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

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

Post by Matski » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:04 pm

Did you even bother to check the link above? The site takes snapshots of websites to form a historial archive of the internet. Going back to when it started archiving AllMusic's pages in 2012, the album's rating has remained unchanged. Looking at the album's wikipedia entry shows the same results - since the AllMusic rating was added in 2011, it has been rated at 4.0 stars.

It's fair enough if you think the album should be rated higher. God knows there are hundreds of albums that I feel are under-rated by AllMusic and deserve an upgrade.

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Post by Matski » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:31 pm

Tuesday Night Music Club by Sheryl Crow has been upgraded to 4.0 stars on AllMusic.

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Post by Matski » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:45 pm

Both Second Annual Report and DOA: Third and Final Report by Throbbing Gristle have been upgraded to 4.0 stars by AllMusic.

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Post by Matski » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:59 pm

Hopes and Fears by Keane has been upgraded to 4.5 stars on AllMusic.

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Post by Matski » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:05 pm

Whipped Cream and Other Delights by Herb Alpert has been upgraded to 5 stars on AllMusic.

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Post by Matski » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:31 pm

The Haunted Man by Bat for Lashes has been upgraded to 4.0 stars by AllMusic.
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Post by Matski » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:23 pm

Some unnecessary changes to Nick Cave's discography:

Your Funeral... My Trial has been upgraded to 4.5 stars
Henry's Dream has been downgraded to 3.5 stars.
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Post by Matski » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:05 am

Monster by R.E.M. has been upgraded to 3.0 stars by AllMusic.

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Post by Monte » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:41 pm

They only keep upgrading the same old men. Meh

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

Post by Matski » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:09 am

EricMackAttacks wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 10:47 am
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The Fragile - now 4 (used to be 3)
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Bad Witch - still 3.5
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Seems like AllMusic were unhappy with those changes:

The Fragile has been further upgraded to 4.5 stars.
Bad Witch has been downgraded to 3 stars. (boo!)

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

Post by Matski » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:00 pm

AllMusic have made another huge change to many of their ratings. All of the following albums were released in the 2010s and have been awarded a full five-star rating. It's a long list so here goes...:

EDIT -The following has been upgraded to a four and a half-star rating:
The following has (very sadly) been downgraded to a four-star rating:
The following has (almost as sadly) been downgraded to a three and a half-star rating:
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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Post by Krurze » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:13 pm

Beyoncé's B'day has also been downgraded to four stars. So I guess there might be even more changes.

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Post by digifuwill » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:44 am

Future islands’ Singles and Bjork’s Post also got bumped up to 5 stars

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Post by digifuwill » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:55 am

Same with Danny Brown’s Old and A Tribe Called Quest’s We Got It From Here

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

Post by Matski » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:28 pm

Ugh, how did I miss those three off... Especially 'Old', which was the album that initially alerted me to the changes.

'Post' was upgraded earlier in the year, along with several other 90s releases. That's right, AllMusic have gone on two five-star upgrading sprees in a year! I don't expect it to happen again any time soon.

Krurze wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Beyoncé's B'day has also been downgraded to four stars. So I guess there might be even more changes.
AllMusic made these changes to her discography back in April, when 'Homecoming' was released.
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Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Post by Krurze » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:32 pm

Oops, not sure how I missed that!

On a sidenote, I'm curious when Allmusic will finally pull off a YHF on MBDTF.

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

Post by Matski » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:27 pm

Seeming as they just upgraded 'Yeezus', I doubt it will happen for some time. It would also make Kanye the only hip-hop act with more than three five-star studio albums! At best, any upgrade in the next few years would likely involve switching the ratings between MBDTF and one of Kanye's three five-star rated albums.

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