Eh, I don't think pretentious is the word you're looking for, but it was unwarranted nonetheless. Still, that John Hanson guy just has a way of getting under your skin, y'know?
"Eh, I don't think pretentious is the word you're looking for, but it was unwarranted nonetheless. Still, that John Hanson guy just has a way of getting under your skin, y'know?"
No, I don't.
woah what happened here
Album Rating: 4.0
I disagree with this review
Eli: I much prefer their EP.
Woah, wasn't expecting this thread.
Gyromania, you didn't represent yourself very well in this thread.
I find it interesting that you accuse the people who criticize you of "never reading your reviews" when the people who always comment with things like "great review as always!" are actually the ones who are much less likely to have read the review.
I think a good idea for you would be to read your reviews out loud before you post them, because there are word choices that simply don't sit well when I read them. I don't know anything about this band so I can't comment on whether or not the style of this review fits the album, but there are definitely moments where you sound, as John said, as if writing this review was just an exercise.
To me, the best reviews read as if the writer is having a conversation with someone. Not everyone can pull off a nice conversational tone, obviously, but it's better to try for it and fail than write something that nobody would be interested in listening to in a live setting.
I do want to say this: I find it a little curious that some of the people who originally did come in here saying 'Great review! [etc.,]' are now retracting their initial comments... Makes me kind of feel like (as Chan said) those same people don't actually read my reviews before commenting.
Eli: "Instead of trying to review as much as possible to better your skills, try to pick things you genuinely want to talk about." Well, I'm not just trying to throw out as much as possible for the sake of having a lot of reviews written - my latest reviews have been pretty long and I've legitimately put effort into them. I actually did want to review this too, having been a little disappointed that they didn't continue more in the direction of their EP. But yeah, it really wasn't something I wanted to do just because, but I'm sorry that it came off as so contrived.
Chan: Thanks a lot for the help. Seriously, I do appreciate it and I'll try to work on it from here on out. Re-reading this review, I admit that it feels like a chore. The sentences and points don't really flow into each other nicely and I have some bloated lines. I actually did rush this more so than anything I've written as of late, so I hope I can pick back up from here and continue in a good direction. Anyways, thanks for the advice.
Also, I too am not happy with how i presented myself in this thread.
you're emotional about this stuff, which is what makes you a good user in the first place. but learn to keep that in check and realize no one is out to get you. at least you're not going seaeric or hawks all over us right now.
after reading through this thread I decided to re-read the review. I can see what chan/john/adam/jared (wtf?) are saying but I still stand by my original cliche "good review" comment. it is a good review, not the best in the world but definitely good and pos-worthy. I can see what you all are saying though, however I didn't get the impression that it was that contrived.
but yeah idk I don't write reviews really at all so um...don't mind me.
My rating was the only negative one at the time I had said that
Album Rating: 2.5
guys just finished their set. holy fuck that was boring
i thought they were great live.
they're ok live but get old after 1 song
im stoked to see bottled live if nothing else
"Slow Down" is one of the top ten worst songs I've heard all year. I can't imagine these guys would be
a lot of fun live =/
i wouldn't go that far but the middle is definitely the most boring part of the album
I actually didn't mind the opener that much and I admit that I'm mostly sour that this isn't more like Ghost... I'm just surprised that no one agrees with me.