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Music Review Rating Index
(last updated 8-1-96)

[rating] - [talent] [energy] [attutude] [risk] [innovation]
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[red-7] [orange-6] [yellow-5] [green-4] [blue-3] [violet-2] [black-1]
The following albums are organized by my purely subjective [talent] ratings
Basically, the higher the score, the more I like the music

[red-7]

It doesn't get any better than this, really


Beck, [Odelay], DGC
[rating] - [7] [6] [7] [6] [7]

Boredoms, [Super Roots 5], WEA Japan/100%
[rating] - [7] [6] [6] [7] [7]

Boredoms, [Super Roots 6], WEA Japan/100%
[rating] - [7] [5] [6] [7] [7]

Boyracer, [In Full Colour], Zero Hour
[rating] - [7] [6] [6] [6] [6]

Ida, [I Know About You], Simple Machines
[rating] - [7] [4] [4] [5] [4]

Incredible Force of Junior, [Let The World Fall Apart], Up
[rating] - [7] [6] [6] [5] [5]

Irving Klaw Trio, [Irving Klaw Trio], Imp
[rating] - [7] [6] [6] [7] [6]

Land of the Loops, [Bundle of Joy], Up
[rating] - [7] [6] [6] [6] [6]

Modest Mouse, [This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About], Up
[rating] - [7] [5] [6] [6] [5]

Only a Mother, [Feral Chickens], T.E.C. Tones
[rating] - [7] [5] [5] [7] [6]

Quasi, [Early Recordings], Key-Op
[rating] - [7] [6] [4] [5] [6]

Sardina, [Presents], HitIt!
[rating] - [7] [5] [4] [6] [5]


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[orange-6]

Very enjoyable basically shiny stuff - worth looking for


Air Miami, [me. me. me.], 4AD/TeenBeat
[rating] - [6] [4] [4] [3] [3]

The Amps, [Pacer], 4AD/Elektra
[rating] - [6] [5] [5] [4] [4]

Balloon Guy, [The West Coast Shakes], Warner Bros.
[rating] - [6] [6] [7] [6] [6]

Butterflies, [Bored Room], Ng
[rating] - [6] [6] [6] [5] [4]

Butterfly Train, [Distorted, Retarted, Peculiar], Up
[rating] - [6] [5] [4] [5] [5]

The Feelings, [Especially For You], Pop Secret/Darla
[rating] - [6] [5] [6] [7] [6]

Fuck, [Pretty...Slow], Rhesus
[rating] - [6] [4] [5] [5] [5]

Incredible Force of Junior, [Blue Cheer/Driving in Your Car] (7"), Up
[rating] - [6] [6] [4] [5] [5]

Iris, [After School Special], Bubble Core
[rating] - [6] [5] [4] [5] [5]

The Joy Poppers, [Zoomar!], Widely Distributed
[rating] - [6] [5] [5] [4] [4]

Marbles, [Go Marilee b/w Grant Me The Day] (7"), Bus Stop/Elephant 6
[rating] - [6] [5] [4] [5] [5]

The Minders, [The Minders] (7"), Elephant 6
[rating] - [6] [5] [5] [6] [5]

Modest Mouse, [Modest Mouse] (7"), Sub Pop
[rating] - [6] [4] [5] [5] [5]

Oblivion, [Shoot Me a Waco], Johanns Face
[rating] - [6] [6] [7] [5] [5]

Pain, [Goggins], Goggins
[rating] - [6] [6] [5] [6] [5]

Pitchblende Quartet, [Gygax!], Headhunter
[rating] - [6] [6] [5] [4] [5]

Pond, [The Practice of Joy Before Death], Sub Pop
[rating] - [6] [5] [5] [5] [5]

Retsin, [Egg Fusion], Simple Machines
[rating] - [6] [4] [5] [6] [5]

Run On, [Start Packing], Matador
[rating] - [6] [5] [5] [5] [6]

Self, [Subliminal Plastic Motives], Spongebath/Zoo
[rating] - [6] [5] [4] [6] [5]

Sincola, [What the Nothinghead Said], Caroline
[rating] - [6] [5] [6] [4] [5]

supersport 2000, [Pinkslip] (CD5), Boys Life
[rating] - [6] [5] [4] [4] [3]

The Wrens, [Secaucus], Grass
[rating] - [6] [5] [6] [6] [5]


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[yellow-5]

I like this lots, in an above-average sort of way


Barefoot Hockey Goalie, [Darius A Rock Opera], Accretions
[rating] - [5] [5] [7] [6] [6]

Black Market, [Transfigurations], Black Market
[rating] - [5] [4] [5] [7] [7]

Cosmic Dreams, [Not Of This World], Cosmic Dreams
[rating] - [5] [4] [3] [3] [3]

Ford Pier, [Meconium], Wrong
[rating] - [5] [5] [6] [5] [4]

John's Black Dirt, [Perpetual Optimism is a Force Multiplier], Grass
[rating] - [5] [5] [6] [4] [4]

Matthew Hattie Hein, [Last Chance] (7"), Ross
[rating] - [5] [3] [6] [5] [3]

The Philistines Jr., [The Sinking of the S.S. Danehower], Dot Dot Dash
[rating] - [5] [4] [5] [6] [5]

Shove/Torpedo, [Tandem], Schizophonic/Omnibus

Shove [rating] - [5] [5] [4] [4] [4]
Torpedo [rating] - [5] [5] [3] [3] [3]

Sincola, [Crash Landing In Teen Heaven], Caroline
[rating] - [5] [5] [6] [4] [3]


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[green-4]

Well.... I could go either way when it comes to this stuff


Blueberrie Spy, [Sing Sing], Shimmy Disc
[rating] - [4] [5] [5] [3] [3]

Individual Fruit Pie, [Release Me], Dot Dot Dash
[rating] - [4] [4] [3] [4] [3]

Menthol, [Menthol], Capitol
[rating] - [4] [5] [6] [4] [5]


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[blue-3]

Getting pretty scary


The Inklings, [Room On Venus], Living Room
[rating] - [3] [4] [4] [3] [2]


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[violet-2]

You really don't want to hear this


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[black-1]

Huh? Is this thing on?


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