The Pretty Much Amazing Rating Scale
0-19 — Terrible. Don’t waste the money or your hard drive space.
20-29 — Bad. A seriously bad piece of music. An embarrassing representation of the genre.
30-39 — Poor. Lacks character or any distinguishing qualities. Not recommended.
40-49 — Average. A mixed bag. Not Bad, but not good.
50-54 — Above Average. It’s more good than bad.
55-59 — Good. This was an enjoyable listen but ultimately forgettable.
60-69 — Very Good. Fans of the genre or artist will like this, but it is far from perfect.
70-79 — Great. A stand-out in its genre. Multiple listens demanded!
80-84 — Excellent. One of best offerings of the year, but may only appeal to fans of that genre.
85-89 — Outstanding. First-class piece of work in its given genre. This particular artist’s best work to-date.
90-94 — Near Perfection. One of the best albums in recent memory. Required listening for anyone who loves music in its purest form.
95-100 — Perfection. An essentially perfect body of work. Transcendent of genre, taste, language and cultural barriers. A classic work that will remain as a milestone in music history for years to come.
OFFICIAL SELECTION — Favorite Our favorite releases of the year will be grouped within our OFFICIAL SELECTION.