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.

You can subscribe to The Music Observer’s YouTube channel, like The Music Observer on Facebook, and follow The Music Observer on Twitter.

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: