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Offline Manos73

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Re: U2 on Metacritic
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2018, 12:03:48 PM »
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Ok, but just go on metacritic.  You can see all the ratings/publications they used for their rating.  There is an absurd number of 2s and 2.5s skewing the aggregate down. 
Pretty sure the absurd amount of reviews are the other direction. The higher the rating, the more likely U2 is to be used on the cover of the mag. Meaning, the mags that use U2 to sell copies give the album higher reviews.

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Re: U2 on Metacritic
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2018, 05:09:18 PM »
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Pretty sure the absurd amount of reviews are the other direction. The higher the rating, the more likely U2 is to be used on the cover of the mag. Meaning, the mags that use U2 to sell copies give the album higher reviews.

Not that I care, but I still can't figure out why you don't just go on metacritic and see for yourself the exact reviews they used for their aggregate.  It's there in plain English. 

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Re: U2 on Metacritic
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2018, 03:57:58 AM »
Alright.

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Re: U2 on Metacritic
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2018, 10:40:13 AM »
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Pretty sure the absurd amount of reviews are the other direction. The higher the rating, the more likely U2 is to be used on the cover of the mag. Meaning, the mags that use U2 to sell copies give the album higher reviews.

Not that I care, but I still can't figure out why you don't just go on metacritic and see for yourself the exact reviews they used for their aggregate.  It's there in plain English. 
I have seen them. The higher reviews appear to be by music mags that use U2 on their covers.

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Re: U2 on Metacritic
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2018, 03:25:46 PM »
So let me get this straight: SOE is rated low according to an arbitrary aggregate of critical reviews??  And this is somehow supposed to matter?  Fans will make up our own minds about the album.

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Re: U2 on Metacritic
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2018, 10:02:34 PM »
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So let me get this straight: SOE is rated low according to an arbitrary aggregate of critical reviews??  And this is somehow supposed to matter?  Fans will make up our own minds about the album.
It's not arbitrary, it's an average. An average that shows a downward linear trend.