|ignore the words and follow my heart|
|idk dude i just rate shit|
|On websites that have a description for the rating I always go by the description of the rating, so on here it's like a great album gets a 3.5, a "superb" album gets a 4.5, etc. 5 I just use for those I think are better than my 4.5s though, because I don't really agree with "classic".|
Also I have to be able to argue that any of my 4.0s is in some way superior to my 3.5s, my 3.5s to my 3.0s, etc. Within each rating though, I have mental numbers assigned within the number. So I can think one 3.5 album is better than another because one is more of a "3.3 great" whereas the other is more of a "3.7 great".
|please rate lil wayne's discrogaphy a 1 neurisis we need ur support to keep real rock alive!|
|1 - shit|
1.5 - shit
2 - shit
2.5 - shit
3 - shit
3.5 - shit
4 - shit
4.5 - shit
5 - i like it a little
|under 3- shit, won`t ever listen to it again|
3- I like a few songs, nothing really wrong it but just okay
3.5- like most of the songs or is above average throughout
4- pretty good, no masterpiece but consistently excellent and interesting will probably give a few listens or come back to it from time to time
4.5- god damn son, this shit is cash as fuck who`d you buy this kush from nigga?
5- Has to resonate with me on personal level, at least 80% of the songs need to be 5's. Will listen for years to come
|if i like it on first listen ill 5 it if i never listen again it will remain a 5 bcuz who am i to second guess foxxxy|
|who am i to second guess foxxxy |
|my system is way 2 complicated to get into sorry it involves pi and derivatives and division and others|
|1 - LOL no|
1.5 - Eww
2 - I rather not
2.5 - Meh
3 - Decent
3.5 - Good
4 - Very good
4.5 - Pretty sweet
5 - Yay
|1. Stone bonker awful. A joke.|
1.5 - An actual album but it's shit.
2 - May have some redeeming features but mainly shit.
2.5 - a mixed bag, will be listened to once in a while and there is something there.
3 - an album that for the most parts is decent and worth a regular spin.
3.5 - A fucking good album.
4 - one of the best but for whatever reason doesn't cut to the bones
4.5 - essential an 'experience' is to be had
5 - total personal connection, nostalgia, timeless, never fails.
|5 - all time fav|
4.5 - basically a favorite album. maybe a couple songs not up to par, but these are all close to 5's
4 - excellent album. many many repeated listens.
3.5 - very good album. repeated listens
3 - good album, will probably spin it more in the future, but nothing makes it super memorable
2.5 - completely average might have some songs i dig a lot, but also some i dont care about at all
2 - lame. not offensively bad but nothing worth coming back to
1.5 - very fucking bad
1 - cancer
|by two points of reference:|
2.5 being my average rating if I listened and rated all albums there are and 5.0 being the albums that I have to force myself not to listen to all the time
|maybe I should just listen to more music I don't like so I can have a better Obj. score.|
|why do you care about that|
|I rate the same way you do, to me a 2.5/5 (50%) is much below average, because I can't imagine getting a 50% and thinking it's an average score. To me an average album would fall between 3-3.5 with 3.5 being slightly above average. 4 is a good album, 4.5 is a very good album and 5 obviously is a perfect album.|
|it's tough; as you rate a bunch of albums you start to get a feel for it and can place albums a lot more easily within the rating system|
i always give it a number in my head and then to confirm i compare it to other albums in the genre or other albums that the artist/group has released. for the most part though my ratings coincide roughly with the site's basic delineations
2.5s might have an okay song or two but for the most part it's kind of boring, but not awful
3s are generally 'good' albums, ones that i might listen to a few times in my life but no more. usually have some dope songs
3.5s are oftentimes either albums that i enjoyed more than 3s but that i might not listen to a whole lot, or are pretty fun albums. a lot of albums fall into this category as well by virtue of being 3.7s (not quite good enough to be a 4)
4s are albums that i really dig; i'll listen to them a loooot, but they're just really good, not incredible/mind fucking
4.5s are to me what a lot of people consider 5s. those people who rate albums 5s just because they are classics but not because of some sort of real resonance with them - those are my 4.5s. incredible albums that i can't talk about without intense hyperbole, but the reason they aren't a 5 is because they haven't transcended that boundary that puts them on an emotional pedestal for me
5s are very very personal albums to me and each have some sort of important effect on me or have been really important to me at some point in my life. they've been incredibly influential in one of many possible things, and they're records that i'll never forget and keep with me forever.
|"maybe I should just listen to more music I don't like so I can have a better Obj. score."|
No one does this. How do you know you like something until you give it a listen?
|@ampho but thats if you equate the scores with grading percentages, which they're not supposed to be. that also makes |
everything under a 2.5 "failing" which really doesn't make any sense because then there would be barely any difference
between a 1 and a 2.5
2.5 anything jeff rosenstock related
1.5 very poor
|"maybe I should just listen to more music I don't like so I can have a better Obj. score."|
dumb. just be more critical of what you hear. i used to slap 4.5's on albums that i heard just a couple times, now its really hard for an album to be a 4.5 for me.
|I am heavy on my 4s, and I probably need to revise it.|
|5 - Fuckyeah|
4.5 - Oh God yes
4 - sweet
3.5 - pretty sweet
3 - it's pretty decent
2.5 - eh
2 - ehhhhh
1.5 - fuck this
1 - I wanna shove a chainsaw up your cunt
0.5 - kiss my ass, you worthless piece of shit
well I don't really care that much, it just looks nicer on my profile
|thx for answering|
|5 - Incredible|
4.5 - Highly recommended
4 - Recommended
3.5 - A great listen
3 - Some good songs
2.5 - Passable
2 - Shitty threshold
1.5 - Fuck this shit
1 - Oh my fucking god
0.5 - Supports terrorism
|and my sarcasm obvious didn't carry when I said "maybe I should just listen to more music I don't like so I can have a better Obj. score." |
And I am critical of what I hear, I guess I normally just listen to things that from the get go I feel that I will like. That could be me listening to the band before, getting a recommendation from a friend, cool cover, comparisons to a band I really like etc. If I have a reason not to by the album (basically the opposites of what I just listed), I'll normally avoid the album/band.
|2 = grey (trash)|
2.5 = white (common)
3 = green (uncommon)
3.5 = blue (rare)
4 = purple (epic)
4.5 = orange (legendary)
5 = red (artifact)
|How can you rate music objectively anyway? It is always YOUR, SUBJECTIVE opinion.|
|5 - lil b|
|I will admit that I try pretty hard to find the good in what I'm listening to, because I sincerely want to like the music that I went out and purchased. I want a payoff on my investment.|
|How can you rate music objectively anyway? It is always YOUR, SUBJECTIVE opinion. |
Although I agree, I do enjoy analyzing music from a logical level. There definitely is a science to what makes music enjoyable. It's fun to pinpoint what in a certain band/album/song/genre does that.
|5 gotta be original, can never get old, has to be both conceptually and musically brilliant|
4.5 gotta be original, gets old after a long time, music and conception have to be brilliant-noteworthy
4 gotta be original, gets old after a medium amount of time, conception and
music both gotta be noteworthy
3.5 maybe slightly unoriginal, gets old relatively shortly, conception or music is noteworthy but the other might be lacking
3 decent but nothing new- unoriginal, gets old pretty quick - might not even spin it again, usually conception or music just manages to be noteworthy and the other is average-bad
2.5 same old tired shit, gets old while listening to the album, might check it out again but most likely not, concept and music are cornyish
2 same old tired shit - but even dumber, would rather be listening to Rush Limbaugh, concept and music are a loud drum and pussy money weed
1.5 almost seems like a joke- but sadly isn't, I could make better music on my computer using windows movie maker, can't hardly even hear the lyrics because the production is so awful and has no sense of timing or flow.
1 this is really considered music, let alone good music, to ANYONE? wow! this planet is filled with some strange people. I think I would probably punch anyone I met in the jaw that listened to this music on intuition. Wouldn't piss on the artist if he was on fire.
|i just listen and close my eyes and whatever number i see boom |
|1 - not even worth a laugh or a single repeated listen|
1.5 - maybe one or two songs enjoyable, might possibly find humorous, still shit
2 - has a few good songs or is overall listenable, just not by any means a good record
2.5 - literally average (not good not bad) or equally as good as it is bad
3 - good music, but doesn't have much repeat value unless maybe for standout tracks
3.5 - good for repeated listens, good music from start to end for the most part if not all the way through
4 - music that is thoroughly enjoyable and memorable for the majority of its duration
4.5 - a record that will take your breath away except for one or two crucial aspects
5 - flawless and original
|5 - A timeless classic|
4.5 - some flaws, not neccesarily perfect but still great
4 - enjoyable, feel-good listening
3.5 - some fillers, mostly enjoyable
3 - never will listen to again, but good song by song
2.5 - average (some good, some bad)
2 - a few decent tracks but lost in the sea of mediocrity
1.5 - mostly shit
1 - STAY AWAY
|I read the adjectives next to the numbers and go by that.|
|1- It's so very fricking bad, it will make your ears bleed.|
1.5- Just plain awful with just very poor and unoriginal value.
2- It might one good but the rest are plain trash.
2.5- It's alright for the most part but it still lags and it gets boring at points.
3- It's decent with some very great songs but it does have it's cons, here and there.
3.5- It's great with a lot of very nice songs and bunch of repeated listens
4- Awesome songs, structure, musicianship, etc.. that makes so it so listenable and enjoyable for my ears
4.5- Almost to Flawless, it shows incredible value and passion. ''It's pure beauty in my eyes''
5- So damn wonderful, ''words can't desricibe'' Every song is flawless with a lot of very incredible value and a lot of diversity too. Which makes it amazing for every listen.
|Still figuring it all out & readjusting things daily as I'm still yet to put a rating on a lot of stuff due to indecision/feeling the need to revisit properly before doing so - but this is an intrinsic version of the criteria I've implemented thus far in terms of song quality (production is a factor for me as well): |
|5 - The Best. Perfect by aggregate due to many songs surpassing the maximum rating of 5 in reality. Mesmerisingly affecting/eargasmic/nostalgic albums that bring the feels like no other & mean more than the world to me; the kind I would be willing to pay ludicrous sums of money for if that were the only way to obtain them. Truly priceless in my eyes.|
4.5 - Ridiculously impressive/enjoyable/nostalgic to me. The staple of my daily musical diet. Have their days where they feel like 5s & therefore are constant candidates for potential upgrading.
4 - Legitimately awesome as a whole with some spectacular highlights that redeem many of the flaws/filler present. Extensive playtime guaranteed for certain tracks.
3.5 - Significant proportion of enjoyable songs & a couple special ones that may bump up its rating - but still some redundant filler present that I have no intention of ever revisiting.
3 - Decent. A few good/great/excellent songs - the rest ranging from average, to not so great, to immediately forgettable.
2.5 - Semi-listenable/tolerable - but not something that I would ever bother coming back to by choice.
2 - Clusterfuck of mediocrity/waste of life.
1.5 - Absolute shite. Avoid at all costs.
1 - Beyond torture. Never again.
|5 - Timeless, next-level shit, everyone should listen, etc.|
4.5 - Holy goddamn this is so good
4 - Friggin' awesome, tons of great tracks
3.5 - Some great tracks, but every track is at least somewhat enjoyable
3 - Some good tracks, some bad, at least one great track, would recommend
2.5 - Meh, couple good tracks, but wasn't feeling it for the most part
2 - Mostly bad tracks, wouldn't recommend
1.5 - Ew, maybe one of two passable tracks, but the overwhelming majority awful
1 - What the hell even is this
|Fucking love = 5 and 4.5, fucking hate = 1 and 1.5. And then everything else in between. Simple|
|5 - ^_^|
4.5 - :D
4 - : )
3.5 - :]
3 - :p
2.5 - : |
2 - : (
1.5 - D:
1 - *_______________*
|5: Executed almost perfectly in every facet. Doesn't have to be well-known or altogether groundbreaking but has to fire on all cylinders and have that x-factor.|
4.5: Straight-up impressive. Albums that won't leave my rotation.
4: Really solid, but lacking that 'x-factor' or any stand-out element. I have probably too many albums ranked a 4.
3.5: Kind of my go-to grade. If an album is enjoyable/I can and will happily sit through the entire thing then it's a 3.5.
3: Like, I see what the band is trying to do and I respect it, but it either has too many cringe-worthy songs or just nothing that would keep me listening.
2.5: Yawn. Just pass right on by this one. It's not worth the time, even if some songs might be good enough to listen to a few times. (Prime example: Stickup Kid - Future Fire)
2: Has way too many bad tracks or a terrible vocalist. And even if one or two songs are solid, the rest are too bad to even listen to those other two again.
1.5: Painfully mediocre. As in the band shouldn't have wasted their time recording this.
1: Specifically reserved for Attila
|no ratingz = ???|
|1- a rating for sputnik bands|
5- a rating for night birds
5: Baron Noir - L'epoque Exige De Bons Gestionnaires
4.5: Moving Mountains - S/T
4: MSWHITE - Squares
3.5: Jungbluth - Part Ache
3: State Faults - Desolate Peaks
2.5: Major League - Hard Feelings
2: We Were Skeletons - Blame & Aging
1.5: Ten After Two - Truth Is...
1: Attila - Outlawed
|5 - 3 I like it|
2 - 1 I don't like it
|itsalltherage has the best breakdown so far imo.|
|Never seen this list before. Good idea for a list. Thanks. Wow.|
|5 - Ke$ha|
4.5 through 1 - everythign else
|Basically the same way Ending and Funeralopolis do it. The numbers have a category assigned to them, whether it be "good", "excellent", etc. I try to stick by that, which means I have to justify my 3.5s being better than my 3s and so on. In my head, I rate albums to a tenth, not just multiples of 0.5. The rating I give has to do with how many songs I'd revisit.|
|5 = Albums that changed my life and I i'm willing to listen to again and again.|
4.5 = Superb written music with a high replay value, although not as memorable or life changing in order to be a 5.
4 = Very, very enjoyable record, although it has some minor flaws.
3.5 = Quite enjoyable, but has some issues. It is a well written record, but it is missing some stand out, A grade material.
3 = So and so, it has some good moments, but it is mostly a dull, uninspired, repetitive, or plain simply boring affair.
2.5 = A pass. Even if there are some few good moments, the rest of the album is really boring.
2.0 = A bad album, which means that most of the material presented here is badly written, or presented in an awkward way.
1.5 = This album is so close at being a total disaster. The good moments are overwhelmingly few, although even those seem painfully average.
1 = It is by all means, a terrible, awful album. The band (or the soloist) have forgotten (or maybe they never knew in the first place), how to play their instruments. The album has some major songwritting issues and it is quite painful to go the distance with the entire tracklist.
|It should be noted that I never payed any attention to the words that go with the ratings 3.5, 4, 4,5. These words are only synonyms and cannot be used in a proper way to distinguish the quality of an album.|
|what zak said|
|5- Anything I rate at a 5, I have to enjoy every song off of that album, and be able to listen to this album whenever I want. Also, these albums stand out from other albums in the genre. Lastly, for me to 5 an album it has to stand up and compete against albums past it. (I don't 5 an album just because it is a 'classic'). Every 5 I currently have has been played hundreds and hundreds of times.|
4.5- I enjoy every song on an album, but it is missing a little something that I can't put my finger on. These albums are still incredible, and have the potential of moving to a 5 in the near future, or dropping down to a 4. I almost treat my 4.5 as a Purgatory for incredible music
4- These are some albums that I really like, but I can't listen to all the time, or I play them all the time, but they just don't surpass other albums in the genre by marginal amounts.
3.5- I give 3.5's to albums where I enjoy a majority of the tracks but I don't like how it flows together, or the album isn't consistent all the way through. I also put albums in this rating that I really like the idea of, and I can tell that it is a very well written album but it doesn't mesh for me.
3- Albums that are good, but are overshadowed by other albums within this genre. I can listen to these albums and be content, but I can't get down to these albums.
2.5- Unmemorable. These albums are okay, and just that. Albums that I won't listen to again, and are mediocrity at its finest. These are just uninteresting albums with no popping tracks. I try not to go any lower than this, unless an album really deserves less.
2- These albums are normally just really lousy. I'd throw most of modern pop and modern soft rock into this category.
1.5- At 1.5, these albums are either sore on the ears or just a plain gimmick. I think these are some really shit albums, but due to critical acclaim that I will never understand I save it the 1 rating.
1- The ultimate turd of music. These are saved for pure gimmicks and album ideas that are cheesier than a dominoes stuffed crust. I lump in unnecessary Christmas albums (Because let's face it, that is some lazy shit), albums where an artist will swap genres completely to make a splash in popularity (See Lil Wayne's Rebirth and Korn's Dubstep album), or are free form nonsense for the sake of being different.
|who am i to second guess foxxxy |
|5 - love it, feel perfect|
4.5 - love it, but it has a few minor flaws
4 - love it, but is has several flaws
3.5 - like it, feels good
3 - enjoyable
2.5 - not very enjoyable or disappointed
2 - actively dislike
1.5 - very bad
1 - offensively bad