#1
Well, I say this, because all the reviews that them post, less than 5 albums on this year or the past year goes to the 7.0, all the albums, but everything now is less than 6 or even going to 5 or 4. If I Don't Remember, the last great album on this page was Purple by Baroness or Coma Ecliptic of BTBAM, but this is a miracle, A MIRACLE.

And my question is, why the community hates everything now?, and, there's an album that are scored so badly and you love it?

Greets From Argentina, sorry for my bad english.
#3
UG Community is smaller than it used to be and I imagine fewer people are rating albums at all. Those that do probably have stronger opinions (one way or the other), so ratings get skewed.
#4
It is a fact of the times we live in that people are more likely to go out of their way to say something is bad than good.
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#5
The UG community is getting older

Old people hate things

Therefore the UG community hates things


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#9
You obviously dont read the front page that much then. I generally tend to review things that I expect to be good and often, they turn out to be good. Check these publishing dates. I did Coma Ecliptic btw.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/obscura/akroasis/index.html

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/textures/phenotype/index.html

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/fleshgod_apocalypse/king/index.html

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/sikth/opacities_ep/index.html

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/steven_wilson/4_12/index.html

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/shining/international_blackjazz_society/index.html

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/ghost/meliora/index.html


Quote by Aeolian Harmony
UG Community is smaller than it used to be and I imagine fewer people are rating albums at all. Those that do probably have stronger opinions (one way or the other), so ratings get skewed.


Actually, the opposite has happened. The community is mostly focused on the social media platforms these days (The UG facebook page has 600K likes alone), and if you compare front page user influx from say, 5 years ago till now.. 5 years ago, the reviews section prolly got max, several hundred people reading the UG Team things.

These days, thousands of people read the reviews, they've never been more popular. Even user generated ones are more popular now than they were several years ago.
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#10
It's not an important enough place for labels to pay people to proclaim how amazing their stuff is
#11
Just maybe a site dominated by adolescent and young-adult males is a bit opinionated and harsh in general. I know the reviews I did were like that- in this flinch-worthy pseudo-british style to boot.
#12
Quote by RAB11
It is a fact of the times we live in that people are more likely to go out of their way to say something is bad than good.

That could be said of all times, TBF.
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#13
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It is a fact of the times we live in that people are more likely to go out of their way to say something is bad than good.

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#14
You gotta be super extreme with your opinions on the internet everyone has an opinion so u gotta be extreme to cut through that noise.
You can't just say "I think that art thing was bad." That's lame.
You gotta get edgy and be all like "OMG What a steaming pile of shit that thing was!! The creator should be arrested and brought up on charges in order to never pollute humanity with such metiocrity!!"
#15
Quote by EpiExplorer
You obviously dont read the front page that much then. I generally tend to review things that I expect to be good and often, they turn out to be good. Check these publishing dates. I did Coma Ecliptic btw.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/obscura/akroasis/index.html

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/textures/phenotype/index.html

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/fleshgod_apocalypse/king/index.html

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/sikth/opacities_ep/index.html

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/steven_wilson/4_12/index.html

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/shining/international_blackjazz_society/index.html

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/ghost/meliora/index.html


Actually, the opposite has happened. The community is mostly focused on the social media platforms these days (The UG facebook page has 600K likes alone), and if you compare front page user influx from say, 5 years ago till now.. 5 years ago, the reviews section prolly got max, several hundred people reading the UG Team things.

These days, thousands of people read the reviews, they've never been more popular. Even user generated ones are more popular now than they were several years ago.


Huh, that's interesting. Perhaps I'm conflating use of the forums with front page visits.
#17
Quote by EndTheRapture51 at #33862108
wow this article is terrible



That literally applicable for every single front page article on this site.


My favorite is "Here's 5 facts about *insert company* that you never knew *even if it was common knowledge*.
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#18
pretty pointless observation OP

pretty much everyone who writes on UG is hard-nosed and somewhat elitist to begin with.
i wouldn't be surprised if the ratings for future music goes even lower than what you mentioned.
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#20
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That literally applicable for every single front page article on this site.


My favorite is "Here's 5 facts about *insert company* that you never knew *even if it was common knowledge*.


did u know apple was founded by steve jobs who died recently xD
#21
Quote by EndTheRapture51 at #33862155
did u know apple was founded by steve jobs who died recently xD



"did u know that jimmy page was in a band b4 led zeplin"


NO WAI D00D!??!?
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My culture is worthless and absolutely inferior to the almighty Leaf.


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#23
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
"did u know that jimmy page was in a band b4 led zeplin"


NO WAI D00D!??!?


led zeppelin is a BAND not a person
#24
Quote by EndTheRapture51 at #33862168
led zeppelin is a BAND not a person



Did u know that AC/DC isnt from USA?


liek OMG I thought all good music was from american
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My culture is worthless and absolutely inferior to the almighty Leaf.


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#25
Quote by EndTheRapture51
wow this article is terrible


The problem with everyone having a voice and the ability to share opinions is that even untalented writers want to tell people what they think.
#26
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liek OMG I thought all good music was from american


Of course not.

But all good music was STOLEN from America
#27
Quote by TobusRex
Of course not.

But all good music was STOLEN from America



lol que?
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#28
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lol que?


Keep your bewigged trannies. I never heard any of those putzes crank out anything as cool as "Boom Boom" by John Hooker!
#29
Quote by TobusRex
Keep your bewigged trannies. I never heard any of those putzes crank out anything as cool as "Boom Boom" by John Hooker!

Well, you are somewhat less cultured than an Australian, so that's only to be expected.
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#32
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Well, you are somewhat less cultured than an Australian, so that's only to be expected.


Shouldn't you be hanging around UltimateBagpipes.com?
#33
The front page articles are despicable pieces of writing. Even the titles are often horrible. Like the one recently that was titled something like "Kirk Hammet just caught the titties of the entire guitar pedal community on fire" or something, then a few days later there was a follow-up article with almost the exact same title. It's like they get 12 year old kids to write them.
#34
Quote by MeGaDeth2314
The front page articles are despicable pieces of writing. Even the titles are often horrible. Like the one recently that was titled something like "Kirk Hammet just caught the titties of the entire guitar pedal community on fire" or something, then a few days later there was a follow-up article with almost the exact same title. It's like they get 12 year old kids to write them.

Don't be silly.

They're 8 year olds in a Malaysian internet sweat shop.
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#35
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Don't be silly.

They're 8 year olds in a Malaysian internet sweat shop.

They prefer to be called Time Magazine, thank you.
#36
Comments are pretty great though, I just wish more people would find the pit with their marvellous opinions
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#37
there is no joy anymore

seriously though the average UG review used to consider a 7/10 average so maybe it's time to even out the curve
they're coming to take me away
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#38
Quote by TobusRex
Of course not.

But all good music was STOLEN from America


Actually it's probably all stolen from Africa.
Most of America's great contributions to music is due to slavery.