few minutes rating some CDs. It's kinda neat, but I don't have the time or energy to write reviews of these things, and I DEFINITELY don't have the time to get sucked in to another message board, so I didn't even look at that part of it.

The 'compare' feature is kinda nice, as maybe it will someday turn me on to something great. Nothing yet, though.

Ian John50n (orion), Sunday, 26 December 2004 20:50 (sixteen years ago) link

my username: drcarlsagan

Ian John50n (orion), Sunday, 26 December 2004 20:50 (sixteen years ago) link

ILM part deux.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Sunday, 26 December 2004 21:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, personally I don't see RYM as mainly a message board. Sure, there is one, but the CD rating and lists is the great part of the site. Took me a lot of time to update my all-time-best list to 300 though. :)

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Wednesday, 29 December 2004 14:56 (sixteen years ago) link

the horror the horror

**%@, Thursday, 30 December 2004 01:21 (sixteen years ago) link

I like reading people's ideas about albums no matter how dumb they may be, so I think this site is pretty cool, actually

kyle (akmonday), Thursday, 30 December 2004 02:11 (sixteen years ago) link

three months pass...
This site could be cool but they need an upload feature or something. Who wants to type in everything they own?

Keith C (kcraw916), Wednesday, 13 April 2005 15:21 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm with you on this, Geir--this site is very cool, and I wish more ILM'ers were on it. And the upthread gripes about the message boards or the reviews sucking totally miss the point--it's the ratings database itself that is the 'killer app' in this site.

What is most interesting about it is that it'll take your collection and match it against similar ones and show you the differences, etc. And the recommendation engine is way better than anything else I've used. It blows Amazon's out of the water (for instance, it doesn't just pick the 15 records that you *don't* have by one artist that you said you had one record by, and then say 'Look, buy these, stupid!')

Granted, the site is lacking in some features and is slow as molasses, but I give it a big thumbs up regardless.

Keith C (kcraw916), Friday, 15 April 2005 18:00 (fifteen years ago) link

The site is slow, but considerably faster using Opera or Firefox rather than Explorer.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Saturday, 16 April 2005 00:18 (fifteen years ago) link

Everybody loves everything on this site. it seems like a site simply to gush. often misleading, sometimes endearing.

Star Cauliflower (Star Cauliflower), Saturday, 16 April 2005 20:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Everyone likes what they like and more to the point, rate what they like(and what they have). It's great for cataloguing your collection if nothing else, and the messageboards have more dramatic ebbs and flows quality-wise than here perhaps but they can be fun.

tremendoid (tremendoid), Saturday, 16 April 2005 20:31 (fifteen years ago) link

I've been on it for almost two years. Classic.
Geir, how could you prefer Tales to Fragile, The Yes Album, Drama, and Relayer?

blinky the doormat, Sunday, 17 April 2005 01:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Post your id's, people! Mine is kcraw916

This was totally worth the time, if only to find out that I need Cowboy In Sweden and Secos & Molhados--two albums I didn't even know existed.

Keith C (kcraw916), Sunday, 17 April 2005 15:09 (fifteen years ago) link

I've always avoided this site, because of the name, I'm afraid.

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 17 April 2005 15:14 (fifteen years ago) link

Geir, how could you prefer Tales to Fragile, The Yes Album, Drama, and Relayer?

Because it is better. "Tales" is underrated, although not among true lovers of prog rock at its most pomp and symphonic. And I have never given a damn about lyrics anyway.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Sunday, 17 April 2005 16:16 (fifteen years ago) link

The RYM rating system sucks. I've rated a few albums on RYM and can't imagine spending the time to rate many more unless I'm terribly terribly bored sometime soon.

They should steal the rating system from Launch, where anytime you see the name of an artist, album, or track, you can click on the five-star scale to rate it without having to click through two more pages.

Matt Stokes (The Sandwich-Eating Hand), Sunday, 17 April 2005 16:23 (fifteen years ago) link

RYM's rating system is a bit too slow, as is the system for making lists too (but I guess that's how they make it possible to have album sleeves besides the lists, which IMO makes the lists easier to follow)

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Sunday, 17 April 2005 16:25 (fifteen years ago) link

The RYM rating system sucks.

The ratings *system* doesn't suck, it's that the *implementation* of it sucks (clicking two/three pages to rate something). I'm sure it's something he's going to fix soon. The database has some good data in it so far, but it needs a lot more people to get involved. I agree, until he makes it easier to just do the 'one click' rating, a lot of people won't bother.

Keith C (kcraw916), Sunday, 17 April 2005 16:39 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...
RYM upgraded to 2.0 late last year. Any changes in opinion? Rating is faster, more and more stats/features. I love the site. The message boards are really bad, but other than that I've found lots of good music by similar users and just browsing around.

Making an ILM user list - please post your account name! (me: xox)

lrsn (larssen), Saturday, 6 January 2007 12:50 (fourteen years ago) link

This site could be cool but they need an upload feature or something. Who wants to type in everything they own?

-- Keith C

so, is this fixed yet? I don't have the patience to even start the process, but otherwise a nice site!

Bodyrox feat. Luciano Pavarotti (fandango), Saturday, 6 January 2007 13:00 (fourteen years ago) link

2003 best albums:
1.mitch hedberg
2.pearl jam.

conclusion:
Dud.

classic if you are a teenager who likes metal and emo maybe.

emekars (emekars), Saturday, 6 January 2007 13:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Ha. The overall lists aren't too bad. One of my favorite things about RYM is being able to see what someone actually likes after reading dismissive comments like that. One click away from the truth. ;)

lrsn (larssen), Saturday, 6 January 2007 13:17 (fourteen years ago) link

you can't ignore the fact that the majority of the people who subscribed are 20 something and less

emekars (emekars), Saturday, 6 January 2007 13:21 (fourteen years ago) link

oh noes!

sean gramophone (Sean M), Saturday, 6 January 2007 13:23 (fourteen years ago) link

no problem, unless you are 30 something like myself, and your taste is kinda different cause of that

emekars (emekars), Saturday, 6 January 2007 13:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Rateyourmusic.com is one of the best sites I've found for album art, pretty impressed with the relatively obscure things I've found.

Mitchell Dickerman (Mr. Odd), Saturday, 6 January 2007 15:25 (fourteen years ago) link

I like that their lists favor obscure prog/metal garbage over chart pap.

a.b. (alanbanana), Saturday, 6 January 2007 16:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Taking a look again, still can't believe the amount clicks into individual pages it takes just to get to the "I own this" button.

If I bring up 14 Joni Mitchell albums I own I *should* be able to just run down a list with checkboxes/javascript shouldn't I?

And there aren't any kind of Winamp/iTunes plugins? to automatically add stuff to your profile? What are these people on?

Bodyrox feat. Luciano Pavarotti (fandango), Saturday, 6 January 2007 22:31 (fourteen years ago) link

And there aren't any kind of Winamp/iTunes plugins? to automatically add stuff to your profile?

How would this work in RYM's format? Sounds like last.fm, which you can add to the now playing field of the profile.

What are these people on?

The site is mainly run by one person (in his free time). Not to make excuses for the site, but suggestions for improvements are taken all of the time.

The go! page is a little faster for rating groups of albums.

lrsn (larssen), Saturday, 6 January 2007 23:43 (fourteen years ago) link

sorry, that was mean.

It's just that I'd actually like to put my own collection on there but find the length of time it's going to take utterly daunting, and potentially RSI inducing... unless I do it incrementally over a period of months... and then it doesn't feel like fun anymore, but work :/

I did see that go! page earlier, and it's useful, but even that still has unnecessary actions - one to select the album, and one to claim it, why?

The site looks great, and is quick but I'm baffled at how low down the priorites the ease-of-use factor seems to be for one of it's main functions.

Bodyrox feat. Luciano Pavarotti (fandango), Sunday, 7 January 2007 00:02 (fourteen years ago) link

does dj martian know about this?

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 7 January 2007 00:14 (fourteen years ago) link

I'd actually like some DJ Martian tips here! I feel like I must be missing something.

Bodyrox feat. Luciano Pavarotti (fandango), Sunday, 7 January 2007 00:15 (fourteen years ago) link

one to select the album, and one to claim it, why?

I guess the problem is the cataloguing nature of the site. When you click on an album you usually get options for format (cd, vinyl, digital, etc.) and sometimes half a dozen versions (various regions, reissues), with options to rate and review. A compromise could be to just select the default version and n/a for format (with just check boxes?). I'll see if this has been suggested. Are you wanting to rate them?

lrsn (larssen), Sunday, 7 January 2007 00:22 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm not so bothered about rating stuff to begin with it, would just be nice to have a less intimidating way of getting large numbers of things on there in the first place. I may be wishing for more than is possible but I doubt I'm the only one with these feelings about it.

Thanks for considered answers to my not very carefully considered beefs btw! :)

Perhaps searching for artist and format could be done initially to filtering the choices? Country of origin even, I know (for instance) that 90% of my Björk records would be One Little Indian (UK) and not Elektra (US & Other) releases.

Bodyrox feat. Luciano Pavarotti (fandango), Sunday, 7 January 2007 00:32 (fourteen years ago) link

i primarily use the rym website to track releases by year and note forthcoming release dates by creating lists. I am a significant uploader of new release info on rateyourmusic.com in the past 2 years.

The creation of personal lists is a different function from cataloguing what's in your collection. However the list format may be a simpler and more convenient method of presenting your music interests by year anyway, and you can still place notes / personal reviews on the list pages.

I don't use the rym website for personal ratings, so i am the wrong person to ask about these features.

DJ Martian (djmartian), Sunday, 7 January 2007 14:00 (fourteen years ago) link

great 1.5-star review of Killing Joke's Night Time:

Check out the singer on the cover. That's your expression that is - when you listen to this album.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Monday, 8 January 2007 05:41 (fourteen years ago) link

(I really really like Night Time though)

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Monday, 8 January 2007 05:41 (fourteen years ago) link

I get a kick out of the site personally. I'm not sure I can explain why. Maybe it's just a fun way to catalog your collection (something I never even considered doing before). The compatability lists are also really interesting to see.

I've never even LOOKED at the message boards so I don't know about those. I've also never paid much attention to the general rankings (this record is ranked #17 for 1988, etc., though the SINGLES ratings can be interesting.) I just look up (and rate, sometimes even review) the stuff I like and then sometimes look up other people who like the stuff I like and see what else they like (and take notes if it's something I've never heard or maybe gave up on).

Also, I like the reviews. But then I tend to prefer "real people" music reviews (especially when they're short and to-the-point) over reviews from professional critics. And the reviews on RYM are, I find, a little more varied than those on Amazon. Amazon reviewers tend to be either gushing fans or venomous haters. There's more middle ground on RYM, I find.

http://rateyourmusic.com/~JasonHernandez

J. Hernandez (Pinball), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 00:01 (fourteen years ago) link

five months pass...

So this + wikipedia (and amg I guess) basically makes Discogs obsolete, no?

These Robust Cookies, Monday, 2 July 2007 04:54 (thirteen years ago) link

like Woolworths makes HMV obsolete?

fandango, Monday, 2 July 2007 08:07 (thirteen years ago) link

seriously, NO.

I like rateyourmusic fine but it is anything but thorough, detailed, informative as any kind of online catalouge.

Especially so for the kinds of music (dahnce) that don't tend to be consumed in an album format.

AMG made itself obsolete...

fandango, Monday, 2 July 2007 08:13 (thirteen years ago) link

I may have been bitching unfairly upthread btw. It DID look like an incredibly daunting process at first but (if you're fast with keyboard shortcuts & window tabbing & can get iTunes to fart out some kind of text list in advance...) I actually found it pretty easy to get my collection on there in the end. ok I needed a spare afternoon but yeah, it's got some fun features and some moderately useful ones too.

fandango, Monday, 2 July 2007 08:18 (thirteen years ago) link

The update has certainly made RYM a bit more user-friendly.

Geir Hongro, Monday, 2 July 2007 12:58 (thirteen years ago) link

my new favorite genre is called ozlo. it's french pop music sung by people whose native language is not french. all we got so far is april march, dick annegarn, and louis phillipe. but yeah: ozlo's fucking rad!!

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 19:04 (five months ago) link

this is all making rym seem more endearing than I assumed it was just a few minutes ago tbh

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 19:06 (five months ago) link

there's a guy who exclusively reviews one-off 70s singles from the Midwest, I love that guy

frogbs, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 19:09 (five months ago) link

xps. louis phillipe is French!

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 19:10 (five months ago) link

No true ILMer can seriously root against music obsessives who flaunt their insufferably niche tastes.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 19:17 (five months ago) link

sounds like a challenge to me.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 19:18 (five months ago) link

No true ILMer can seriously root against music obsessives who flaunt their insufferably niche tastes.

idk posters railing at length against personality traits they themselves exhibit is all the rage on ILX so it's a tough call

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 19:28 (five months ago) link

True. Literally takes one to know one.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 19:29 (five months ago) link

this is all making rym seem more endearing than I assumed it was just a few minutes ago tbh

― the quar on drugs (Simon H.)

it is incredibly endearing! seriously i've found so much rad music through that site. much as i'll bitch about the site, it's not like i actually hate "egyptian shumba" or anything.

Kate (rushomancy), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 19:35 (five months ago) link

my current take is that "zolo" is a retroactively constructed and arbitrary genre - but that's not, honestly, the crux of my discomfort. none of the '80s artists who are currently classified as "zolo" would have identified themselves as such at the time. that makes me uncomfortable to a certain extent, there's an element of appropriation to retroactively canonize, say, kate bush as a "zolo goddess" or whatever, _particularly_ given the demographics of the people who are doing so. it's... the framing, the genres rym praise and uplift and in some cases basically _create_ - the same sort of thing that's been happening with RA of late.

― Kate (rushomancy), Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:11 PM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

This is my take, too, only far better articulated than it would have been coming from me. I like a lot of the stuff that gets lumped into this category, but the reason for my opposition to it existing as a "genre" is pretty well summed up by Kate's post. I love to go through the lists on there where people obviously put a lot of thought into it (not the "I will out-obscure you now!" ones), and if "zolo" was just one of those lists, then I'd probably be able to live with it. Probably shouldn't have brought it up in the first place ha.

cwkiii, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 20:33 (five months ago) link

score another one for 'zolo is a nonsense, yours, a fan of lots of 'zolo''

imago, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 20:45 (five months ago) link

imo It's extremely dumb for them to go through every single release and tag "female vocals" or "male vocals."

However I definitely agree with those upthread who found it extremely helpful that they now embed every Bandcamp release on its own page.

billstevejim, Thursday, 6 August 2020 18:26 (five months ago) link

imo It's extremely dumb for them to go through every single release and tag "female vocals" or "male vocals."

― billstevejim

well at least it seems to be done right - records featuring trans women on vocals are tagged as "female vocals". so i approve!

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 6 August 2020 18:46 (five months ago) link

I'm in the mood for some "male vocals" tonight

frogbs, Thursday, 6 August 2020 19:07 (five months ago) link

There's also an 'androgynous vocals' tag. The overall guiding principle is anal, sure, but it seems pretty inclusive to me.

pomenitul, Thursday, 6 August 2020 19:09 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

So this Sonemic thing? (Sonic + anemic?) Are they mining the RYM site to make list articles and Spotify playlists?

https://rateyourmusic.com/feature/sonemic-selects-black-sounds/

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 19:15 (four months ago) link

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2XLwpm5AHRIgSUotLss175

2020 | Sonemic Selects

A curated selection of tracks from the top-charting singles, EPs, and albums of 2020 on Rate Your Music / Sonemic.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 19:16 (four months ago) link

A few weeks ago I reported a French black metal album for fash lyrics (the speaker describes himself as an 'eternally wandering Aryan' who worries that Spain will be overrun by 'Berber scum'). Still no acknowledgement to this day.

I don't think it ought to be removed from RYM's catalogue outright, but adding the usual disclaimer does, I think, make a difference:

This page has been marked by our userbase as describing content that contains Nazi/National Socialist material.

RYM does not host, sell, or distribute this material, and we do not agree with the opinions expressed by those who created/recorded it.

We have included these works in the RYM database for reference. It's our goal to document the existence of all film and music recordings, whether or not we agree with the content. We do not believe that an effective strategy in fighting these ideologies is to pretend that these recordings don't exist; in fact, it hinders those who want to speak against it by denying them a forum to educate others about the hateful content contained within the recordings.

If you are involved in recording a project marked by our users as Nazi/NSBM material and wish to refute this claim, then please submit a feedback (bottom of the page) with your contact information or an explanation and we will get in touch with you.

pomentiful (pomenitul), Thursday, 27 August 2020 20:12 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

Major site update with tons of new features. The charts are wild and there are new subscription modes.

tangenttangent, Sunday, 1 November 2020 22:20 (two months ago) link

looks way better than that horrible beta site update i looked at a few months ago, musonic or whatever

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Sunday, 1 November 2020 22:21 (two months ago) link

Agreed, it's much nicer. Lots of cool touches like easily setting listening, genre tag clouds, a much better organised split between the main chart and esoteric.

tangenttangent, Sunday, 1 November 2020 22:32 (two months ago) link

one thing I'm not seeing is upcoming releases - my 'new releases' page only has stuff that's been released in the last month or so, nothing coming up in the future. that was my primary way of finding out when artists I liked were releasing new music. did it just move somewhere?

frogbs, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 03:32 (two months ago) link

yeah they've improved a lot from last time i looked at the beta, i'm impressed

it seems like the upcoming releases section is gone but there's a lot of people complaining about it in the feedback thread so maybe they'll add it back?

ufo, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 04:13 (two months ago) link

it was really nice b/c basically every artist I'm interested in I've rated on that site, whereas the "upcoming" on Discogs is pretty much all reissues and comps, mostly by bands that are only in my collection because I bought one of their records for a dollar

otherwise new design is pretty nice

frogbs, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 04:26 (two months ago) link

oh cool, it's back. guess they listened

frogbs, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 14:30 (two months ago) link

It still looks pretty awful on mobile.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 15:31 (two months ago) link

oh cool, it's back. guess they listened

Where? In the 'my new releases' section I'm still only seeing like two upcoming releases.

tangenttangent, Saturday, 7 November 2020 10:35 (two months ago) link

Oh, ignore me. It's in it's usual place. Would be nice if they integrate the two though.

tangenttangent, Saturday, 7 November 2020 10:35 (two months ago) link

*its...

tangenttangent, Saturday, 7 November 2020 10:36 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Not only is RYM woefully lacking in the classical department (loads of missing releases + extra gatekeeping before you can add them yourself – basically a full time job), it’s in the throes of a tiny cabal of pseudo enthusiasts who rate everything between 0.5 and 1.5 and I can’t imagine a more joyless, detestable bunch (their overall taste is usually shit, to boot, as their precious few 4.5s tend to demonstrate).

I was listening to Younghi Pagh-Paan’s Silken Thread (Wergo, 2020) last night and thinking about what a stupidly underrated composer she is and how much I enjoy this particular album, only to check, out of idle curiosity, whether it had been added to the database. Sure enough, the usual suspects slapped a 1 and a 0.5 on it, respectively, and I just can’t imagine keeping up one’s edgelord act for this long.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 14:51 (two weeks ago) link

It’s also trivially easy to correct for, RYM can just silently drop all ratings from people who rate 3000+ albums.

Siegbran, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:36 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah the different cabals out to ruin most genres are obnoxious, see basically any mainstream pop record too. Not sure I agree with Siegbran's fix though, I mean I myself have more than 3,000 records in my collection and all rated. I'd hate to lose those.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:54 (two weeks ago) link

I mean, don't get me wrong. That site is filled with awful people and I'm very happy that I've never even set foot into the forums over there. But I long ago started tracking my collection there and I find it useful for that.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:56 (two weeks ago) link

the site does deweight negative ratings from people who give a lot of negative ratings

imago, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:59 (two weeks ago) link

those classical edgelords need to be uh yeeted into the sun (i believe that's the au courant terminology) tho

imago, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:00 (two weeks ago) link

Modern Icaruses, truly.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:06 (two weeks ago) link

whereas i tend to give positive ratings, so if i rate something low, it fucking means something

imago, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:08 (two weeks ago) link

looking at you, cigarettes after sex, the worst band in the world

imago, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:08 (two weeks ago) link

I’m pretty much the same. I don’t actively seek out music I’m unlikely to enjoy so most of my negative ratings are for hyped releases I want to dis numerically (‘cause I can’t help but check some of them out) and disappointments. I also only recently resumed rating stuff after deleting all of my stars a while back so the overall grading scheme skews even more heavily than usual toward the upper end, since I started by re-adding almost every single 4.0+ album I can think of. A couple of years should correct that tendency, though.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:15 (two weeks ago) link

I don’t actively seek out music I’m unlikely to enjoy

yeah i put my time in on RYM and one of the main life lessons i learned was that its pretty easy to avoid hearing a lot of music that you hate. anyone with a significant amount of 1 or .5 ratings is automatically suspect imo. i also made a point to not rate anything without posting a review as well, so a lot of stuff that i didnt have a coherent opinion on other than realizing right away that i hated it or it was Not For Me, i wouldnt bother rating it, just move on, so after thousands of ratings i feel like i probably had vanishingly small amounts of 1s and .5s.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:30 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, that’s a solid policy. I only rate something 3.0+ if I’ve heard it at least twice. For lower ratings, life’s just too short, so I don’t bother giving them another spin in most cases, unless it very clearly feels like I’m missing something essential that I could grasp some day.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:35 (two weeks ago) link

For instance, if we stick to last year’s chart toppers, I generally like Fiona Apple and clipping. so I felt the need to hear their latest at least twice before giving them a middling rating but I don’t care enough for Lianne La Havas’s blandcore to revise my opinion.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:41 (two weeks ago) link

Lianne La Havas’s blandcore

this marks the official opening of EOY hostilities and I am so here for it

imago, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:45 (two weeks ago) link

I’m sad to report that I’ll be sitting out this year’s main ILM poll so you can expect the rollout’s positivity quotient to shoot up by at least 200%.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 18:00 (two weeks ago) link

i have some bugbears, possibly

imago, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 18:10 (two weeks ago) link

la havas is great imo, clipping was equally enjoyable. i can't handle fiona apple for some reason.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 22:27 (two weeks ago) link

La Havas and Apple are both easy to like, it's Clipping I can't seem to handle.
For all the dud responses, it seems a lot of ILXors have an account on RYM. A list would be nice. That way we can generate a Top of the year and also cancel all the polls.

Nabozo, Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:36 (two weeks ago) link

My EOY picks (still in progress for a couple of more weeks):

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/pomenitul/2020-highlights-in-progress/

pomenitul, Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:53 (two weeks ago) link

xp haha. Like some others here, I just use it as a listening log. For that: Classic. Only when the poll here comes around do I really look back, re-listen to more things and try to sort it all out. I don't treat rating seriously (that would mean multiple listens before I've "logged" anything). If I just make it to the end of an album it's getting at least a 3. I've got many 4's to sort out for the poll.

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 7 January 2021 17:00 (two weeks ago) link

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/o_nate/best-music-of-2020/

still in progress

o. nate, Thursday, 7 January 2021 20:26 (two weeks ago) link


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