About Our Ratings
Where'd the stars go?
You may have noticed that we got rid of the stars on our album reviews. If you’re an engaged music fan in 2023, your opinion isn’t going to be defined by some random number. Now, we tell you right away (with some new labels) when a new album is recommended (hear this!) or, in rarer cases, an instant classic. After that, our critics will help you make up your own damn mind.