The Music Observer is an independent music review blog dedicated to reviewing large works of any type. These include albums, symphonies, operas, musicals, soundtracks, and more. It uses a proprietary method of review different than any other music critique platform. Here, the music is scored based on four categories: Melodic Intrigue, Harmonic Creativity, Timbral Effectiveness, and Intangible Influence. The final scores are determined by the average taken from the individual scores of each song/movement, then added up to make a total score out of 180. Ranks are then given based on the total score of the work.
To ensure a wide variety of reviews, The Music Observer has several segments dedicated to certain types of music. They are: Album of the Week, From the Vault, History Lesson, and Stage & Screen. Monthly Recaps are also done to discuss new albums that didn’t get featured in Album of the Week. Occasionally, Lists & Rankings of music or musicians based on specific criteria will be done. As of January 2017, all reviews are both written and on video.
About the founder:
Sam Mullooly is a young musician from Milwaukee, WI. He has a BM degree in Music Composition, and currently works as a music editor/production manager in music publishing. He is a composer, arranger, vocalist, editor, and journalist. For more information visit Mullooly’s personal website: http://www.sammullooly.com/