You will notice that I have recently started to add Album Reviews to my Blog posts. What I think would be good is that on the home page we have an album review section by members. This gives other members a chance to comment on albums and could provide a good resource for people in choosing which albums to buy. It is also an opportunity for members to try out their writing/blogging skills. A couple of issues with this.

 

Firstly I personally feel I can comment on certain types of albums, fiddle in particular, maybe groups. However I would not feel confident on pipes, flutes etc. To overcome this I am picking albums I really like and have in my collection and if I feel I have a valid opinion I will review it myself. When I like the album but an not confident I simply take a review from the artists website and reference the reviewer of journalist that wrote it. I may combine their review with my comments. See the attached for example

Dervish

 

Two simple issues.

 

1. Pick only albums that you think are great. Do not pick an artist or album that you dislike and continue to rant about how bad they are. These reviews will be deleted.

2. Always credit reviewers when you use their reviews or material. I think we are ok when the review is on the artists website, and am sure someone will correct me if we are stepping over boundaries.

3. If you can add an image of the album cover, even a video link if you have one. When you add an image you can edit it by pressing the bottom left corner and then placing the image left, right or centre within the edit box.

 

It would be great to have independent reviews by the public/members along the lines of www.goodreads.com for the book world.

 

When we have 20 or so we can add it to the home page.

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