RA removes scores from album/single reviews


Long time coming! Very stoked that they went for it.

Always hated the scoring, and I’m sure the writers did too. Honestly I’m just reading for the reviewer’s take on the aestetics, context, etc of the record, and their general opinion. The idea of some sort of sports “score” or numerical value assessment was just really corny.

Also, I am still really mad (unreasonably mad) that the comment section is gone.


http://www.dissensus.com needs a bit of shine, remember slackk posting really early novelist freestyles on there

They’ve actually got a much chunkier thread on this very subject: http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=14859


Thanks, I didn’t know about that one… the thread in question might have more replies, but wow, it did end up somewhere entirely off-topic after a while. :slight_smile:


haha, yeah, there are a few prolific posters who seem to know each other really well so stuff can go off topic. They have some interesting discussion though and post some gems


Thank you for this! Crazy to see simon reynolds casually posting in there. Been digging in there the past couple of weeks, very london centric but excellent discussions even if constantly off topic. appreciate the tip.


no problem mate, yeah it’s a great place to lurk and just hoover up knowledge.

Used to love their grime thread http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=2192 (started in 2005!). Just having another look at it now and it’s a proper time capsule, brings back feelings of being a kid.