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Old 01-10-2014, 07:21 AM
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Why not get better at reading if you're interested in reading? Sure it's just an album review, but if you don't want to read you may as well just listen to the album then.
Because I'm reading a review of a heavy metal album, nothing that needs to be over complicated. I understand it but I have to think about it. It's a blurb, I shouldn't have to think about a blurb.

And I like reading. I like knowing why a person thinks something is a ten, or a one. Or even if it's an album I've heard a million times I like hearing why someone likes something. But if they over complicate it I stop caring.

I also don't like it when they write an essay. Anything more than two or three paragraphs (or a few more short paragraphs) is too much.
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:12 AM
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Album reviews that I need a thesaurus to make any sense of. I read at a, what's the average person, grade four level? Write your reviews for that. Especially when it's for some obscure thrash metal album. You don't need to tell me how smart you are by writing a review that I can barely make sense of. "I like this album, this is why" is all you need to say.
I agree with this on so many levels. I hate reviews that are so damn verbose that they don't tell me why the music I'm gonna listen to is good or not. That's why I stopped reading Rolling Stone reviews back in middle school and why I look to Blabbermouth today to learn how not to write an album review.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:37 PM
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I like when reviews go into more details and aren't just blurbs.
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:39 PM
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Few too many simplistic generalisations being made here. Some albums require long reviews and to cram everything into a short one just for the sake of fitting into some misplaced idea of "correct form" would be stupid of the reviewer.

Other albums there's really not much to it and it can be done in about five sentences. It depends on the disc, and to restrict the writing to some silly rules makes no sense.
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Few too many simplistic generalisations being made here. Some albums require long reviews and to cram everything into a short one just for the sake of fitting into some misplaced idea of "correct form" would be stupid of the reviewer.

Other albums there's really not much to it and it can be done in about five sentences. It depends on the disc, and to restrict the writing to some silly rules makes no sense.
This, same can be said for films/games too. Sometimes 1,000 words will just about get across every nuance you experienced with a piece of media, and other times one paragraph will do the job.
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:05 PM
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People that pronounce mature as "ma-tour".
People who say "that" when they should say "who"
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That everyone only cares who Richie Kotzen is now that he's in a band with Mike Portnoy.
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That everyone only cares who Richie Kotzen is now that he's in a band with Mike Portnoy.
Related thing to hate: John Sykes' laziness. One of the most talented guitarist/singers on the planet and he's done absolutely nothing in this decade.

Blue Murder reunion, new solo album, anything, pls. ;_;
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