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The Last Seven Minutes: I can also has review sitez

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by zabu of nΩd, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Okay guys, announcement time. I don't know if any of you have checked my website recently (probably not), but I just added a new section where I'll be doing music reviews. It's called The Last Seven Minutes, after a Magma song of the same name. It roughly takes after this review site, which I'm a big fan of, but of course I add my own twist.

    As you'll notice by all the fanciness, this was as much a programming project for me as a music critiquing project. I spent the better part of the past two months or so learning how to use all the languages involved, since I've had a lot of interest in web development lately. So aside from it being super-easy for me to add and update reviews, there's also a comment system for readers to leave feedback.

    Albums I've reviewed so far are:

    Metal:
    Dream Theater - Images and Words
    Dream Theater - Awake
    Dream Theater - Falling Into Infinity
    Dream Theater - Scenes From a Memory
    Judas Priest - Stained Class
    Therion - Theli
    Therion - A'arab Zaraq: Lucid Dreaming
    Therion - Deggial

    Non-metal:
    Arco Iris - Los Elementales
    The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
    Clutch - The Elephant Riders
    Cocteau Twins - Treasure
    Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll

    As you guys know, I enjoy taking an 'objectivist' approach in evaluating music, and that's the kind of discussion I'm looking to stimulate with these reviews. Since a lot of people here seem to dislike that way of looking at music, this project will at least give me an outlet for such critique that doesn't involve making incendiary posts on the forums ;).

    So if you're interested, drop by and show some luvs (or hates) in the comments. I'm not expecting this to be the new rage or anything, but if I can start a few serious discussions on the music involved, I'll be happy. Thx for teh read.
     
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    *moving thread to self promotion forum* :p
     
  3. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Aw, my GMD Regular's perks haven't run out already, have they? I'll spam more, I swear!
     
  4. zabu of nΩd

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    Man you guys are unsupportive. Not even a compliment on the site design?
     
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    the changing buttons and dropdown plus signs are pretty cool.

    ive had to do some webdev before and put in similar effects (by googling/copypasting)
     
  6. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Yeah, that's how I did a lot of my Javascript. Fuck learnin, dawg
     
  7. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Your DT rankings = fail
     
  8. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Does that mean you'll post a comment?? :D
     
  9. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Maybe.

    Would you be opposed to guest reviews?
     
  10. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    I am actually interested in doing a collaborative review project eventually, if someone is willing to stick with it for a while and to hold to similar standards of detail and 'faux-objectivity' that I'm holding myself to.

    As far as guest reviews and things of a more casual nature, I hadn't actually considered that yet, but that sounds cool too. I'm not sure how I'd structure that though. Would you want to use the exact same review format I'm using, or would you want something more customizable (or just less detail-intensive)?
     
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    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    Site looks very slick and the reviews are nice & thorough. My only criticism is the header on the review page looks crappy. Bad pixelated pic with bad font. Apart from that, all good.
     
  12. zabu of nΩd

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    You're talking about the banner thing at the top with all the stage lights? Yeah, I'm no graphic designer. That was a rather low-res image I grabbed mainly because it's public domain, and for some reason my copy of GIMP has a shitty collection of fonts. I'll try and keep an eye out for better options.

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    Its too crowded everywhere. You should have made it a simpler design. The fonts are also too small.
     
  14. zabu of nΩd

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    So are there any specific parts you think I should get rid of / make smaller, or would something like collapsible sidebars be a good way to go?

    There's a text size control on the left br0
     
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    Your Judas Priest review morally offends me and your criteria is laughable. The site looks nice though.
     
  16. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Hmm... then I suppose you won't want to read the Manilla Road reviews whenever I get those finished up. :)

    I do have to wonder where you think I was knocking Priest unfairly though (preferably in the review's comment section so we don't start a discussion here). Though I guess if you disagree with the whole basis of my reviewing method, you might not care about the particulars.
     
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    False Joe Who cares.

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    Nice site.

    Fuck awful banner is probably the only real issue.
     
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    Noticed this a while ago. I found your reviews excessively detached. I don't like reviews that dissect music and go song by song. Also, the page is too fancy.
     
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    Yeah, that Stained Class review was pretty gay
     
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    All the Judas Priest reviews are horrible and will prevent me from ever looking at your website ever again.

    PS Sad Wings of Destiny starts with the track Prelude you fucking jackass. You've been listening to the album starting with the B side. Which is bad.

    PPS:

    7.

    Genocide


    Undistinct and inadequate. Halford's attempt at 'soulful' singing may be rather amusing, but really - where are they going with this?

    FUCK YOU. Don't ever address me again. You're not allowed to talk to me.
     

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