post your glorious curves here and more
anyway who has the best curve?
Try to avoid "shit" albums all together so my curve is pretty positive.
>that perfect 600
My curve a shit
Also post your one most controversial rating, lads
not a lot of ratings though
Been busy, haven't been able to listen to anything in a few days.
Can someone please remake this but with actual relevant RYM users not a bunch of literally whos from /mu/ threads
Seriously like 60% of these are users who have been there for less than a year and never written a review
>anyway who has the best curve?
Someone with a standart deviation of 1.12 or 1.13 (rym wont allow 1.125)
This is the middle point of having all albums rated with the same score, and having half of the albums rated with 0.5 and the other half with 5
>What does it mean of my SD is 0.9
Imagine someone rate 2 albums with a score of 3. His average score will be 3
Now, if someone rate 1 album with a score of 1 and another with a score of 5 his average will be also 3.
But on the first case his standart deviation is 0, this means that at a average his scores will be 0 points lower or higher than the average
On the second case his scores are at an average 2.5 lower or higher than his average score.
So a 0.9 means that at a average your score is 0.9 lower (or higher) than YOUR average.
The 1.125 standart deviation idea come from the fact that by rating all albums with same score you get a standart deviation of 0, and this type of curve is obvioulsy bad
and then if you have everything equally with 0.5 and 5 you get a standart deviation of 2.25, this "the other side of the coin" and is also a ultra shitty curve.
The middle deviation of 0 and 2.25 is 1.125, so using 'ONLY' math on your side this is the best deviation
>Daily reminder if you have a negative curve you are the Cancer of RYM
Its called rating mainstream (and so didnt needed to be some musican indiana jones to find) singles you listened during your life
Two is better than one
People get what they deserve, I guess
anyone know anyone that bothered to make a list for releases with a great amount of genre tags?
may or may not be a million dollar idea. those always catch my attention
I really don't get it. How can you not find anything that makes you say "Fuck this. This is bad. I don't want to listen to this"? I mean, I have dug at least 200 records off the last year without a single clue of what they were about, what do you listen to that makes you so happy and confident about your taste?
Well, hoenstly fuck that kind of reasoning. And this counts for the other side of the spectrum too, the one assholes like Spectres or this guy >>61919947 created where everything is forgettable and idiotic because they think so. I am so enraged against the RYM community that /mu/ spawned
is this supposed to be a reflection of your own taste or /mu/'s?
because I find it funny how you seem to be trying to give off an elitest, selective air of what you rate yet your 5.0 albums are exclusively /mu/core
or do you just rate albums that are discussed a lot on /mu/, is that how you select what to rate?
idk man I see music as a very expressive art form that (usually) comes from a genuine place in a musician, so I always try to appreciate what they're doing because I don't think any musician sets out to make "bad" music (which is all subjective anyway), plus it probably helps that I've slowly developed quite an eclectic taste (but desu it generally leans towards hip-hop for it's sonic variety in terms of how it's production can convey a wide variety of moods and influences with some folk, electronic, indie rock, hard rock and shoegaze on the side when I'm in the mood)
yeah could just be that too man, I don't like slating things unless they're genuinely pretty bad to my ears
I'm assuming the others didn't get many ratings because it's either too drone-y or has unmemorable folk for most of their running time, just didn't get time to get around to them but I might now thanks for calling me out on that bruh
I find most stuff to be above-average and rate them as such
I agree with you that musicians and artists in general create with the best intentions, however it is the duty of criticism to decide which of that stuff is genuinely good and what bad. And mostly because you self-claimed to have a quite ecletic taste I do not understand how you can find most of the stuff you listen to as original or even fun.
>"I find most albums to demonstrate a generally above-average musical ability when you compare it to the general population and enjoy them more than moderately and rate them as such"*
hmm that's true man, I think I tend to rate with a bit more of a lean towards how much I enjoy it admittedly and more often than not I don't listen to albums casually that I rate 3.5 or lower because I don't find that very memorable (save for some hip-hop artists like Future and Young Thug because their individual albums may just be 6-7/10 in terms of consistency or originality but damn is it fun to listen to the highlights)
I'm aware I tend to rate with a leaning towards the positive end WAY too much though, I often flick through my ratings and re-evaluate albums but the change is usually just 0.5 up or down
>assuming the others didn't get many ratings
don't do this, especially when its one of your "favorite artists". listen to Don't Wake Me Up and Little Bird Flies.. at least and if you like these, dig deeper
Hmu famb tsf
It is! It just means I don't have time to listen to everything I rate, my library of music must be around 10k songs now and I just don't have time to sit and listen to *everything* I think is pretty good. I find that I only casually listen to stuff that I REALLY enjoy, which is usually a 4.0 or above, but there's some other albums I'll listen to which are 3.5 or below if they fit in the genres I mentioned before which I personally like the most
of course /mu/ will pick apart and analyze everything I say and do related to the logic of how I rate things but basically it's a combination of how much I enjoy the album + how much musical talent I perceive the musician(s) as having i.e. how much of it they did themselves versus how much they lean on producers or other writers + how consistent of an album it is in terms of simple "how many amazing/great/good/average/crap songs are there and how good is the sequencing of them" + the production if I feel like in interferes in any of the above things in a positive or negative way
.5 and 5 are uniquely subjective to me. I hated the music, the background, the aesthetic, the artist, and the style. To me, it's a 0.5 or unrated, simply because it's not something I could or will ever have any tolerance for. In the future, I'll avoid that kind of album.
>tfw good curve
feels good man
>back to mono
Why should I?
I'm not really a fan of Be My Baby, just in case
Complexity is a pretty ambiguous concept when applied to music
I bet you also do that. If not, show me your RYM instead
Having a postive curve=/=enjoying music
Not him, but there is no music I dislike. No idea why.
>le 5 stars means perfect album meme
There is no such thing as a perfect album. 5 stars just means it's one of my favorites, not that it's perfect in every single way. It's stupid that people do this shit where they give like 6 5 star ratings in 2,000 albums, as if like 5 stars is some sacred rating or something. All ratings have equal weight, that's why I use the whole scale instead of making sure it's a perfect curve.
Yeah, five star means favorites. Are you telling me you like all of those 43 albums exactly the same amount? You don't prefer any over any others? Because if you do, that means some should be rated higher than others. Meaning you can narrow down. It should be narrowed to the point where you cannot narrow down anymore. If you can't narrow down 43 albums when you haven't even heard that many albums in your life, you're probably just not very discerning or don't pay much attention when you listen to music.
I think you might re-read what I said, anon.
If you have 280 out of 303 ratings and you call all of those 280 ratings to be above average, then there's clearly something wrong with your maths.
When is the new website going to launch? literally the only thing I'm looking forward to in my life besides the Panthers game this weekend/super bowl.
>Are you telling me you like all of those 43 albums exactly the same amount?
No, because my personal rating system goes by .25 intervals. Unfortunately RYM doesn't have that, so I have to adjust. 5 star to me means 9.75-10, which I even list on my chart if you actual looked. 10 ratings isn't enough of separation to adequately narrow down that much. Are you telling me your 2000 or something 2.5 star albums were all liked the same? I sure don't. Some 2.5s I feel were so close to being decent but just failed, while others were just super mediocre while still having some semblance of quality to not be a 2.
>If you have 280 out of 303 ratings and you call all of those 280 ratings to be above average, then there's clearly something wrong with your maths.
But that isn't the case? What are you even on about?
My point is that if you can go through your five star ratings and say "these ones are my favorites out of my five star ratings" you clearly need to narrow down and actually showcase that, because five star = favorite of the highest degree possible. And if you can't, in your circumstances, you're probably a pretty passive listener.
>you clearly need to narrow down and actually showcase that
I can't because that's not my rating system. RYMs rating system is not how I operate, I CAN narrow it down, but not within a 10 unit system. Christ dude i put my fucking narrow down on my chart and you're still saying "NARROW IT DOWN LOL".
>because five star = favorite of the highest degree possible
Disagree, I don't think 5 star is a special rating at all. It's just the highest rating possible, that's all. It's a number just like any other. If you feel like something is a 5, make it a 5. This whole "I must save 5s for the number one album ever" is just stupid and encourages people not to rate on how they feel (which is literally the point of ratings), but on some sort of math and egoism. It's dumb, literally just as dumb as people who's curves are like this
If I have to look at more than a single page to see your """favorites,""" I'm not going to open it in the first place because I won't actually know what your favorites are. The only exception to this is if you have over 10,000 total ratings.
I think we're just operating on entirely different notions on what 5 stars mean. To me, it's just a number. Nothing special. I just happen to like it more than a 4.5 star album. I usually put my favorites there, but there are certainly albums I have a more personal connection with that I rated lower because I thought the other albums were better. Mordor's Odes is an album that is immensely special to me because it got me into funeral doom, but I certainly don't think it's a 5 star album. I'd probably give it a 9/10. Skeletal Remains - Condemned to Misery isn't really that special of an album to me, but I couldn't find anything close to a flaw in it, and it was essentially the most perfect traditional death metal album you could make, so I gave it a 5, would rate a 9.75/10 if I could. Honestly, I don't have a favorite album. There are lots of albums I really love, but none that make me feel like they're so far above others that I need to separate them if I needed to, if I tried hard enough, yeah. But my opinion would probably change within a week anyway, depending on my mood. And even then, why should I narrow it down more? I'm quite happy with my system. Why change other than to satisfy your autism?
>go through top ones
>if you don't want to those, pick a random year
Or just find blogs and listen to random shit there. Pick covers that look cool. You listen to a lot of different kind of mu shit, it's hard to rec you anything. You gotta find what you want to listen to and find it. RYM makes it so damn easy to find new music I don't understand why people ask mu for recs. Mu is probably the worst place for recs other than /r/music, because they're just rec you the same albums that everyone else listens to. If you really want to discover music, go to share threads.
Above all though, discover through listening to whatever looks good. If the cover is cool, try it. If the genres are cool, try it. Just don't be afraid and you'll be swimming in good shit in no time.
Whatever you say man.
okay aside from my curve being shit which we have already thoroughly discussed could I get some recommendations for albums I haven't heard that you think I'll genuinely love
Why not both? Top ones are usually good, though I usually just go to like 200 and look to see if an album cover looks cool.
I think it's more that it shows that you don't branch out or have your own opinions, rather than not enjoying good music. There's not much doubt that those albums are good, but they're so generically liked that it's kinda funny that those are your top albums. It's like you have no personality.
Look at my recent listens. I am listening to more music than I ever have and most of it is on my own searching. There have been serveral albums that I really fucking enjoy, but no 10/10's yet.
Helter stupid was in retrospect one of the smartest albums I have ever listened to.
I'm not even saying that, I'm just saying it's pretty obvious you need to expand your tastes more. You have 211 ratings on your rym. You've been a member for 3 months. You're tripfag, and a newfag at that. Maybe you should get more informed about music before commenting on what is cancer and what is not.
he never mentioned reviews or that you should have that many
Here me https://rateyourmusic.com/~papasmurph1
Very boring curve, but I guess that's because I won't listen to the rest of an artists stuff if I don't like their most acclaimed thing. I tend to listen to more music that's from artists I've enjoyed immensely (hence, the mistake that is my Zappa binge).
Favorite users are by far: https://rateyourmusic.com/~auntler
I was a ~14 year old faggot when I watched those for the first time. Thought they were hilarious too. Probably watched Let's Plays around then too.
How did someone like RWJ ever become famous? Was it because of shitty kids like me back then? God I hate my preteen self so much.