(originally posted on ReverbNation)
So the other month I thought I’d give it a go and try it. I must say in the end I’m very disappointed.
Don’t get me wrong: I’m not looking only for nice review to be revered or something like that. What I’m looking for are quality reviews. And I must say: there are very few.
There are people saying “this is not my cup of tea”, referring to the music complexity…ok…why do you review music in the first place, if you can’t listen to all music?
There are people saying “this sounds very 70s (or 80s or 90s)..this artist is not commercial for today’s standards”. Ok this one is just absurd. Do you mean to say that artists from the 70s or 80s shouldn’t be played on the radio? I remind you they totally are being played…and some of them are still making looots of money at their concerts.
There are people saying that the lyrics are not clear. Did you ever listen to prog rock lyrics? I guess you didn’t..but again…it may be not “your cup of tea”…
It’s aggravating because there still are people that review with some intelligence. They might say the guitars are confusing but the singer is very good…or the opposite. I don’t mind criticism, as long as it’s smart and constructive. But these people are much too few. I must admit I’m very…very disappointed. I’m not going to pay more money to get futile dismissive reviews. It’s just not worth it.
Also: I understand that today’s world is made for kiss-asses and pop-stars. Hell we get them from those idiotic shows on TV. But I was truly hoping at least an online social network for artists would contain people with higher standards. Damn it I never thought I could reach the “7.8” you are required to go live..that would be absurdly miraculous…but come on…not even a 7? I’m already playing on radios and I did not have to go through any evaluation or pay any money to achieve that.
I already knew that this crowd review thing was just to make money but I thought I would at least get interesting feedbacks. That is really not the case.
I apologise to all those who wrote honest, thorow and intelligent reviews. You guys (but no one will be reading this I’m sure) can always review my stuff on my website.
To all those reviewers who commented “This artist will go far”. Thanks guys. I’m at my 7th album and no one ever gave a shit, but I’ll “keep on singing” as usual :)
To all those reviewers who commented “Ths artist should really learn how to sing”…pfft that was amusing! Thank you for making me laugh!