Revel in Sound is a music blog that provides comprehensive reviews of new music, without all of the politics and over-the-top analysis. Just straight-forward reviews from an average guy who loves listening to music.
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About Revel in Sound’s Rating System:
Albums are ranked on a scale of 1 to 10, based upon the enjoyment of the reviewer. These ratings are just a matter of opinion.
10/10: An album that is near-perfect, and would be considered among the reviewer’s all-time favorites. This is an incredibly exclusive ranting, and would only be given in a few cases, especially when reviewing new albums.
9/10: A superb album that would rank near the top of a year end list. It may have a have a few negatives, but is overall an incredible project, and one that could eventually become a 10 upon further listens and with age.
8/10: An incredibly solid album with a few problems, but is overall an excellent album. It may contain a few songs that are not great, but as a whole is an album that will be revisited throughout the year and will rank fairly high on a year-end list.
7/10: A great album, but one that lacks the revisit factor, meaning that while it may be a solid album, the reviewer does not necessarily desire to listen to the album frequently. It may also be an album that has some great tracks, but a few not-so-great tracks making the project as a whole solid, but not excellent.
6/10: A good album. Not great, but certainly not bad. There may be some great songs on the album, but there are significant issues with it that bring it down.
5/10: An average album that leaves the reviewer feeling unimpressed. It’s not necessarily bad, but it’s not great. Just okay.
4/10: A poor album that may have a few solid tracks, but is overall a miss.
3/10: A bad album, plain and simple. There may be one or two decent songs, but that’s it.
2/10: A terrible album, and one that the reviewer absolutely cannot stand. Albums that receive this rating have, in the opinion of the reviewer, no positive factors and no merit to warrant a listen.
1/10: Will most likely not be given, as every album at least deserves some credit just for being created.