Episode 29: The Ratings System

The very exhausted 29th episode of Faces on the Radio is up! Listen above, or right-click HERE to download!

Topic:

  • The ratings systems of music publications
  • Why does a number rating matter?
  • What makes an album a 4/5? What makes an album a 7.6?
  • Should these ratings be viewed in a vacuum, or is Return to Cookie Mountain really better than Veckatimest?

News and Recommended Reading:

Songs Used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Boards of Canada
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Daniel Johnston
  • Chris Kelly / Kris Kross
  • Deftones
  • Johnny Marr / Andy Rourke / Morrissey / Mike Joyce / The Smiths
  • DJ Arya Imig
  • Bonobo
  • Tool
  • Jeff Hanneman / Kerry King / Dave Lombardo / Slayer
  • Kirk Hammett / Metallica
  • TV on the Radio
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Deerhunter
  • Bob Dylan
  • Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Travis Morrison / Dismemberment Plan
  • Robert Pollard / Guided by Voices
  • Jet
  • British Sea Power
  • Radiohead
  • Dandy Warhols
  • John Darnielle / The Mountain Goats
  • The Mars Volta
  • Starfucker
  • The Shaky Hands
  • Teenage Fanclub
  • John Coltrane
  • Daft Punk
  • John Zorn
  • Young the Giant
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Motley Crue
  • AC/DC
  • Tom Waits
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Elton John
  • Rod Stewart
  • Barbara Streisand
  • Jack White
  • Tom Odell
  • Cloud Cult
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