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Silversun Pickups - Seasick

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Silversun Pickups - Seasick
Record Label: Dangerbird
Release Date: December 13, 2011
This review is a user submitted review from Jeremy Aaron. You can see all of Jeremy Aaron's submitted reviews here.
 
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11:08 AM on 12/28/11
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Quick Note:
With the new year and the eventual move over to the new site, I figure now is a good time to migrate toward the ten-point rating system we will be using. The percentage scores will accordingly be scaled a little lower than what I have given in the past. Just as a sort of general guide:

6.0 - 6.5: not bad / pretty good
7.0 - 7.5: good / very good (I anticipate most of my reviews falling in this range)
8.0 - 8.5: great / excellent (probably most of my top 30 for the year and a few of my honorable mentions-- an average of about one release per week or so)
9.0 - 9.5: rarefied air (a handful of albums a year, say the top 5 or thereabouts)
10: reserved for all-time classics (or making a pretentious statement)

Anything I perceive as being less than a 6.0, I would probably just toss in the discard pile and not bother wasting my time reviewing it.

I feel like this sort of puts me more in line with the scores of other publications on Metacritic and such. Naturally, even with the new system, everyone will have their own scoring methodology, but this is how I see mine playing out.
11:20 AM on 12/28/11
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Quick Note:
With the new year and the eventual move over to the new site, I figure now is a good time to migrate toward the ten-point rating system we will be using. The percentage scores will accordingly be scaled a little lower than what I have given in the past. Just as a sort of general guide:

6.0 - 6.5: not bad / pretty good
7.0 - 7.5: good / very good (I anticipate most of my reviews falling in this range)
8.0 - 8.5: great / excellent (probably most of my top 30 for the year and a few of my honorable mentions-- an average of about one release per week or so)
9.0 - 9.5: rarefied air (a handful of albums a year, say the top 5 or thereabouts)
10: reserved for all-time classics (or making a pretentious statement)

Anything I perceive as being less than a 6.0, I would probably just toss in the discard pile and not bother wasting my time reviewing it.

I feel like this sort of puts me more in line with the scores of other publications on Metacritic and such. Naturally, even with the new system, everyone will have their own scoring methodology, but this is how I see mine playing out.
I agree with that scale. especially with your statement about being less than a 6.0.
My only feeling about it is that I'm used to the 7.0 range being a "C" album, which although average, is something I wouldn't ever want.
Your scale fits about what Pitchfork is. Which I can get behind entirely.
11:31 AM on 12/28/11
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Glad these songs got to see the light of day but I definitely agree they wouldn't have fit on Swoon. That was such a cohesive record as-is. Can't wait for 3!
11:52 AM on 12/28/11
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I agree with that scale. especially with your statement about being less than a 6.0.
My only feeling about it is that I'm used to the 7.0 range being a "C" album, which although average, is something I wouldn't ever want.
Your scale fits about what Pitchfork is. Which I can get behind entirely.
why would you see a 7.0 as a C album when it's using a numerical scale? dumb.
11:52 AM on 12/28/11
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Listening to Carnavas right now.
11:53 AM on 12/28/11
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why would you see a 7.0 as a C album when it's using a numerical scale? dumb.
Because 70% is a C in school, duh.
11:54 AM on 12/28/11
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Because 70% is a C in school, duh.
this isn't school
11:54 AM on 12/28/11
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I hate scores. They should just been thrown out. The review is what matters.
11:55 AM on 12/28/11
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Well, that comment just SCHOOLED me.
11:56 AM on 12/28/11
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I agree with that scale. especially with your statement about being less than a 6.0.
My only feeling about it is that I'm used to the 7.0 range being a "C" album, which although average, is something I wouldn't ever want.
Your scale fits about what Pitchfork is. Which I can get behind entirely.
Most of these kids are perfectly happy with average, in school and music wise.
11:57 AM on 12/28/11
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--cwhitted
11:57 AM on 12/28/11
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Well, that comment just SCHOOLED me.
i'll be here all week
12:06 PM on 12/28/11
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Glad these songs got to see the light of day but I definitely agree they wouldn't have fit on Swoon. That was such a cohesive record as-is. Can't wait for 3!
That's probably the best avatar ever.
12:11 PM on 12/28/11
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Most of these kids are perfectly happy with average, in school and music wise.

Yeah, I guess. I'm so used to my area being "if you get a C, you fail" mentality.
But whatever. Great band, and one of the best on Alt Rock radio.

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