My way of analyzing and reviewing music is different from many professional reviewers and critics.  Instead of catering each review to different standards in order to fit the genre or circumstance, I am rating each piece of music based the exact same criteria.  That could be seen as too whitewash or oversimplified, but I believe that the four categories that I have chosen to base my reviews on are what really determine the greatness of the music.  I will rate each category for the piece of music, and in the end the piece will be given a final rating out of 180.  Roughly, here is how the ratings break down:

160-180: Incredible

145-160: Great

130-145: Solid

115-130: Good

100-115: Okay

80-100: Deficient

60-80: Bad

0-60: Trash

Please browse the other pages to get an in-depth explanation of each category.

Melodic Intrigue

Harmonic Creativity

Timbral Effectiveness

Intangible Influence