Do you like your reviewers to give bands like The Cab a 95% on the website you started? I mean I get the reviewer writes what they want, but geez some of the scores are just too much. There's a difference in writing a review because you love the album and on the flipside writing a review because you like the guys in the band and have somewhat of a friend/fanboyish relationship with them. I just have to believe some of these reviews are fanboy/friend type reviews and not honest critics of the music. Again maybe not this album.
I like that "my" (what a weird term of possession) reviewers are passionate about music. Do I like everything we talk about on the website? No. Do I like everything released every year? No. Do I like that people are discussing music THEY love? Absolutely.
I like that there's a community for people to talk about what they want to talk about. I like that someone is passionate enough about a band, or album, to take their time to express their love for that music with others. I was writing gushing reviews for MxPx and Slick Shoes at the age Joe is now ... and I still love those bands dearly, and wanted to tell the world about them. I'm more disappointed that there are people that want to silence those voices for whatever reason. That they want to tell people no, to make others feel small because they've decided to stand up and give an opinion on a topic. To rise above the 140 characters of drabble and say "I love this, and this is why." That's what upsets me more than anything, the idea that others want to stifle a passion in someone else simply because they have either not found it in themselves, or simply because it happens to lay in a different place.
Think what you want ... I don't know a single reviewer that's not liked an album, yet took the time to write a glowing review simply because they are "friends" with the band. There's way too much going on in the day to waste your time faking passion.