"...you would be surprised how much variance and inconsistency the same reviewer can have to the same music. Most reviews tell us as much (or more) about the reviewer than they do the artist they are reviewing."
No, at this point I wouldn't be at all surprised at reviewers' inconsistency: it's the rule rather than the exception. Unfortunately, our ears have been trained to want the same ol' thing over and over again, and it's a rare soul that deviates from the norm, even in 'alternative' systems. Thank you for the encouragement: rest assured that the negativity hasn't slowed me down at all.
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