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#1 Posted on 21.9.02 1339.42
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This is odd...Rolling Stone gives out exactly NO five-star ratings to an album since 1992 (R.E.M's Automatic for the People), but in the last two years, the distinction has gone to Love & Theft (Bob Dylan), Goddess in the Doorway (Mick Jagger), The Rising (Bruce Springsteen) and now Sea Change (Beck).

Perhaps since they're gradually turning into Maxim anyway, RS doesn't feel so stingy about the rave reviews.

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#2 Posted on 21.9.02 1531.53
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I could've sworn Beck's "Odelay" also got *****, but I could be mistaken.
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#3 Posted on 21.9.02 1723.58
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Didn't they give Nevermind *****?

They gave Mick Jagger *****, but not Radiohead? Strange.
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#4 Posted on 21.9.02 1735.25
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Bah. A 10.0 from Pitchfork means much more to me than ***** from RS.
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#5 Posted on 21.9.02 1756.37
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Nevermind came out in 9/91, so it's out of range anyway.
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#6 Posted on 23.9.02 1727.29
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Anybody else think that Springsteen's going to get a lot of Grammys next year, with how his new album is both critically and commercially successful?
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#7 Posted on 23.9.02 1732.11
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Does it matter? The Grammys are an even bigger sham than anything RS does - what the Hell is the difference between a 'record' and an 'album', anyway? Anyone recall the Jethro Tull incident? The nebulous time constraints for releases that qualify for awards? Now *there* is a bunch that needs to stop handing out awards, pronto.
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#8 Posted on 24.9.02 0223.57
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    Originally posted by Jubuki
    Does it matter? The Grammys are an even bigger sham than anything RS does - what the Hell is the difference between a 'record' and an 'album', anyway?


As I understand it:

Album = whole album, goes to the band.
Record = song, goes to the band.
Song = song, goes to the songwriter.

I may be overgeneralizing here, but I think that's it.
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#9 Posted on 26.9.02 2311.30
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I still can't figure out how Achtung Baby by U2 didn't get five stars.
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