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Re: "How To Buy A Record Review"
Nov 13, 2011, 18:26
elegant chaos wrote:
I've never written a review that was paid for in such a way - but a band I know who are still going had their album reviewed some years back in Melody Maker (I think).

The reviewer actually gave them 9 out of 10 - but the editor downgraded it to 8 because the band (who owned their own label) didn't advertise it in the paper.

That might explain why you sometimes see a review that seems to be glowing with praise but, if the mag uses a scoring system, the album gets given a 6/10 or somesuch. Same applies to slag offs that end up with a seemingly reasonable score. Hmmmm
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