Sounds like a stupid question doesn’t it? Thing is, when you actually think about the criteria, and what raises a record from good to great, or what drops it from merely average to totally abhorrent, it’s a little harder to quantify precisely.
This is going to be kind of a quick one with as little drivel as possible, but I’ll give some examples: is there a track ratio? By this I mean is there a certain percentage of the tracks have to be good in order for the album to break a certain threshold? Does it matter if one of the band memebrs is sub-par, if the rest are awesome enough to compensate for their failings? How many ‘dropped balls’ will cause a lowering of points or score? Or is it more of a feeling?
WHAT ARE YOUR CRITERIA?!
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