David Gilmour - On An Island

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Rate This Album

5 - Best
15
19%
4
15
19%
3
23
29%
2
15
19%
1 - Worst
10
13%
 
Total votes: 78

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Re: Discography - David Gilmour - On An Island discussion....

Post by moom » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:34 am

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moom wrote:Imho, it's quite a good album. 4 stars will do. But not 5, because at times it gets a wee bit boring.
"Quite good" does not equate four stars!
It does. Just trust me on this one.

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Re: David Gilmour - On An Island

Post by PublicImage » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:48 pm

The rating scale cannot work like that!

If four stars denotes 'quite good' and five stars is 'masterpiece', it's one huge jump to make with no middle ground. I would think of it more like this:

1 - Terrible. Not worth listening to.
2 - Poor and inconsistent.
3 - Good overall, but let down by showing obvious signs of unfulfilled potential.
4 - Very good, but leaves something to be desired in spite of its brilliance.
5 - The best album by x artist.

If you think it is 'quite good', I think you should be giving it 3/5 instead of using extremely lenient ratings.

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Re: David Gilmour - On An Island

Post by moom » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:03 am

PublicImage wrote:The rating scale cannot work like that!

If four stars denotes 'quite good' and five stars is 'masterpiece', it's one huge jump to make with no middle ground. I would think of it more like this:

1 - Terrible. Not worth listening to.
2 - Poor and inconsistent.
3 - Good overall, but let down by showing obvious signs of unfulfilled potential.
4 - Very good, but leaves something to be desired in spite of its brilliance.
5 - The best album by x artist.

If you think it is 'quite good', I think you should be giving it 3/5 instead of using extremely lenient ratings.
Well, I did give it 4, and it suites your scales.

And also - MY scales work FOR ME how I want them to. I don't care for anybody else's scales.

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Re: David Gilmour - On An Island

Post by danielcaux » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:53 pm

Don't worry, if that's true nobody cares about your scales either ;)


I myself I'm going to rate great albums with 1, because obviously they are "No. 1", and weak albums with 5.

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Re: David Gilmour - On An Island

Post by moom » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:36 pm

danielcaux wrote:Don't worry, if that's true nobody cares about your scales either ;)

I did not mean to hurt anyone's feelings ;) But everyone has own opinion, so you really don't have to care for my scales.

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Re: David Gilmour - On An Island

Post by snifferdog » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:38 pm

Let's all have our own scales and we can all be happy [-D-]

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Re: David Gilmour - On An Island

Post by moom » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:51 pm

snifferdog wrote:Let's all have our own scales and we can all be happy [-D-]
Exactly ;)

We can agree, or disagree, it's everybody's own choice :) . This is not something definite we're talking about.

citation from The Strokes:

"<...> We're not enemies-
we just disagree<...>
<...>We all disagree,
I think we should disagree,
yeah"

:D

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Re: David Gilmour - On An Island

Post by PublicImage » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:43 am

I still hold that a 4/5 rating for this album is the biggest sign of shit criticism in the history of the world. A 4/5 album does not "get a wee boring" at any point.

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Re: David Gilmour - On An Island

Post by The Gunner's Dream » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:52 am

Hahaha! I agree Roger!

A wee boring at times is more like 2.5 out of 5

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Re: David Gilmour - On An Island

Post by moom » Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:11 pm

PublicImage wrote:I still hold that a 4/5 rating for this album is the biggest sign of shit criticism in the history of the world. A 4/5 album does not "get a wee boring" at any point.
If I say "a wee", I mean "I wee", and that's not "a lot" or "sometimes". The closest is "a little". A little is not very significant to me. Take it or leave it. Like I said, I don't have to care for others' ratings, neither do they have to care about mine. :P
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Re: David Gilmour - On An Island

Post by ddebil » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:56 pm

snifferdog wrote:Let's all have our own scales and we can all be happy [-D-]
That sounds a bit fishy to me.

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Re: David Gilmour - On An Island

Post by Damn!t » Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:11 pm

Geeezss moom...

I would give it a solid 2,6789215478936587458924587

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Re: David Gilmour - On An Island

Post by Hudini » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:37 pm

Only 2. It's a highly overrated album, mainly because it's the only new release from any Pink Floyd member in the last 10 years or so.

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Re: David Gilmour - On An Island

Post by thehumanzoo » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:08 pm

Hudini wrote:It's a highly overrated album, mainly because it's the only new release from any Pink Floyd member in the last 10 years or so.
That's an excellent point. Guitar solo wise, it does plenty to keep me happy (which is the main thing you want from Gilmour, I suppose). However, I'm afraid that the lyrics are incredibly cringeworthy in places and (as has been repeated far too often), it is too damn slow for too long! The best parts of the album are that it is very well produced (even though I would have preferred the orchestra and piano parts to be brought further to the front of the mix) and that it spurned an excellent tour.

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Re: David Gilmour - On An Island

Post by Annoying Twit » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:39 pm

While some songs do drag a bit, there's plenty here to make for a good album.