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Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby Henrik » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:48 am

New place for reporting of rating changes, or missing ratings on AM.
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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby lagire » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:37 am

Here the post for the spreasheet updated with the errors or missings ratings.
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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby Shakermaker » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:52 am

Elvis Presley's A Date with Elvis and For LP Fans Only have both been upped to 5 stars on AllMusic.

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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby Krurze » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:21 pm

Steven Wilson's Hand. Cannot. Erase. has been upgraded to 4.5 stars by allmusic.

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Postby lagire » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:42 am

Note for The Brabra Streisand album, there's no rating in guide du cd, inversion with the Broadway Album which has well 2 stars

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Postby Matski » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:17 pm

1989 by Taylor Swift has been upgraded to 3.5 stars on AllMusic.

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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby Matski » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:19 pm

The self-titled debut by Roxy Music has (finally) been upgraded to 4.5 stars on AllMusic.

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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby Harold » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:02 pm

This may not be the right place to post this, but I figure it's worth it - AllMusic has become very dicey to visit lately. In the past few weeks I've gotten serious virus warnings on both my home and workplace computers after visiting the site (I thought my home computer was going to be damaged, until I ran a quick antivirus check). I've been avoiding it altogether. Anyone else experiencing similar issues?

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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby bootsy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:49 pm

Harold wrote:This may not be the right place to post this, but I figure it's worth it - AllMusic has become very dicey to visit lately. In the past few weeks I've gotten serious virus warnings on both my home and workplace computers after visiting the site (I thought my home computer was going to be damaged, until I ran a quick antivirus check). I've been avoiding it altogether. Anyone else experiencing similar issues?

I haven't had any problems like that with virus warnings, maybe because I have a pop-up blocker and virus protection on my pc but I've been on it the past couple of days and notice that it runs slow and locks up sometimes.

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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby Matski » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:27 am

Yeah, the notifications coming from your browser/antivirus are because of the ads on the site. I've never actually been infected by them but they are annoying. There are a number of ways to get around them.

The two methods AllMusic prefer are paid subscritpion to their site or downloading the Support Free Content browser app, which (from what I can gather) records personal browsing information to send it directly to sites like AllMusic.

The last one, as Bootsy suggested above (but is not supported by AllMusic) is getting an Adblocking app like Adblock Plus for your broswer.

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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby Shakermaker » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:52 am

Some AllMusic ratings for updating:

Dizzy Gillespie's Groovin' High - 3 stars
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong's Ella and Louis - 4.5 stars
Sonny Rollins' Plus 4 - 5 stars


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Postby Shakermaker » Sat May 26, 2018 11:20 am

Upgraded to 5 stars on AllMusic:

Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
Original Broadway Cast Recording - Hamilton

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Postby StevieFan13 » Sun May 27, 2018 10:42 pm

Shakermaker wrote:Upgraded to 5 stars on AllMusic:

Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
Original Broadway Cast Recording - Hamilton

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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby Matski » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:40 pm

While readying to post their review for Ye, AllMusic have upgraded their rating for 808s & Heartbreak to 2.5 stars.

Shakermaker wrote:Upgraded to 5 stars on AllMusic:

Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
Original Broadway Cast Recording - Hamilton

Huh, hadn't noticed that the Hamilton soundtrack was listed on AM. Nice catch.

It's fantastic to see Tunnel of Love receiving a full five-star rating. It's usually underrated when compared to its predecessors. Conversely, I'm puzzled that AllMusic still hold to their opinion that Darkness on the Edge of Town isn't a full five-star album. It's generally considered to be one of Springsteen's most essential records.

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Postby Jonathon » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:54 pm

Matski wrote:AllMusic have upgraded the following albums to a full five-star rating:


Update - Last week it was albums from the 00s & 10s that gained five-star ratings, this week there are some from the 90s..:


...and some from the 80s:



The Glow Part 2 has always been a favorite of mine. It really helped me get through a break up and a death in my family 13-14 years ago, when I was still in college.

Of course, as the resident Wilco geek, I'm ecstatic to see their masterpiece finally get 5 star recognition. What's even cooler is that they didn't drop Summerteeth to do it, which AMG often does, to keep an artist from getting too many 5 stars.

If you drop The Whole Love a half star, and bump A Ghost is Born and Mermaid Avenue Vol 1 up a half star, AMG's Wilco ratings would perfectly match mine.

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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby Matski » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:14 pm

AllMusic have posted a new review for Version 2.0 by Garbage, upgrading its rating to 4.5 stars.

Jonathon wrote:...

Of course, as the resident Wilco geek, I'm ecstatic to see their masterpiece finally get 5 star recognition. What's even cooler is that they didn't drop Summerteeth to do it, which AMG often does, to keep an artist from getting too many 5 stars.

...

It's true that AllMusic sometimes drop one five-star record to upgrade another - happened to Jane's Addiction a few years ago. Other times they will hand out more than one five-star rating to an act in a single session - see Queens of the Stone Age and more recently Broadcast. Then there's what happened to Wilco - where AllMusic waited before handing out multiple five-stars. Also see Green Day, M.I.A. and The White Stripes. Based on a pattern in those re-ratings, I believe that Cocteau Twins' Treasure and Agalloch's The Mantle will also receive five-star ratings next time.
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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby Krurze » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:56 pm

Future Islands' Singles upgraded to 5/10 by Scaruffi

https://www.scaruffi.com/vol7/futureis.html

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Postby Shakermaker » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:49 am

Upgraded to 5 stars on AllMusic:
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails

Downgraded to 4.5 stars:
The Yardbirds - Roger the Engineer

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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby digifuwill » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:21 pm

Allmusic knocked sunbather back down to 4.5. It's reign as a 5-star release didn't last long at all.

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Postby Matski » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:12 pm

Geez, I hope they don't keep changing their mind on Roger the Engineer or Sunbather like they did with Use Your Illusion II. Out of all the metal albums that they recently upgraded, Sunbather wasn't the most questionable choice of the bunch either.

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Postby NPG0607 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:44 am

Childish Gambino's “Awaken,My Love!” has been upgraded to 4.5 stars by Allmusic

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Postby Matski » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:50 pm

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity has been upgraded to 4.5 stars by AllMusic.

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Postby NPG0607 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:20 pm

Sizzla's Black Woman & Child has been downgraded to 4 stars by Allmusic

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Postby Matski » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:48 pm

Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated at Last has been upgraded to 4.5 stars by AllMusic.

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Postby Matski » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:22 pm

Bob Marley & the Wailers - Kaya has been upgraded to 4.0 stars by AllMusic.

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Postby Matski » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:19 pm

Brockhampton - Saturation II has been downgraded to 3.5 stars by AllMusic. Tut-tut, bad AllMusic. :angry-nono:

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Postby Matski » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:03 pm

Another questionable change - Photek - Modus Operandi has been downgraded to 3.5 stars by AllMusic.

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Postby Matski » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:52 am

NPG0607 wrote:Sizzla's Black Woman & Child has been downgraded to 4 stars by Allmusic

Strange. Browsed through Sizzla's AllMusic profile this week and it seems like they've now removed the review and the rating to Black Woman & Child. They've replaced it with a blank entry, using a 2009 release date...

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Postby Shakermaker » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:56 pm

Matski wrote:
NPG0607 wrote:Sizzla's Black Woman & Child has been downgraded to 4 stars by Allmusic

Strange. Browsed through Sizzla's AllMusic profile this week and it seems like they've now removed the review and the rating to Black Woman & Child. They've replaced it with a blank entry, using a 2009 release date...

Still seems to be on the site - it's been oddly relisted as a self-titled Sizzla album with a 1993 release date instead.

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Postby Matski » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:03 am

Thanks for highlighting that. I'm only starting to explore Sizzla's music so maybe this is incorrect but from what I understand he didn't start recording music until 1995. Black Woman & Child isn't a re-release of his early material, so the change is a bizarre one for AllMusic to make. I'll forward this issue to their admins.

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Postby Matski » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:19 am

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory has been upgraded to 4.0 stars by AllMusic.

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Postby NPG0607 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:00 am

Matski wrote:Brockhampton - Saturation II has been downgraded to 3.5 stars by AllMusic. Tut-tut, bad AllMusic. :angry-nono:

Still a little surprised that they preferred Iridescence over S2,and shouldn't they rate S3 already?

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Postby Matski » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:17 pm

It's a label debut that has sold well and outside of the RYM-core followers it's generally well-regarded (see metacritic). That it became AMG's choice pick isn't too surprising. It's just disappointing that they felt the need to downgrade S2. AMG possibly did it just to differentiate their ratings in Brockhampton's discography but I can't help but feel that once the band have more releases under their belt that such a change will seem unnecessary.

As to S1 & S3; when Brockhampton started gaining a big following last year many music publications took a while to catch on. AMG only reviewed them at the end of 2017, once their popularity had become apparent. The site didn't dedicate enough resources to reviewing all three releases. If Brockhampton stick around long enough and continue to gain popularity then AMG may eventually review S1 and S3 too. Their recent review of Kendrick Lamar's Section.80 as an example of them doing this.

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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby Shakermaker » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:37 am

AllMusic rating for Wild Nothing's Gemini isn't currently listed - it's 4 stars.

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Postby lagire » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:17 pm

AllMusic:
Stromae Racine carree > 4
Moses Sumney Aromanticism > 4.5

Christgau:
Sun Kil Moon Benji > B+

Scaruffi:
Subtle For Hero: For Fool > 7
Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway > 6

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Postby Matski » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:01 am

Rosalía - Los ángeles has been downgraded to 4.0 stars by AllMusic.

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Postby Henrik » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:12 pm

Matski wrote:Rosalía - Los ángeles has been downgraded to 4.0 stars by AllMusic.

:angry-nono:

And this is NOT because they have given a higher rating for ”El mal querer” instead!
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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby Matski » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:44 pm

Up until last weekend, Los Ángeles had actually been downgraded to 3.5 stars but someone at AMG must have thought that was too harsh. Giving it such a low grade looked silly next to all the praise Mariano Prunes had given it in the review.

I didn't realise that the album had made it onto the AM database until today. If I had, that 3.5 star regrading would've been reported on this thread a few weeks ago.


Shakermaker wrote:Still seems to be on the site - it's been oddly relisted as a self-titled Sizzla album with a 1993 release date instead.

An update on this one for anyone who cares; AMG have restored the correct date and title to this entry now.


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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby NPG0607 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:48 am

The Residents' Meet the Residents has Been Upgraded to 8.5(from 8)by Scaruffi

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Postby Krurze » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:54 pm

Scaruffi's rating for the self-titled Buffalo Springfield debut is missing: 6/10

https://www.scaruffi.com/vol1/buffalo.html

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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Postby NPG0607 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:09 am

AllMusic has upgraded Howlin Wolf's Moanin' in the Moonlight to 4.5/5 from 3.5/5


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