Eligibility criteria for EOY album lists

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Eligibility criteria for EOY album lists

Postby Harold » Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:29 am

As a reminder, here are Henrik's defined criteria for how to determine whether a new source is eligible for the EOY albums spreadsheet:

1. The Alexa.com rank should be less than 1,000,000 and the number of sites linking in should be more than 100. Both these criteria should preferably be met, but if one of the numbers is really strong that might be ok too. Printed magazines that are devoted to music are always eligible.

2. It should be clear that the list was compiled by several people (minimum three) from the staff.

3. The source needs to publish at least 10 album reviews per month, and not just recommendations with a couple of sentences per album.

4. A radio or TV channel is eligible if it is a "main station" of a country (typically a public broadcasting service with a focus on music). The staff team requirement needs to be fulfilled but not the number of reviews.

5. No record stores.

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Re: Eligibility criteria for EOY album lists

Postby Henrik » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:48 am

Perhaps we could use one more criterion - that the lists should have blurbs/comments. But if so, probably just for albums, as it's quite common with an albums lists with blurbs and a songs list with no comments, which I think we have to be ok with. Anyone who has an idea of how many of the included album sources that would be deemed ineligible because of this additional criterion?

Harold, if you like the idea, but don't want to delete any of your hard work, we could add this criterion for 2015.
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