Well I could still really like something without it being amazing in musicianship or lyrics. I like CIWWAF..I know that their lyrics are horrible and they aren't good musicians but it doesn't take away from the fact that it's fun catchy music and that's what I like. If I were to review them, I may say how I like the songs, but when it comes to down to rating them, obviously I'm not going to give them a 9 in originality or an 8.5 in lyrics. Don't know if that made any sense, but hopefully you get what I mean.
I totally hear you, man. I use to be in saysmydoctors boat. It annoyed the hellouttame, not only on this site, but others as well when I didn't think a review measured up with the rating.
Then I realized that just because a review has little or nothing to say about the negative things in an album, that it doesn't mean the album's rating should be high, it just means it wasn't extremely special and most of the time it means the reviewer did a good job of being fair.
I'm not sure what I said made much sense either.
At any rate...
Excellent review, I can't wait to pick this up.